Education Abroad, International Education Leadership, International Student and Scholar Services
The Director of Global Education provides strategic leadership and oversight for undergraduate global education at Duke Kunshan University. Working closely with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, as well as DKU administrators and faculty, the Director will develop programs, policies, and procedures for both outbound study away at Duke and other universities and incoming non-degree programs. The Director will also represent the Office of Global Education at university functions and promote global education programs to internal and external stakeholders.
Dean of Undergraduate Studies, DKU
Strategy and Planning
Sets strategic goals for outbound and inbound Study Away for DKU
Establishes and maintains institutional partnerships and exchange agreements
Develops inbound study programs for non-degree students studying at DKU, including exchange and direct enroll students, as well as Duke students
Develops and maintains crisis, risk management and emergency response protocols for DKU students abroad
Identifies and seeks internal and external funding opportunities for students and programs
Develops processes, policies, and procedures relating to students engaged in both credit and non-credit bearing activities abroad
Operations and Management
Oversees the Office of Global Education, including personnel and financial management
Serves as lead for user implementation of Terra Dotta, in close coordination with DKU IT, including identification of process and reporting requirements
Manages cross-campus collaborations with faculty, academic units and administrative offices on global education initiatives
Service and Representation
Markets and promotes both inbound and outbound study away opportunities
Represents Global Education at university functions, including admissions, recruiting, and parent events
Hosts visiting delegations from Duke and other institutions, including agenda coordination and event promotion, in areas relevant to Global Education
Assessment and Evaluation
Coordinates assessment of both inbound and off-campus studies and activities, in collaboration with the Office of Assessment
Other duties as assigned
University employees' job responsibilities will continue to expand in scope and depth as the University grows in size and complexity in its programs.
Master’s degree in a related higher education field is required.Doctorate is preferred.
Minimum 5 years experience working in an international education office
Must possess leadership, problem solving, organizational and time management skills
Excellent written, verbal, and intercultural communication skills
Open and collaborative mindset
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Must be able to manage multiple demands in a setting of high faculty and student contact and interaction.
Fluent in English. Knowledge of Mandarin is desirable but not required
Willing to work some evenings and weekends
Experience living, working, or studying abroad is preferred.
Experience working with Terra Dotta or similar database is preferred
Experience developing and administering budgets is preferred
Experience in both Chinese and US higher education is preferred
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Duke Kunshan University
Duke Kunshan University is a collaborative partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn/). In August 2014, Duke Kunshan began welcoming graduate students as well as undergraduate students for its Global Learning Semester program. The university launched its four-year bachelor’s degree program for undergraduate students in August 2018. Our campus provides an innovative, interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts experience to a student body that will number 2000 students and 150+ faculty, with an acceptance rate of <8% and a student body represented by over 40 countries. We also offer a series of Master’s level graduate programs. The DKU pedagogical model draws on the best of Duke’s educational experience and resources to reimagine undergraduate instruction on an intimate campus setting.
Similar to the best liberal arts colleges in the United States, DKU values dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment, as well as a strong commitment to successful scholarly engagement and research. This includes research with undergraduate students.