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Undergraduate Program Assistant - Josef Korbel School of International Studies

University of Denver

denver, usa

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver is an interdisciplinary professional school of international studies that prepares students for careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors. The School offers six masters degrees and two undergraduate degrees, and houses several research centers and institutes. Our masters programs are ranked 14th in the world by Foreign Policy magazine and provide students with the knowledge, skills and networks to design policies, implement programs, and realize outcomes that enhance human capabilities around the world. The Korbel School is a mission-driven institution. Through our teaching, research and direct engagement we are taking on the great challenges of our time: making the global economy more equitable and inclusive, responding to new and emerging security threats, advancing human rights and social justice, combating climate change, and promoting healthy democracy.

Position Summary

The Josef Korbel School seeks an energetic part-time Program Assistant to support Undergraduate Student Affairs. The Program Assistant will work with the Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs on various advising tasks. We are particularly interested in candidates who have academic advising experience and wish to actively contribute to the development of an important student resource at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, organized, creative, and self-motivated. International experience and/or working with a diverse student population is highly desirable.

Essential Functions

  • Providing International Studies and Public Policy advising for undergraduate students that are majoring or minoring in International Studies and/or Public Policy, including one-on-one and group advising sessions throughout the academic year.
  • Maintaining records and tracking the academic progress of INTS and PPOL majors and minors.
  • Assisting undergraduate students who wish to declare a major in International Studies and/or Public Policy.
  • Meeting with prospective students and their families throughout the academic year in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
  • Collaborating with other units/offices as necessary.
  • Offering general program assistance and special project support to the faculty and staff of the Undergraduate Program in International Studies and Public Policy as needed.
  • Updating/maintaining Korbel Undergrad Portfolio sites.
  • Organizing communications and newsletters for both current and prospective students.
  • Event planning assistance (Korbel Undergrad social events, commencement and orientation receptions).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Familiarity with potential career paths for students majoring in International Studies and Public Policy.
  • Ability to accurately prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse set of constituents in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in a fast-paced educational setting.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Publisher, and Word.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1 or more years working with and mentoring a diverse group of higher education students
  • 1 or more years of experience in academic advising and administrative support
  • Experience organizing and advertising events

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Banner
  • Experience in higher education

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 20hrs per week, exact schedule to be determined with supervisor. Evenings and weekends as required. Hybrid remote work schedule possible.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) July 28th, 2022. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 6.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $20.50 - $23.50.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.