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The Center for Global and Intercultural Study is seeking students to serve as program assistants for its study abroad programs. Note: These positions are temp-hourly. Hours per week range from approximately 20-35.

Spring/Summer Program Assistants

Description (Spring/Summer Program Assistants)

The Program Assistant works under the supervision of the Faculty Leader, serving as a liaison between faculty, students, and CGIS. Program Assistants help students interpret experiences related to intercultural learning and group dynamics, address student needs onsite, and perform a range of administrative duties.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Attendance at program leader/assistant training sessions

  • Assistance with student pre-departure orientations

  • Organization of student arrival and departure from the program site

  • Tracking student contact information and independent travel; encouraging students to enter this information into M-Compass

  • Assistance with coordination of on-site orientation, program-sponsored activities, and excursions

  • Time permitting, coordination of optional student activities

  • Scheduling a regular time each day to meet with and provide assistance to students

  • Encouraging students to engage their host culture and local people

  • Encouraging a positive learning environment and improved group dynamics

  • Facilitation of group reflections

  • Taking preventative actions to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all program participants and following CGIS health and safety protocol

  • Remaining available to respond to student emergencies during the program. This may include accompanying students to a medical facility, hospital, or police station, as needed

  • Informing CGIS and program faculty of problems as soon as they arise and submitting incident reports when necessary

  • Submitting weekly reports to CGIS with updates related to student check-ins, excursions/activities, health and safety, student issues, etc.

  • Preparation of a final report  summarizing the program and providing feedback

  • Other duties as assigned

CGIS currently seeks program assistants for the following programs.

Required Qualifications

  • Fluency in the language of the host country

  • Experience facilitating intergroup relations or participating in experiential and/or intercultural group activity

  • Experience working with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

Compensation

  • Hourly wage of $11.00/hour

  • Round-trip coach airfare and related ground transportation Detroit to the program site

  • Program-provided housing

  • Some meals

  • GeoBlue-HTH insurance coverage for the duration of the program

Candidates may apply to multiple positions. Submit a cover letter specifying what program you are applying to and include a resume. Applications should be submitted via email by January 5, 2018 to:

Center for Global and Intercultural Study
Attn: Nita Fisher
carinith@umich.edu

Direct all inquiries and applications via email.

 

Global Course Connections Program Assistants

Description (GCC Program Assistants)

The GCC Program Assistant works under the supervision of the Faculty Leader, serving as a liaison between faculty, students, and CGIS. Program Assistants help students interpret experiences related to intercultural learning and group dynamics, address student needs onsite, and perform a range of administrative duties.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Attendance at program leader/assistant training sessions

  • Assistance with student pre-departure orientations

  • Organization of student arrival and departure from the program site

  • Tracking student contact information and independent travel; encouraging students to enter this information into M-Compass

  • Assistance with coordination of on-site orientation, program-sponsored activities, and excursions

  • Time permitting, coordination of optional student activities

  • Conducting regular check-ins with participants

  • Encouraging students to engage their host culture and local people

  • Encouraging a positive learning environment and improved group dynamics

  • Facilitation of group reflections

  • Taking preventative actions to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all program participants and following CGIS health and safety protocol

  • Remaining available to respond to student emergencies during the program. This may include accompanying students to a medical facility, hospital, or police station, as needed

  • Informing CGIS and program faculty of problems as soon as they arise and submitting incident reports when necessary

  • Preparation of a final report  summarizing the program and providing feedback

  • Other duties as assigned

 

CGIS currently seeks program assistants for the following GCC programs. Program Assistants must be available for duration of the program abroad as well as selected training and orientation dates during winter term.

Peru - Indigenous Communities and Globalization

Brazil - Theatre & Incarceration

 

Required Qualifications

  • Language skills and/or travel experience related to the program location

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience facilitating intergroup relations or participating in experiential and/or intercultural group activity

  • Experience working with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds

Compensation

  • Hourly wage of $11.00/hour

  • Round-trip coach airfare and related ground transportation Detroit to the program site.

  • Program-provided housing

  • Some meals

  • GeoBlue-HTH insurance coverage for the duration of the program

Submit a cover letter specifying what program you are applying to and include a resume. Applications should be submitted via email by January 5, 2018 to:

Center for Global and Intercultural Study
Attn: Nita Fisher
carinith@umich.edu

Direct all inquiries and applications via email.