Program Manager-Global Programs

Highline College
  • Location
    Des Moines, Washington
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 31

Position description

Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability. Highline received a distinguished Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges in 2014, as well as the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2013 and 2014.  The college was also named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education's Best Colleges to Work For in 2010, 2013 and 2015.

The Global Programs Program Manager supports and coordinates the Model United Nations Program and short-term study abroad programs, as well as assisting with international initiatives under the direction of the President's office.  Accordingly, the Program Manager's duties are divided roughly two-thirds/one-third between the Model UN and short-term study abroad programs and international initiatives.  Global Programs resides in Instruction in the Social Science Division.


First consideration will be given those applications received online by 4:00 p.m., June 8, 2018.  

Essential Tasks

Under the direction of the President's office this position will:

Model UN and short-term study abroad programs

  • Teach Model United Nations courses in the political science and diversity and global studies departments in Fall and Winter quarters respectively
  • Coordinate preparation and attendance by students at Model UN Conferences in Seattle and Portland
  • Write letters of recommendation for Model UN and study-abroad students as necessary
  • Work across institutional divisions (instruction, student services, and administration) to maintain and grow Model UN and short-term study abroad programs
  • Collaborate with faculty across academic divisions to develop study abroad projects for students
  • Collaborate on grant seeking and writing for international initiatives
  • Develop and maintain communication strategies to elevate awareness of the programs, and increase student participation in the programs
  • Coordinate/co-coordinate campus events related to international studies (e.g. International Week)
  • Develop link to Alumni Relations to cultivate ongoing connections with Model UN and study abroad alumni to benefit current students

International initiatives

  •  Provide support as needed on projects with international higher education and economic development partners
  • Participate in community events and initiatives that support global education and internationalizing the student experience

Campus Community

  • Foster collegiality by actively participating in campus-wide community building activities
  • Engage in college initiatives and promote the college's values

Professional Development

  • Participate in continuing education and development to enhance leadership, instruction, and organizational knowledge and skills


At Highline, successful applicants for instructional assignments demonstrate the ability to promote:
• Active, inclusive learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional and medical technologies, as appropriate, to improve student attainment.
• Cultural responsiveness in interactions with students, faculty, staff, and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socio-economic levels, identities, and educational experiences.
• Collaborative approaches to day-to-day activities, to the development of innovations and new initiatives, and, when necessary, to problem-solving.
• Self-reflection on his or her teaching, leadership, professional development, and service to the campus community.


  • Master's degree in Applied International Studies; AND
  • Five years experience teaching in political science and international relations in a community college; AND
  • Experience leading community college Model United Nations teams; AND
  • Experience developing and coordinating community and college events focused on global and social issues.

Application instructions

Your application must include the following attachments in order to be considered complete:
• Current Resume.
• Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) describing how your skills and abilities relate to this position.
• Diversity Response statement. 

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