The Georgia Institute of Technology is accepting applications for the position of Director of On-Campus Internationalization. The Georgia Institute of Technology is a top-ranked, public, Research I university located in Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia Tech has international campuses in Metz, France and Shenzhen, China.
Mission: Develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition.
In the Office of International Education, we align our goals with those of the Institute Strategic Plan and Live Our Values Every Day.
Georgia Tech has 6 academic colleges: Scheller College of Business, College of Computing, College of Design, College of Engineering (approximately 65% of enrollment), Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, and College of Sciences. Our undergraduate and graduate student enrollment on the Atlanta campus is approximately 25,000.
The Office of International Education (OIE) is a unit of the Vice Provost of International Initiatives. OIE collaborates with faculty and staff across campus to internationalize the experience of all learners. OIE has three primary workgroups: Education Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, and On-Campus Internationalization (OCI). OCI was created to ensure that appropriate attention and effort are devoted to programs and activities beyond traditional international education work that sends students abroad and hosts internationals. In other words, OCI staff are devoted to work that internationalizes the Atlanta-campus education and experience of our students. OCI’s primary programs are currently: two living-learning communities, the International Plan, Global@Home, TECHsplore, and ICEBERG. OCI staff also work on a slate of activities that provide international and intercultural learning opportunities, such as bringing relevant speakers to campus, offering workshops, providing consultative support for intercultural learning, and providing leadership for International Education Week at GT.
The Director of On-Campus Internationalization is a benefits-eligible administrative position that leads and manages the OCI portfolio. The OCI team is comprised of 4 full-time staff members, 2 student assistants, and hires 2 faculty for part-time work leading I-House and the Global Leadership Living Learning Community.
The ideal candidate will be an international educator who thinks and acts strategically, while engaging in direct program management as needed. The ideal candidate will be able to balance the broad needs of the organization with the specific needs of the OCI team and those served by the team. Also, as part of the core leadership team of the 35-person OIE, the Director of OCI must be a team player who is fiercely accountable, who leads collaboratively, and who cultivates a deliberately developmental mindset.
The specific duties are as follows:
- Lead efforts to build capacity and support student participation in on-campus internationalization programs and activities. Manage staff, make hiring decisions, provide coaching, training and mentoring, manage performance and determine staffing needs. Assess and continually align strategy with the academic mission and goals of the institution. Implement professional and institutional best practices to ensure the needs of students, faculty, staff and the Institute are being met in a professional, timely, and appropriate manner. Communicate and collaborate regularly with campus and external partners to provide excellent services to on-campus internationalization participants and stakeholders, to initiate and implement projects to improve services and expand recruitment/participation in on-campus internationalization programs, and to maintain productive relations with these campus partners. Collaborate with individual faculty and leadership of academic and administrative units to support new program initiatives, program development, and facilitate compliance with policies. Participate actively and serve in leadership roles as time permits in international, national, regional, and local professional organizations, committees and meetings related to on-campus internationalization in order to stay abreast of research and development within the profession and to make contributions where possible. Responsible for On-Campus Internationalization accounts, including operating budgets for Living -Learning Communities, for the On-Campus Internationalization workgroup, and for TECHsplore and other programs. Work with Development Office to support leads related to funding for on-campus internationalization programs and activities. Serve as part of the OIE leadership team, making integral contributions to implement the mission of OIE in support of the Institute Strategic Plan.
Oversee preparation and ensure integrity of data reports and assessment of programs in the On-Campus Internationalization portfolio.
This position reports to the Executive Director of International Education and performs additional responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Five to seven years of job-related experience.
- Advanced skills in
a. program development and management
b. higher education administration
d. verbal and written communication, especially in intercultural contexts
e. use of office-related computer applications.
- knowledge of assessment, student development, intercultural communication expertise developing policies and procedures to support non-immigrant students and scholars management skills ability to communicate with diverse constituencies at varied levels both internally and externally