Program Manager, Internships

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Academic Programs International

West Lake Hills, TX
Full Time
1y ago

Company Description

Academic Programs International (API) is a leader in international and experiential education. Our mission is to design and deliver international experiences that inspire learning and enrich students, partners, and communities. We believe in the value of experiential education as a means of promoting intellectual curiosity, cultural sensitivity, and holistic personal development. In doing so, we are also dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible, and affordable international experiences to students across the U.S. 

Job Description

**API doesn't sponsor Work Visa's**

The Program Manager, Internships will be responsible for managing a portfolio of API core, adopted and customized internship programs abroad. The position will serve as advisor and main point of contact for prospective students and their parents who are interested in participating in an internship program, as well as students currently enrolled and/or participating in internship abroad  programs through API. This role will also serve as one of the subject matter experts on internships.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS  

Oversight of the admissions process for a portfolio of internship programs

  • Serve as primary advisor, promoting a portfolio of API programs via telephone, virtual advising, and email to prospective students and parents
  • Answer all questions related to program specifics (admissions and placement requirements, visas, deadlines, travel or virtual logistics, credit information etc.)
  • Oversee admissions and onboarding for a portfolio of programs (manage incoming applications and materials, notify student acceptances, coordinate interviews with students, share offer letters and ensure students are prepared for their internship)
  • Conduct calls with each applicant to discuss application, career goals and preferred type placement, set expectations with applicants regarding program;
  • Review cover letter, resume, and letters of reference prior to submission to overseas partners
  • Liaise with the on-site resident coordinators/directors as required to secure student placements within an appropriate timeline
  • Manage student records in Salesforce (update and maintain enrollment data for each student, conduct periodic file audits and corresponding updates, etc.) and maintain updated student files within Google Drive, to be shared with on-site staff.
  • Implementation of post-acceptance procedures
  • Oversee the distribution of acceptance and onboarding materials for students and parents.
  • Work with on-site staff and forward reviewed student files for placement opportunities and facilitate (weekly, sometimes daily) communication with overseas staff regarding status of placements
  • Coordinate virtual interviews between potential employers and the student
  • Support the student visa process by reviewing  site-specific visa requirements, requesting documentation from employers and prepare/distribute visa materials to students as needed
  • Coordinate with resident directors to collect information needed for final email (housing placements, excursion  schedule and academic calendar) and prepare corresponding student itineraries and forms
  • Order insurance and electronic insurance letters (for purposes of the student visa) for program participants; reconcile insurance invoices
  • Work with resident directors to make special arrangements for students (early/late arrivals, hotel needs, etc.)
  • Create periodic reports for resident directors regarding enrollment for upcoming semesters
  • Update payment schedules in Salesforce for students who need to be billed for special program fees (additional requests, premium housing, etc.)

Special Administrative Tasks

  • Notify scholarship recipients of their awards by phone and/or email
  • Review accuracy of website information and catalog for annual publication, on seasonal and as needed basis
  • Review post-program evaluations and submit reflections on improvements to be made based on feedback

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

 This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but may have in the future.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university
  • 5+ years in the workforce with some prior experience in international education
  • Experience in account and/or relationship management and career services
  • Previous participation in a study abroad or internship abroad program (or living internationally) a big plus

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, while meeting/exceeding ongoing deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a high level of professionalism
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

TRAVEL

This position may require occasional travel, including possible international trip(s), which may be during the evenings and/or on weekends.

POSITION STATUS AND EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This is a full-time, permanent position. Work schedule is Monday through Friday and hours may be between 8 AM and  6 PM. Work hours may vary on occasion and evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.  Overtime is minimal and work schedule should be adjusted for a 40-hour workweek. 

Additional Information

Academic Programs International (API) is a leader in international and experiential education. Our mission is to design and deliver international experiences that inspire learning and enrich students, partners, and communities. We believe in the value of  experiential education as a means of promoting intellectual curiosity, cultural sensitivity, and holistic personal development. In doing so, we are also dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible, and affordable international experiences to students across the U.S.

  • API was established  by 4 international education professionals  (our “Founding Mamas”) over 20 years ago
  • We offer programs in 45cities within 21 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East & South Pacific
  •  GoAbroad Innovation’s People's Choice Award Winner (2019)

OUR LOCATION

API is headquartered in Austin, Texas, one of the consistently top ranked best places to live! While we are working a hybrid onsite schedule for now, we look forward to collaborating together in person again in our recently renovated office in Westlake Hills, located just minutes from Barton Creek, Lake Austin and downtown.

WHY JOIN US?

Here at API, you will acquire real-world skills and experience that will help advance your career in marketing, sales or study abroad, while learning from seasoned professionals about the field of international education and experiential learning.

  • API is a tenured team of committed and mission-driven professionals with a passion for what we do; we’ve been around for over two decades, but maintain the spirit of a small start-up
  • We love to promote from within, offering hands-on experience, mentorship, leadership and excellent growth and advancement opportunities; potential to convert to full-time employment at completion of internship or consideration for other open positions within the company
  • We can’t resist company events, celebrations and especially love raffling off gifts and prizes to staff 

At API, we celebrate diversity and are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect, equality and inclusion, representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, skills and experiences. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, competence, merit, performance and business needs. 

Equal employment opportunities are available to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.

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