Director of Education Abroad

Clemson, SC
Mar 20, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Clemson University

Location Martin E 303
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


Clemson University is seeking an international education leader to join us in moving the edge of innovation in education abroad programming. Located in the upstate of South Carolina within a region characterized by global industry and foreign direct investment, Clemson has recently reinvigorated its commitment to global learning and reorganized the Clemson Abroad office to provide the infrastructure to expand into new models of global engagement including internships, research and virtual exchange/COIL. This reorganization effort has led to a 34% increase over the last 4 years with approximately 1500 students traveling abroad annually through faculty-led, exchange and third-party programs that include service, work and internship opportunities. The new Director of Education Abroad will provide administrative, operational and programmatic leadership to a team of education abroad professionals within the Clemson Abroad Office.

The Director reports to the Associate Provost of Global Engagement and serves on the Global Engagement leadership team alongside the Directors of Partnerships & Initiatives, International Services, English Language Programs and Global Leadership, as well as a number of university level committees and task forces. The Director collaborates broadly with administrative units including student affairs, general counsel, risk management and student financial services. In addition, the director engages with faculty in the creative and strategic development of the program portfolio.

The successful candidate should demonstrate skill in diplomacy, intercultural and professional communication, leadership, and relationship-building, and will have practical experience with developing and delivering curricula- embedded programs, managing staff, process enhancement and understanding the fiscal and operational processes related to operating a multi-faceted portfolio of education abroad programs at a university level. This position involves domestic and international travel.

Master's Degree and 5+ years experience in higher education administration, international living/work experience, fluency in one language other than English, and both budgetary and supervisory experience.

Doctoral degree or terminal degree; 5+ years experience working in education abroad; experience teaching study abroad programs, 3+ years experience directing faculty and students in international education.

Review of applications will begin April 6, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For consideration, please submit a resume or curriculum vita, letter of interest, and five professional references including names and contact information via Interfolio link below.

Office of Global Engagement

Clemson Abroad

Clemson University - main campus

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.