Job Summary/Basic Function
Georgia Gwinnett College's (GGC) Office of Internationalization (IZN) invites applications for a 12-month, full-time, Assistant Director of Education Abroad and Coordinator of the new Global Studies Certification Program.
Reporting to the Director of Internationalization, the Assistant Director of Education Abroad and Coordinator of the Global Studies Certification Program will take a creative approach in developing, designing and implementing programming which enhances the campus culture and results in a "world class education." The Assistant Director/Coordinator will provide vision, direction, and support for the ongoing development of GGC's internationalization operation, which includes focus on education abroad and the new credit-bearing Global Studies Certification Program.
The Assistant Director of Education Abroad and Coordinator of the Global Studies Certification Program will be proactive in promoting education abroad programs, advising students, and enhancing study abroad programming. The Assistant Director coordinates all managerial and administrative tasks in the education abroad office and ensures a smooth flow of communication among the office, schools, faculty, students, and program institutions abroad. The Assistant Director will oversee the advising of potential study abroad participants and is responsible for increasing the number of GGC students venturing abroad for an international educational experience. The Assistant Director supervises study abroad peer advisors (students), and collaborates with faculty study abroad points-of-contact (POC) in the schools of Business, Education, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Science & Technology.
Other responsibilities include working closely with the Director of Internationalization to:
Collaborate with the schools to increase capacity to develop additional faculty-led study abroad programs
Promote institution-wide awareness of internationalization in general and education abroad specifically
Coordinate and manage all programmatic aspects of GGC's new credit-bearing Global Studies Certification Program, which includes study abroad, foreign language and 9 academic credit hours of i-coursework for program completion
Develop complete knowledge of the GGC curriculum and the academic requirements for completion of all programs of study, which includes collaborating with POCs to determine direct course equivalencies, wherever possible, and ensuring these determinations are appropriately communicated to deans, registrar and potential study abroad participants
Develop reports, statistical data and critical indicators for the areas under his/her purview; and compile and disseminate year-end reports on education abroad students
Develop programs that are aligned with the internationalization goals set by the IZN and Georgia Gwinnett College
Coordinate the Annual GGC Study Abroad Fair (Fall)
Coordinate all mandatory Pre-Departure Orientations
Support the research, assessment and strategic planning agenda for internationalization in general, and education abroad specifically
Work collaboratively with Student Affairs colleagues and others at GGC to encourage involvement and leadership among returning education abroad students
Monitor all aspects of risk management protocol related to education abroad
Assume additional responsibilities as needed and required by the Director of Internationalization
Person holding position may be credentialed to teach in one of GGC's Academic Schools. This position also reviews, evaluates and recommends student learning materials, and evaluates students to measure their progress in achieving global learning outcomes.
A successful candidate should have demonstrated ability to foster relationships with students and a successful track record of developing and implementing programs that enhance the international student experience. A Master's degree in international education or related field required, and a minimum of 5 years experience with education abroad programs. The successful candidate will have team building skills, demonstrated leadership abilities, and superior oral and written communication skills. Successful candidates must be experienced and energetic individuals with a demonstrated understanding of the prevalent issues related to the field of education abroad at U.S. institutions today. Candidates must be innovative thinkers with a vision for providing high-quality services that educate and empower students. Candidates should possess advanced administrative competence and organizational ability. Experience living, working, or studying abroad.
Doctoral degree in international education or another discipline preferred. Leadership experience in education abroad programming in higher education is preferred. Experience directly managing education abroad programs, including exchange partnerships, third party providers, faculty-led programs and in study abroad student advising preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of study abroad risk management best practices a plus. Knowledge of a second language a plus.
Position may require local and some national travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.