Program Coordinator

POSITION TITLE 

Program Coordinator

LOCATION 

Austin, TX

THE COMPANY

Founded in 1985, the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) is a uniquely-situated non-profit organization that brings together 31 senior public universities and colleges in Texas with the shared goal and mission to create strong international educational opportunities for Texas university students and faculty in addition to markedly advancing the globalization of Texas higher education.  Over its history, TIEC has provided a diverse array of consulting services to the global educational community.  TIEC’s ability to call upon the knowledge and experience of more than 25,000 faculty and administrators from its consortium universities provides TIEC access to a unique breadth and depth of expertise and potential that few can match.  TIEC also facilitates and implements international partnerships with foreign governments on exchange programs of students, teachers and academic faculty, and is well-known for its broad programmatic experience.

Located in Austin, Texas, TIEC occupies a multi-purpose headquarters facility that include both its consulting and consortium services programs as well as its study and training programs.  TIEC headquarters is home to offices and classrooms of the Texas Intensive English Program (TIEP), a wholly owned subsidiary of TIEC that provides English as a second language instruction to international students from around the globe.  TIEP also facilitates teacher exchange and development programs.

TIEC operates on a revenue-generation model that includes its intensive English program and its consulting services that address the varied strategic, management, and operational needs of government agencies and educational organizations of all sizes and complexity.  TIEC has successfully completed international development projects around the world, including across Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and East Asia Pacific.  

TIEC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the presidents of its 31 affiliated universities.  These universities include members of the Association of American Universities, the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Further information may be obtained on the organization’s website: www.tiec.org and www.tiep.edu.  

THE COORDINATOR ROLE

TIEC is seeking a dynamic, self-starting, organized individual with experience and interest in K-16 education and international programs.  The coordinator will be responsible for advancing select TIEC international exchange programs, to include international teacher exchange, Pathways, and entrepreneurship programs. This will include liaising directly with local, state and federal government officials, sponsoring organizations, TIEC member universities and private sector entities, among others. This position will also include research, contact development, project management, sponsor identification, program design, proposal writing and logistical planning and execution of programs.

The coordinator must be highly organized and able to thrive in a fast paced environment with various deadlines and priorities, and must feel comfortable exercising autonomy and taking ownership of program creation. Success will be measured through project outcomes including participant and client satisfaction. The coordinator must be committed to education, teaching and learning for English Language Learners, as well as teachers of English as a Foreign Language.  The coordinator must be flexible, able to multi-task, have an understanding of technology, budgets, and protocols working across cultures and at various organizational levels. Fluency in Spanish and/or other foreign languages an asset.

Other duties include:

  • Organize and advance specific TIEC programs including teacher exchange, Pathways and entrepreneurship

  • Provide logistical, operational and planning support for the programs

  • Support additional global projects and initiatives for TIEC, as needed

  • Seek and respond to requests for proposals

  • Assess programs using qualitative and quantitative methods and draft reports

BASIC FUNCTION

The coordinator will spend considerable time: 1) Organizing and advancing teacher exchange, entrepreneurship and Pathways projects; 2) Providing planning, administrative and logistical support to the Vice President and the executive office as they pursue these programs; and 3) Coordinating with various stakeholders within the Consortium, at the local, state and federal levels, and internationally.

IDEAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of professional experience in education, teaching, non-profit administration and/or international programs, as well as have a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applicants with an understanding of international affairs through working, traveling, living, or studying abroad are preferred, as well as individuals with foreign language skills, especially Spanish and/or Mandarin. A Masters degree may substitute two years of professional experience. The coordinator will have excellent organizational and communications skills and a strong aptitude to learn concepts and structures quickly. The coordinator must deliver professional logistical and operational support while also coordinating on-going projects in a fast-paced environment.  The coordinator needs to be collaborative, self-starting and able to prioritize effectively.

Additionally, the successful candidate will evidence:

  • Comfort with a dynamic, fast paced, non-profit environment  

  • An interest and understanding of the internationalization of higher education and global education issues

  • Prior experience working with budgets and/or revenue generating projects

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree is preferred

  • Fluency in English and a language other than English

COMPENSATION:

The salary range for this position is $37,000-$45,000. TIEC offers an attractive salary-and-benefits package, commensurate with education and experience.

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

Please send your confidential cover letter and resume to  TIECSearch@TIEC.org.  Written commendations are not required, but welcome, as are examples of international programs you have contributed to and/or run, and experience with intensive English programs.

 

TIEC will only respond to those invited for an interview.