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Position Title: Programming Associate: International Student Programs

Reports To: Education Program Manager

Position Summary:  The Minnesota International Center is a nonprofit, non-partisan community organization promoting international exchange and understanding between Minnesotans and the world. The Programming Associate works as a member of MIC's program team to further MIC's mission in Minnesota. The Programming Associate works primarily for the Education Program Manager to deliver MIC's program in the schools and is specifically responsible for all logistics related to coordinating about 400 presentations made yearly by approximately 70 international speakers in classrooms throughout the state. Duties include recruiting and supporting volunteer and international student resources necessary to implement this program as well as the teachers who are the customers for this program. Duties also entail maintaining database, statistics and activity records related to the entire classroom program. As MIC's key organizational representative to communities outside the Twin Cities metropolitan area, this position requires travel around the state, including some overnight and weekend travel.


Under the leadership of the Education Program Manager plans, implements and evaluates all aspects of the development and management of the international speaker resource for the program in the schools:
  • Administer and manage all logistics to identify, recruit and match international speakers to meet the needs of educators participating in MIC's school based program. Includes visit confirmations, school invoices, speaker stipends and visit evaluations, arranging volunteer escorts and transportation as necessary.
  • Maintain program activity database related to teachers, schools, international speakers and school program volunteers including speaker presentation log and other program statistics to be used for program marketing, evaluation and reporting. Also maintain speaker artifacts and resource library.
  • Develop and maintain pool of qualified international speakers to serve as an international resource to MIC's schools program in particular and MIC community programs in general. Activities include brochure distribution, campus outreach and presentations; represent MIC at University of Minnesota's International Student orientations and receptions and other campus programs as appropriate including Small World Coffee Hour. Travel as needed to schools to implement and assess effectiveness of speakers in the schools.
  • Under the direction of the Education Programs Manager promotes and informs K-12 teachers of program opportunities including speaker opportunities and staff development for teachers. Coordinates logistics for cultural training workshops as needed.

Requires demonstrated strong program coordination and organizational skills, including attention to detail, adherence to deadlines, impeccable follow-through and the ability to work on several tasks simultaneously. Strong computer skills required, including experience with word processing, databases, spreadsheets and e-mail. MIC is searching for an outgoing self -starter with well-developed communication and interpersonal skills and an interest in meeting and working effectively with multiple constituencies including international students, educators and volunteers. Candidate must have the capacity to work both independently and as part of organization-wide and program specific teams. Some evening and weekend hours required. Willingness to travel throughout the state. Trips average 1-3 days. Estimated number of trips is 5-10 per year. Requires valid Minnesota Drivers License and good driving record. Prefer some international/ intercultural experience. Familiarity with Minnesota education system a plus.


The Minnesota International Center offers a full compensation package including paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick leave, health insurance, long term disability insurance, employer contribution to a retirement fund and optional pre-tax employee contribution to a retirement fund; opportunities for professional development; parking; flexible scheduling. The starting salary for this full time permanent position is middle $20's per year plus benefits; salary is based on skills, experience and education.

Deadline: June 20, 2003

To apply:

Send resumes and cover letters to:
Deputy Director
Minnesota International Center
711 East River Road Minneapolis, MN 55455

or to

No phone calls please.

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