2614 Leadership Programs Specialist


TITLE Leadership Programs Specialist




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Associate Vice President, International Education and Training

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Vice President, Research and Economic Development and International Programs


The Leadership Programs Specialist coordinates educational programs and provides student support services for the International Leadership and Training Center (ILTC), Global Leaders and Mentors (GLaM), and other international programs.  The Leadership Programs Specialist assists in the organization and planning of customized education programs, develops and delivers curriculum, and provides logistics support and customer service to ILTC clients. The Leadership Programs Specialist serves as the staff coordinator of GLaM and facilitates high-impact educational and cultural experiences for international students. Continuation of this position is dependent on sufficient revenue being generated by ILTC programs.


Education: A Master’s degree is required.

Experience: At least one year of work experience in higher education is required.  Experience in providing student support services to international students is required.  Experience in organizing and conducting leadership training or professional development programs is preferred.

Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.  Excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills are required. Effective organizational skills and attention to detail is required. Demonstrated skill using Microsoft Office applications is required.  The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Other: A valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance as required by the state of Missouri are required.


1. Assists the ILTC director in the development of customized educational and training programs, including course content and budget.

2. Provides customer service and logistical support to ILTC clients by hosting visiting groups from international universities and private enterprise.

3. Provides planning and organization functions for ILTC customized educational programs, including, but not limited to, developing program goals and learning outcomes, coordinating program arrangements with academic departments and administrative offices, facilitating scheduling, and processing payments.

4. Coordinates student support services for ILTC educational programs, including, but not limited to, arranging for welcome/orientation activities, housing, meals, transportation, cultural activities, and practical experiences for program participants.

5. Serves as the staff coordinator of Global Leaders and Mentors (GLaM), promoting engagement and interaction among international students by establishing each year a team of GLaM members that serve as welcome guides and montors to new international students.

6. Organizes and implements an annual training program for GLaM members that addresses cultural competence, cross-cultural communications, and leadership.

7. Leads other initiatives within the Office of International Programs to facilitate high-impact educational and cultural experiences for international students.

8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds.

9. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.

10. Helps to assure the overall success and growth of Missouri State University by performing all other duties as assigned.


The Leadership Programs Specialist is supervised by the Associate Vice President, International Education and Training.