Skip to main content

This job has expired

Assistant Director, Study Abroad

SUNY New Paltz
New Paltz, NY
Closing date
May 25, 2024

View more

Position Type
Assistant Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
Department Dean - International Programs Budget Title Senior Staff Assistant Local Title Assistant Director, Study Abroad Proposed Posting Date Classification SL-3 Duties

The State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz welcomes applications for the role of Assistant Director of Study Abroad in the Center for International Programs (CIP) to join a highly professional team committed to international educational exchange and serving students. CIP encompasses study abroad, dual diploma programs, international students and scholars services, English as a Second Language, and international internship programs based in New York City. The study abroad staff manage 50 programs in 20 countries that provide study abroad opportunities to over 300 students each year. SUNY New Paltz has been recognized as a 20-year top producer of Gilman Scholars and was the top producer of Fulbright Scholars among Master's institutions for the 2021-22 academic year. SUNY New Paltz has also received recognition for increasing access to study abroad opportunities for underrepresented students in higher education by the Institute for International Education with the 2015 Andrew Heiskell Award.

The Assistant Director for Study Abroad at the Center for International Programs is a full-time, 12-month position with full benefits and reports to the Director of Global Learning. Duties for this role include but are not limited to:
  • Advise and support studying abroad through the Center for International Programs
  • Contribute to strategic initiatives for study abroad and global learning
  • Oversee administration of study abroad scholarships
  • Coordinate the Global Engagement Program in New York City
  • Coordinate recruitment and manage assigned study abroad programs in terms of: day-to-day administration; application review and notifications; communication with students, parents, other campus units, faculty, and overseas partner institutions; and maintaining up-to-date program information
  • Liaise with various campus offices in support of students preparing to study abroad
  • Contribute to faculty-led program development efforts
  • Serve as the Fulbright Program Advisor for SUNY New Paltz
  • Represent SUNY New Paltz at other SUNY institution study abroad fairs
  • Serve as the study abroad health and safety coordinator
  • Assist in the planning and execution of study abroad events such as the Study Abroad Fair, Pre-departure Orientation, re-entry programming, etc. - some of these events may take place in the evening or on weekends
  • Monitor emergency phone and responds appropriately to study abroad student emergencies
  • Contribute to other projects, efforts, and initiatives of the Center for International Programs


  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • At least three years of directly related professional experience
  • Previous experience advising college or university students
  • Knowledge of study abroad health, safety, and risk management best practices
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to the field of International Education
  • Experience living abroad, studying abroad, or a significant intercultural experience
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel for professional conferences or to represent SUNY New Paltz at other SUNY campuses (valid driver's license required), as well as work evenings and weekends
  • Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with a culturally diverse population
  • Strong technology skills with MS Office, wikis, videoconferencing, social media, etc.

  • A Master's degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization, w in student affairs, higher education, or international education
  • At least five years of directly related professional experience
  • Foreign language ability, especially in a language taught at SUNY New Paltz
  • Prior experience managing study abroad programs, including faculty-led programs
  • Prior experience working with diverse students as demonstrated by collaboration with opportunity programs and/or other relevant units on a college campus as well as successful scholarship advising
  • Engagement in professional organizations such as NAFSA, Forum on Education Abroad, and Diversity Abroad Network
  • Familiarity with study abroad data and application managements systems, especially Terra Dotta software
  • Experience advising students for national-level scholarships such as Gilman, Boren, Fulbright, and Critical Language Scholarships

Special Instructions to Applicants

Electronic submissions required. Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3628.

Candidates will be required to electronically submit:
  • cover letter
  • resume
  • contact information for three professional references

Please apply by visiting

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

Other important information about this vacancy

This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country; see them here: The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public University that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.

SUNY New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members - students, faculty and staff. The University's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply. All people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (Clery Report) at

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert