Position Open: Program Coordinator, International Collaborations

Program Coordinator, International Collaborations

The State University of New York’s Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), located at theSUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St., New York, NY, seeks a Program Coordinator, International Collaborations.

Who We Are: The COIL Center is a leader in the emerging field of globally networked learning, a teaching and learning methodology that fosters exchange between faculty and students with peers abroad through Internet-based communication tools. COIL has created a model for supporting professors to develop co-equal multi-cultural online learning environments which emphasize experiential collaborative learning between students in two or more countries. The classes may be fully online, or taught in blended formats with face-to-face sessions at both schools, while collaborative student work takes place online. Our goal is to promote globally networked learning as a means to internationalize curricula, build global partnerships, and help prepare students for work and civil engagement in a global context.

Who We Seek: The successful applicant will contribute to the success of several ongoing COIL projects. This includes support for COIL’s Nodal Network: a growing group of SUNY institutions committed to embedding globally networked courses on their campuses. The individual will also serve as Coordinator for the final stages of the COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities, in which teams of faculty, instructional designers, and international programs staff from universities and colleges from 20+ countries around the world have developed pilot globally networked courses and programs. Crucial to the support of all projects will be the candidate’s ability to act as community manager for COIL’s soon to be released user-centered website which will be an international hub for sharing teaching and learning experiences, as well as technical and pedagogical best practices related to globally networked learning.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the development and management of COIL projects across SUNY and internationally
  • Providing pedagogical, instructional design, and process support for faculty and staff as they develop collaborative courses with international partners, including developing training materials and workshops
  • Contributing to the content and community building activities within the new COIL website
  • Providing a range of pedagogical and administrative support for the COIL Instituteincluding the project’s research agenda, assessment plan, and dissemination of the project’s outcomes through various vectors
  • Planning and administration of the COIL Institute Capstone and associated 5th Annual COIL Conference
  • Helping develop outcomes-based assessment criteria for globally networked learning courses/programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • A Baccalaureate or equivalent degree (master’s or other advanced degree preferred)
  • Experience working in education, preferably in supporting faculty and/or teaching and learning in a higher education context
  • Knowledge of or strong interest in international education and cross-cultural exchange
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaborate effectively with a variety of stakeholders
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Background using technology and Web 2.0 applications in an educational context
  • Strong organizational and project-management skills including the ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Ability to travel both within New York and abroad as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience, preferably involving a globally networked course at the higher education level
  • Experience living, studying, and/or working abroad, as well as an ability to speak at least two languages
  • Knowledge of instructional design concepts and learning management systems (e.g. Blackboard, Moodle)
  • Background or involvement in planning academic conferences or events
  • Research and grant writing experience

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits are included.

Interested candidates are invited to apply online at www.suny.edu/SUPEmployment. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

State University of New York System Administration is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, disability, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status or domestic violence victim status.


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