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Program Coordinator

About University of Illinois - Global Education and Training

University of Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

Global Education and Training (GET) is comprised of GET, the Intensive English Institute (IEI), and the Shanghai Office. For over 25 years, GET has provided comprehensive educational and executive training programs to thousands of students and executives from around the world. GET’s programs provide valuable opportunities for individuals and teams to develop global competencies at Illinois and prepare current and future industry leaders to work in diverse, international contexts.

For more than 50 years, the IEI has provided a challenging and supportive educational environment where language learners can gain proficiency in English for academic, professional, or other purposes.

The Shanghai Office, opened in December 2013, operates as a natural extension of the Illinois-China partnership, serving students, faculty, staff, and alumni through outreach, protocol, and career activities.


  • Coordinate, plan and implement educational and training programs offered through Global Education and Training (GET):
  • Develop, plan and administer on-site or remote management for GET in-person, online, or hybrid training and educational programs including:
    • proposal and budget preparation and management; schedule development;
    • faculty, external speaker, and interpreter recruitment;
    • and organization of seminars, field trips, cultural and social events.
  • Provide hands-on or virtual facilitation and delivery of selected program content. Accompany groups on site visits to regional businesses and cultural activities.
  • Communicate program planning logistics with all stakeholders, including international partner organizations and participants, in a timely fashion to ensure tight collaboration and coordination.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate GET translators and employees working on GET programs.
  • Monitor and track program budgets and staffing needs.
  • Create and distribute program evaluations; meet with participants, faculty and staff to gather qualitative feedback on programs.


  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. A total of one (1) year (12 months) in education, training and/or work experience coordinating educational or training programs. (Note: Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience.)
  3. Demonstrated experience working in a globally oriented team environment.

Application instructions

Please include application, cover letter, resume, academic credentials, including required bachelor’s degree (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable), and 3 professional references, including name, email, and phone number.

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Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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