Education Abroad, International Education Leadership
The Director of International Program Development is an integral member of the Syracuse Abroad executive team – a highly collaborative organizational structure. As the leader of study abroad international program development, this role is responsible for strategically leading and managing all World Partner (direct exchange, third party provider), Summer and Short-Term (faculty-led) programs, as well as playing a lead role in developing additional new strategic program initiatives, including semester and summer options. This position reports to the Assistant Provost/Executive Director of Syracuse Abroad and is supported by 2 mid-level management positions. Areas of responsibility include: cultivating and maintaining World Partner and Summer/Short Term admissions and student services processing, including responsibility for program and budget review; ensuring highest academic standards & programming (curricular oversight, program review, academic standards, assessment); developing and supporting the implementation of new study abroad programs, models, partnerships; and representing Syracuse Abroad on campus, domestically, and internationally. The position also engages with Syracuse University administrators, faculty, and departments to enhance campus internationalization in support of the University academic strategic plan.
• Develop, direct and assess options for Summer/Short Term and World Partner programs to grow opportunities for students/faculty to participate in study abroad, and to enhance broader campus internationalization goals.
• Develop and maintain partnerships with, and coordinate effective communication between: (1) Syracuse Abroad staff, (2) relevant academic departments/advisors/administrators, and (3) international partners.
• Work with the Syracuse Abroad Director of Global Operations to maintain active MOU’s and execute new/extension partner agreements.
• Engage faculty and departments to generate demand for and new opportunities to teach/research abroad; support faculty through `best-practices’ workshops.
• Engage campus partners to advocate for and support integration of study abroad into the curriculum and student experience.
• Collaborate with marketing/communications staff to develop and distribute program and curricular information to students, staff, partner institutions and main campus advisors/faculty (e.g., special workshops, flyers, email blasts, visits to department meetings).
• Supervise 2 FTE staff and maintain general oversight over other Summer/Short Term and World Partner staff to maintain and improve program quality and overall budgetary and organizational efficiency.
• Oversee assessment of academic programs, and work with main campus administrators and faculty to set and maintain academic standards. Review programs and budget models. Follow up on course and program evaluations.
• Oversee academic policies, procedures, and services: collaborate with the Syracuse Abroad Director of Curriculum and Academic Services to develop and update Syracuse Abroad academic policies and procedures in accordance with University-wide policies and ensure adherence to these policies.
• Provide oversight for the registration process for Syracuse University and visiting students on Syracuse Abroad Center summer programs.
• Program development and strategic initiatives: under the direction of Syracuse Abroad’s Assistant Provost/Executive Director, and working closely with the Syracuse Abroad leadership team, take the lead to research, identify, analyze, and propose new study abroad programs and program models (i.e. new centers, new World Partner programs, new faculty-led programs, etc.), potential partners and resources abroad that can enhance/expand new University initiatives and academic priorities, and the University’s geographic footprint.
• Develop and coordinate relevant advisory committees/task forces to engage key campus and abroad stakeholders.
• Work closely with Syracuse Abroad leadership to initiate and implement new initiatives. Serve on the Syracuse Abroad Executive Committee as a member of the senior leadership team. Participate in the Syracuse Abroad strategic planning process.
• Represent Syracuse Abroad on campus, domestically and internationally. Actively engage with and stay on top of latest research and trends in the fields of international education and higher education in general. Engage in national membership organizations, represent Syracuse Abroad at national and international events and conferences. Serve on University-wide committees and taskforces as needed. M
• Manage special case petitioning for Syracuse University students who want to study on non-Syracuse University affiliated programs.
Minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience, ideally in education abroad or international higher education, developing and/or leading international programs, or equivalent combined experience preferred.
Demonstrated experience supervising and managing staff for three plus years, with proven ability to foster teamwork and generate a positive atmosphere.
Experience developing and/or leading international programs strongly preferred.
Experience managing partnerships in strategic ways.
Excellent communication and collaborative leadership skills.
Ability to connect with diverse audiences of students, faculty, and administrators.
Ability to travel domestically and abroad.
Experience studying, working or traveling internationally.
Ability to speak a second language is an asset.
Internal Number: 036358
About Syracuse University-Syracuse Abroad
ABOUT SYRACUSE ABROADSyracuse Abroad is one of the larger education abroad programs among doctoral-granting universities in the country, and Syracuse University is in a period of exciting and ambitious transformation for all things internationalization. Syracuse recently moved up one spot and is currently ranked #4 in the IIE Open Doors for student participation on mid-length (i.e. semester/quarter) study abroad programs. We operate seven Syracuse study abroad centers, currently in Asia, the EU, and South America – some running for 60 years. We have about 30 staff in our New York office including areas of budget/finance, academics, marketing, admissions, student services, institutional relations, and administration. There are hundreds more Syracuse Abroad faculty and staff based at our center locations around the world. Read more about Syracuse Abroad Centers and Partnerships here: https://www.syracuse.edu/academics/study-abroad/ABOUT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITYSyracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings, and an undeniable spirit. With a beautiful campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint, and a history that dates t...o 1870, Syracuse is ranked #53 by U.S News & WR and embraces diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. The main campus sits on top of a hill overlooking the city of Syracuse and downtown is just a short walk, drive, or bus ride away from the main campus.Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 126 countries. We are home to 13 schools and colleges, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education and in 2017 the University’s endowment fund was valued at approximately $1.2. Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus on professional programs.A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains nearby as well as the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.More info:Syracuse Schools and Colleges: https://www.syracuse.edu/academics/schools-colleges/Ranked Programs: https://www.syracuse.edu/about/facts-figures-rankings/#s:reputationCity of Syracuse: https://www.syracuse.edu/about/visit/city-of-syracuse/EEOCSyracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. 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