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Executive Director of Global Engagement

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Wilkes University invites applicants for an Executive Director of Global Engagement. The Office of Global Engagement helps to bring the world to Wilkes - and Wilkes to the world - sharing in each other’s languages, cultures and people.

Reporting to the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Executive Director of Global Engagement will develop and implement a university-wide strategic plan for global engagement. In addition to strategic leadership, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing operational oversight for study abroad programs, international initiatives (such as the University’s Panama Program), services for the international communities on campus, and overseeing the Intensive English Program.

A Master’s degree is required. A Doctorate degree in education, linguistics, international affairs or related fields preferred. Doctorates in other disciplines with demonstrated experience in global education and English Language programs will also be considered.

The ideal candidate will have 4-6 year’s professional experience of program oversight, including prior supervisory experience in developing and conducting international programs at the university level, as well as experience in management and assessment of educational programs. Knowledge of global education with emphasis in the postsecondary level; English as a Second Language Education; Study Abroad, and Federal immigration regulations strongly preferred. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,260 students at the undergraduate level and over 1,250 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.

Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

To apply, visit https://wilkesuniversitycareers.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Applications will be accepted through Friday, January 28, 2022. Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and three references.

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. Wilkes University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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