Marist College invites applications for a Director of International Programs to provide leadership in study abroad pre-departure, advising, and post-study abroad programming; review of departmental policy and procedure; assessment and enrollment data generation; provide supervisory assistance and expenditure review; coordinate specific study abroad programs; and contribute to the development of new overseas sites and programs. Reporting to the Dean of International Programs, the successful candidate will be a dynamic and collaborative leader and colleague with a clear commitment to developing strong and innovative international and intercultural programs.
Founded in 1929, Marist's 210-acre campus overlooks the Hudson River in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital. Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. Marist International Programs promotes international engagement and academic, personal, and professional development through rigorous, reflective study abroad, overseas internships, and international/intercultural campus programming. Marist offers students a variety of study abroad experiences (on six continents) that support a broad range of educational objectives, enabling Marist students of any major to study abroad and graduate according to their planned schedule. In addition to study abroad opportunities on more than 65 programs, Marist operates a Branch Campus in Florence in collaboration with Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM), offering full Bachelor's and Master's degrees as well as traditional study abroad.
For the Director of International Programs position, a Master's degree is required, Doctorate a plus. Minimum five years' experience in international programs/education abroad. Home campus experience as well as direct experience leading overseas programs strongly preferred. Attention to detail and strong inter-personal, inter-cultural, written, and verbal skills. Personal undergraduate study abroad (or equivalent) experience required. Fluency in English and at least one additional language preferred. Strong quantitative skills and knowledge of budgets. Advanced computer skills including graphics, InDesign, and Photoshop preferred. Knowledge of technologies used in education abroad (e.g., Horizons, Studio Abroad) a plus. SEVIS experience desirable. Strong social media skills across a variety of current platforms. Ability to work well and communicate effectively with a wide range of college administrators, faculty, students, and parents. Flexibility, creativity, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work both in a team and individually in a fast-paced environment. Strong motivation, project management, and supervisory skills. Applicants must demonstrate a clear commitment to excellence.
Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures & The Best 380 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger's Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.
To learn more or to apply, please visit http://jobs.marist.edu. Only online applications are accepted. The tentative start date for the position is June 2017.
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.
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