Assistant or Associate Director of Off Campus Study
March 6, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Experienced
International Student Programs
Colgate University, a highly selective residential liberal arts university located in the picturesque central New York village of Hamilton, announces its search for an Assistant or Associate Director of Off-Campus Study. Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students in local, national and global communities. Colgate is ranked number one in a combination of Open Door study abroad categories: baccalaureate institutions and semester-long duration with 60% of the student body studying off-campus for a semester-long experience. Colgate faculty lead approximately 20 international and domestic semester-long study groups annually and five to eight three-week long extended study courses. Colgate also provides many additional opportunities for study and student research abroad and within the United States. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, energetic proponent of off-campus study with demonstrated experience in all aspects of off-campus administration including off-campus study advising, budgeting, intercultural learning, pre-departure and re-entry programming as well as resolution of health and safety issues. Colgate will hire the best candidate at the most appropriate level.
Reporting to the Director of Off-Campus Study, the position will be responsible for the following accountabilities and competencies:
Primarily responsible for the successful administrative oversight of faculty-led Colgate study groups. Responsible for a portfolio of assigned off-campus study programs.
Accountable for timely and accurate preparation of budgets for various operational needs (faculty-led programs, approved program cost estimates, faculty travel grants and more). Responsible to plan off-campus study programming for student recruitment, outreach, various student groups and pre-departure information for the Colgate campus community.
Responsible for the design of effective pre-departure orientation programs. Ensures students receive effective orientation and training, often via supervision of departmental staff delivery of programs.
Accountable for effective advising of students considering off-campus study programs, to include academic, administrative and logistical guidance. Accountable for the accuracy and efficiency of key administrative processes. On occasion, may be responsible for following protocols for crisis management and response.
A Master's degree in International Education, or related field is required.
A minimum of three years' experience in higher education study abroad.
Must have participated in a minimum of one undergraduate study abroad semester.
Knowledge of education abroad professional standards, best practices and code of ethics.
Experience in international program administration, including project coordination and oversight, data analysis (admissions, outcomes, trends), and risk management and compliance sufficient to avoid material consequences to the University.
Demonstrated budgeting experience with the ability to compile and summarize expenditures and monitor and follow university budgeting processes.
Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in dealing with sensitive student information and materials.
Capability to understand and communicate the value of a liberal arts education.
Demonstrated excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
Capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students on a daily basis.
Able and willing to learn and apply Forum and NAFSA professional standards.
Demonstrated Microsoft Office and Google Drive/Docs experience, and the ability to learn and use relevant database applications to achieve outcomes.
Ability to travel internationally occasionally, and perform site visits.
Knowledge of a foreign language is preferred.
Demonstrated proficiency with Terra Dotta is preferred.
Forum on Education Abroad and NAFSA certifications are preferred.
Capable of presenting at Forum on Education Abroad or NAFSA workshops.