Assistant Director, Study Abroad & Student Exchange 495081

Lamar University
Beaumont, TX
Oct 30, 2022
Dec 01, 2022
Position Type
Assistant Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
*Posting Number:*20112483
*Position Title:*Assistant Director, Study Abroad & Student Exchange #495081
*Position Type:*Staff
*Department:*Study Abroad & Student Exchange
*Job Summary/Basic Function:**About This Role:

*Lamar University Study Abroad is committed to promoting and facilitating student mobility and international engagement through study abroad programs. Study abroad encourages transformative learning opportunities that foster academic development, personal growth, and intercultural competence that are indispensable elements of a quality education in today’s global society.

The Assistant Director will report to the Executive Director for Office of International Education & Services.*

What You’ll Do - Position Duties
*As a member of our team, you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:

* Develop, launch, and manage a portfolio of effective and strategic academic, internship, and experiential learning opportunities, in collaboration with faculty, academic departments, and other related units on campus.
* Work with the Executive Director and faculty to develop and implement programs and budgets according to university policies and procedures.
* Establish Program Index Numbers and reallocate program budget lines.
* Be a primary contact for Emergency Response Team in risk/emergency management.
* Serve as a liaison with related units on campus, including Financial Aid and Scholarships, Registrar’s, and Undergraduate Advising Center.
* Advise study abroad applicants concerning program options, the application process, and Lamar’s study abroad policies, procedures, payment dates, and financial and academic policies and protocols.
* Update and maintain communication processes, including Formstack, Marketplace, and email correspondences with faculty and students.
* Update Study Abroad website and social media.
* Support program logistics, the procurement and contract process, payment to vendors, and compliance with university and other requirements.
* In collaboration with Executive Director and program faculty, review applications and determine students’ eligibility to study abroad.
* Conduct pre-program orientation for students and faculty.
* Maintain accurate student files and records.
* Coordinate with program faculty on marketing and recruitment including Study Abroad Fair, Cardinal View, and other promotional efforts.
* Recruit and advise study abroad alumni to volunteer as peer advisors.
* Collect, analyze, and share study abroad data with various stakeholders.
* Serve as liaison with partner institutions and study abroad providers;
* Coordinate with academic departments for course registration of J-1 exchange students.
* Assess study abroad programs for effectiveness and student and faculty satisfaction.
Who We Are:
Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.

*Benefits - Job Perks:
At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

Our Comprehensive Benefits Package

* Health, dental & vision insurance
* Life insurance
* State of Texas Retirement plans
* Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
* Paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays.
*Minimum Qualifications:**What You’ll Need to Succeed - Minimum Qualifications
*To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:

* Bachelor’s degree in English, Business, Marketing, Psychology, International Relations, or a related field of study.
* 2-3 years of experience
* Effective communication and excellent technological, organizational, and multi-tasking skills.
* Demonstrated proficiency with word processing, database, and spreadsheets.
* Experiences in risk management, preferably in higher education.
* Strong high-touch customer service skills required.
* Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
* Evidence of skills related to marketing and/or public relations.
* Ability/willingness to work some of the evenings and on weekends.
*EEO Statement:*Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
*Veteran's Preference Statement:*Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.
*Preferred Qualifications:**Preferred Qualifications:
*In addition to the amazing qualifications and experiences listed above, if we had our say, we would also look for:

* Master’s degree in in English, Business, Marketing, Psychology, International Relations, or a related field of study.
* Experience with study abroad programs.
* Experience with web designs and developing and delivering webinars.
* Experience with engaging and extemporaneous public speaking.
* Experience living or studying abroad
* Knowledge of FERPA regulations and higher education institutions.
* Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a highly demanding workload and under pressure.
* Ability to organize and prioritize work without direct supervision, and as part of a close-knit team of professional staff members at the Office of International Education & Services.
* Ability to collaborate with team members to identify, establish and promote best practices for the office.
* Passion for and dedication to promoting the values and benefits of International Education.
*Security Sensitive Statement:*This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
*Salary:*$50,502 - $58,968
*Posting Date:*08/31/2022
*Open Until Filled:*Yes