The University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) is committed to promoting excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. In keeping with the academic mission of the University of California, UCEAP recognizes that diversity is integral to the University’s achievement of excellence and strives to create an environment that is welcoming for all. UCEAP upholds the principle of equal opportunity for all and adheres to the University of California Diversity statement.
Through international academic experiences, UCEAP inspires students to explore and transform their lives, UC, and the world. Since 1962, UCEAP has served as the UC systemwide study abroad program, supporting this mission and serving over 100,000 students across all 10 UC campuses and over 30,000 international exchange students. UCEAP typically has over 6,000 student participants annually and is active in over 40 countries worldwide. Sustained by strong academic excellence, spirited faculty collaboration and an interrelated support system, UCEAP produces future global citizens and thought leaders. www.uceap.universityofcalifornia.edu
Brief Summary of Job Duties:Under the general direction of the Program Directors (PDs), the Associate Program Director (APD) is responsible for student case management across all programs, regional coordination of health and safety emergencies, review and analysis of student program evaluations, and full oversight and management responsibilities for student affairs case management, student evaluation review, marketing support, and select program management.
The APD works closely, when necessary, with the Program Teams, Directors of Reciprocity, Finance, Student Health, Safety & Emergency Response, Human Resources, Information Technology, and the Associate Vice Provost & Executive Director on legal, budget, and other operational matters.
*Minimum Requirements: BA/BS degree and five or more years of intermediate to senior administrative and/or program management experience in international, higher education.
Currency in the field and advanced knowledge of international education trends and policies.
Experience in directly supporting the operations of international education programs
Excellent oral and written communication skills with a broad community of other international education administrators, university staff and administrators, faculty, program managers, and host institution administrators.
Demonstrated ability to work positively and productively with dynamic and diverse groups of faculty, staff and students.
Experience and skills in developing, implementing and managing projects and business processes; ability in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, persuade others, and lead.
Experience in a managerial role within a multi-functional unit or other work team to meet organizational standards, deliverables, and strategic objectives.
Demonstrated ability to assist or directly manage the complexities and challenges of a broad range of operational, programmatic issues.
Demonstrated ability to exercise required confidentiality and discretion, in compliance with policies and protocols for sensitive information.
Ability and willingness to work within a consultative authority environment.
Ability and willingness to travel domestically and abroad on an occasional basis.
Availability to provide occasional back-up for PDs and to handle or assist with work-related emergencies overseas that may occur outside of regular business hours.
Desirable Qualifications: Graduate degree in relevant field; experience assisting or serving as an experienced administrator or manager or director in a university or higher education environment, preferably in study abroad.
*Special Conditions of Employment
The UCEAP Systemwide Office is located off-campus in Goleta, CA (near UCSB). Position requires occasional travel to UC campuses and possibly program sites abroad; must be available to assist with, or serve as a back-up contact for, occasional student emergencies, which may occur outside of regular business hours. Satisfactory criminal history background check is required.
Special Instructions: Please include a resume and a cover letter as part of your application.
Internal Number: 13311
About University of California Education Abroad
The University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) has served as the UC systemwide international student exchange program since 1962. Serving all campuses, UCEAP continues its support of the University of California's mission through academic instruction and exchange relationships around the world. Through study abroad, UCEAP provides the opportunity for students to become international citizens and global thinkers, equipping them with the understanding and skills necessary for success in the global marketplace. For more information, visit www.https://uceap.universityofcalifornia.edu/.