International Program Coordinator

Global Academic Ventures

Global Academic Ventures (GAV) is looking for an enthusiastic and detail oriented person, who is passionate about overseas experiential learning, to join our team. 

Position Title: International Program Coordinator based in Sydney, Australia 

About you:
You are looking to expand on your experience within international education, experiential learning and event management. Your commitment to customer service means you are always willing to go the extra mile. You have a “can-do” attitude and are known amongst your peers and previous team positions for taking the initiative.  You feel confident networking, talking to people outside your industry field, and building rapport with new contacts. You are keen to accept responsibility and ownership for programs, and are happy to ask for guidance when needed. You enjoy the challenge of a new program and work well under pressure. 

You have high attention to detail and are pro-active multi-tasker. You are reliable, professional at all times, highly competent in MS Office, and are happy working in a team or on your own. You may have lived overseas before now, but you have most likely travelled overseas as part of your studies, and understand the benefits and of international education. You have at least three years of office based work experience, or experience as a residential advisor, camp counselor or student/youth leader, event organizer or human resources executive. 

You are eligible for the Australian Work and Holiday visas 462 or 417, or have work rights in Australia and you are excited at the prospect of continuing your career in international education. 

About the position:
The position is a full time role, with an initial 6 month trial period based in the GAV head office in Sydney, Australia. You will be taking responsibility for key segments of university programs for some of the most highly respected institutions in higher education, including: internship liaison, outreach and placements; academic content; faculty and class scheduling; logistical reservations; and student liaison and support, including serving as a program residential director. 

You will be the point of student contact for one January term faculty led “travel-study” program and one internship program. You will work closely with all students, faculty and university staff involved in those programs whilst they are in country. You are expected to support other university programs where and when required, including evenings and   weekends when many students take part in additional travel excursions and activities. You will be office based when the programs are not in country, working with our experienced team as we plan the next group of incoming programs. 

About us:
Global Academic Ventures (GAV) is head quartered in Sydney, Australia with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, and the USA. We work with universities to build and facilitate custom international programs in Asia Pacific, Europe, North and South America, focusing on a variety of academic fields. We are a close-knit team of dedicated professionals, passionate about high quality academic programs.  Visit out website to learn more about our company, our team, and some of our programs: 

Expressions of interest should be addressed to Stephen Pattillo, Managing Director, GAV ( Include both a resume and a cover letter about why you would be a good fit for our team and how your skills match the position description. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

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