Rutgers Global is the university-wide international affairs office, serving all three campuses and RBHS. Rutgers Global promotes and advances Rutgers as a globally engaged institution through study and service-learning abroad programs, immigration processing and academic support services to international students and scholars, international partnership facilitation, and design and support of on-campus events that address global topics and create cross-cultural social networks.
With over 180 programs in over 50 countries, Rutgers Global-Study Abroad (RGSA) annually enrolls approximately 900 hundred students and has a total budget of over $8 million. Operating somewhat like an undergraduate college of the University, the office is responsible for recruitment, admission, retention, academic support, teaching, assessment, and the functions of offices of student life, housing, counseling, and recreation.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Curriculum Integration Specialist (CIS) for the Department of Global Education, Rutgers Global - Study Abroad.
Among the key duties of this position are the following: • Builds and maintains an extensive familiarity with the Rutgers University curricula and RGSA partners’ curricula through research and communications with departments, colleges, and partner institutions. • Develops and maintains a comprehensive database of RGSA partner program/course offerings and discipline-specific learning options available to Rutgers departments and administrators. In conjunction with the colleges, the CIS identifies opportunities or gaps in curricula and areas for enhancement and recommends solutions for building intentional study abroad programming into the curriculum. • Creates and maintains a repository of best practices and creative solutions to curricular integration developed by Rutgers departments and colleges, and develops a system of sharing those best practices across the University. • Acts as RGSA’s liaison to the academic departments and colleges, helps develop advising tools integrating global experiences into degree progression, and ensures that RGSA materials and advising practices accurately reflect curricular requirements and college policies. • Conducts workshops around curriculum integration and course mapping with Rutgers colleges and departments and create program and curriculum integration guides for students. • Collaborates on strategic initiatives design to expand curriculum-aligned ensure course offerings for students across the Rutgers campuses and academic units. • Contributes to the overall success of RGSA programming by collaborating with program coordinators to expand and improve the quality of programming and services for RGSA’s key audiences by keeping staff up-to-date on the latest developments and needs in curricular integration across the university.
Required: Masters degree required. 3 years of experience working with curriculum.
Preferred: 3+ years of academic administrative experience in higher education required. Experience in a university-level study abroad office a plus. Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office software required. Familiarity with Salesforce, Terra Dotta, and student record systems (e.g., Banner) preferred.
Working knowledge of the US Higher Education administration and familiarity with international higher education systems, degree structures and progressions, pedagogies and methodologies, and approaches to credits and grades. •Working knowledge of higher education systems outside of the United States. •Previous experience studying abroad at the undergraduate level or time living abroad. •Demonstrated commitment to international education and the promotion of cross-cultural understanding. •Understanding of NAFSA (Association of International educators) and the Forum on Education Abroad professional ethics and competencies and standards for education abroad. •Excellent problem-solving and strong analytical skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multi-task to meet goals and deadlines. •Strong interpersonal skills, sufficient to work effectively and collaboratively with a number of different constituencies. Professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, excellent judgment, discretion, and the ability to make decisions in a timely manner. •Strong oral and written communication skills, including intercultural and interpersonal communication. •Ability to effectively represent the University to outside institutions and universities •Ability to interact with global program representatives, faculty, and students in a highly professional manner with an understanding of protocol and confidentiality. •Strong organizational, project management, administrative, and computer skills. •Experience maintaining a live database. •Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
Internal Number: 19TM1414
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