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Assistant/Associate Director of Education Abroad

Apply now Job no: 496007
Department: Global Initiatives
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Assistant/Associate Director of Education Abroad

Job Summary:

Assistant/Associate Director of Education Abroad, under the leadership and direction of the Director of Education Abroad, to be primarily responsible for overseeing the Miami University portfolio of customized academic travel programs.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Manage a portfolio of customized academic travel programs in collaboration with the Global Programs Coordinator, Budget Analyst and others; consult with program directors to develop and implement programs and associated budgets in compliance with university policies and procedures; collaborate with providers and partners to research and coordinate site logistics; advise and consult with program directors and Global Learning Coordinator on program proposals, recruitment, application review, pre-departure orientation, logistics, and financial management of programs; support program director preparation in the areas of risk management and crisis response; support development of study abroad orientation presentations and materials; advise students and answer inquiries regarding complex issues related to admission and enrollment in faculty-led study abroad programs; use Terra Dotta – StudioAbroad system to execute all aspects of program and data management; coordinate, develop and deliver regular data and analysis regarding faculty-led programs; develop and conduct student evaluations. Analyze and assess success and communicate these results to Education Abroad and Global Initiatives administrators; support the Director of Education Abroad in handling risk management cases involving customized academic travel programs; serve as a resource for faculty and staff and as a liaison to academic and administrative units regarding study abroad programs, policies, and procedures; supervise Education Abroad staff and students as needed; other duties as assigned; may act on behalf of the Director as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Require: For appointment as Assistant Director: Master’s degree; five years of experience in education abroad (experience can be gained during a degree program); demonstrated ability to manage complex and multiple tasks with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment, including follow-up and attention to detail; program planning experience. Additional qualifications for appointment as Associate Director: seven years of experience in education abroad (experience can be gained during a degree program); data development and management experience (experience can be gained concurrently). Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident, admitted for residence as an applicant under the 1986 immigration amnesty law, refugee or asylee.

Desired Qualifications:

Desire: Forum on Education Abroad Professional Certification in Education Abroad; proficiency in second language; experience with Terra Dotta Studio Abroad; experience living or studying abroad.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume. Direct inquiries to Donna Gouvan at 

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Review of applications begins September 16, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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