Director, Study Abroad Program

The Texas A&M University System Prairie View , TX 77446

Posted 1 week ago

Job Title

Director, Study Abroad Program

Agency

Prairie View A&M University

Department

Office Of International Affairs - Adloc

Proposed Minimum Salary

$5,833.34 monthly

Job Location

Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

The Director of Study Abroad, under general direction, develops and directs study abroad programs. Provides general and region-specific study abroad advising, promotion, and outreach activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct International Programs including strategy, program planning and budget oversight; promote international opportunities and a global focus on campus; develop, implement, refine as necessary and monitor rules and procedures of International Programs; and hire, supervise, train and evaluate International Program staff

  • Perform international recruitment initiatives including recruiting sponsored students and international students; liaise with embassy officials, international education organizations, government officials, international agencies, etc to achieve international recruiting objectives

  • Administer study abroad programs; manage administrative and risk management issues; collaborate with faculty on the development and implementation of faculty-led programs; conduct site visits; assess education abroad programs; conduct site visits; assess education abroad programs; collaborate with Contracts staff and the Office of the General Counsel staff as necessary to establish affiliation agreements and administer the affiliate agreements.

  • Direct all facets of the Equatorial Guinea/Prairie View sponsored student program initiative including recruiting sponsored students, collaborating with faculty, staff, students, sponsoring agency; pursue external and internal funding to support international activities; oversee grant and/or contractual funding requirements, and performs other duties as assigned

  • Serve as a liaison for faculty, administrators and researchers for international activities; collaborate with the Executive Director to achieve the international objectives of the university; serve on the International Programs Advisory Board and other committees pertaining to the university's international initiatives. Establish and maintain professional networks with local, state, national and international organizations. Represent the university at international education-related events and activities to elevate PVAMU's International profile

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in an applicable field

  • Ten years of related experience developing or managing international programs

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

  • Knowledge of website development and social media.

  • Knowledge of international study program best practices and policies, laws, and regulations affecting education abroad students.

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Effective problem-solving skills.

Preferred Education

  • Master's degree

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent decision-making and organizational skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including cross-cultural competencies.

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse constituencies including, students, parents, faculty, administrators and external groups (e.g., international institutions, U.S. government officials and officials/individuals from other countries, community leaders.)

  • Proficient using standard office software applications.

Job Posting Close Date:

  • 4/30/2019

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either "Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter" on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the "Resume/CV" or Resume/Cover Letter" attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or jobs@pvamu.edu should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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