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Director for Global Learning

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois

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Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs Jobs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

TITLE: Director for Global Learning

FLSA Status: Exempt (Salary)

DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs

REPORTS TO: Vice Provost

JOB STATUS: Full-time, 12-month position (37.50 hours/week)


Position Description

Dominican University seeks an enthusiastic leader to help us advance opportunities for our diverse student body to engage in study away opportunities, both international and within the United States, that will help them build intercultural competence and global citizenship. The Director for Global Learning will collaborate closely with university stakeholders to plan and implement study away opportunities for all students across the University. This position offers the opportunity for an ambitious person to help us re-imagine, implement, and grow programs that are an integral part of Dominican University’s mission, as the University aspires to be an innovative leader in empowering graduates from diverse backgrounds to meet the challenges of an increasingly interdependent world.


This position reports to the Vice Provost and serves as an active member of the University Global

Learning Advisory Committee. The Director for Global Learning collaborates closely with academic and student support units to offer transformational study away experiences, both international and within the United States.


As a diverse, Catholic Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), we center access, belonging, and equity-minded perspectives. We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who can demonstrate commitment to equitable and inclusive educational practices. A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive and relationship-centered work, which affirms the dignity of the human person and concern for the common good.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with Deans, Program Directors, Faculty and Staff to plan and promote study away opportunities (including service trips), both international and within the United States
  • Supports the development of customized study away offerings for specific academic programs or majors
  • Expands on and oversee study away informational events for students, including:
    • Outreach to current students
    • Recruitment of current students
  • Provides study away advising to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Manages the university Terra Dotta information system to process study away applications, administer internal workflows/communications, and to overcome challenges that occur while students are studying away
  • Maintains contact information for students studying away and support students and faculty members to overcome any challenges
  • Collaborates with Core Curriculum Director to evaluate and approve course equivalences for credit to be transferred in from non-DU programs
  • Maintains study away policies and procedures
  • Collaborates with the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence to coordinate appropriate training for faculty members engaged in study away offerings
  • Develops and maintain the study away website and make it easily accessible to prospective students
  • Coordinates the review of applications for faculty led study away program offerings
  • Manages study away budgets
  • Participates in the following university committees:
    • High Impact Practices Committee
    • Global Learning Advisory Committee
  • Tracks and assesses the implementation of:
    • student study away participation
    • student exchange programs
    • faculty led study away program offerings
  • Works with the Vice Provost to develop institutional partnerships and collaborations
  • Perform other duties as requested, delegated, or assigned by the Vice Provost.


Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

A bachelor’s degree required; a master’s level degree preferred.

Three years of experience in international education.

Proven ability to collaborate successfully with diverse stakeholders.

Experience working independently and in teams.

Experience developing academic programs and in budget management.

Experience in admissions, marketing, and recruitment.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in international and experiential education.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with teams.

A strong service orientation.

Creativity and problem-solving skills.

Ability to develop and independently manage projects.

Excellent networking, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.

Proficient computer skills, including database management and Microsoft Office Suite programs.


Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with racially minoritized students and demonstrated experience creating,

organizing, and/or leading programs for minoritized student populations.


About Dominican University

Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment. Dominican currently enrolls 3211 students, which includes 2136 undergraduates and 1075 graduate students. Sixty-six percent (66%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 74% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 41% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent receive some type of financial aid. About half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and more than half are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois. Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.


To Apply

Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references. In the cover letter, the applicant should address work and other opportunities they have had to interact and serve in high needs and diverse populations and other interactions with students. Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide official transcripts. A background screening is required upon hire.


Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We seek a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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