IFSA, a leading U.S. study abroad provider in Ireland is seeking a highly motivated self-starter for the position of Student Coordinator for our programmes in Cork.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, IFSA was founded in 1988 as a provider of study abroad programming for U.S. undergraduates. With student success in mind, the organisation creates global learning environments designed to foster the development of critical perspectives, knowledge and skills essential for students to thrive in the future. Offering more than 100 programs in 19 countries, IFSA draws upon theory and evidence-based practice to create a variety of program models and flexible academic options in alignment with the needs of partners and students.
In Ireland, IFSA partners with Irish universities to provide single semester and year-long study abroad programmes for U.S undergraduate students as well as bespoke summer programmes. IFSA is organised to assist our students from the time they apply until after they return. Our staff in Indianapolis prepares students for the academic and cultural changes that await them, and our offices around the world provide on-site support to help students succeed academically and culturally.
The Student Coordinator is a part-time position responsible for providing pastoral and academic support for students on IFSA programmes in Cork. The role will be particularly suitable to flexible individuals who can respond at short notice.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist in the organising and delivery of the IFSA orientation programme
- Presenting orientation topics to groups of students
- Pastoral support and incident management
- Provide pastoral support for academic and personal matters
- Act as a cultural mentor
- Deal with student emergencies including participation in a national emergency on-call rota
- Event planning and coordinating
- Participate in organising and running the co-curricular events programme – this will involve attendance at a minimum of two weekend trips outside of Cork per semester
- Communication, administration and record management
- Maintain regular communication with students including one-to-one and group meetings as required
- Ensure completion of mandatory administrative tasks such as class registration for example
- Write accurate and concise notes and records
- Undertake other administrative duties as requested
- Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work in stressful situations and solve problems on your feet
- Excellent attention to detail
- Ability to work well as part of a small team
- Relevant experience working with students or young adults in an educational or similar setting
- Experience/knowledge of the American university system