Student Coordinator, API Paris

 

 

Academic Programs International (API) is a private study abroad organisation based in Austin (TX) in the United States. We offer API students the experience of a lifetime with study abroad and international exchange programmes both in Europe and in Latin America. For additional information view the API website at http://www.apiabroad.com . 

Under general direction the candidate will perform administrative functions by assisting with planning, organizing, and directing the day to day operations of the study abroad programmes in Paris. She or he reports to and assists the Resident Director. She / he organises cultural activities, and museum visits with students; conducts on site orientations, acts as cultural coach for the students by organising and attending excursions and cultural activities and helps students in their cultural adaptation. She is in charge of Student residence housing, recruiting host families and associated responsibilities.

The programme operates during the autumn, spring and summer terms. The busiest months are January ,June, and July. The AD serves as API ́s primary liaison for the students and coordinates communication between students and the Resident Director. The AD handles academic and non-academic issues, such as activities and excursions. She or he must meet frequently with API ́s students to evaluate their goals, progress, and adjustment to studying in a foreign culture.

Attributes of the ideal AD candidate are flexibility, enthusiasm and dedication. This job description is considered a guide to the position and should not be considered exhaustive. The best candidate for this position is someone who is excited to bring her / his own personal touch to the programme as she / he implements improvements to the programme. Native or totally fluent in English and in French.

 

Good knowledge of Paris

Requirements, in Order of Priority

  • Native or totally fluent in English and in French.

  • Organizational skills

  • Sensitivity to student needs and cultural differences

  • A commitment to education and study abroad

  • Good knowledge of social network

  • Familiarity with the city of Paris

  • A willingness to wear different hats

  • An interest and knowledge of French culture, French history

  • Availability – about one weekend by month – some evenings

    Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience

To Apply

  • A formal cover letter and a resume, in French and in English

  • Contact information for two references

Contact Marie de Rocca-Serra – marie.grenoble@apiabroad.com - tél : 06 81 01 29 03