Assistant Director of Global Education

Job description

Amherst College invites applications for the Assistant Director of Global Education. The Assistant Director of Global Education is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-2. The Assistant Director advises students, designs and implements events, and develops resources for study abroad and domestic study opportunities. Advises students on academic and personal goals, and expectations of study away at Amherst, including credit and non-credit bearing opportunities. Plans events and collaborates with key campus partners, student groups, and third-party program providers to promote a range of opportunities for students. Develops and maintains a social media presence that communicates the goals and mission of the office. Supervises student employees. Facilitates visits from study away programs and exchange partners to campus. Takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Key Responsibilities

Student Advising

  • Work one-on-one with students to advise on appropriate programs for credit and not-for-credit.
  • Guide students through petition process for non-approved programs, e.g., research programs, communicate with faculty advisers, and presents student petitions to faculty Committee on Global Education.
  • Engage in sensitive communication with students, including topics such as managing physical and mental health off campus, accommodations, academic and disciplinary standing.
  • Oversee and maintain student records College data.

Programming and Resource Development
  • Create and implement signature events for the office (e.g. international photo contest).
  • Collaborate with academic departments, cultural resource centers, student groups, and returned study away students to plan new events (e.g. STEM majors abroad, first-gen/low-income considerations).
  • Develop pre-departure programs that help prepare students for time off campus by addressing topics such as cultural adjustment and navigating social identities in a new context.
  • Develop re-entry programs that help students returning to campus understand and process topics such as reverse culture shock and collaborate with the resource centers and academic departments to develop programs that would help students integrate their experience back on campus.

Social Media and Communications
  • Create weekly Mailchimp newsletters for prospective students, as well as occasional check-ins with students currently off campus and those who have recently returned.
  • Maintain WordPress blog, including proofreading/editing post drafts and providing feedback to students, as well as uploading completed posts.
  • Manage social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and post content for student outreach, event promotion, etc.
  • Develop and implement social media campaigns that align with and promote the mission and vision of the Global Education Office.
  • Develop and maintain webpage including resource pages. Create forms, surveys, etc.

Student Workers Supervision
  • Interview and hire student employees (e.g. interns, bloggers).
  • Provide regular training and guidance to student interns.
  • Assist interns in creating and implementing social media campaigns and co-sponsored programming with student organizations and the resource centers.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 years of related experience in global education
  • Knowledge of standards and best practices in the field of global education.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, time management, public speaking, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Experience managing professional social media accounts
  • Experience advising students
  • Proficient computer skills including Word and Excel
  • Foreign and domestic travel several times a year is expected, as well as working evenings and weekends as needed for programming
  • Experience working with a diversity community

  • Master's degree
  • 3+ years related experience in global education
  • Experience studying, working, and/or living abroad for at least one semester
  • Experience with programming related to diversity and inclusion

Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!





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Posted: 4/9/2019
Application Due: 5/10/2019
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