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Assistant Director, International Programs and Education Abroad - College of Arts & Sciences

Kent State University
Kent, OH
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Position Type
Assistant Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Job Title:

Assistant Director, International Programs and Education Abroad - College of Arts & Sciences

Physical Location:

Kent Campus - Kent, OH



Basic Function:

Coordinate and assist in the planning and management of international programs and education abroad programs and services for the College of Arts and Sciences. Reports to Associate Dean, International Programs and Education Abroad or designated supervisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Additional Basic Function - if applicable:

Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

Assist in setting goals, planning, organizing, recommending, and evaluating education abroad programs for Faculty Led Programs.

Coordinate development of individual Faculty Led programs and management of all student processes related to these programs.

Oversee the scholarship award process for students participating in new and existing education abroad programs.

Market study abroad initiatives to Kent State students and faculty, as well as to external institutional partners.

Supervise student and temporary employees as assigned.

May travel domestically and abroad to assist student groups.

Collaborate with Kent State academic units and departments to identify and assess specific education abroad opportunities.

Communicate and collaborate regularly with the Registrar's Office, Bursar's Office, Office of Student Financial Aid, and others to ensure the administrative aspects of the education abroad experience function efficiently and effectively.

Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of education abroad opportunities and stay current in the field ; maintain a professional presence and participate as needed in education abroad meetings and conferences.

Attend meetings and functions on Associate Dean's behalf as needed, on- and off-campus.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Additional Examples of Duties - if applicable:

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in higher education or a relevant field, plus two years experience in higher education administration.


Knowledge Of:

College/university administrative policies/procedures/infrastructure; academic affairs, including the roles of colleges, schools, departments, etc.; Desktop software (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite) and web-based systems *

Skill In:

Highly developed written and interpersonal communication *

Project management *

Ability To:

Provide leadership and direction

Develop and implement plans *

Work independently and as an effective change agent *

Travel domestically and abroad

Communicate and work effectively with all components of the university and external constituents involving diverse cultures

Preferred Qualifications - if applicable:

Foreign study abroad or comparable international experience.

Fluency in a foreign language.


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:


Working Schedule:

Additional Information:

Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State's campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit

Value Statement

Kent State University is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community. This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of Ohio, the nation, and our world.


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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