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Executive Director of the Center for Global Citizenship

Centre College
Danville, Kentucky
Salary is based on experience
Posted Date
Feb 1, 2023

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Description:

Centre College seeks an Executive Director (ED) of the Center for Global Citizenship (CGC), with a preferred start date of June 12, 2023. As the College’s chief international officer, the ED oversees an exemplary program that places Centre among the top institutions in the nation for study abroad, with 85% of students studying abroad at least once during their college career. The CGC also supports and provides programming for international students, which make up about 10% of the student body. More information can be found at




  • Business acumen to handle a large and complex budget (international invoicing, financial aid, e.g.) exceeding $1.5 million. Effective and regular communication with on-campus and off-campus constituencies (prospective students, e.g.) and partnering institutions. Compliance management, including updating and enforcing institutional policies, familiarity with international laws affecting US students abroad, U.S. State Department policies, and other agency regulations.  Risk mitigation through institution-wide awareness of, and improvements to, institutional policies and contracts with extramural providers. Program assessment through regular data collection (surveys, evaluations, interviews, e.g.), site visits, and analysis to guide ongoing improvement of domestic and international programs. Emotional temperance and capable action when dealing with challenging people and complex situations.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Champion diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and institutional objectives, including global citizenship and intercultural competency for career readiness. Lead the CGC team (three other full-time members) and programs, providing and receiving constructive feedback and setting growth goals and plans for all team members. Advocate for the CGC with data-informed requests for necessary resources, keeping the senior administration up-to-date on programs and issues that arise.  Demonstrate high emotional intelligence in managing people and self.  Cultivate positive relationships with domestic and international partners. Create, refresh, and practice crisis response for emergency preparedness and risk mitigation. Train and advise faculty and staff to lead enriching off-campus study experiences, including establishing curricular and experiential learning goals (in collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Learning) along with solid logistical planning to ensure health and safety and limit risk and liability.  Help internationalize the College’s curriculum. Engage constituencies in connecting the scholarship of international education to its practice. Promote global and domestic off-campus study as a high impact practice and its role in the College’s general education curriculum.
  • Collaborate on recruiting international students and oversee on-campus programming to increase the quality of life for international students. Engage institutional stakeholders in recruitment, enrollment, and success of students in programs. Advise students on study abroad and study away opportunities. Develop and oversee new programs based on needs analysis. Ensure benefits (learning and financial) outweigh costs of all programs. Pursue ongoing professional development through participation in NAFTA and The Forum for Education Abroad as well as maintaining a strong network of professional colleagues across the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS).





  • Master’s degree or higher in applicable field. Minimum of five years of relevant experience in international-education administration. Fluency with professional standards and best practices for international education. Professional Certification from The Forum for Education Abroad. Can complete before starting the position or within the first 2 years. Excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills with positive temperament. Advanced intercultural awareness and competency. Proficiency in risk management in global and domestic off-campus study. Adept at promoting equity and inclusion in all aspects of diversity.

Salary and Appointment Information


The Director of the Center for Global Citizenship reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. This is a 12-month, full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Application Details


Please go to and submit:


  • A cover letter describing your qualifications and why this particular position at Centre College appeals to you. Your curriculum vitae or resumé. Official transcripts for all earned degrees. A statement of your philosophy and vision regarding the role of global citizenship at a liberal arts college and its impact on student learning. This statement should include your experience with, and future plans for, supporting a diverse and inclusive community. Contact information for three professional references who will submit confidential letters of reference providing insight into your professional expertise and future potential.

Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2023. Initial interviews will be held via video conference in March. On-campus interviews will occur in early April, with a preferred start date of June 12, 2023.  The finalist must pass a background check prior to hire.


About Centre College


Established in 1819, Centre College is a nationally ranked Liberal Arts College and is proud to host one of the nation’s premier study-abroad programs. With 1,400 students and an exceptional faculty of 142 full-time teacher-scholars, classes are small and academic standards are high, and Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success in top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships, and rewarding careers.


All Centre students are guaranteed a study away/abroad opportunity, chosen from a variety of experiences, including established Centre-operated programs in multiple countries, faculty-led January-term (CentreTerm) programs, and semester-long global and domestic off-campus programs, including direct enroll and exchanges with international universities.  A new strategic plan places additional emphasis on community engagement, experiential learning, career readiness, and holistic wellness, and the successful candidate will contribute to these institutional goals. A recent gift ensures that all first-generation students may participate in off-campus study.

As noted in the Statement of Community, Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated, governance is shared, ideas are freely and respectfully exchanged, and all members of the community benefit from the richness of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The College abides by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, gender identity, or national origin.


Centre College is in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life, friendly people, beautiful landscapes, and easy access to Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati.  Centre College is a proud member of the Greater Kentucky Higher Education Recruitment Consortium:, which is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce in the Commonwealth.  For more information about Centre College, visit our website at





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