The Director of Global Learning Center works collaboratively with the Provost to provide leadership and support in planning, development implementation, and evaluation of assigned areas. The Director provides visionary leadership for the operations of the Center for Global Learning as well as provides support and advocacy on behalf of faculty, staff, and students.
Leads the operations of the Center for Global Learning and provides support and advocacy on behalf of students, staff, and faculty.
Provides budgetary guidance and leadership for the center.
Secures and manages grant funding; disseminates information to colleagues and students about scholarships, grants, fellowships.
Advocates for and facilitates the creation of new international opportunities for student, faculty, and administrators.
Establishes academic linkages with colleges, institutions, and individuals abroad to promote faculty and student development.
Seeks and facilitates opportunities to enhance global awareness through cultural, educational, and experiential activities.
Coordinates with foreign cultural attachés for existing and potential academic linkages.
Manages initial contact with prospective institutions, agencies, and individuals for possible academic cooperation program.
Initiates contact with prospective institutions, agencies, and individuals for possible academic cooperation program.
Establishes workforce related opportunities and pathways for immigrant/refugee students.
Supports collaborations with language curriculum faculty.
Supports international student recruitment and support services.
Ensures the institution complies with all federal mandates related to hosting students with F-1 visas.
Creates and maintains relationships with community partners to facilitate open communication and equitable access.
Establishes and leads advisory boards and focus groups to improve BCTC's engagement with the international community.
Creates and implements social and cross-cultural programming for students, faculty, and administrators that enhance the international educational experience, including virtual study abroad.
Hosts and provides presentations to BCTC and the community.
Provides consultation and development of opportunities for BCTC students, faculty, and staff.
Coordinates and facilitates professional development and campus workshops designed to maximize intercultural understanding and competencies amongst students, faculty, and staff.
Represents the college in meetings or functions where potential or actual academic linkages have been established.
Creates and maintains relationships through memorandums of understanding with similar organizations around the world.
Collaborates with other organizations on advocacy and facilitates opportunities and shares best practices.
Stays abreast of research, best practices, trends in intercultural communication facilitation and related fields.
Works with the system office to draft relevant policies and procedures to support international activities, including but not limited to international travel and faculty-student exchanges etc.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:
Master's degree (related area) and three years related work experience, or equivalent.
One year of cumulative experience within international student affairs, scholar affairs, designing/implementing programs or workshops, or experience working or studying in another country.
Formal training in intercultural communication and/or international education.
Fluency in two or more languages.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Ability to work effectively with individuals from varied administrative, academic, cultural, religious, national, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.
Knowledge of academic and administrative policies and procedures.
Internal Number: 67822
About Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) is a member college of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. As one of the two largest colleges in our system, BCTC transfers more students to four-year universities than any other college in the state. It awards certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in more than 40 career and technical programs with day, evening, and online classes serving more than 16,000 students annually at seven campuses. Customized workforce training serves more than 500 businesses annually. BCTC provides excellence in learning and service with caring, experienced professors, helpful staff, and excellent facilities and a focus on student success. The college sustains strong partnerships with our communities to improve economic vitality and quality of life in the region.
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