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Intercultural Education Coordinator

Klaipeda, LT

Position Summary 
The Intercultural Education Coordinator (IEC) is responsible for planning and delivering intercultural education programming with the aim of promoting intercultural competence development and greater cross-cultural understanding among LCC community members. The Coordinator has oversight of activities in three focal areas that contribute to students’ intercultural competence development: a) intercultural education training; b) leadership development of intercultural student leaders; c) assessment of intercultural competence.  
 
Duties and Responsibilities:           
  1. Intercultural Education training – train and provide support to University staff, faculty, students, and the broader community on topics of multiculturalism.  
Satisfactory performance is achieved when:
  • Materials and curriculums for intercultural training needs are regularly updated, maintained, and made available as a resource. 
  • ​Intercultural training, workshops, and facilitated educational sessions are provided regularly to the LCC community. 
  • Community Multicultural Awareness Program curriculum is continuously updated and training is delivered to the broader community (prospective students, youth, etc.).  
  • Local and international stakeholders are engaged in university life through programming and social affairs.  
  • Individual statistical data, records, and documents are accurately maintained. 
  1. Leadership development of Intercultural leaders - recruit, train, and mentor student leaders to meet the LDP goals. 
Satisfactory performance is achieved when:
  • Student leaders demonstrate enhanced leadership skills through positive community impact.
  • Engaging intercultural education programming (culture nights, skills workshops, trips, etc.) is implemented and allows students to enhance their intercultural competence. 
  1. Assessment of intercultural competence – measure students’ intercultural competence to evaluate the success of programming and initiatives (in partnership with Institutional Research Director)
Satisfactory performance is achieved when:
  • Students demonstrate improved intercultural competence (knowledge, skills, attitudes)
  • Recommendations are provided based on assessment results  
  • Individual statistical data, records, and documents are accurately maintained.
Relationships:    
REPORTS TO: Director of Engagement and Formation  
WORKS CLOSELY WITH: Faculty, Registrar, Department Chairs, Student Life staff, Admissions Department  

General qualifications:  
  • People-oriented, creative, sincere, and depth of Christian faith commitment.  Firm commitment to LCC's mission  
  • ​Experience in Student Development and/or Higher Education and working with student populations. Understanding of developmental concerns of University age populations. Ability to encourage personal growth in others. Ability to initiate relationships and develop rapport with undergraduate students and staff/faculty  
  • Strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills. Excellent organizational, planning, time-management skills. Strong self-motivation and initiative 
Job-specific qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in related field required.  Master's degree in Intercultural studies is preferred. 
  • ​Knowledge and appreciation of contemporary intercultural issues such as intercultural understanding, equity, human rights, cultural retention. Ability to work independently and with others in order to meet program outcomes. Excellent written and public speaking skills. Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment. Understanding of developmental concerns of youth populations. Ability to encourage personal growth in others (mentoring). Event coordination. Strong self-motivation and initiative.

Workload:      Full-time (1.0 FTE)
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