The Office of Off-Campus Study (OCS) oversees semester and year-long global opportunities within Grinnell College’s Institute for Global Engagement (IGE), including Grinnell-in-London (GIL) and Grinnell-in-Washington, D.C. (GIW). These long standing flagship programs provide unique learning opportunities for students and faculty in London and Washington, D.C.
The Director of GIL/GIW manages and oversees Grinnell’s two distinctive programs including the recruitment of faculty and students, managing all the program logistics including short-term travel, coordinating the marketing and maintaining the budgets. The Director will also work with our alums in both London and Washington, D.C. by coordinating network opportunities and overseeing our new host community program in both locations. In addition, the Director serves as the lead for intercultural learning within IGE and will create and administer programmatic workshops and events as well as contribute to pedagogy.
Master’s degree, with strong international content in educational subject area and five years of experience.
Preferred qualifications: -5-7 years of work experience in the education abroad field including previous engagement with NAFSA and/or the Forum on Education Abroad. - Previous experience working with education abroad programs in the U.K./London - Experience building and teaching intercultural communication pedagogy and courses - Event management, public speaking, and marketing experience - Proficiency in a second language and/or experience living, working, and/or studying abroad - Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds - Knowledge of the liberal arts
About Grinnell College
Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell has become one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,700 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell's rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts, sciences, and social studies. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at www.grinnell.edu.