International Programs Manager

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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 your experience that directly relates to this position.


You will join a collaborative team of education abroad professionals who are passionate about providing all CoE students with opportunities to gain meaningful international experiences. As the International Programs Manager you will have primary responsibility for managing the International Minor for Engineers, coordinating the support for student organization travel, and leading IPE’s curricular integration strategies. You will also help develop IPE’s re-entry programming to support students returning from abroad. You will assist with student advising, application processing, program promotion, pre-departure preparations and support students while abroad. You will help maintain strong global partnerships and administrative support for IPE programs in order to meet goals and ensure results. You will report to the IPE Assistant Director. 

What You'll Do

  • Provide overall program management for: the International Minor for Engineers; the student organization travel approval process; a designated number of education abroad programs; IPE scholarships and funding; curricular integration and the transfer credit approval process
  • Develop and strengthen our re-entry programming and support services for students returning from international programs
  • Administer student assessment, gather feedback, and provide suggestions for continued program development and improvement.
  • Co-develop content and present at a variety of IPE events, workshops and staff training sessions.    
  • Advise students individually or as a group on program requirements, applications, and the travel proposal process; address questions or concerns from a student-centered perspective
  • Maintain positive, frequent, and meaningful engagement with our collaborators to support international experiences for students.
  • Provide mentorship and supervision: serve as a member of the IPE Leadership Team and Advising Team; mentor IPE colleagues, and supervise student staff

For a complete list of responsibilities, please check here.

Mission Statement

Michigan Engineers are world-class educators, researchers, students and staff who strive to build a people-first future. As part of the nation’s number one public research institution, Michigan Engineering's mission is to provide scientific and technological leadership to the people of the world, develop intellectually curious and socially conscious minds, create collaborative solutions to societal problems, and promote an inclusive and innovative community of service for the common good.

Our vision, mission and values are supported by a people-first engineering framework that guides our work. As Michigan Engineers, we strive to apply excellent engineering fundamentals, integrated expertise and equity-centered values to reimagine what engineering can be, close critical gaps, and elevate all people. 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). Michigan Engineering models that commitment in our research, culture and collaborations. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of that commitment. Learn more about DEI at Michigan Engineering:

Who We Are

The University of Michigan College of Engineering (U-M CoE) empowers students to make a difference in the world. 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, research abroad, as well as support for incoming exchange students and the International Minor for Engineers. More information about the IPE office can be found online:

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 3 or more years of demonstrated professional work experience in a university study abroad office or study abroad program provider organization
  • Direct experience with intercultural program management and advising
  • Experience living, studying, or working abroad and/or proficiency in a language other than English
  • Commitment to creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive experiences for students
  • Experience in hiring, supervising, and mentoring others
  • Demonstrated use of technology and computer systems to manage student records and program data

Work Locations

This is a hybrid position. You will be classified as a flex position within the Michigan Engineering STARR classification matrix which means working remotely up to 3 days a week, depending on time of year, and the rest of the time from the IPE office on North Campus. You can find more information here:

Occasional travel domestically and internationally with some irregular hours (evenings and weekends) may be required at times for this position.

Additional Information

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Tuition support program

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. 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, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.