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Director of Study Abroad and Coordinator of NSE

Purdue University
Fort Wayne, IN
Closing date
Feb 15, 2023

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Join Purdue University Fort Wayne:

Purdue University Fort Wayne seeks to develop and nurture its diversity. PFW is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect. We strive to add hardworking people to our team and we are currently seeking a Director of Study Abroad and Coordinator of NSE.

Your day to day:
  • You will oversee the daily operations of Study Abroad to include budget oversight, long and short-term marketing and engagement plans, use of technology, events and team projects, and data base management.
  • Perform unit management responsibilities including: fiscal responsibility for the department budget, strategic planning, planning of effective events, and administrative coordination to implement operations.
  • Oversee reporting on student participation, trends in study abroad, program evaluation and strategy issues for university and external audiences.
  • Manage agreements with affiliate third-party providers and the study abroad aspects of foreign university partnerships.
  • Review institutional contracts and agreements approved for study abroad and exchanges in collaboration with the Legal, Finance, and Procurement offices. Contract review may also extend to supporting the Director of International Education with partnership agreements, etc.
  • Collaborate with academic units to ensure the successful marketing and the safe delivery, academically engaged international education programs.
  • Collaborate with administrative offices including but not limited to the Bursar, Registrar, Financial Aid, Career Development Center, Advisors, etc. to enhance the study abroad experience and promote opportunities for learning.
  • Advise campus stakeholders on potential risks related to health, safety, security, and finances and develop and maintain effective risk management policies and procedures to manage student's study abroad experiences.
  • Develop policies to support student success and minimize risk and liability by maintaining awareness and understanding of: current domestic and global affairs related to travel health/safety/security, university policies, insurance policies, visa and immigration regulations, partner institutional policies, and the standards of best practices in the field of international education.
  • Advise students, faculty, staff and parents on the institution's administrative policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with PFW faculty, departments, colleges, and schools and with international partners/organizations to develop and sustain an array of high-quality, high-impact, study, research, internship, and experiential learning opportunities abroad that meet the educational needs and goals of PFW's diverse student, faculty, and staff.
  • Work to fully integrate study abroad into the PFW student learning and success.
  • Help faculty prepare to lead study abroad programs through effective orientation and pre-departure sessions which address student wellness and student life concerns as well as associated PFW policies and procedures.
  • Develop and direct new programs and partnerships from initial outreach and development stages through final program assessment and reporting in partnership with various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop successful marketing campaigns to actively promote PFW Study Abroad programs.
  • Promote and represent international experiences as an institutional educational priority by working closely with the Schools and Colleges, Admissions, etc.

  • In consultation with Academic Departments, advise students to ensure that international experiences are well-integrated into an academic plan.
  • Work with the Bursar, Managerial Accounting, and program leaders to create program budgets that ensure consistency and transparency in tuition and fees.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Development to strategize and execute scholarship initiatives that lower the financial barriers to student enrollment.
  • Support and communicate with students currently studying abroad, and their parents as appropriate and respond to issues and problems as they arise during their program.
  • Develop, implement, and refine student pre-departure and re-entry sessions to continuously improve student preparation for their experience abroad as well as improve their re-acculturation and integration of their international experiences.
  • Manage a portfolio of global education programs as agreed with leadership.
  • Visit overseas sites as needed to meet with program staff, faculty, students and other academic contacts.
  • Work with the Office of International Education and others on the implementation of exchange student agreements.
  • Serve as a resource to outbound students regarding the admission process, pre-departure orientation, advising on academic options, and fulfillment of program requirements.
  • Coordinate admission, pre-arrival orientation, and registration process of incoming exchange students and students in special programs.
  • Work regularly with partners to ensure effective communication, monitoring of any program changes, and the sharing of relevant information and promotional materials
  • Oversee insurance related issues for study abroad students and communicate information about the policy to relevant parties. Serve as the emergency contact for faculty-led programs and manage emergency protocol. Keep abreast of travel warnings and provide information to relevant parties, as needed.
  • Administer the National Student Exchange Program campus-wide.

Why we'll love you:
  • You have worked hard to earn a Master's degree in Liberal Arts, Education, or a related interdisciplinary or professional program.
  • You have a minimum of 2 years of experience in international programs and/or higher education with increasing responsibilities; ability to travel internationally; familiarity with best practices of study abroad; excellent communication skills; knowledge of visa and immigration regulations and processes that govern J1 visa international exchange students; experience developing and managing budgets.
  • You have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required as per DHS regulations.
  • You have the ability to manage multiple projects with strong attention to details.
  • You can develop webpages and promotional materials (brochures, articles, social media, etc.)
  • You have expertise in, and ability to train on, intercultural sensitivity and understanding of cultural competency, immersion, and adaptation processes.
  • You have knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and the ability to use relevant database(s) and software.

Why you'll love us:
  • Free tuition through Purdue University Global.
  • Fee remission for a traditional Purdue degree for yourself, spouse, and children.
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance available on first day of employment.
  • Additional voluntary benefits.
  • Retirement benefits.
  • Paid Time Off.
  • Support for professional development opportunities.
  • Live and work in an affordable, family friendly community.

Additional Information:
  • For highest consideration, please submit a resume cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position.
  • A background check and misconduct screen will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime).
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.

Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Jan 14, 2023

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