Job offering – Registrar for Heidelberg Campus

Schiller International University, a private American university, is looking for a Registrar for its Heidelberg campus as an active reinforcement of the Student Service Center. The individual advising of students, as well as the independent coordination of the course schedules and provision of information form the focal points of the activity. The full-time position is permanent and immediately open. The language of operation is English.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities as Campus Registrar
• Independent planning and coordination of the course schedules and administrative processes as well as cooperation with international university partners, accreditation bodies, etc.
• Plans, implements, administers, and evaluates all functions and services of the Registrar’s office including procedures, processes, and computer systems; develops and modifies procedures/systems in accordance with institutional needs and objectives
• Creates statistics, analysis, enrollment projections and further reports for the university administration
• Administrates and develops a system to maintain student academic records in multiple databases, distributes academic information and ensures the security and integrity of academic records
• Manages graduate and transcript processing and responds to inquiries concerning academic performance, and resolves problems regarding student records
• Supports lecturers in teaching activities (e.g. room planning, etc.)
• Provides individual advice to students on academic questions concerning course, transfers, etc.
• Responsible for the distribution and collection of grade reports.Inputs/audits grades within various systems. Prepares completion certificates and oversees their distribution. Oversees the collection of course evaluations and ensures accuracy of records.
• Event activity: participation in and independent planning and implementation of educational events, e.g. orientation days
• Provides administrative support to Campus Dean, University Registrar and Provost.

Your profile (Skills/Competencies/Qualifications)
• Bachelor’s degree in Business or related program preferred
• Minimum of 5 years related experience
• Strong experience in records management
• Strong computer skills (PC)
• Experience with CampusNexus software desirable
• Strong communication and analytical skills
• Ethical, with a high level of personal integrity
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to work successfully on several projects simultaneously
• Ability to work in a fast paced and, at times, stressful environment

Working with us, you can expect an international workplace and a wide range of activity. Apply by sending your application to (Tanja Ward, Campus Director, Schiller International University, Zollhofgarten 1, 69115 Heidelberg, 06221-45810).

Heidelberg zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine/n Studienberater/in als tatkräftige Verstärkung zur des Studierenden-Service-Centers. Die individuelle Beratung von Studierenden, sowie die eigenständige Koordination des Studienablauf und Informationsbereitstellung bilden die Schwerpunkte der Tätigkeit. Die Vollzeitstelle ist unbefristet. Die Betriebssprache ist englisch.

Ihre Aufgaben als Studienberater (w/m)
• Eigenständige Planung und Koordination des Studienablaufes und administrativen Prozessen sowie Zusammenarbeit mit internationalen Hochschulpartnern, inkl. Akkreditierung
• Generelle Unterstützung der Studiendekane und Direktoren in allen studiengangrelevanten Fragestellungen, Erstellen von Statistiken, Analysen und Berichten für die Hochschulleitung
• Planung, Implementierung, Verwaltung und Bewertung aller anfallenden Aufgaben der Studienbetreuung, einschließlich Verfahren, Prozesse und Computersysteme; entwickelt und modifiziert Verfahren/Systeme entsprechend den institutionellen Bedürfnissen und Zielen
• Vorlesungsplanung und -koordination
• Unterstützung von Professoren und Lehrbeauftragten bei Aufgaben des Lehrbetriebs (bspw. Raumplanung, etc.)
• Individuelle Beratung von Bewerbern und Studierenden bei Fragen zum Studienablauf
• Veranstaltungstätigkeit: Mitwirkung bei und eigenständige Planung und Durchführung von pädagogischen Veranstaltungen, z.B. Einführung bei Orientierungstagen
• Administrative Aufgaben im Rahmen der Studienberatung
• Mitarbeiten im Datenschutz-Programm

Ihr Profil
• Ein abgeschlossenes Studium (Diplom oder Bachelor), welches Sie für die genannten Aufgaben qualifiziert
• Ausgeprägte analytische Fähigkeiten sowie strukturierte, proaktive und eigenverantwortliche Arbeitsweise
• Hohe Serviceorientierung und ausgeprägtes Organisationstalent
• Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse
• Kontakt- sowie überdurchschnittliche Kommunikationsfähigkeit im Umgang mit unterschiedlichen internen und externen Zielgruppen und Kulturen
• Sehr gute Kenntnisse im Umgang mit MS Office-Anwendungen
• Konfliktfähigkeit und Belastbarkeit in schwierigen Situationen
• Team-, Kooperations- und Kommunikationsfähigkeit sowie Selbständigkeit und Verantwortungsbereitschaft
• Vorbildliches, kunden- und serviceorientiertes Auftreten

Unser Angebot
Bei uns erwarten Sie ein internationaler Arbeitsplatz und eine abwechslungsreiche Tätigkeit. Bewerben Sie sich und schicken Sie Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen an (Tanja Ward, Campus Director, Schiller International University, Zollhofgarten 1, 69115 Heidelberg, 06221-45810).

