UAPB Office of International Programs and Studies Internship
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Office on International Programs and Studies
November 15, 2017
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Contract - Internship
4 Year Degree
SIX-MONTH PRACTICUM: SHORT-TERM EXPERIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION ENGAGEMENT
NOTE: The State of Arkansas determines the number and title of positions available to institutions of higher learning which is a somewhat unique arrangement. The key point to take into consideration is that this position can best be understood as an opportunity to learn about diverse facets of international engagement in the higher education sector across key program areas, e.g., global awareness/learning, education abroad, international student/scholar services, global linkages/partnerships and international project management. Practicum participant will also have the opportunity for hands-on experience through assigned projects in other areas, e.g., program development, international communications strategy formation, and grantsmanship.
Organization Name: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Location: Pine Bluff, AR Name of contact at organization: Pamela D. Moore Contact Info: Associate Dean for Global Engagement (870) 575-8545 email@example.com
Brief Overview of Organization:
UAPB is a historically black institution of higher learning located in the Arkansas Delta of the Lower Mississippi River Basin. The university is a federally designated 1890 land-grant institution with a strong legacy of outreach to economically, depressed rural communities and small to mediums sized agriculture producers. The 2,600 member student population consists of primarily undergraduate students enrolled in degree granting programs in the Schools of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences (SAFHS); Arts and Sciences; Education; and Business. Graduate degrees are offered in education, agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries, computer science and addiction studies. Reflective of UAPB’s land-grant mission and legacy, the Office of International Programs and Studies (OIPS) operates as a unit within SAFHS and prioritizes global engagement projects relevant to the mission of the school. Since 2011, the unit has functioned under the mandate to become a multifaceted program unit with emphases in five core areas: global awareness, understanding and appreciation; education abroad; international student/scholar services; global linkages and partnerships; and global project development/international extension.
The position is responsible for a range of tasks that support the conceptualization, design and resource mobilization for programs implemented under the auspices of the Office of International Programs and Studies (OIPS). The person who holds this position is expected to employ a high caliber of knowledge, skills and self-initiative as demonstrated through academic credentials and professional experience in the execution of responsibilities and tasks outlined in this description. This individual is expected to function capably in a work environment that places a high value on customer service, valuing diversity, collegial team-work, shared leadership, high quality performance-driven outcomes, operational efficiency and general cost-effectiveness. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Global Engagement.
Part Time/Full Time: Full-Time, Minimum of Six Months
Core areas of responsibility are communications, program development and grantsmanship/fundraising. Relevant tasks may include the following:
Supports implementation of education abroad programs under apprenticeship of OIPS designated officer(s);
Assists in the advisement of international students and scholars under the apprenticeship of OIPS designated officer(s);
Prepares written communications products for distribution to a broader campus and external audiences via the OIPS website, brochures, news articles, social media, etc.;
Develops and submits for consideration recommendations for the enhancement and improvement of the OIPS communications strategy;
Meets and interacts regularly with the Associate Dean and others designated to identify and explore new program opportunities;
Conducts research on best practices and methodologies to achieve program goals;
Conducts research on exemplary program models that demonstrate creative, innovative and coordinated program strategies relevant to the mission and work of OIPS;
Analyzes, designs and/or refines program models for appropriate implementation by OIPS;
Conducts research to identify funding opportunities related to the mission and work of OIPS;
Conducts research to collect data and findings relevant to grant applications under development;
Scans the university and/or external environment to identify appropriate partners and collaborators in grant applications under consideration;
Prepares and/or participates in grant application processes; and
Develops evaluation plans for formative and summative evaluation processes, including logic model frameworks, as required for grant applications under development.
Practicum participant who is hired will have the opportunity to design an individualized learning plan that incorporates exposure to the full range of work conducted by OIPS as well as designated projects that allow the participant to exercise leadership in the design and implementation of required deliverables.
The position requires an individual at the graduate level of education or who may be considered a relatively new professional in the international education field. Two (2) – five (5) years of experience in relevant fields, e.g., international education, agriculture education and extension, international development, is expected and may serve as a substitute in lieu of graduate degree completion. Skills in MS Office software, e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel are desired. The person should possess maturity and sound judgment in decision-making processes, be highly motivated, able to manage and coordinate a range of diverse tasks in a proficient manner with minimal supervision, enjoy interacting with persons and groups from different cultures and nationalities; and consistently exercise courtesy and tactfulness when dealing with faculty, staff, students, stakeholder groups and the general public.
Salary: $3,000 - $4,000 Monthly ($24,000 Maximum for Six-Month Period)
This temporary position does not provide standard fringe benefits. To minimize cost of living expenses, OIPS is able to facilitate living arrangements in a fully furnished, shared living space, with utilities and cable TV service included, for an affordable monthly rent.
Starting date: Negotiable, January 15, 2018, preferred
Closing Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2017, or until position is filled
How to apply
Send cover letter, resume, official transcripts, and two letters of reference to Pamela D. Moore, Associate Dean for Global Engagement.
Finalists will be asked to participate in a face-to-face, telephone and/or Skype interview. At that time, additional references and/or deliverables may be requested. All applicants will be given a copy of the OIPS 2016-2017 annual report during this stage in the hiring process
School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Office of International Programs and Studies * Mail Slot 4960 * 1200 North University Drive Phone: (870) 575-8545/8195 • Fax: (870) 575-4698
About University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Office on International Programs and Studies
The Office of International Programs and Studies at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) serves implements a diverse range of programs in support of global awareness and understanding, international student/scholar services, education abroad programming, global linkages and partnerships, and international extension/project management. UAPB is a historically black institution of higher... learning, the second oldest public institution in the State of Arkansas. The university is also an 1890 land-grant institution and serves rural agriculture producers and communities in the Arkansas Delta region, which is part of the Lower Mississippi River Basin. In addition to programs in diverse disciplines of the agricultural sciences, UAPB offers degrees through its Schools of Arts and Sciences, Education and Business. The university serves a population of roughly 2600 students, most of whom are pursuing undergraduate degrees. Of this number, approximately 50 students are international students and scholars. During 2016-2017, 50+ students traveled abroad. During the past five-year period, OIPS has worked with the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences to implement international development projects with an approximate grant value of $1.2 million.