Resident Director, Wales Program

United Kingdom, Europe
May 02, 2014

Company Description:

CENTRAL COLLEGE is a residential liberal arts college dedicated to the education of 1,400 undergraduate students. Guided by its ecumenical Christian tradition, the college community engages in vigorous, free, open inquiry in pursuit of academic excellence. Founded in 1853, the college is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and NCAA Division III athletics. Central is a recognized leader in study abroad as a result of its international residential programs. Central College is located in Pella, Iowa, a thriving community of 10,000 two minutes from the state’s largest lake and 40 minutes southeast of Des Moines. Please visit the college website at

Job Description:

POSITION: Resident Director, Wales Program

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Full-time, 12 month position.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Resident Director is responsible to the Associate Dean for Global Education for directing all aspects of the college’s Wales Program and works in close collaboration with the Director of Study Abroad in Pella, Iowa.  The program hosts students from Central College and partner colleges and universities on semester and summer programs in Bangor, Wales.  The Director teaches the common course and has oversight of academic programming, internship placements, curriculum, advising, registration, and grading processes.  The Director oversees students’ housing arrangements, plans cultural programs, field trips and excursions, and facilitates contact with host country locals.  The Director is responsible to monitor student welfare and safety, maintaining communication with the Central campus and managing situations in the event of an emergency.  Other responsibilities include administration of the program budget, maintaining accurate financial records and monthly expense reports, and acting as liaison between Central College and the local community on legal and financial matters.  The successful Director will strengthen current healthy relationships with our affiliate university and other organizations, and help coordinate the exchange with Bangor University, including the annual pre-departure orientation for Bangor students coming to Central.  The Director will also assist the Central College study abroad office with recruitment, advising, and pre-departure processes for students coming to Bangor.


QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates should have a Master’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience in the UK.  It is necessary to be knowledgeable about Welsh culture and language and have immediate eligibility to work in Wales.  The preferred candidate will have experience with U.S. systems of higher education.

Additional Information:

CENTRAL COLLEGE’S STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IN BANGOR, WALES: Central College is a provider of a high-quality, high impact study abroad program in Bangor for Central students and those from other colleges and universities across the country.  Students have access to the full range of classes at Bangor University and its student organizations and most also enroll in its outdoor pursuits program.  Guided field trips and excursions enhance the cultural course common to all of the students. 

Application Instructions:


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Review of applications will commence 1 June.  Please submit the following materials online:

  1. a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position and the College
  2. an updated resume
  3. the names and contact information of three professional references
  4. a completed Central College application form

Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications sent electronically to or mailed to:  Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.