Director, Study Abroad Wanted In Washington

Published 2017-12-26
Expires 2019-06-18
ID #11682
Director, Study Abroad Wanted In Washington
United-states, District of Columbia, Washington,
Published December 26, 2017

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Job type: Full time
Occupation: Director, study abroad

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Job Description Summary

Founded in 1821, the George Washington University (GW) is an international, premier research
institution located in the heart of the nation's capital. The institution seeks to appoint a Director for Study Abroad. The position will
build on the strong commitment of the University's leadership to international education and related international education initiatives.
The Director is expected to contribute to questions of international strategy in these areas and to be part of the leadership network
assembled by the Provost to coordinate and enhance internationalization. The position reports directly to the Associate Provost for
International Programs.

GW enrolls students in ten colleges and schools at its three campuses-the main, historic campus in Foggy
Bottom, four blocks from the White House and US State Department and surrounded by numerous international organizations, embassies, and
agencies; the traditional Mount Vernon campus, about three miles away; and the Science and Technology Campus, in Virginia's technology
corridor. The study abroad office focuses principally on undergraduates, who number about 11,000 of the University's 26,000 students.
Undergraduates are enrolled in the Columbia College of Arts and Sciences (which includes the School of Media and Public Affairs and the
Corcoran School of Art and Design), the School of Business, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Nursing, the Milken
Institute School of Public Health, and the Elliott School of International Affairs. The University is the largest educational institution in
Washington, D.C., and serves a global higher education community, including students from every state and over 130 countries.

Office for Study Abroad is a thriving success at GW, engaging close to 50% of all undergraduates. Diverse study abroad opportunities are
available, including faculty-led programs; exchanges with partner universities; GW study centers in Chile, Madrid, England, Paris, and
Shanghai; and a broad range of approved third-party provider programs. There are 16 study abroad staff members, part of an international
education team dedicated to supporting student learning experiences. Considerable scholarship funding is made available to students going
abroad, supplementing financial aid packages. The Office of International Programs, the umbrella office responsible for Study Abroad and
other aspects of GW's international activities, provides support from a team of communications, financial, and risk management staff.
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Building on the strong programs already established, the Director of Study Abroad
will bring his or her own vision to: (i) assuring that study abroad opportunities provide for deep immersion in the cultures of other
countries and substantive interaction with their peoples; (ii) evaluating the role and performance of GW's centers and exchanges abroad and
creating new strategies helpful to their advancement; (iii) expanding the office's campus partnerships in matters such as international
internships, research, and service; (iv) evaluating academic and financial performance of the various modes of study abroad at GW; (v)
leading a faculty study abroad advisory committee and increasing faculty engagement campus-wide; (vi) providing strong data-driven
decisions, forecasting, and fiscal strategy and management across the unit; (vii) streamlining operations and procedures; (viii) promoting
the ongoing professional development and the continued strong teamwork of the study abroad staff; (ix) promoting diversity and inclusion and
underpinning these efforts with adequate and appropriate services; (x) assuring that the University's excellence in education abroad
contributes optimally to the institution's global and national reputation; (xi) promoting synergy between study abroad and the University's
other international undertakings; (xii) contributing to strategy regarding other institution-wide priories; and (xiii) Performs other
related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically
related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate
area of specialization plus 10 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 8
years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be
substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

University seeks to appoint a creative, proven leader in international education who will be capable of capitalizing on its unique
international resources and considerable accomplishments regarding education abroad, while also leading the way to new directions for the
future. The University seeks someone who understands undergraduate education and academic planning and decision-making, who is a capable
manager of people, programs, and budgets, and who is an inspiring leader and colleague. Given the scope and complexity of GW's education
abroad operations, a demonstrated ability to develop, manage, and analyze financial strategies and budgets is particularly important. The
institution will consider candidates offering different kinds of international education backgrounds-those who are already leaders of large
and complex study abroad programs, individuals ready to take the next career step in international education, and those offering other kinds
of pertinent international experience, e.g., in higher education, related associations, study abroad provider organizations, law, diplomacy,
research centers, and other career experience.

The candidate selected will have demonstrated capacity to be a thought leader, will
possess knowledge and experience in assessing student learning outcomes, and will be adept in designing and implementing improvements based
on assessment. He or she will excel in developing productive relationships with faculty and will have the knowledge and skills to promote
successful and fresh approaches to internationalization in universities worldwide. The Director will be familiar with best practices in the
profession; understand legal, compliance, and risk management considerations; and be adept at risk mitigation and crisis management. The
individual appointed should also understand the use of data and technology in advancing education abroad. The Director will represent GW
well in external settings, build strong alliances throughout the campus, and exercise tact and diplomacy in challenging situations. As a
strong strategic thinker, the Director will play a central role in shaping international education at the University into the future.

A commitment to the intellectual and personal development of undergraduates is essential. Strong managerial and financial experience in
an international education or related setting is critical.

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

College/School/Department: Academic Affairs

Family: Academic Affairs

Sub-Family: Program Administration

Stream: Management

Level: Level 4

Hours Per Week: 40+

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30a to 5:30p

Position Designation
Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining
business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to

Telework: No

Required Background Check
Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security
Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search

Special Instructions to Applicants

The University is being assisted in the search by Strategic Consulting: The
Wyly/Kellogg International Group. While applications must be submitted directly through the GW posting in order to be officially considered,
prospective candidates and those wishing to offer nominations should feel free to contact directly either Dr. Thomas J. Wyly ( rel="noopener" href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank">[email protected], 617-489-2673), or Dr. Earl D. Kellogg ( href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank">[email protected], 217-621-3856) in complete confidence. Applicants should
submit to both Dr. Wyly and Dr. Kellogg, via email, the same materials required through the GW posting: (i) a cover letter relating
experience to the responsibilities involved; (ii) a resume/cv; and (iii) the names of three references, including contact information.
Referees will not be contacted without prior permission. Compensation is highly competitive and the benefits package generous. The preferred
date of receipt of applications is on or before February 1, when selection of interviewees will commence. Applications received after
February 1, but before February 27, will also be reviewed.

Internal Applicants Only? No

Posting Number: S006869

Job Open Date: 12/18/2017

Job Close Date: 02/01/2018

Background Screening
Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

EEO Statement

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully
discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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