Assistant Director of Curriculum and Academic Services

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Department Code

Syracuse Abroad

Job Title
Assistant Director of Curriculum and Academic Services

Syracuse, NY

Pay Range
Commensurate with Experience

Staff Level

FLSA Status


Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type

Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code
Not Applicable

Job Description

The Assistant Director of Curriculum and Academic Services works closely with the Director of Curriculum and Academic Services at Syracuse Abroad to ensure a smooth registration process for courses abroad and to support the implementation of Syracuse University academic policies and processes at Syracuse University overseas locations.

The position plans the registration timeline for all centers abroad, advises and updates abroad center staff on academic policies and processes, and communicates updates to academic advisors across campus.

The Assistant Director is responsible for registration for 2+ Syracuse Abroad overseas programs, and they also create academic calendars, distribute information to students and communicates with students regarding the registration and academic process. They also coordinate new course approvals, course regularization, early and mid-semester progress reports, and course assessment processes.

The Assistant Director serves as the Syracuse Abroad representative on the Curriculum Senate Committee.

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Knowledge of SU PeopleSoft and other systems.
  • Familiarity with academic disciplines of SU Schools and Colleges helpful.
Job Specific Qualifications

Excellent time management, great attention to detail, communication (written and oral) skills, and intercultural awareness/sensitivity required.


Responsible for registration and academic support for assigned Syr Abroad overseas centers and for one featured program in Central Europe, including multiple special programs, thus serving 800+ students each year. This means creating academic calendars, develop and distribute academic information to students, update fee sheets, provide registration instructions. Update the academic sections of the website. Coordinate and monitor online registration. Coordinate and manage processes for the Academic Team, including setting timelines for each semester for student course pre-selection and registration in collaboration with Registrar and Bursar Offices. Prepare reports and analyze data.

Support the implementation of University academic policies, processes and systems at Syracuse Centers abroad in diverse institutional and legal contexts. Develop and articulate Syr Abroad academic policies in collaboration with the Director of Academic Affairs. Update and distribute Syr Abroad academic policies manual. Make regular updates to academic policies on Syr Abroad’s website. Inform and train overseas staff on academic policies and procedures to ensure compliance with University regulations and deadlines.

Advise students, parents and university representatives re: registration/grading issues; troubleshoot and resolve problems to ensure students are registered and receive grades per University protocols and deadlines. Support timely and accurate collaboration with Syracuse University’s advising teams: collaborate on Discovery program processes, support professional development opportunities for advisors, update and distribute advising manual, organize and attend info sessions with campus advisors.

Coordinate new course approvals, course regularization, early and mid-semester progress reports, and course assessment processes.

Serve as Syracuse Abroad representative on the Curriculum Senate Committee.


Physical Requirements


Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

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