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Director of Study Abroad/Study Away Programs

University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC
Closing date
Feb 9, 2023

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*UNC Asheville Overview:*Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
*Position Type:*EHRA Staff
*Title:*Director of Study Abroad/Study Away Programs
*Position Number:*000208
*Recruitment Range:*Salary Commensurate with Experience
*Work Schedule and Hours:*Typical hours are Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with flexibility for evenings and weekends as needed to achieve the office goals.
*Full-Time / Part-Time:*Full-Time
*Months per Year:*12 Months
*Position Summary:*The Director of Study Abroad/Study Away Programs provides leadership, administrative oversight, and support for UNC Asheville’s off-campus study opportunities. The director works collaboratively with UNC Asheville faculty and the UNC system to develop and support international programs that align with and enhance students’ liberal arts education.

The position has an important strategic portfolio: designing and implementing diverse, off-campus programming and international opportunities for students and faculty, advising on the integration of study abroad into the undergraduate curricula, and developing new international partnerships. In addition, the Director has significant operational responsibilities: coordinating critical management tasks with staff of the Global Studies Center, leading the Study Abroad Office by supervising, hiring and training professional and support staff, and preparing and overseeing the annual budgets and working closely with faculty.
*Required Education/Experience/Skills:*A master’s degree and/or equivalent professional experience.Three years’ experience in a college or university Study Abroad office.
*Preferred Education/Experience/Skills:*Five years of professional experience in study abroad and international education with increasing responsibilities for planning, supervision and budgeting.

Experience operating Terra Dotta software or other online application management software.
*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :*
* Extensive knowledge and experience of Study Abroad/Study Away opportunities
* Ability to form national and international partnerships with universities, civic organization, and other institutions.
* Ability to present information effectively to students, faculty, and staff.
* Ability to lead professional development programs for faculty.
* Knowledge of immigration, visa, immunization, and other formalities required for Study Abroad and international exchange.
* Knowledge of financial aid and scholarship programs, policies, and procedures, as well as international credit evaluation.
* Overseas work, study, or travel experience.
*Special Instructions to the Applicant:**Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. *Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned. Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations. It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.
*Posting Number:*E0323
*Posting date:*11/03/2022
*Open Until Filled:*Yes

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