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Associate Director for Global Engagement

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Associate Director for Global Engagement

Study Away

Regular or Temporary

Hours Per Week

FLSA Determination

Weeks Per Year


Open Date

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing forty-one states and seventy countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Connecticut. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and ninety-one graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

The Associate Director for Global Engagement supports the Trinity curriculum through initiatives that deepen our appreciation of diverse cultures, expand our capacity for intercultural dialogue, and engage in collaborative solutions toward a just and sustainable future. To this end, the Associate Director will play a leadership role working with office staff, faculty, and campus partners in programming that connects global learning opportunities with academic goals, advising, and inter-campus collaborations. The position supports the Sr. Director for Global Engagement ( OSA ) with managing the core functions of the Office of Study Away and promoting inclusive global engagement outreach and activities across the Trinity College campus.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manages the core event planning functions of the Office of Study Away. Collaborates with the Sr. Director and office staff in organizing key events such as Information Sessions, Pre-departure Orientation, Returnee events and other regular office programming.
  • Oversees student advising strategies, collaborates with campus offices and partner schools with recruitment and advising outreach, including study abroad fairs and conferences. Supervises the OSA Study Away Adviser.
  • Provides risk assessment and crisis management support, with primary responsibility for Incident Reporting and case management in situations of routine health and safety concerns. Serves as a back-up first responder for emergencies.
  • Responsible for the review of student evaluations, including follow-up where appropriate with students and/or program partners. Collaborate with Sr. Director and program staff in continual improvement of evaluation and assessment processes.
  • Work closely with OSA staff in coordinating the application, admissions, and enrollment processes of all study away programs, including Trinity Signature and Intersession programs.
  • Assists the Sr. Director and Faculty Advisory Council with curricular review, program development, assessment of Signature and Approved External Programs, and the support of other curricular or co-curricular initiatives to advance global engagement across the campus.
  • Works closely with the Sr. Director and other staff in oversight of the Trinity Signature. Programs and management of the Approved External Programs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and based on departmental need.

Required: 3-5 years professional experience with a BA in a Liberal Arts field; or 5-7 years of relevant work experience or specialized training in lieu of the education requirement.

Preferred: MA degree in International Education, Higher Education Administration, International/Global Studies or other Liberal Arts disciplines.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with leadership, faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders/constituencies.
  • Demonstrated capacity to integrate goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion across all dimensions of program promotion, enrollment, and student services.
  • Experience in program and/or project planning, implementation, and assessment.
  • Effective communication (written and oral) skills, including public speaking and virtual presentations.
  • Excellent human relations/customer service skills with the ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to work well with deadlines and to prioritize among multiple projects and communications with office stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technologies and software applications.
  • Ability to evaluate information, interpret and analyze data, and develop reports.
  • Ability to work independently, to supervise staff, and to collaborate as a team.
  • Ability to uphold a professional code of ethics and maintain confidentiality.
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants must apply online by submitting their resume, cover letter and three references.

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Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.


 Trinity College

Intellectually impressive. Fiercely determined. Unquestionably accomplished.

Since its foundation in 1823, Trinity College, located in the heart of Hartford, Connecticut, has been educating students in the liberal arts with the educational and experiential foundations they need to succeed as informed global citizens. Trinity is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and the Consortium On Financing Higher Education (COFHE). Faculty and alumni include recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur award, Guggenheims, Rockefellers, and other national academic awards.

While Trinity has enjoyed a long, prestigious history, the college finds itself poised in transition as the landscape of higher education across the country undergoes a fundamental shift. Under the leadership of Joanne Berger-Sweeney, who was inaugurated on October 26, 2014 as Trinity’s 22nd President, Trinity is looking forward to a bold future that will require innovation borne out of long-term strategic planning that will make the college even more visible and competitive. Among the strategic plan’s broad goals is to design a distinctive, relevant liberal arts education that positions Trinity increasingly as a first-choice destination for students, faculty, and staff.

At Trinity College, we’re known for getting things done—and for doing them in a way that creates lasting meaning. Students come here to engage in a challenging liberal arts education, live as part of a tenacious community, explore what’s possible, and find answers to the challenges of tomorrow.

On our 100-acre campus in Connecticut's state capital, you can take advantage of all that our thriving city has to offer, including diverse perspectives, experiential learning, and an energetic culture. And with the knowledge, resources, and partnerships we’ve cultivated at Trinity, we’re an active part of driving Hartford forward as well.

We are committed to providing the best possible service to our employees and the college. We recognize the diverse composition and needs of our community of employees and strive to respond to those needs in a professional, caring and equitable manner by:

  • Recruiting and promoting the best-qualified people – while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the workplace.
  • Providing a competitive salary and benefits package for our employees.
  • Establishing, administering and effectively communicating sound policies and practices that treat employees with dignity and equality, while maintaining compliance with employment and labor laws and College directives.
  • Promoting a work atmosphere that is safe, healthy, secure and conscious of family and community relations.
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