Reporting to the Director of Education Abroad, the Assistant Director oversees study abroad operations and provides leadership to the advising team to advance the mission and vision of UA’s Education Abroad department through collaboration with campus departments, faculty program leaders and international partners to provide academically sound, relevant, and safe study abroad programs and exceptional student advising services.
The Assistant Director will manage day-to-day operations of study abroad as it relates to student advising, pre-departure process, returnee procedures, campus reporting, and academic integration. The Assistant Director is responsible for interpreting and ensuring adherence to UA, UA System, state and national policies and regulations as they relate to study abroad programs. This position must be knowledgeable of UA travel policies, risk management policies, academic registration and records protocols, financial aid and admission policies, as well as the professional standards for study abroad from NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the Forum on Education Abroad Standards of Good Practice. This position supervises three full-time staff members. This position must also possess a knowledge and sensitivity to persons of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Ability to work with diverse populations and a high level of interpersonal skills. Knowledge of international higher education systems and university structures. Ability to manage multiple tasks with highly demanding workload and under pressure of deadlines. Ability to organize and prioritize work without direct supervision, as part of a unit of professional staff members. Effective verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking in a variety of settings.
Preferably, the candidate will have earned a Masters degree in an area related to international education and have had experience living, working or studying overseas. We are looking for candidates who preferably possess 3 – 5 years of experience working in international education, in particular study abroad programs, including exchanges, faculty-led, and provider programs. Preferably, the candidate has had experience with Terra Dotta Software and Banner Student Information System.
Again, all candidates can apply to the position through the job portal. Job close date 02/11/2020. Visit UA's employment website at staffjobs.ua.edu for more information and to apply. The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE) including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities.
Internal Number: 510651
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