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Position Title: Assistant Director/Director for Study Abroad
School/Division: Office of the Provost (division)
Office: Office of the Provost, Academic Affairs
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Reporting to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, the Assistant Director/Director for Study Abroad will support and grow Hofstra's study abroad programs. The Assistant Director/Director for Study Abroad will work alongside faculty, administrators and students to support the growth of Hofstra's faculty-led programs, as well as providing support to students seeking opportunities to study abroad with exchange partners, private study abroad providers, and as visiting students at international universities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Works with faculty and department chairs to develop expertise about university curriculum, degree requirements, and academic policies to ensure program fit, student compliance, and effective academic advising for students.
Works with faculty and deans on study abroad trip planning, marketing efforts, financials, travel insurance, contracts, and pre-departure education.
Coordinates with Public Safety and Student Health Services regarding trip logistics and responds to emergencies abroad and makes referrals as needed, as well as supporting student concerns, emergencies, special projects, and events during evening and weekend hours.
Collaborates with the Provost's Office, International Student Affairs Office, and Center for University Advising on programming and academic needs for incoming students.
Collaborates with the Bursar's office, Academic Records, Student Financial Services, and advisors to provide detailed application data for study abroad students.
Provides students with high-quality support and guidance before, during, and after the study abroad experience and engages in on-going communication with students to ensure all application materials are complete.
Communicates with students and families about study abroad opportunities and provide basic support for visas, financial policies, and procedures.
Manages the TerraDotta study abroad software package and webpages.
Works with the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs to support new and existing relationships with overseas universities.
Plans and executes special events and on-campus programming.
Works to grow Study Abroad visibility through social media marketing and enhances the program's campus presence through Admissions, parents and families, and other on-campus partners.
Ensures alignment with best practices and compliance with relevant university policies.
Manages office support as available and performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required.
Minimum two to five years of relevant experience in program development or higher education.
Strong oral and written communication to positively engage people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
Excellent problem-solving and strong analytical skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multi-task to meet goals and deadlines.
Strong customer service, interpersonal, public speaking, and event planning skills.
Evidence of clear understanding of the value of global experiences and cultural competency for college students.
Ability to travel internationally as needed without restrictions.
Master's degree in related field, or equivalent work experience strongly preferred.
Study abroad or international affairs experience.
Experience with Terra Dotta and social media platforms.
Demonstrated international experience living, working, or studying abroad.
Experience with academic, cultural, or developmental advising of college/university students.
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the w...orld who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.