Coordinator, Urban & International Initiatives
Job no: 493081
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
The purpose of this position is to coordinate the day-to-day activities and tasks of the College of Education and Human Services’ Academy for Urban School Transformation (The Academy) and the Institute for International Schools (The Institute) and to implement planning for the advancement of both initiatives. Regarding urban, this work includes, but not be limited to, interactions with urban superintendents’ of schools, principals and teachers interested in professional development, undergraduate/graduate degrees and research and other support services and managing reports, work and payment of instructional coaches working within the schools. Responsible for grant writing including aligning grant proposals with The Academy’s strengths, formatting and submission of grant proposals as well as researching possible new grant opportunities. In the International arena, the Coordinator works with international organizations and their directors to increase our students’ experiences in other countries and cultures. He or she also supports the development of Master’s Degree opportunities and professional development workshops for American teachers working overseas, etc.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinates various project initiatives and/or special projects of significance to the College of Education and Human Services’ the Academy and the Institute, supporting the development and execution of stated goals and objectives. For example, in terms of urban initiatives, one goal is to work with urban districts to turn around low performing urban schools. The coordinator supports the work with the Partnerships in Newark, Paterson, Plainfield, Jersey City, and other urban districts, helping to coordinate partner activities with superintendents, principals, union presidents, teachers, parents, etc. Another goal is to redefine education leadership in urban schools. Responsible for grant writing including aligning grant proposals with The Academy’s strengths, formatting and submission of grant proposals as well as researching possible new grant opportunities.The coordinator serves as a resource scheduling professional development activities and coordinating training for current principals, vice principals, and educators in urban areas. The coordinator then provides follow-up of the work completed, including on a monthly basis ensuring that all work is documented and instructors and coaches who provide services are properly compensated.
- In terms of International initiatives, the Coordinator guides the office to meet multiple goals. The first goal is to provide professional development services to educators in international schools in areas such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). A second goal is to establish an “overseas” SHU campus. A third goal is to expand opportunities for CEHS’ students to travel, study and work overseas. A fourth goal is to establish School to School Partnerships, i.e. High School students developing a relationship with overseas students. The fifth goal is to expand Seton Hall’s name to international schools so that prospective undergraduate and graduate students will consider a Seton Hall education. The coordinator contributes his or her insights and ideas on how best to achieve these goals; initiates dialogue with overseas universities and international schools, at times acts to implement some of the goals and keeps appropriate individuals informed of progress.
- Receive, screen and process communications received concerning urban and international inquires, including all correspondence, telephone messages and general e-mail, exercising independent judgment in prioritization and facilitation of timely and appropriate responses.
- Independently manage the creation and distribution of information advertising the Academy and the Institute, including creating brochures and information packets, designing advertisements in conference programs and organization newsletters, managing initiatives’ websites, blogging for the Institute, and pursuing other means of advertisings (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
- Maintain data of all work completed for The Academy and The Institute. Prepare extensive documentation for State auditing related to work completed by the Academy in low-performing schools paid for by federal grants.
- To provide some grant acquisition and writing support to faculty under the auspices of the Office of Grants and Research Services.
- Bachelor's degree
- 1-3 years of related experience supporting and coordinating the daily activities of a busy office.
- Independent, self-motivated worker able to handle multiple administrative tasks. i.e. Invoicing, record keeping, maintaining extensive data on local, state and federal grants.
- Strong organization, writing, and communication skills.
- Highly skilled in the Microsoft Office Package. Ability to handle social networking and basic website development.
- Ability to work under pressure, exercise strict confidentiality and meet deadlines.
- Ability to oversee and follow up on project initiatives deemed important by the Executive Director.
- A thorough knowledge of the University structure and procedures is preferred.
- Experience in all general secretarial practices.
- Knowledge of all general office equipment (fax, copier, and scanner).
- General office environment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- The person in this position is required to perform his or her duties at all Seton Hall University locations and facilities, as assigned.
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