17 New South Street, #301
Northampton, MA 01060
|Salary Range:||Location:||NORTHAMPTON MA|
|Education Level:||Work Experience:|
|High School or Equivalent|
Up to One Year
Preference: Nice to have
Bachelor's Degree - Preference: Nice to have|
|Position: Temporary Faculty-Led Programs Team Assistant (2 Openings)|
Location: Northampton, MA
Number of Weekly Hours: 20 hours/week M-F; exact schedule is flexible
Dates of Employment: January 14 - June 14, 2019
ABOUT US: Who is CISabroad, and why do you want to work with us?
At CISabroad, we believe that education abroad offers students the best chance to realize their potential and change their world. We’re a nationally recognized organization that offers transformative study, intern, and short-term programs in 22 countries and customized programs in over 50 countries across the globe. Our shared values--Passion, Fun, Cultural Awareness, Being Helpful, Change & Growth, Teamwork, & Good Ideas--form the foundation for all we do, and we look for employees who embody these values in their personal and professional lives. We are innovative and fast-moving, and have a fantastic home office (complete with friendly office dogs!) located in a historic building smack in the middle of downtown Northampton, MA. We are proud members of The Forum on Education Abroad, NAFSA, Diversity Abroad, and IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative.
The Faculty-led Programs Team is looking for two part-time assistants (20 hours/week each) to help us through the spring. The Team Assistants (TAs) are responsible for assisting the 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, the TA may be considered for a full time opportunities or contract summer work. Must be able to commit to full duration (January 14 - June 14, 2019). This position reports to the Faculty-Led Programs Manager, and is a great fit for someone eager to start their career in the field of international education!
o Manage incoming program requests and distribute materials to appropriate coordinator
o Research destinations when a new 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 programs
o Distribute materials to faculty and 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
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
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
o Experience working/volunteering/studying/traveling abroad
o Bachelor’s Degree or some office work experience
o Ability to lift or maneuver up to 50 pounds
o Ability to continuously stand or walk
o Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs, and lift frequently
SALARY & 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
COMPANY & “FLP” TEAM CULTURE: Who are we looking for?
CISabroad, and particularly the Custom Programs (CP) division, moves fast! We are looking for someone who is passionate about international education, not intimidated by change, and who will speak up when they have a good idea (and run with it!) The successful member of the team has a keen eye for detail, LOVES checklists, and enjoys building programs from the ground up. Ideally, you’ve spent some time abroad or have experience coordinating travel for yourself and/or others. Unlike many study abroad advising positions, our team works almost exclusively with faculty and study abroad staff, so you should be ready for little (if any) direct student contact. Lastly, while there’s always support if you need it, the majority of our work is done independently; we are looking for a self-starter with a can-do attitude who will dive right in to new challenges!
SOUNDS GREAT! How do I apply?
o Submit your cover letter, resume, and two professional references via this link: https://cisabroad.breezy.hr/p/a45bd30e818a
o Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview
o No phone calls, please