Job: Graduate Student Assistant Position for Study Abroad: CI and Special Projects (UT-Austin)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Graduate Student Assistant Position for Study Abroad: CI and Special Projects
Reports to Amy Shaffer
September 2016

Hours: 15 hours per week.  The hourly rate is $12.
Starting:  September, 2016
Required: Individual must be available to work 15 hours per week during fall 2016 and spring 2017.
Office:  Study Abroad unit in the International Office located at 2400 Nueces Street

Overview of Duties:

Support the development and implementation of Curriculum Integration projects between Study Abroad and academic departments and support the Hutchison International and First Abroad Scholars initiatives. Assist with other tasks as needed.

  • Research potential program partners for curriculum integration projects. This involves finding foreign course syllabi that may fulfill degree requirements, creating foreign course evaluation records, tracking course equivalencies, monitoring progress, and problem solving.
  • Assist with brochure development which may involve gathering student quotes and pictures, writing content for various sections of the brochure, and editing for accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with faculty and colleges.
  • Provide support with research and analysis of study abroad programs. Proficiency with Excel and database management strongly preferred.
  • Provide support as necessary for special projects including event planning and/or administrative support of planning scholarship cohorts. This may involve managing the scholar calendar and conducting various tasks to support cohort leaders and scholars, such as email communication to students and campus colleagues and recording information.
  • Understanding of courses, degree plans and credit at UT.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Experience supporting innovative initiatives on an award-winning study abroad team.
  • Learn how to conduct curriculum integration at an institution of higher education. The UT model demonstrates how to conduct direct course matching to meet student and departmental needs. The graduate assistant will be exposed to how to develop successful partnerships between study abroad and individual academic units.
  • Enhance research skills by examining foreign coursework at partner institutions abroad and by learning UT Austin degree plans to develop new knowledge about how to fulfill degree requirements abroad.
  • Enhance writing and editing skills by providing content for a curriculum integration brochure.
  • Engage in creative problem solving.
  • Develop effective project planning and management skills.
  • Sharpen organizational and detail-oriented skillset with tangible project outcomes.

Skills

Preference will be given to applicants who are detail-oriented, organized, and can work independently and accurately with little supervision. Advanced use and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, strong computer skills, problem solving skills, editing experience, and previous office work experience preferred. Prior study abroad experience and foreign language skills helpful. This position will work closely with two undergraduate interns. Demonstrated prior experience managing and motivating a team is preferred.

Application Instructions

Applicants are to send a one-page cover letter, resume and fall schedule (availability) to: amy.shaffer@austin.utexas.edu Include in the subject line “GA Applicant for Curriculum Integration”.

Applicants will be contacted within two weeks if selected for an on-campus interview.