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Director of Study Abroad

Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View, Texas
Closing date
Aug 2, 2024

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Prairie View A&M University

Director of Study Abroad

Job Title
Director of Study Abroad

Prairie View A&M University

Office of International Programs

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The Director of Study Abroad, under general direction, develops and directs study abroad programs, collaborates with faculty on development and implementation of faculty-led programs, creates and serves on the International Programs Advisory Board, writes and oversees grants for external and internal funding among many other responsibilities listed below.


• Direct Study Abroad, including strategy, program planning, and budget oversight.

• Promote international opportunities and a global focus on campus.

• Develop, implement, refine as necessary, and monitor rules and procedures of Study Abroad. Hire, supervise, train, and evaluate staff.

• Support the Executive Director with exchange programs and sponsored student initiatives. Liaise with embassy officials, international education organizations, government officials, international agencies, etc., to achieve global recruiting objectives.

• Administer study abroad programs and manage administrative and risk management issues.

• Collaborate with the Executive Director and faculty on developing and implementing faculty-led programs, conducting site visits, assessing study abroad programs, and collaborating with contracts staff and the Office of the General Counsel staff as necessary to establish and administer affiliation agreements.

• Serve as a liaison for faculty, administrators, and researchers for international activities.

• Collaborate with the Executive Director to achieve the university's global objectives.

• Serve on the International Programs Advisory Board and other committees regarding the university's global initiatives.

• Establish and maintain professional networks with local, state, national, and international organizations.

• Represent the university at approved international education-related events and activities to elevate PVAMU's International profile.

• Write and oversee grants for external and internal funding to support international activities and contractual funding requirements.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's degree in an applicable field.

• Five years of related experience developing or managing international programs.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

• Knowledge of website development and social media.

• Knowledge of international study program best practices and policies, laws, and regulations affecting education abroad students.

• Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

• Effective problem-solving skills.

Preferred Education

• Master's degree in an applicable field.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Excellent decision-making and organizational skills.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills including cross-cultural competencies.

• Ability to communicate and work effectively with constituencies including, students, parents, faculty, administrators and external groups (e.g., international institutions, U.S. government officials and officials/individuals from other countries, community leaders.)

• Proficient using standard office software applications.

Job Posting Close Date:

• 07/26/2024

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

• Resume or Curriculum Vitae

• Cover Letter

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above "Required Attachments" section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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About Us

For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (936) 261-1730.

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