We are seeking a Director of Administration to manage the financial, personnel and administrative functions for the academic and business operations of Williams College (USA) in the UK. The role directly supports the faculty director of this study-abroad programme, oversees 3-4 staff members, and interfaces regularly with 26 visiting undergraduate students at Oxford University.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our small community and to work with us in partnership with Exeter College to provide full access to Oxford university resources for the students enrolled in the programme. A description of the programme and its history can be found online at https://exeter.williams.edu.
The successful candidate will be responsible for reporting to and providing a wide range of support to the faculty director, who serves as the chief academic officer for the programme. The Director of Administration serves in a complementary role to oversee the programme’s logistical and business operations. Thus, the role is responsible for financial administration, property management, staff oversight, health and safety, hospitality and catering, and student support including immigration documentation and employment assignments. The Director of Administration also serves as a key point of continuity for Williams College in Oxford, participating as a member of the Association of American Study Abroad Programmes in the UK, liaising with local governing bodies, and communicating with statutory organisations such as the Charity Commission and Companies House.
You must hold a Bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of three years of progressively responsible and relevant experience, ideally as an academic administrator or study-abroad programme coordinator. You must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and have a thorough knowledge of both Microsoft Word and Excel. Excellent organizational, quantitative, and interpersonal skills are essential as is the ability to work independently and to successfully handle multiple tasks. You must possess excellent judgement and be resourceful. Experience with managing and supervising staff is also desirable. You must possess work authorization in the U.K.
Applications for this position are to be made by applying at https://apply.interfolio.com/84763. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting cover letter as part of your application.
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply. All applications received by April 5 will be given full consideration. First stage interviews will be conducted via video conference commencing shortly thereafter, with final interviews to follow by late April. The desired start date for the position is June 1.
Employment is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.
Bachelors degree or equivalent
Work Authorization in the UK
Additional Salary Information: 6% Pension scheme
About Williams College Oxford Programme
Williams College offers a yearlong program of study at Oxford University in collaboration with Exeter College (founded in 1314), one of the constituent colleges of the university. As visiting students at Exeter College, Williams students on the program are full undergraduate members of the university, eligible for access to virtually all of its facilities, libraries, extra-curricular activities, and resources. The Williams-Exeter Programme provides students with a unique opportunity to participate fully in the intellectual and social life of one of the world’s great international universities.