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Job Summary

The Office of Global Affairs develops inclusive and accessible educational opportunities around the globe for University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN) students. The Office of Global Affairs is seeking an individual to work with our team on global and community outreach activities. This position will serve to support the efforts of international teaching, learning and research experiences for students and faculty in the UMSN. Responsibilities include supporting processes to meet the needs of students and faculty, coordinating faculty led immersion travel with student groups and internal/external constituencies to UMSN. Additionally, this position is responsible for the preparation of students for international experiences and working with faculty and host sites to ensure a quality learning experience and/or research study. The candidate will exhibit the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, staff and partner institutions from many backgrounds as well as a demonstrated commitment to diversity.


Program Development and Advising for Global Experiences

  • Develop and refine UMSN’s global policies and procedures, in collaboration with Office of Global Affairs faculty and staff. Lead compliance across UMSN with University requirements and standards for global health and safety, as well as continue to develop excellence in health and safety practices within the global student experiences.
  • Contribute to an innovative vision related to the growth and development of global student experiences based on the Office of Global Affairs internationalization strategy, faculty interest and student demand.
  • Student support and advising for global health minor (undergraduate level) and global health concentration (graduate level).
  • Provide students with information about financial aid options and admissions requirements for global programs, provide general advising concerning global program selection and student life aspects of studying abroad such as health and safety, diversity, cultural immersion, academic and career goals.
  • Prepare and support UMSN students and faculty for international experiences from pre-decision to re-entry through presentations, information sessions, developing informational materials, and providing one-on-one and small group advising.
  • Respond to student, parent, faculty, and staff inquires via phone calls, walk-in sessions, appointments, and e-mails during the various stages of off-campus program participation including pre-application, pre-departure, onsite, and return to UM.
  • Work with UMSN marketing staff and campus partners to promote student opportunities. Continuously review guidelines, procedures, and processes for improving office efficiencies. Maintain data on identified metrics, conduct data analysis, and generate reports.

Administrative Support

  • Create, develop, design, maintain, and revise electronic and print materials including but not limited to brochures, newsletters, activities, reports, announcements.
  • Facilitate the application process, application review, the admissions process, program coordination, and post-program processes for faculty led student groups. Coordinate with faculty, staff, and students regarding program requirements such as submission of forms, meeting health and safety requirements, and understanding program-related policies.
  • Provide support and assistance to Office of Global Affairs leadership in periodic and time sensitive projects. 
  • Coordinate all aspects of visiting scholars including initiation of visa application with the Shared Services Center (SSC), housing, insurance, mentoring matching, and evaluation.
  • Initiate and track existent MOUs.
  • Keep listservs/CANVAS sites up-to-date, website updates, events management, and coordination as needed.
  • Provide interface with faculty and students. Provide effective communication with team members and other offices internal and external to the School to ensure seamless processes. Provide accurate and timely follow-up with faculty and students.
  • Work to create and maintain an open, safe, and inclusive environment for all students.
  • Develop relationships with in-country vendors and 3rd party providers.

Reports and Database Maintenance

  • Develop budgets and budget projections for supported student and faculty led group travel.
  • Work in close collaboration with the grants and research office staff to approve program fees and reconcile travel budgets.
  • Continuously review guidelines, procedures and processes for improving office efficiencies.
  • Maintain data on identified metrics, conduct data analysis and generate reports.  Work with the M-Pathways and M-Compass Student Administration System, databases, work processing systems, e-mail and the Internet. Make recommendations to senior management on the impact of policies and procedures.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Jody Lori at


Supervision is received from the Associate Dean for Global Affairs and/or designee.

Required Qualifications*

Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required; a master’s degree preferred.
  • Five (5) years of relevant work experience.
  • Significant inter-cultural experience.
  • Experience constructing budgets.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and to interact professionally with faculty leadership and students.
  • Excellent time management and self-directed work style.
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to receive and convey information clearly and concisely for various mediums. You may be contacted for writing samples in order to be considered for this position. If writing samples are required, our office will contact you directly.
  • Solid interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint), as well as other database, email and calendar-keeping software.


  • Proficiency in a second language preferred.
  • Significant intercultural experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work successfully with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative, and effective manner.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under time constraints and meet deadlines.
  • Candidate must have a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Working knowledge of applicable University policies and procedures helpful.

Additional Information

Shift/Hours/Days: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; some occasional weekend and/or evening hours may be required.

Salary: Due to the necessary requirements, the salary range for this position is $60,000 - $65,000. Salary is commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. We encourage all interested parties meeting requirements to apply.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.