Director, John Felice Rome Center

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The successful candidate chosen to lead this global center should be a leader with a deep and abiding understanding of academic affairs, university business, student life, and Loyola’s mission. The University seeks a leader of people and academic programs with the communication and interpersonal skills to convey a compelling vision for the JFRC, with opportunities of global engagement in Europe, Africa and the Near East. Absolutely essential are the personal qualities and professional experience necessary for effective internal and external advocacy, including a strong resonance with the Jesuit and Catholic dimension of the University in general and the JFRC in particular. The duties of the position will include:

•Serving as the Chief Administrator of the JFRC, responsible for academics, administration, finance, the Jesuit, Catholic mission of the University, residential activities, and reporting to the Associate Provost for Global and Community Engagement.
•Responsibility for the overall management, leadership, and direction of the JFRC’s undergraduate and graduate programs, and any ancillary educational programs.
•Serving as the official University representative with Italian and Roman officials, and with externally contracted service providers.
•Leading and coordinating the work of Academic Affairs, Student Life, Residence Life, including Operations, Administration and Facilities.
•Working closely with Campus Ministry, to support and coordinate the Jesuit, Catholic Mission of the University.
•Promoting the JFRC through effective relationships with parents, alumni, donors, and local community organizations.
•Collaborating with University Officers, Vice-Presidents, Provostians, and Deans, whose divisions and schools are critical to the Rome Center’s operations and programming.
•Promoting and supporting student recruitment for the JFRC, including Study Abroad, Rome Start, PROLAW, and creating and cultivating collaborations with (potential) affiliated universities.
•Travel to Chicago for meetings with University leadership and to support and participate in on-going activities of the JFRC Alumni Board.

Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy

Loyola adheres to all applicable federal and state civil rights laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education. Loyola does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, parental status, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

This Nondiscrimination Policy prohibits discrimination in employment and in providing access to educational opportunities. Therefore, any member of the Loyola community who acts to deny, deprive, or limit the educational or employment benefits or opportunities of any student, employee, guest, or visitor on the basis of their actual or perceived membership in the protected classes listed above is in violation of the Nondiscrimination Policy.

This Nondiscrimination Policy also includes protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any University resolution process or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies.

If you have questions about this Nondiscrimination Policy, Title IX, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VI”), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), or if you believe you have been discriminated against based on your membership in a protected class, please contact Tim Love, Executive Director for Equity & Compliance, or another member of the Office for Equity & Compliance, at (773) 508-7766 or [email protected], and/or submit a report online.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

Experience with leadership.


•Master’s degree (minimum) or doctoral degree (preferred), with at least 10+ years of progressive responsibility in higher education and in the on-site management and direction of a comparable overseas program or global center.
•Ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty representing diversity of identification, backgrounds, cultural, and national identities.
•Experience with effective fund-raising and alumni relations.
•Ability to promote the strategic goals of the University at large, including excellence in teaching, scholarship, global awareness, and service.
•Record of success in innovative planning, budgeting, project management, and structural organization in Study Abroad.
•Understanding of Loyola University’s Jesuit, Catholic mission and heritage.
•Outstanding communication skills and the ability to communicate, both verbally and written, in English and Italian.
•Experience in the promotion and teaching of service learning and international service immersion.
•Ability, willingness, and possessing proper documentation to travel in and out of the U.S.

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Basic office computer skills.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please note that Loyola University Chicago will be accepting applications for this position until Monday, February 8, 2021.

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Posted: 1/20/2021
Application Due: 2/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time