Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for a director level position to lead the College’s highly successful intercultural and international programs. Centenary maintains a vibrant international education program with 3/4ths of students traveling abroad at least once during their undergraduate education; the College consistently ranks #1 in Open Doors reports in the percentage of undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs among baccalaureate colleges in the United States.
Intercultural Engagement is an experience required of all Centenary students as part of the College’s innovative Trek program. The Director of Global Engagement oversees intercultural and internationally focused educational programs, pursues new opportunities for students to engage in global service or study abroad, and coordinates support for all international degree-seeking and exchange students.
The Director works closely with the Provost and Dean of the College and liaises with key offices on campus. Primary responsibilities include:
- Serving as the lead administrator for intercultural travel programs including course development, travel orientations for faculty and students, and assessment of intercultural and study abroad programs.
- Leading marketing and promotion of international opportunities.
- Supporting international exchange and degree-seeking students throughout their tenure at Centenary.
- Serving as the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) to all F-1 visa holding international students on our campus.
Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree in a related field, United States citizenship, and experience in study abroad. The successful candidate will demonstrate cross-cultural sensitivity, excellent communication skills, and the ability to manage project development and implementation. Preferred qualifications include three to five years related experience; prior teaching or training experience, including familiarity with SEVIS and student Visas; working knowledge of a second language; and/or experience with a selective, residential, liberal arts college. The salary range for this position is $58,000-69,500, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Centenary College recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College’s diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. centenary.edu. EOE.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts from all institutions of higher education, and the names and contact information for three references. Candidate materials should address experience and/or commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and to advancing the College’s commitment to diversity. Official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a background check are required before a candidate can be hired.
To apply, send application materials to email@example.com or:
Director of Global Engagement Search Committee Office of Human Resources Centenary College of Louisiana 2911 Centenary Boulevard Shreveport, Louisiana 71104 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 318.869.5281
Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.