The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Assistant Director, Study Abroad.
Applications will be accepted until 10/31/2021.
The Assistant Director is a member of the study abroad team of the Notre Dame International (NDI). The position is responsible for implementing the strategy and operations plan of ND International programming, primarily within an assigned portfolio. This includes recruitment, selection, and preparation of students for their summer and semester study abroad programs, as well as contributing to continuous strategic planning and assessment of existing and potential programs. This position works collaboratively across ND International and other campus departments to support the overall goals of the institution; to this extent, the Assistant Director provides cross-cultural, analytic, and linguistic support in various special projects and initiatives, both led and/or co-sponsored by NDI. The Assistant Director also communicates, promotes, and provides support for NDI's global network, particularly in what concerns to their synergies with existing study abroad programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage international programs in an assigned portfolio by building a recruitment plan aligned with strategic goals of NDI; advising students throughout the study abroad cycle; evaluating and selecting qualified applicants; developing a pre-departure framework in which students are academically, culturally, and experientially prepared for their study abroad experience; ensuring program's strategic and operational compliance through collaboration with on-site partners; generating reports with recommendations for change and/or maintenance of programs based on assessment data from reintegration meetings and debriefing; and liaising with ND academic, professional, and administrative offices
Take a lead role in identify and implement best practices for diversity, equity, and inclusion in Study Abroad; develop evaluation tools, collect data, and establish metrics to measure progress; promote continuous assessment and improvement of Study Abroad DEI efforts; and create and organize outreach and recruitment activities that can aid in diversifying all study abroad programs
Partner with NDI Staff on special projects in support of the internationalization of Notre Dame. Tasks may include developing new programs; implementing re-entry programming for students returned from study abroad experience; and facilitating and promoting special projects enhancing usage of cross-cultural, analytical, and linguistic skills
Serve as liaison with assigned NDI global gateways/centers and advance NDI's strategic initiatives through Notre Dame's Global Gateways, Centers, and international staff
Work with different units on campus and with faculty and staff and consult with relevant departments within Notre Dame in matters pertaining to international education initiatives utilizing expertise in specific regions of the world for operational facilitation in relationship building and strategic ventures
Take on leadership roles within the study abroad team on projects or initiatives pertaining to the team's need and as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in education administration, counseling or related field
3-5 years of experience in international higher education and study abroad in the U.S.
Experience living, studying, or working outside the United States
Experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion programming in an academic environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, specifically as it relates to communicating to various stakeholders about diversity, equity, and inclusion
Excellent interpersonal skills to positively engage people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
Proficiency with computer technology, including social media, collaborative work platforms, and computer software standard to the study abroad industry
Great team player with strong work ethics
Strong organizational, project management, administrative, and computer skills
Master’s Degree, preferably in International Studies, Area Studies, or Higher Education
Training in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and demonstrated experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and increasing and diversifying student participation in study abroad
International experience and expertise in East Asia and Asia Pacific region
Experience working in a study abroad office in a US higher education institution
Excellent problem-solving and strong analytical skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multi-task to meet goals and deadlines
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This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
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APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S22940. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.