Assistant Dean for Global Education – Maytum Center for Student Success October 20th 2021
Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean for Global Education. The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Success. The Maytum Center for Student Success is dedicated to holistic student support and inclusive excellence in accordance with Allegheny College’s Renaissance Vision. We seek candidates who will support the core values of Allegheny College: always strive for success; be flexible; be a problem solver; take a creative approach; and collaborate with positive energy.
The Assistant Dean for Global Education will coordinate all aspects of the Global Education program, including semester study away, summer experiential learning study tours, and international internships. The Assistant Dean will also provide leadership for Global Education, including formulating and implementing a vision for Global Education and campus internationalization. They will co-chair the Study Away and Campus Internationalization Committee. All staff in the Maytum Center for Student Success are responsible, as needed and as their primary duties allow, for responding to academic alerts, answering basic queries about Center resources and services, responding to basic advising and 4-year planning questions, participating on programming, Admissions events, and Allegheny Bound events, and supporting the Class Deans.
The Assistant Dean will collaborate with the Registrar’s Office to manage and perform the transfer evaluation process for domestic and international study away programs, along with independent foreign transcript evaluation. The Assistant Dean will act as a secondary officer responsible for SEVIS compliance and non-academic advising for international students. Specific duties include serving as a designated school official (DSO) for F-1 visa holders and an alternate responsible officer (ARO) for J-visa holders, and advising international students on maintaining compliance with immigration laws and policies. The Assistant Dean must remain eligible at all times, per immigration guidelines, to serve in these capacities, and submit to and pass ongoing background checks as a requirement of this position.
Approximately 4.5% of the current Allegheny College student population are international, and approximately 25% of graduates (pre-COVID) take part in a credit-bearing short- or long-term study away experience.
Qualifications preferred for the position include a Master’s degree and five to seven years of experience in Global Education at a college or university. Previous experience as a dean or director in this area is preferred. Previous experience living/working abroad as well as knowledge of a second language is also preferred, and the successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from different cultures. This position requires a high level of written and oral communication skills; organizational skills; ability to work effectively with faculty, students, alumni, college administrators, and study away providers; ability to work independently; and familiarity with recent and emerging trends in the field of global education. Some domestic and international travel is expected, as is the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed. A valid driver’s license is also strongly preferred.
ALLEGHENY STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY
Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.
As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.