Assistant Director for Study Abroad

Towson, MD
Jun 06, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Director for Study Abroad

Job Purpose
The Division of Academic Affairs at Towson University seeks an Assistant Director for the Study Abroad Office. The successful candidate will assist the Director by performing key operations of the Study Abroad Office which facilitates international academic experiences for 500+ students each year.

One of the nation's premier regional public universities, Towson University offers a welcoming environment for living and learning in close proximity to the area's top educational, cultural and community resources. With more than 22,000 students, TU is the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland – the 12th-largest public university system in America. TU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and qualified workforce to join our team. We offer a dynamic environment where you can expand your potential while contributing to the overall success of our growing institution.

The Assistant Director counsels students on all aspects of their study abroad experience and develops and administers short and long-term TU programs and exchanges. Responsibilities include management of the study abroad web-based application and tracking system (Symplicity Horizons); training and supervision of the student Peer Advisor program and oversight of TU affiliate provider student ambassadors; facilitation of student pre-departure and reentry programming; coordination of study abroad registration and billing; liaising with international partner institutions and domestic-based study abroad program providers; communication with other administrative and academic departments; assisting the Director with crisis management as needed; and other duties as assigned.

The Assistant Director is expected to be actively involved in the field of international education in the region, nationally, and internationally via participation in professional organizations and conferences. Some domestic and international travel may be required.

Master's degree; minimum three years experience working in education abroad; familiarity with current trends and best practices within the field; experience working with various constituencies (e.g., administrators, faculty, and parents); strong analytical skills and demonstrated use of computer applications, database, and web-based technology; excellent communication skills; ability to work as an effective team member; ability to multi-task; highly organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented; and experience working or studying abroad.

Preferred qualifications: Experience with study abroad advising, program development, administration, and pre-departure programming; knowledge of PeopleSoft, previous experience with Symplicity Horizons or other web-based study abroad enrollment system; and the ability to speak a foreign language.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary and Benefits
$48,100 annually and full university benefits that include excellent health, life insurance, and retirement plans; tuition remission; and 22 days of annual leave, 14 holidays, personal and sick days. To learn more about our benefits, please click here.

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.

The Clery Act specifies the federal right to know about crimes occurring on or near a college or university campus. In compliance with the act, Towson University distributes the annual Clery Report, which can be found here.

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Towson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to:

Towson University is a smoke-free campus.


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