Region: OH, IN, IL, MI, Western PA, WV, KY, Upstate NY, CT, MA, VT, NH, ME
Location: Remote; Midwest United States (Preferably in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois or Michigan)
Hours: Full-Time Exempt, 40 Hours/Week, Some Evenings/Weekends
Anticipated Start Date: July 2019
The mission of Barcelona SAE is to provide superior quality study abroad and internship options in Barcelona that incorporate a strong intercultural element for our students. All aspects of our programs incorporate experiential learning and cultural immersion in order to open the eyes of the next generation of leaders to a global world. It is our hope to attract staff members committed to these same goals.
The University Relations Coordinator is responsible for representing Barcelona SAE’s study abroad and internship programs throughout the assigned region (OH, IN, IL, MI, Western PA, WV, KY, Upstate NY, CT, MA, VT, NH, ME). This mid-level position’s main objectives are to help increase awareness, recognition, and reputation of Barcelona SAE programs through study abroad fairs, information sessions, and meetings with institutional staff.
The successful candidate will be able to work effectively as a member of a team, but also from a remote home office; provide direction and strategy; and will possess strong organizational skills. The University Relations Coordinator reports to the Director of Partnership Development & Diversity Initiatives.
This position is part of a team of experienced professionals at Barcelona SAE who work collaboratively to provide the best study abroad, internship, and customized programs in Barcelona, and is a perfect fit for a driven, creative, and energetic seasoned professional.
Work with the university relations team to identify new opportunities and nurture existing regional relationships
Represent and promote Barcelona SAE at study abroad fairs, career fairs and other on-campus events throughout the year
Continually provide value to our institutional partners
Plan, manage, and implement an annual regional strategy
Conduct meetings with and present to study abroad office, academic, and career services staff, as appropriate
Share out trends from the road in relation to student interests, questions, challenges, etc.
Other duties as assigned
Manage travel expenses and reconcile expenses in an accurate and timely manner
Coordinate travel logistics in a timely and cost-effective manner for regional travel; including airfare, lodging, and ground transportation
Work Environment & Physical Demands
Remotely based within region; working from your home office when not traveling
Frequent air and/or ground travel, with some nights and weekends during the peak recruitment season (September-November, January-April)
Hours during the recruitment season, trainings, and conferences fall outside of the typical 9-5 and often spill into the evenings and weekends
Ability to lift or maneuver up to 50 pounds, stand for long periods of time, walk long distances, climb stairs, bend, and squat
Stamina to sit on planes/in cars for long periods of time, especially due to unforeseen flight delays or traffic
COMPANY CULTURE: WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for a friendly professional who shares not only our passion for Barcelona, but also for the field of international education as a whole. We need a great listener who loves to infuse education into everything they do and create "buen rollo" (good vibes). The Barcelona SAE team is goal-oriented and motivated to enrich lives and incite curiosity by spreading the word about life-changing international experiences. We want folks who continuously beat expectations, apply a "fem pinya" (teamwork) attitude to everything they do, and that are brave enough to continuously improve and innovate. Be ready to adapt quickly; having an entrepreneurial spirit and positive attitude will go a long way to ensure your success. And remember, this is a remote position, so you have to enjoy working alone as much as working with a team. Sound like you?
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Bachelor’s degree in related field
3+ years of professional work experience within the field of international education or equivalent
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of U.S. university system and study abroad
Ability and desire to travel domestically frequently
Valid driver’s license
Ability to thrive in a flexible environment
Ability to strategize, anticipate, and take initiative
Team player with a strong individual work ethic
Cultural fit with Barcelona SAE’s vision and core values
Strong commitment to inclusive practices within international education
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Master's degree in related field
5+ years of professional work experience within the field of international education or equivalent
Intermediate or higher level of spoken and written Spanish
Familiarity with design and creative software
International study, intern, and/or volunteer experience, preferably in Barcelona or Spain
Proven experience in engaging historically underrepresented students
A strong understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
Company-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance
Medical and Dependent Care Flex-Spending Accounts
Paid Vacation, Sick Days, Barcelona SAE Holidays (including Winter Holiday Break), and earned Comp Days for weekend or holiday travel
Flights, meals, accommodations, and rental car while traveling on business
Earn and keep frequent flyer miles, hotel, and car rental points
Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
No phone calls, please.
Priority application deadline is June 14, 2019.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Barcelona SAE
The mission of Barcelona SAE is to provide superior quality study abroad, internship and customized program options in Barcelona that incorporate a strong intercultural element for our students. All aspects of our programs incorporate experiential learning and cultural immersion in order to open the eyes of the next generation of leaders to a global world. It is our hope to attract staff members committed to these same goals.