Director of Internationalization

Location
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County
Posted
Feb 17, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time
Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century four-year liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools. With a current enrollment of almost 10,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students within three years, including both residential and commuter students. Located in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, GGC provides a student centered, technology-enriched learning environment. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs/Provost, the Director of Internationalization is the chief international officer and is administratively responsible for the overall administration of the office of internationalization. The Director is responsible for continuing the work established by the charter director which includes but is not limited to: involvement in internationalizing the curriculum at all levels; study abroad opportunities across all disciplines; recruiting and integrating international students into the GGC community; seeking international partnerships; expanding opportunities for foreign language study; developing external fundraising within Gwinnett County, Georgia, Federal and International organizations through the Development Office.

Responsible for:
  • Implementing GGC's strategic plan for internationalization, including:
  • Internationalizing the curriculum at all levels, with an emphasis on General Education (GE) core curriculum, Integrated Educational Experience (IEE) outcomes, and Student Affairs activities.
  • Establishing study abroad opportunities across disciplines.
  • Recruiting and integrating international students into the GGC community.
  • Establishing local and global education partnerships.
  • Establishing an International Visiting Scholars Program.
  • Expanding opportunities for foreign language study.
  • Establishing an International Diploma Program.
  • Expanding faculty and staff involvement in internationalization initiatives, including but not limited to collaborative teaching, research, and development programs.
  • Expanding participation by students in a broad range of international opportunities including but not limited to study abroad, internships, and service learning.
  • Developing external fundraising initiatives within Gwinnett County, Georgia, Federal, and International organizations through the Development Office.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.







Minimum
  • Master's Degree.
  • At least five years of administrative experience in a college or university setting.
  • Strong cross-cultural skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and internationalization.
  • Strong leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills/
  • proven skills in academic administration, resource and personnel management, program formation, and strategic planning.
  • Record of dynamic, collaborative, creative, and visionary leadership.
  • Significant experience of living and/or working abroad.
  • Proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

Preferred

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent related experience in Higher Education, International Education, or related field.
  • At least five years of administrative experience in a college or university setting.
  • Strong cross-cultural skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and internationalization.
  • Strong leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Distinguished record of administrative service with a preferred background in teaching.
  • Proven skills in academic administration, resource and personnel management, program formation, and strategic planning.
  • Record of dynamic, collaborative, creative, and visionary leadership.
  • Significant experience of living and/or and working abroad.
  • Proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
 

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

 
Physical Requirements
Position requires local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.

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