Job Description: Bridgewater State University is seeking an innovative, effective, student-centered, and experienced leader for the position of Director of Study Abroad Programs. The Director is responsible for providing vision and leadership, and managing the university's study tour, study abroad, and National Student Exchange programs. The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) is part of the Minnock Center for International Engagement (MCIE).
Supervision Received: Reports to the Executive Director of the MCIE.
Plan, direct, and supervise the activities and operations of the Office of Study Abroad (OSA).
Develop plans and policies for international education programs including Study Abroad and short term, faculty-led study tours.
Establish and implement faculty-led programs for overseas study, including pre-departure orientations, educational programs, recruitment, and marketing for study abroad; work closely with faculty and administration on study abroad to ensure the quality and credit-worthiness of international experiences. Specifically, this position requires an experienced professional who will operate independently and proactively with advisors, students, faculty and staff.
Responsible for financial management of all study abroad activities, including developing and approving budgets for faculty-led study abroad programs and office operational budgets.
Develop short- and long-term goals for the unit, participate in the strategic planning process for the MCIE and support MCIE initiatives
Provide ideas to refine the MCIE's strategic plan, with strong emphasis on expanding opportunities for the active engagement of students in international learning experiences off-campus.
Design and implement policies and procedures for health, safety, liability and crisis intervention in study abroad.
Work collaboratively with academic deans on the management of college-sponsored study abroad programs.
Direct the recruiting and advising of students for Study Abroad and short term study tours.
Supervise office staff, and participate in the hiring, training and evaluation of staff.
Establish and maintain comprehensive records of overseas opportunity grants and fellowships for faculty, and study abroad scholarships for students.
Oversee, advise, and ensure institutional compliance with all relevant federal laws and regulations, state and university policies and procedures.
Promote interaction between the University and the broader community to increase awareness of international and intercultural issues.
Work collaboratively with all campus colleagues on matters related to national and international exchange programs.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to co-teach a one credit course for Global Village: International Residential Learning Community. Required Qualifications: Master's degree and five years full time professional work experience Study Abroad required. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 3 years of supervisory, management, and budgeting experience in the administration of study abroad programs. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching at the university level, advising international students, teaching or working in international education/affairs/programs. Special Instructions to Applicants: