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Unite UW is an on-campus cultural exchange program under the Center for International Relations and Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE) at the University of Washington. This quarterly program connects domestic and international students, to enrich cultural understanding, foster lasting personal connections, and create a community of belonging. For the past four years of Unite UW history, we have proudly served 1000+ students and built them a family-like community.
The Center for International Relations and Cultural Leadership Exchange has an outstanding opportunity for a UW Unite Program Manager. The Unite UW Program Manager is responsible for the implementation and execution of the Unite UW Program and all of its components each quarter, including Early Fall Start. The Unite UW Program is a program under CIRCLE, a new department on campus that serves as a hub for international student support and engagement. Unite UW is an integral part of CIRCLE’s strategy to be a “home away from home” for students.
This position requires an understanding of multiple cultures, norms, expectations, and traditions of foreign countries and how those interplay with American culture. The Unite UW Program Manager shares the program’s philosophy, demonstrates cultural understandings and passion for cross-cultural exchange, and displays a high-level customer service in higher education setting.
This position is an opportunity for a dynamic leader to continue momentum of the Unite UW program as an integral part of international student programs at the University of Washington—Seattle. We are seeking a student-centered candidate to manage day-to-day Unite UW program operations, supervise student leaders, implement a social media strategy, and execute Unite UW alumni engagement. The successful candidate shares the program’s values, demonstrates cultural understandings and passion for cross-cultural exchange, and displays a high degree of customer service within a higher education setting. The program manager reports to the Assistant Director of CIRCLE.
RESPONSIBILITIES Program Management • Manage program logistics each quarter to include booking facilities & transportation, submitting catering orders, recruiting student leadership teams, and reviewing participant applications. • Facilitate weekly activities and work with student leaders to make adjustments based on participant feedback. • Lead weekly program leader meetings; support student growth while keeping positive team spirit. • Check in and connect with individual participants, to create a safe environment for all. • Process quarterly program reflections and draft an annual program report. • Meet budget goals and reconcile monthly expenses. • Create and execute promotional plans to reach application goals.
Social Media Strategies & Outreach • Oversee all program social media platforms in collaboration with program coordinator. Work with student volunteers to update Unite UW program website. • Assist planning an annual promotion campaign on social media or other forms. • Assist the Uniters of UW project to share stories of Unite UW participants with a broader campus audience.
Program Alumni Engagement • Work side by side with Unite UW Student Association (UUSA) board, support its quarterly activities, and participate in its annual member recruitment. • Facilitate three core alumni events: Unite UW ball, Lunar New Year dumpling making, end-of-year BBQ. • Guide and support the Career Development Projects team to provide career development resources and networking opportunities for alumni.
CIRCLE Support • Provide administration support for CIRCLE and represent CIRCLE at events when needed. • Join the CIRCLE staff team, attend weekly staff meeting and events and provide support as needed. • Support CIRCLE initiatives as necessary which could include special projects.
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• Master's degree in Higher Education, International Studies, or relevant field. • Two or more years of work experience in program management in Education, Business, Communications or related area. • Understanding the challenges and importance of international education, cultural exchange, as well as community building with a diverse student population. • Familiarity with college student engagement in both small and large scales. • Experience in event planning, group facilitation, and program administration. • Knowledge of leadership development theories and ability to support and motivate student leaders. • Strong public speaking to present in front of large groups. • Experience with social media platforms such Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends based on program activities. • Be professional, reliable, approachable, and detail-orientated.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Desired: • Proficiency in Mandarin, Korean or Japanese
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