Associate Director for Off-Campus Study, Center for Global Engagement

Job description

Kenyon College invites applications for Associate Director for Off-Campus Study, Center for Global Engagement.


Assist with all aspects of the administration of approved off-campus study (OCS) programs:

  • Advise students interested in OCS. Interview students as part of the OCS application process.
  • Stay informed of student visa requirements.
  • Maintain contact with program providers.
  • Facilitate student evaluation of all OCS programs.
  • Assist students seeking outside scholarship funding.
  • Understand and communicate OCS policies (academic credit, financial).
  • Review OCS applications and assist students with revisions.
  • Health and safety policies.

Responsible for student aspects of Kenyon programs:

  • Informational sessions.
  • Advising.
  • Application management.
  • Pre-departure programming.
  • Oversee visa process.
  • Contact with partners/providers.
  • Re-entry programming.

Coordinate and implement OCS programming, including:

  • Pre-departure orientations.
  • General.
  • Topic specific.
  • Re-entry sessions, including Returnee Reception.
  • OCS panels.
  • OCS Photo Exhibition.
  • Information sessions, both formal and informal.

Assist with creation of new OCS programming:

  • Cross-cultural programming across campus.
  • Employment workshops.
  • Other programs as suggested/requested.

Participate in office and campus-wide events that will involve evening and weekend hours, including:

  • OCS programming.
  • Site evaluations.
  • ISAK programming.
  • Admissions panels.
  • Represent Kenyon at conferences.
  • Oversee Projects for Peace.
  • Other events as necessary.

Maintain and create text for informational materials:

  • Print materials.
  • Office website.
  • Oversee CGE social media presence.

Work with a variety of campus constituents:

  • Academic Advising
  • Registrar’s Office
  • Accounting
  • Financial Aid
  • Residential Life
  • Career Development Office
  • Academic departments


  • 1-2 student interns

Serve as part of on-call rotation for OCS and international students.

Other duties as required.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field with 3-5 years experience in education abroad.
  • Significant international experience living, studying or working abroad.
  • Demonstrated experience working with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required.
  • Working knowledge of a foreign language.
  • Ability to work well in a team, and to work well with a variety of constituencies (students, faculty, parents, staff).
  • Experience with StudioAbroad system.

A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter indicating education abroad experience; examples of living, studying, or working abroad; and involvement working with people from diverse backgrounds, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3)contact information for 3 professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Please direct questions regarding the position or application process to Marne Ausec, Search Committee Chair ([email protected]).

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement (suspended for the 20-21 year), and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.




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Posted: 4/20/2021
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time