The Student Services Coordinator supports the academic programs of the Marist Branch Campus in Florence, Italy. The position has academic, logistical, and student support functions. This is a live-in, full-time 12-month position based in Florence, with occasional travel as needed to the Marist home campus in Poughkeepsie.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee and support academic and co-curricular programming, focusing on community-building.
Oversee social media.
Advise students on issues of cultural adjustment; integration into life in Florence; and resources available in Florence. Hold regular open advising hours.
Develop appropriate advisory outreach and communication strategies with freshman, bachelor’, and master’s degree populations.
Coordinate the mentor program for bachelor’s students.
Coordinate the alumni program.
Facilitate visits by prospective students, parents, and faculty.
Understand and communicate immigration and visa regulations as applicable to students; assist students in visa and permesso processes.
Provide pre-departure support for Marist Italy programs.
Liaise with visiting faculty members for co-curricular and technological support.
Coordinate website content and design, web development, and ongoing maintenance.
Maintain liaison with colleagues at Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) to coordinate programs, events, and support for students; interface with external organizations as appropriate.
Participate in emergency phone and on-call rotation.
Perform other job related duties as assigned by supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred. Candidates must possess at least one year of experience working in higher education, with an understanding of US college academic policies and student advising. Experience living, studying, or working abroad. Significant experience in Italy and knowledge of Italian culture required; knowledge of Florentine culture and society strongly preferred. Language skills in English and Italian required (native fluency in at least one, with superior ability in the other). Applicants must be Italian citizens and/or have prior permission to work in Italy.
Required Applicant Documents:
Resume, Cover Letter, References