Sit study abroad Amsterdam, International Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality
Looking for: Program Coordinator
The School for International Training (SIT), is an educational institute based in Vermont, USA with programs around the world. Since its creation in 1932, our organization’s mission has been to promote understanding across cultures. Our program, ‘’International Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality,’’ brings American university students to live and study in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Students stay with Dutch families and learn from local academics and activists. We have a small but diverse staff who are easy-going but dedicated. Twice a year (two semesters) we welcome 25 American college students and a bunch of academics and activists from around the world.
The Program Coordinator will be focused on facilitating their educational experience before, during and after their stay. That means working closely with the Academic Director and the other program coordinator to design and coordinate the academic program, establish new and maintain old relationships with our program partners, and facilitate guest lectures and site visits. The position includes the practical preparation and maintenance of the semester program, such as picking up students from the airport, organizing the orientation week, arranging (public) transport, keeping up with student attendance etc. Additionally, it constitutes constantly evaluating the separate parts of the program as well as the program as a whole in order to improve.
The ideal candidate has:
- Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent;
- Proven project-management, organizational and coordinating abilities;
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written), with the ability to interact with people from a diversity of backgrounds and cultures;
- Attention to detail, a critical mindset and a flexible attitude;
- Ability to take initiative, contribute actively to quick decision making, problem solve, manage competing priorities, and can organize and structure;
- Ability to work independently and as a member of the SIT team;
- Good working- and academic knowledge of issues around gender, sexuality, race; and intersecting themes (or willingness to learn and get up to speed quickly)
- Fluency in English and Dutch required; Moroccan Arabic and French are considered a plus.
- General organizational and coordinating tasks
- Designing, organizing, facilitating and improving the academic portion of the program including lectures, site visits, meet-ups with activists, film screening, and so forth
- Administrative tasks
- Helping to arrange program outing to Morocco (or to other destination)
- Travel to Morocco (or to other destination) and facilitate the two-week excursion in October and March
- Assisting Academic Director with other tasks as needed
- Occasional evenings and weekends
Euro 1750 for 24 hours per week (0,6 fte).
- Dutch (required)
- English (required)
- Moroccan Arabic (preferred)
- French (preferred)
Deadline and more information: please send your application letter and resume until 31 December, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about this vacancy, contact email@example.com. The job interviews (offline or online) take place between 10 and 16 January, 2022.
Preferred starting date is 20 January 2022.
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