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CISabroad

17 New South Street, #301
Northampton, MA 01060
Website:cisabroad.com
Salary Range:Location:
NORTHAMPTON MA
Job Type:Category:
SeasonalHospitality/Travel/Tourism
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Required
Up to One Year
Preference: Nice to have
Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
Bachelor's Degree - Preference: Nice to have
Description:
Position Title: Temporary Faculty-Led Programs Team Assistant
Organization: CISabroad
Location: Northampton, MA
Time: 20 hours/week, M-F, hours flexible
Dates of Employment: January 22nd - June 22nd, 2018
Number of Openings: 2

The CISabroad Story
At CISabroad, we are guided by the vision that we create a more connected and compassionate world, one person at a time. We are a nationally known education abroad provider with a reputation for affordable, quality programs, innovative cultural curriculum, and excellent service. Students participate in our study and intern abroad programs in 22 countries, our customized faculty-led programs in 55 countries on all continents but Antarctica. We are headquartered in Northampton, MA with a network of site directors across the globe and are proud members of The Forum on Education Abroad, NAFSA, and IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative.

Position Description
The Faculty-led Programs Team is looking for two part-time assistants (20 hours per week each) to help us through our busiest season of the year. Each Team Assistant (TA) is responsible for assisting two Faculty-Led Program Coordinators in tasks ranging from building proposals for new short-term programs to making logistical arrangements for programs traveling soon. You may spend one day searching for a hotel in Madrid for 20 students, and the next day researching a small town in Japan, all the while preparing invoices, enrolling students in insurance, and following up with faculty, by phone and email, for additional information and missing logistical details. A successful candidate will be able to work effectively as a member of a fast-paced team, should be able to take direction well, and enjoy working through a varied task list. Upon successful completion of this temporary position, TAs will be considered for additional summer contract work abroad. While the TA will work closely with their partner coordinators, the position reports to the Faculty-led Programs Manager. Must be able to commit to full duration (January 22nd - June 22, 2018).

Specific Duties
o Facilitate pre-departure process for faculty and student participants by creating and distributing pre-departure materials
o Research destinations when a bid is requested and help create proposals for new business
o Ensure that all students traveling abroad are enrolled in the appropriate insurance policy (as necessary)
o Help with bookings and other logistical arrangements needed for upcoming summer programs
o Distribute materials to Onsite Program Coordinators in preparation for upcoming programs
o Work closely with partner program coordinators who are seeking programming, logistics, and communication support with universities and faculty for programs in their region
o Additional tasks as required

Minimum Qualifications
o Must be task-oriented, a self-starter, and quick learner; able to complete tasks with minimal supervision
o High school diploma
o Familiarity with Google Drive
o Exceptional customer service and communication skills
o Team player with a positive attitude
o Comfortable with a fast-paced and changing environment

Preferred Qualifications
o Experience working/volunteering/studying/traveling abroad
o Bachelor’s Degree or some office work experience

Compensation and Benefits
o Entry-level wage, 20 hours per week
o One hour of paid sick time earned for every 30 hours worked
o Fun, flexible work environment frequented by furry pups
o Office located in a historic building (formerly the Northampton Center for the Arts) right in the heart of Northampton, next to Smith College on the bus line

Application Details
o Submit your resume, cover letter, and two professional references to jobs@cisabroad.com
o Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview
o No phone calls, please


CISabroad provides equal opportunity to all people regardless of age, race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or physical or mental disability. Equal opportunity applies to hiring, placement, promotion, salary determination, and all other conditions of employment. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document upon hire.


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