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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The International Programs Advisor/Coordinator has primary responsibility for student advising, admissions, program promotion, pre-departure and re-entry programming as well as overall portfolio management. The advisor/coordinator plays a key role in forging and maintaining strong global partnerships and programs in their portfolio. The International Programs Advisor/Coordinator shares IPE’s commitment to providing inclusive and accessible services and programming to all CoE students regardless of background.  The International Programs Advisor/Coordinator will report to the International Programs Assistant Director in the IPE office.

Who We Are

The University of Michigan College of Engineering (U-M CoE) empowers students to make a difference in the world. Providing opportunities for all engineering students to gain academic or co-curricular experience outside the United States is an important part of our educational mission. The International Programs in Engineering Office (IPE) has been recognized as a leader in sending engineers abroad. IPE supports CoE students engaged in a range of international experiences including semester exchange, summer study abroad, student organization travel, internships, volunteer, and research abroad as well as supporting incoming exchange and the International Minor for Engineers. More information about the IPE office can be found online


Student Advising & Support

  • Advise students on program requirements, applications, and travel proposal process for programs in portfolio.
  • Provide curricular advice to students, facilitate course approvals and share options for satisfying course requirements via overseas experience
  • Advise students on health and safety, cross-cultural communication, travel planning and logistics, and personal support
  • Maintain accurate student records and prepare reports for areas of responsibility
  • Hold advising hours and consult with individual students, groups, or student organizations by appointment in the IPE Office or virtually. Respond to inquiries by email, phone and through in person advising sessions
  • Contribute to overall IPE marketing and outreach initiatives through events, social media, and presentations.

Program Coordination and Outreach

  • Provide overall coordination for a set number of education abroad programs, including research and department sponsored programs
  • Facilitate the application process, application review, and the admissions process for programs in portfolio; Review and make admissions decisions in cooperation with the IPE Assistant Director and/or CoE faculty for select programs
  • In coordination with the Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, create and maintain detailed print and electronic information on programs and international partners
  • In coordination with Assistant Director, administer student assessment, gather feedback, and provide suggestions for continued program development and improvement
  • Co-design, prepare, and present at IPE pre-departure orientations and workshops as well as re-entry events.               
  • Represent IPE to key stakeholders, including current and prospective students, their families and the College of Engineering community

Relationship Management

  • Foster and maintain positive, frequent, and meaningful engagement with stakeholders to support international experiences for students
  • Travel internationally and/or domestically to meet with current partners, attend and present at professional conferences and/or assess current collaborations and partnerships.
  • Liaise with stakeholders as necessary to address issues, concerns and discuss program improvement measures. 

Special Projects/Tasks

  • Management of 1-2 office wide services or initiatives
  • Keep current in field standards, trends and knowledge of best practices
  • Other projects/tasks as assigned

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years of demonstrated experience in international program management, student advising or equivalent. The Position requires effective communication and public speaking skills, ability to work on several projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks, as well as exercise good judgement and problem-solving skills. Commitment to creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive experiences in a student-centered environment. Sense of humor, flexibility and willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team in a fast-paced student-centered environment is essential. Applicants must have strong computing and technology skills which include working with and learning new software and web-based application systems. Occasional travel and irregular hours (some evenings and weekends) may be required.

Desired Qualifications*

Master’s degree, preferably in higher education, counseling or international studies with more than 2 years of demonstrated experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Experience living/studying/working abroad; experience with advising for exchange programs and/or internship and research abroad programs; familiarity with higher education systems abroad, and knowledge of language(s) other than English. Experience using PeopleSoft and TerraDotta software. Experience hiring, training and supervising student staff. Undergraduate degree in engineering or experience working with engineering students.

Work Locations

This position has been classified as flexible for the 2021-22 academic year. Persons with flexible positions will work up to 3 days a week remotely and the remaining days in person. More information can be found here:

Additional Information

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at:

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at:

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.