Assistant Director of Education Abroad, Faculty-Led Programs

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 6, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Distance Education Programs, International Programs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title Assistant Director of Education Abroad, Faculty-Led Programs Position Number 082551 Department International Edu & Development - 215000 Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in a college or university education abroad office.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required at the time of hire.
License/Certification Required
N/A Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Education Abroad unit within the Office of International Education and Development is responsible for facilitating study abroad experiences for App State students.

The Assistant Director of Education Abroad works closely with faculty and focuses on faculty-led program design and implementation, resource stewardship, website and database systems, promotion of faculty-led education abroad, and outreach.

The department seeks an experienced individual who can demonstrate a history of exceptional leadership, competence, collaboration, innovation, and contribution to the field of faculty-led education abroad programs.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Must be able to initiate, develop, and sustain strong positive relations with faculty and staff, program directors, department chairs, college/school deans, and administrators across campus.
  • Directing and overseeing marketing and promotion of the faculty-led portion of Education Abroad, including web design, coordination of all outreach activities for students and faculty alike, and the annual Education Abroad Fair.
  • Advising students individually and in groups regarding the availability and academic value of faculty-led study abroad programs.
  • Serving as a student advocate and facilitator for academic and administrative issues with relevant offices on campus. This includes assisting students in applying their existing financial aid awards to education abroad programs; supporting students in finding and applying for outside competitive scholarships and developing innovative new programs to help students fund education abroad experiences.
  • Assisting the Director in providing guidance to faculty in the development of proposals with special emphasis on curriculum, location, site assessment, itinerary, budget, learning outcomes, and assessment.
  • Developing and maintaining all aspects of faculty-led programs including budgets, negotiating with third parties to provide logistical support.
  • Designing, generating, and distributing program evaluation and assessment tools.
  • Using student feedback to improve faculty-led study abroad experiences.
  • Assisting the Director in developing policies, procedures, and standards for assuring the health and safety of participants in international travel to minimize liability for the University.
  • Developing contingency plans and procedures in the event of international emergencies.
  • Working closely with the Offices of the Dean of Students, Student Conduct, and Health Services to review student conduct and medical records, and provide student advising as needed in collaboration with those offices.
  • Working closely with the Director, the Office of General Counsel, IT, and others to assist in the development, implementation, and revision of legal documents, policies, and procedures regarding faculty-led education abroad programs.
  • Developing and/or updating risk management policies and procedures for health and safety abroad, student application processes, process for faculty-led education abroad program approvals, and materials for student and faculty handbooks.
  • Gathering and analyzing data for reporting, program revision, and advocacy.
  • Promoting best practices in faculty-led education abroad assessment.
  • Seeking appropriate professional development options for the unit through participation in conferences, workshops, and program site visits.
  • Contributing to the overall internationalization efforts at Appalachian and adding to the professional discourse in international education.
Suggested Salary Range $50,000 - $56,000 Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university. Special Instructions to Applicants
For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Board:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
Additionally, list a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information. AA/EEO Statement
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Important Contacts:

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056 Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community. Quick Link Posting Number 201500983P

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