International Liaison Officer in Berlin / University of Alberta
The University of Alberta (UAlberta) in Edmonton is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities; with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business/commerce, engineering, and health sciences. Home to 38,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and attracts more than $480 million in sponsored research revenue. It offers close to 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses - including one rural and one francophone campus.
The University’s e3 Programs are a unique education abroad program offering students the flexibility to choose from language study, an international internship, and academic coursework, all offered through one summer program. Currently e3 is offered in four diverse locations – Berlin, Germany; Curitiba, Brazil; Grenoble, France; and Washington, DC, USA. Each location takes advantage of the local history, culture, and industry to combine academics with practical work experience opportunities. In cooperation/consultation with the University of Alberta International Education Abroad Program (UAI-EAP), the Liaison Officer (Berlin) will play a major role in the planning and execution of the program, including locating and securing short-term internship placements for all student participants. The Liaison Officer will also coordinate the Berlin Initiative Internship (BII) program that places UAlberta students in German internships throughout the year.
Additionally, the Liaison Officer will contribute to broader UAlberta recruitment and relationship building activities in Germany and will be the official representative of the University in Berlin. The Liaison Officer will work in the UAlberta office located at the Freie Universität Berlin.
e3 and BII Program Support
Advising on opportunities for curriculum development, program design and administrative framework
Sourcing appropriate internship placements for all e3/BII participants and maintaining positive relations with internship hosts
Conducting site visits to internship hosts to ensure both host and student expectations are being met and following-up on any issues raised by the host and/or student in regards to internship placements
Identifying housing rental options for students and assisting with contract negotiations in consultation with UAI-EAP
Coordinating and facilitating orientations, guest speakers, group co-curricular and social activities for the duration of the e3 Program
Providing advice to students and faculty regarding local knowledge and cultural adjustment
Advising and assisting with securing visas and other relevant immigration documents for students and UAlberta faculty members
Working with UAI-EAP to ensure support for special needs students, following UAlberta policies and procedures
Providing support and assistance to students and faculty who may experience emergency situations during the course of the program following UAlberta emergency response and reporting policies
Researching opportunities for additional courses and internship opportunities within, and in addition to, the e3 model.
Contribute to establishing a broader UAlberta presence in Berlin and engaging with a wide range of
stakeholders, including alumni, the Embassy of Canada and research institutes to identify and
develop opportunities beyond the e3 and BII frameworks
Assist with program design and implementation for visits to Berlin by senior UAlberta representatives
Engage in UAlberta alumni relations in Germany for recruitment and relations purposes
Contribute to the implementation of a select number of events in Berlin to profile UAlberta (and to
collaborate with the Embassy of Canada for all PR-related activities)
Other duties as required
Undergraduate degree in a related field; graduate degree an asset
3 to 5 years of experience in coordinating student programs; experience working with international
students is preferred
Proven record of sourcing internships and successfully matching students to hosts
Fluency in German and English
Experience in building new networks, particularly in the Berlin area
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal/public relations skills
Ability to confer with individuals at all administrative levels with a high degree of professionalism
Comfortable with public speaking and working both independently and as part of a team
Flexibility to adapt to changing goals and objectives
Accurate and efficient time management skills
Interest in and commitment to public life and institutions in Canada and Germany
Legally entitled to work in the Germany/European Union
Additional Information/Documents Needed to Apply
This is a one year (12 month) contract for services, open to renewal. Ideal starting date will be in December 2017.
Please note that the successful candidate will be engaged as an independent contractor and not as an employee of the University of Alberta. It will be the responsibility of the contractor to make any social benefit contributions required of independent contractors operating in Germany. Preference will be given to candidates already in the Berlin region. The value of the service contract for this position is 37,600 Euros, with a performance bonus of 500 Euros for every internship placement secured. Please note that the internship placement bonus will be paid regardless of the length of the placement (which can vary in length from 6 weeks to 4 months).
Interested candidates should submit an expression of interest, including resume, by November 6, 2017 to:
Associate Director (Programs), Education Abroad
University of Alberta International
Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3
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