Madame Ching, A Woman That Made History

At Schiller International University we couldn’t be more proud of our student body. We know that everyone who has ever been a part of the Schiller family will influence the world around them. One of our current MBA students, Natalia Malvar, had the opportunity to speak about women in history at the “Women in the Army” conference held in Madrid’s own Universidad Complutense.

As a former History major, Natalia was eager to share about a relevant character known mainly in the eastern hemisphere, Madame Ching, who went from being a prostitute to a lead commander of the pirate confederation. This was definitely a story worth sharing! Here is some of what Natalia spoke about.

“Madame Ching was born in 1775 and worked as a prostitute in the Canton brothels until her mid 20’s, when she married a famous pirate (Cheng I or Zheng Yi) in 1801. Cheng I began to reunite different pirate groups after they could no longer serve as corsairs for the Tay-son dynasty of Vietnam, as the Nguyen dynasty took over in 1802.

By that time, China had a policy to end piracy, even though the Qing (Ch’ing) dynasty had a very weak navy, clearly outnumbered and out skilled by the pirates. They even had to ask for help to the British and Portuguese on several occasions. Cheng I Sao (the wife of Cheng I; Madame Ching) worked as a partner and an equal with her husband, managing all the administrative aspects of the confederation. They had inland power and collected taxes from the coastal villages of the South China Sea.

At times they were kind, but mostly brutal. They used terror and cruelty to intimidate. After the death of her husband in 1807, Cheng Shih (the widow of Cheng) led the confederation and her fleet to battles and captures, and her crew grew from around 40.000 to 70.000 men. In 1810, seeing that some internal conflicts had started to emerge from within her organization, she led a lobby of females pirates to Canton and negotiated their retirement. She was able to have them receive an amnesty, money to settle down, and the higher ranks of her organization changed their names and joined the Qing army. She died in 1844 at age 69, and owned during her retirement one of the most infamous illegal gambling establishments of China.”

In addition to this, Natalia also talked about their naval strategy and the daily life on the ships. Hope this expanded your curiosity on the subject. History is full of stories like this one, people that marked the destiny of hundreds by their relentless effort to change the world as we know it.

The Making of a Great Leader

Here at Schiller International University, we take pride in inviting renowned professionals to invest in our students careers, giving them insight into how the marketplace is growing and towards where it is headed, and to teach them what it takes to become great leaders. This gives our students the opportunity to make informed decisions regarding their career paths and helps them infinitely when choosing an internship or their elective courses.

This week we had the opportunity to learn about Human Resources and how to differentiate ourselves in the global market. The workshop was spearheaded by our very own President, Dr. Alonso Puig, and the guest speaker was none other than, José Medina, Managing Partner of Odgers Berndtson.

Odgers Berndtson is a consulting agency that partners with global companies to address their need for talented individuals, teams and leaders, in order to help the company achieve success. They do this by creating a non-transactional partnership that enables businesses around the world to acquire, develop and retain their stronger leaders.

During the chat, José Medina discussed the different skills that all great leaders around the globe have in common. He shared about how to be valued as a leader, create a culture of improvement in the workplace, and develop the social and emotional intelligence needed to enhance the already existing skills each of us already have.

This SIU Talk gave us a deeper understanding of what it takes to be an exceptional leader and also showed us that it is not only our educational background, but also our ability to put our skills into effect, which create long lasting leaders.

UP for Humanness at SIU Paris!

We are proud to announce that from next week and until July 2019, Up for Humanness will start a SIS UP program in the training of students enhances their ability to assume personal and concrete responsibilities in society and responds to their search for meaning.

Here is the tentative calendar of the training sessions:

– April 1st from 10h00 to 2:00 PM at Schiller Campus Common Room.

– April 9th from 9h00 to 5:00 PM Place: off site (to be announced soon).

– From April 10th to July 8th Online follow-up

– June 20th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Schiller Campus

– July 8th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM off site.(place to be announced soon)

Talgo Visit

Talgo, A Train We Did Not Miss

It’s not everyday that we get to step outside the classroom and discover one of the biggest companies in the locomotive industry, Talgo.

Founded in 1942 by D. José Luis de Oriol y Urigüen, this company has since been in the forefront of speed and comfort, primarily in Spain, expanding to the rest of Europe in the 1960’s and to the US in the 1980’s.

This week our Madrid students visited Talgo headquarters, taking a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing process of this now international company. During the visit they learned that the company’s revenue is composed primarily by the maintenance and upkeep required by their clients, rather than actual locomotive sales. This opened our students eyes to the logistics behind an international contract with these characteristics, showing them that it is not only about the product itself, but more so about the quality of service Talgo provides.

It was a truly unforgettable experience, giving every student the opportunity to talk to the Talgo workers, asking every question that came to mind. The locomotive industry may not be one of the trendiest at the moment, but it is definitely one of the most lucrative in Spain and Europe due to its proximity to the city centers, short wait times and more flexible regulations compared to the aviation industry, its main competitor.

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