Assistant Director, Study Away & International Education
Job Description Summary: The Assistant Director of the Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education at Furman University has the primary responsibility for assisting in the administration of Furman's faculty-led study away, affiliate and exchange programs. Furman recently launched The Furman Advantage, a strategic vision that guarantees every student an unparalleled education that combines classroom learning with real-world experiences and self-discovery. In line with this vision, we seek a candidate who will support and bolster our well-established and innovative faculty-led study away programs while also helping to expand the number and type of off-campus opportunities in an effort to increase access for underserved students. The assistant director oversees the Terra Dotta study away application database and reports on trends in student interest and participation to inform new programming and outreach initiatives. Additionally, the assistant director will assist with the development and implementation of interactive events centered on academic, personal and professional reflection for students before and after they study away. The assistant director helps supervise the work of two staff members. This is a twelve-month staff position in the division of Academic Affairs, reporting to the Director of Study Away and International Education. Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences. Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits. The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Riley Institute, The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Exploration, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, and our newest addition, The Center for Inclusive Communities. Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among "America's Ten Best" by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named "one of America's coolest small towns." The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.
Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree and three to five years of work experience in a related field required. Experience developing faculty-led programs. Experience maintaining Terra Dotta database, or the equivalent. Excellent organizational skills and careful attention to detail. Excellent communication, interpersonal and intercultural skills. Ability to manage numerous short-term and long-term tasks, and to exercise strong judgment in stressful situations. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and achieve desired outcomes with various constituencies including faculty, staff, students, families, and outside organizations. Involvement in professional organizations that promote study away. Establish and maintain professional networks with local, state, national and international agencies and organizations. Ability to produce reports and presentations using Microsoft Office Suite.
Salary Grade: Level 6 $40,700.00 - $63,100.00
Special Instructions: Full Time