Coordinator of the Center for Global Learning


Carlow University, a private, Catholic, liberal arts, comprehensive University in Pittsburgh, PA. Carlow University was founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, an international community of Roman Catholic women with a mission to serve the poor, the sick, and the uneducated. Carlow, an institution grounded in the liberal arts while also offering strong professional programs, is committed to engaging its diverse community in a process of life-long learning, scholarship, research, and service. Degrees are offered at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Carlow is recognized as a College of Distinction, a Catholic College of Distinction, and a Pennsylvania College of Distinction for 2016-17. Carlow has also been selected by Abound as a provider of Top Degrees for Adult Undergraduates for 2017 and is regionally ranked by US News & World Report. The University was recently named one of Money Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money."

The Coordinator of The Center for Global Learning is responsible for promoting international education to students, faculty, parents, and international organizations by identifying direction and initiatives, evaluating and implementing best practices, and assessing programs and services to ensure that the University's goals are achieved.


  • The candidate will provide leadership in developing a shared vision for enhanced international study and global awareness programs; working collaboratively with academic and administrative units to implement that vision. 
  • The candidate will support the Office of Admissions in international student recruitment and support.
  • The candidate will assist faculty in developing partnerships with international universities and serve as university liaison to international partner universities. 
  • The candidate will assess matters of health, safety and liability and implement policies to address issues identified in the planning and administration of international programs. 
  • The candidate will develop, evaluate, and enhance international study opportunities with the goal of consistently increasing the percentage of graduates who have one or more international experiences.
  • The candidate will develop policies and procedures for study abroad exchanges, affiliations, and faculty-led programs and provide guidance to all faculty involved in faculty-led study abroad programs, including pre-trip and post-trip workshops as needed. 
  • The candidate will articulate the goals and benefits of international education to all campus constituencies and advocate for international education within the administration.
  • The candidate will work closely with admissions, student accounts, registrar, business & finance, career, and wellness services and other units to develop policies and protocols designed to support student and faculty success related to international endeavors. 
  • The candidate will provide students with promotional and application materials for study abroad, assist them in preparing all documentation and arrangements for their chosen location and term of study, conduct individual and group training on all requirements and costs for study abroad, and maintain a comprehensive and well-organized system of record-keeping.
  • The candidate will coordinate and conduct pre-departure and visiting international-student orientations and other related programming.
  • The candidate will identify funding sources and other funding initiatives; develop responses to opportunities to improve and enhance programs; develop and oversee all international program budgets and their respective planning processes, regularly monitoring program expenditures. 
  • The candidate will oversee, assess, and teach in the Global Living & Learning Community in the residence hall. 
  • The candidate will demonstrate, as well as promote, an understanding of the mission and core values of Carlow University and the Sisters of Mercy. 
  • The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. The incumbent will perform other related duties as assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
  1. The candidate must have three years of experience related to international academic program development and administration in higher education. Experience in working with international students studying in the United States is preferred. 
  2. A bachelor's degree in a relevant field (higher education administration, international education, international relations, student affairs, etc.) is required and a master's degree is preferred.
  3. The candidate must have experience as a SEVIS Designated School Official in the issuance and monitoring of Form I-20 (F Visa).
  4. The candidate must have strong visioning and strategic planning abilities; success in international program creation, development and implementation; strong administrative skills; and the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents, including faculty, staff, students, parents, and overseas partners. 
  5. The candidate must have exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. 
  6. The candidate must have strong analytical skills; creative aptitude in developing recommendations for future programming and strategic direction for international initiatives; organization and problem-solving skills, and knowledge of international risk management policies and procedures.
  7. It is important for a candidate to feel a commitment to the academic mission, programs, and future aspirations of Carlow University. 

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct. They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations. 

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Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting and is inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our University community. 

Full/Part/FT&PT: Full-time - exempt
Department: Library and Learning Commons
Contact Name/Title: Search Committee
Contact Address: Carlow University 3333 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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