Position Detail LASP China Trip - Student Coordinator

Latin American Studies
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  • Position Details:

    Hours/Week: 10 HRS
    Hourly Rate: $13.25
    Expires: Nov 30, 2018

    Campus : Washington DC
  • Job Contact Info:

  • mweiner@jhu.edu

LASP China Trip - Student Coordinator Position

Job Description

The Johns Hopkins SAIS Latin American Studies Program (LASP) seeks a HNC student worker to assist the Washington, DC-based office in planning and executing a January 2019 study trip for 10-12 students (and a faculty trip leader) traveling to Beijing and Shanghai. During the trip, the LASP delegation will meet with representatives from the academic, diplomatic, public sector, private sector, and media communities, with the goal of better understanding China’s economic and political relations with Latin America in a fluid trade environment

Position Responsibilities and Expectations

- Work with the LASP administrative team to arrange meetings, secure lodging and on-ground transportation

- Advise the LASP team regarding on-ground logistical and cultural issues during trip planning

- When necessary, serve as liaison between LASP and Chinese host organizations during trip planning

- Hours will be flexible and much of the work can be completed remotely (via email, Skype, telephone)

- Pay rate: USD $13.25 per hour

- On call availability (to assist with logistical issues) during January 19-26, 2019 is a plus, but not a requirement

- The student coordinator may have an opportunity to attend some trip meetings as availability and budget allow (for example: alumni reception, tourist activities, some business meals, etc.)

Candidate Requirements

- Current HNC student

- United States citizen or permanent resident (since wages must be paid by JHU SAIS in US dollars)

- Excellent mandarin language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing)

- Fluent English language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing)

- Outstanding attention to detail

- Excellent interpersonal skills, professional demeanor, and cultural sensitivity

- Spanish/Portuguese language abilities are a plus, but not required

Additional details:

Study Trip Dates:

January 19-26, 2019 (SAIS Intersession); dates subject to change.

Travel Schedule:

The delegation will spend the first half of the week in Beijing focusing on political themes (meetings with ministries of foreign affairs, trade representatives, journalists, academic contacts).  The group will visit Shanghai during the second half of the week to focus on finance and business topics (conversations with industry leaders, investment firms, commercial associations, etc.)