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We are hiring a Student Office Assistant

The Student Office Assistant provides clerical support to International Studies and Programs’ (ISP) Office for International Health and Safety through international programming and incident management support, as well as contributing to training and communications materials and providing general administrative support. 

The Office of International Health and Safety (OIHS) is dedicated to overseeing health and safety concerns and serving as a first responder to emergencies abroad involving students, faculty, and staff. The Director and Coordinator for International Health and Safety evaluate risk, plan for emergencies, and manage crises for the more than 3,000 students that travel internationally each year on education abroad programs and non-credit learning programs, as well as MSU faculty and staff involved in various international research and development projects.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Chris Daniel, Director for International Health and Safety, at oihs(at)msu.eduApplications accepted until August 13, 2017. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain education abroad and other MSU international travel reports and health and safety incident reports. Assist in development of enhanced reporting tools.
  • Advise international travelers on MSU travel policy and lead students and student groups through the Travel Warning Waiver process.
  • Monitor international news and events sharing with travelers as relevant and / or requested.
  • Serve as a focal point within OIHS for non-urgent inquiries by phone, email, and in-person.
  • Develop and maintain OIHS communications and engagement with external and campus stakeholders such as social media presence, updating website, developing monthly newsletter, and public presentations.
  • Assist in the review and revision of emergency response guides.
  • Provide support for the Pre-Departure D2L orientation and other D2L based projects.
  • Provide support to the MSU Global Travel Registry.
  • Country-specific and other related research as requested.
  • General administrative duties such as assisting with travel arrangements and event logistics, filing, and clerical support to the Risk and Security Assessment Committee.


  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of international issues
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Exhibits good judgment and maintains confidentiality
  • Experience with D2L and databases

Desired Majors/Concentrations:

Undergraduate senior, or graduate student.

All Sociology, Geography, Counseling, Public Health, Political Science & Government, International Studies/Comparative Politics, Emergency Management/Homeland Security, Higher Education, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, Law, Forensics, Criminal Justice/Criminology, Language Arts Education, Health & Physical Education, Education Administration, Supply Chain Management, Sales, Operations Management, Non Profit Management, Marketing, Management Science, International Business, Insurance, Human Resources, Finance & Financial Management, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Consulting, Business Administration & Management, Actuarial/Risk Analysis, Accounting, Social Work/Human Services, Linguistics, Gender Studies, Foreign Languages & Literature, English, and Cultural & Ethnic Studies majors

Desired Start Date and Availability:

Ideal candidate will be available to start immediately and work through Academic Year 2017-2018.

Must be available up to 29 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends possible.