International Program Admin.

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 08, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The International Program Administrator is a new strategic position within the Department of Engineering Education. This position will manage the department's international activities and provide support with experiential learning initiatives. The Rising Sophomore Abroad Program (RSAP) has historically been one of the largest study abroad programs at Virginia Tech with over 150 students typically enrolled each year. The program prepares students to work in multicultural environments and develop global engineering competencies. The individual will report to the faculty in charge of the RSAP program, and the Business Manager, and work closely with the Global Education Office and travel vendors. Responsibilities include: Manage administrative and logistical aspects of the RSAP Program (see, providing strategic support for expanding and enhancing program offerings. Work in consultation with departmental personnel to lead the following aspects of the study abroad program: recruitment, promotion, selection, application management, recommending scholarship awards, travel logistical planning in consultation with third party providers, coordination of faculty and graduate student personnel, program budgeting, facilitating travel payments and reimbursements, and liaison with risk management. The position serves as the central point of contact for all individuals involved with the RSAP program and ensures that all participants are aware of the program timeline and requirements and carry out their program related activities in a timely and policy compliant way. Liaise and work collaboratively with appropriate university offices, especially the Global Education Office. It is expected that the candidate will be involved in one RSAP international module (including some recitation teaching, and leading a track internationally). This position requires experience successfully communicating and working with diverse constituencies, including engaging, guiding, and communicating with students and parents. This individual will help form and develop strategic relationships with international partners, manage logistics for visiting international scholars, and identify new strategic international opportunities.

Required Qualifications

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree. Demonstrated experience in program administration. Ability to prioritize tasks, careful attention to detail, apply policies, and meet deadlines. Evidence of successful collaboration with individuals of diverse backgrounds and levels of authority. Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Ability to organize, multitask, and work independently in a team environment. Must be an enthusiastic team player, have a strong work ethic, and be interested in working with faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Must be able to engage in a collegial manner with parents, students, and stakeholders. Basic understanding of budget building principles

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in business, education, a STEM discipline, or a related field. Experience working in a university environment is desired, in particular in global or international education programs. Experience designing and executing international programs, including pre-departure preparation and orientation methods. Experience working with travel reimbursements and budgeting. Working knowledge of university policies and procedures. Experience identifying external funding sources for international research and study abroad. Prior teaching experience. Experience living, working, or studying abroad or comparable cross-cultural experience, or significant experience traveling internationally.

Appointment Type


Review Date

April 12, 2021

Additional Information

Apply online at (posting number 515398). The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About the Department of Engineering Education

ENGE ( ) is home to an outstanding first-year engineering program that engages students with an innovative curriculum as well as a PhD program in engineering education. The department also hosts the Rising Sophomore Abroad Program (RSAP) and the Pathways Innovation Minor. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from all forms of discrimination. It is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE institutional award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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Advertised: March 8, 2021
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