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Director, Global Experiences Office (GEO)

Employer
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Location
Lincoln, Nebraska

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Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, International Programs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Director, Global Experiences Office (GEO) reports directly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs and is responsible for the administrative and programmatic oversight of all global experiential learning opportunities sponsored by the University, including study abroad opportunities. In line with the University’s ‘Forward Together’ campus global strategy, and as a member of the Global Affairs leadership team, the Director will lead institutional efforts to expand global experiences for UNL students and will oversee a team of 7-8 education abroad professionals.

The Director will be required to build strategic relationships with faculty and staff within UNL units for collaboration on global experiential learning programming (including study abroad), to align goals, create efficiencies, and build strong programs. The Director will be required to establish and maintain positive relationships, fostering trust, respect, and confidence between education abroad and internal and external constituents. The Director will be expected to cultivate and expand faculty engagement in global experiential learning by providing a supportive academic and administrative environment.

This role will take the lead on creating and implementing all global experiences and education abroad policies and practices for the University in collaboration with university academic leadership, and in line with current ‘best practice’ research in the field of international education. The Director manages all contracts, negotiations, and relationships with institutions, program affiliates, and on-site organizations. In consultation with the Director of Global Safety & Security, will also calculate and mitigate fiscal risk related to program location, student enrollments, political environments. The Director also develops and oversees management of the Global Experiences Office budget and is responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans for financial sustainability. This includes overseeing program enrollment strategies to ensure long-term program viability, as well as directing efforts toward impactful and successful marketing and outreach, recruitment, application processes, orientations, and assessment efforts. The successful candidate will represent UNL and GEO in national and international forums and promote UNL’s engagement within international education organizations.

Some evening and weekend work and travel is required.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible leadership experience in the area of education abroad within an institution of higher-education.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of direct supervisory experience required.
  • Strong administrative management skills including strategic planning, budgeting and staff management.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and intercultural communication skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated superior public speaking and writing abilities with the ability to make effective presentations, generate appropriate reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information in timely manner.
  • Demonstrated computer competency and knowledge of business information systems such as ViaTRM, Terra Dotta and student information systems.
  • Ability and knowledge in identifying, understanding and mitigating cultural risks.
  • Proven ability to foster positive, collaborative working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge of best practices in education abroad programming, including support services for students and faculty, marketing education abroad and program assessment.
  • Experience with program development and/or assessment/evaluation that aligns with institutional goals and evolving needs of the student community.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the grant writing process.
  • Proficiency in a foreign language other than English.

Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins May 3, 2024.

View requisition  S_240310 at http://employment.unl.edu or use this quick link for details and to apply: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/90835.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Organization

Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Benefits
The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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