Program Director, Special International Programs

Tallahassee, Leon County
Mar 26, 2014

Job ID: 36621

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999

Center for Global Engagement

Anticipated Salary Range
$50,000-$58,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Master*s degree in Intercultural communication, international education or closely related field which qualifies for courtesy teaching appointment through FSU School of Communication.

Minimum four years fulltime professional experience in higher education or closely related setting working with international students. Minimum two years of supervisory experience.

Experience living, studying or working abroad.

Experience teaching or facilitating intercultural workshops at the university level.

Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively with various populations at FSU, with international partner institutions and the International College Team at Walt Disney World.

Ability to effectively lead a team.

Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask in a fast paced environment.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and skills to effectively manage large amounts of electronic data.

Ability to travel to Orlando for three days per month in summer through fall to teach classes to students in internships at Walt Disney World.

Ability to work non-standard work schedule, including some week-ends and evenings, throughout the summer.

Background Check Requirements
This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Confidentiality Policy
This position requires compliance with University confidentiality policies.

Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication, international education or closely related field strongly preferred.
Experience coordinating or managing a program in a university setting.

Other Information
This position reports to the Director of the Center for Global Engagement.
Anticipated start date in May.
This position is contingent upon continuation of auxiliary funding.

Contact Info
Please email a copy of cover letter and CV to Dawn Ryan at

This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not reapply.

Time Limited
This position is Time Limited dependent on availability of auxiliary funding.

Oversee the management of the CGE Special Programs auxiliary unit offering intensive short-term summer programs to students from international partner institutions followed by six month internships at Walt Disney World, and the on campus support for students in the Special Academic Year programs. Teach up to four courses per year.

Provide overall management for both the curricular and co-curricular components of intensive summer program sessions for international students from partner institutions. Establish year round timelines for cyclical process beginning with MOUs and marketing materials, work with international partners to pre-screen students, support both the WDW and FSU application process and plan for the arrival and orientation of each group. Prepare the master calendar for intensive summer sessions to include required classroom contact hours, orientation, and social and cultural events and ensure overall program meets requirements of State Department regulations for J-1 academic program followed by academic training (internship) at Walt Disney World. Provide oversight for purchasing, including bid process, to ensure FSU policies and procedures are followed for health insurance, on campus housing, meal plans, charters, textbooks, etc. included as part of student program fee.

Supervise full-time student services coordinator responsible for assisting with all logistics, orientation, FSU application and admission process, session schedules and the Peer Mentor program providing support to students in the summer sessions and Special Academic Year programs. Rotate on call responsibilities to serve as initial point of contact for student issues during evenings and weekends.

Oversee curriculum for intensive summer program and work with faculty to ensure program needs are met. Teach one intensive intercultural communication course in the summer session, and two fall courses to students during internship through monthly visits to WDW and a spring course on campus. Serve as point of contact for internship, housing issues and refer students to WDW resources and monitor outcomes.

Facilitate in-depth orientation sessions to prepare students in summer sessions for American classroom culture, and how to succeed during internships at WDW. Provide fall academic orientations for Special Academic Year students to include American classroom culture, use of FSU technology, registration process for non-degree students and on campus resources.

Work with the Walt Disney World International College Program recruiters, the international partner program coordinators, and establish new international partners as necessary to ensure that FSU receives maximum number of participants allowed by WDW. Work with academic units on campus to set up and manage new short term summer programs.

Attend CGE and DSA events throughout the year and serve on CGE and university wide committees as needed.

Pay Plan
This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

How To Apply
If qualified and interested in a specific vacancy as advertised, apply to Florida State University at

Applicants are required to complete the online FSU application with all applicable information including a resume and cover letter. Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.

IN ADDITION, PLEASE email a copy of resume, cover letter and references to Dawn Ryan at Screening of applications will begin April 1 and continue until position is filled.

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