Director, Study Abroad (#495477) - Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Beaumont, Jefferson County
Apr 04, 2014
Director, Study Abroad (#495477) - Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs; Full-time; Salary: Commensurate with Experience; Open Until Filled. Brief Description: Lamar University seeks an experienced professional who can provide leadership and strategic direction for the university's ongoing study abroad efforts. The Director reports to the Provost and is responsible for developing policies, programs, and integrated services to advance opportunities for faculty and students to participate in foreign study. Duties and Responsibilities: · Coordinate and successfully manage existing study abroad and student exchange programs by working closely with program leaders and various academic and administrative offices to ensure that the administration of the education abroad experience functions safely, efficiently and effectively. · Work with faculty, administration, and external constituencies in developing, approving, and implementing new international and study abroad exchange programs. · Develop, implement, refine, and monitor exemplary education abroad policies and procedures for study abroad, exchanges, and affiliations. · Meet with faculty and students in order to tailor study abroad information that addresses academic and personal goals. · Oversee the development of internal and external promotional and branding initiatives. · Represent Study Abroad Office at Study Abroad Fairs, Visitations/Open House Events, New Student Orientation Programs, Parent Programs, and other meetings of student and professional groups. · Organize and conduct orientation sessions and perform financial management for faculty-led study abroad programs. · Provide support for faulty study abroad program leaders in preparing budgets and itineraries, and minimizing both health and safety risks to program participants. · Assume leadership for developing and implementing a strategic plan for Comprehensive Internationalization. Experience and Qualifications: · Master's degree in international education, higher education, or related field from an accredited institution. A minimum of three years of higher education experience and meaningful engagement with multiple aspects of internationalization in higher education is required. The successful candidate will have: · Knowledge of best practices in education abroad and successful record in education abroad program creation, development and implementation. · Strong organizational and project-management skills with the ability to balance multiple priorities. · Significant experience in budgeting, planning, and scheduling. · Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a broad range of constituents, including faculty, staff, students, parents, and consortium partners to achieve institutional goals. · Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively across cultural boundaries with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff. · Evidence of respect for and understanding of people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and needs. · Evidence of commitment to supporting an inclusive environment on campus. · Evidence of commitment to fostering global perspectives. This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Preferred Qualifications: Graduate work in International Education, International Affairs, International development, or related fields is preferred. How to Apply: Complete online application and submit cover letter, resume, and the names, address, and contact information for three (3) professional references to or Chair of Search Committee, Director of Study Abroad, Human Resources, Lamar University, PO Box 11127, Beaumont TX, 77710.