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Global Engagement & Outreach Coordinator

University of Connecticut, Office of Global Affairs
Connecticut, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 8, 2021

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Position Type
Programs, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
Education, International
Employment Type
Full Time
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Search #: 495600
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Marketing and Communication


The Global Engagement & Outreach Coordinator will assist in network engagement, promotion of global opportunities, as well as planning and coordination of special projects for the Office of Global Affairs. The incumbent will carry out marketing and execution of various events, workshops, and programs to engage students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This position also provides support for the expansion of entrepreneurial programming. 

The Global Engagement & Outreach Coordinator reports to the Director of Global Partnerships & Outreach. This position will work closely with the Global Partnerships & Outreach team and other units within the Office of Global Affairs.


The following duties comprise the responsibilities of this position:

  • Promote and foster internal and external relations through print and e-communications with constituent groups and individuals. Communicate opportunities and facilitates UConn faculty and student access and engagement with global networks and organizations, including but not limited to Universitas 21, United Nations, IIE, and Council for European Studies, and Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
  • Coordinate, organize, and implement competitions and events related to engagement with networks and global partners. Hold information sessions for internal audiences.
  • Assist with the planning, coordination, and execution of entrepreneurial and grant-funded programs, projects, and events. Provide administrative and technical support as well as organize program logistics for such programs.
  • Prepare applications, materials, and reports for submission to global networks.
  • Represent Global Affairs at meetings and events related to network and partner engagement.
  • Maintain Global Affairs website and support other units with website maintenance as needed. Participate in and/or lead regular meetings with various Global Affairs units to discuss updates to websites and event calendars; ensure effective use of social media and facilitate the development of social media and communications strategy, updating content regularly.
  • Assist in planning and implementing marketing and promotional strategies for global engagement opportunities. Serve as a resource to other department staff regarding effective promotional strategies and problems.
  • Create and distribute monthly e-newsletters to global partners; maintain and update mailing lists and other necessary records. Maintains files of promotional activities for each event, and assists in evaluating success of promotional and marketing campaigns.
  • Design, schedule, and produce brochures, posters, advertising flyers, presentations, reports, and other informational and promotional materials.
  • Write copy for press releases, remarks, feature articles (in story-telling style), informational listings, and other publicity materials; proofread written copy, checking for facts, analysis, grammar, and readability.
  • Lead student employees and staff as assigned.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Two to three years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Experience planning international competitions and/or coordinating proposal submissions.
  • Team-oriented, with the ability to work independently and to exercise initiative.
  • Demonstrated experience with website maintenance and advanced knowledge of WordPress (PageBuilder, HTML, and CSS).
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) and relational databases (Airtable).
  • Willingness to work some evening or weekend hours. Ability to travel internationally for work.


  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of four years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience building relationships across sectors (academia, governmental, and non-governmental organizations).
  • Experience in a university setting, working collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Bilingual or advanced proficiency in another language.


This is a full-time, 12-month position, which requires the incumbent to work 35-hours per week between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00 pm.


Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #495600 to upload a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 3, 2021. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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