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Assistant Director - Education Abroad

Miami University (Ohio)
Oxford, Ohio
Date posted
Feb 23, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

The Assistant Director of Education Abroad is responsible for administration of a number of broad aspects of education abroad programming at Miami University including data management, compliance with multiple levels of university policies and other regulations, and faculty led program coordination.  Miami University recognizes that technology enables us to find new ways of providing first class service and workplace flexibility. This position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis following a successful period of on-boarding. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.

Global Initiatives at Miami University has diversity as a core value and the Assistant Director will be a member of a team that is building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for students, staff, and faculty through programming which exposes constituents to a broad range of ways of engaging with the world and the diversity it presents.

The Assistant Director will administer and oversee data collection and analysis primarily for the purposes of education abroad enrollment management strategic planning, using various software and resources; ensure that all faculty led customized study abroad/away, credit and not for credit, programs comply with university, state and federal regulations for personnel, contracts, state authorization, insurance and in other relevant areas; consulting with program directors on program proposals, marketing, application review, pre-departure orientation, logistics, and the financial management of programs; manage a portfolio of customized faculty-led academic travel programs In consultation across divisions, develop and implement intercultural and global learning assessment plans for travel education and student transition and development programs; advise students on the education abroad/away programs available in the office’s program portfolio; in the absence of the Director supervise Education Abroad staff and students as needed; may act on behalf of the Director as needed.

Required: Master’s degree by the start date of the appointment, five years of experience in a college or university education abroad office, experience living or studying abroad, and previous experience advising students on education abroad programs.

Consideration may be given to candidates with leadership experience at a supervisory level, Forum on Education Abroad Professional Certification, previous experience with Terra Dotta study abroad system, customized faculty led education abroad program administration and development, enrollment manage experience, exceptional communication skills, and previous experience with assessment tools for intercultural learning.

Submit cover letter and resume to Inquiries may be directed to Donna Gouvan at Screening of applications will begin March 7, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

 As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2225.  Criminal background check required.  All campuses are smoke- and tobacco free.

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