Assistant Director of the Center for Cocurricular
International Programs and Off-Campus Study
Bowdoin College invites applications for the position of Assistant
Director of Center for Cocurricular Opportunities with dual
responsibilities to Off-Campus Study ( OCS ) and Student
Fellowships and Research ( SFR ). The position will anticipate and
respond to overlapping needs of these dynamic departments and
manage priorities so that each program’s needs are met. Report to
the Directors of Off-Campus Study and Student Fellowships and
A Bachelor’s degree is required with a preference for a master’s
degree. Applicants must possess demonstrated skills working with
various constituencies (students, faculty, administrators,
parents). High degree of self-motivation with attention to detail
and ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple tasks and
projects simultaneously. Effective interpersonal, written, and
public communication skills; organizational, planning, time
management skills, experience advising/editing students’ written
work, ability to meet competing deadlines; excellent judgment and
problem-solving skills; a high level of competence with computers,
including database and website management and control.
Knowledgeable of current professional practice and issues in
international education and national fellowship advising. Foreign
language skills are strongly preferred. A demonstrated commitment
to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and
learning environment is required.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
At least three years’ administrative experience related to study
abroad, particularly in student advising and database management,
and preferably in higher education. The successful candidate will
be subject to a criminal history background check.
Standard Work Days and Hours
5 days a week, 8:30 – 5:00, 12 months/year. Some evening or weekend
meetings; occasional overnight conference or site-visit
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to
talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial,
ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs;
and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support
of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and
contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a
community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly
welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the
liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a
preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its
faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of
community; and connections to the people, history, and natural
beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting.
Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the
College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles
from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Full Time Year Round
Background Check Package Requirements
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle,
rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled
Type of Posting
Special Instructions to Applicants
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and
state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment,
admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular
programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color,
ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital
status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or
against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities
on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected
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