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Assistant Director for Custom and Short-Term Programs

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, International Programs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
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Full Time
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Type of Position:Professional Staff - Project/Program Administration

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:Regular

Work Shift: Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department:Special Programs

Department's Website:

Summary of Job Duties:The Assistant Director for Custom and Short-Term Programs facilitates the research and development (research opportunities for short-term programs and serves as the lead grant writer and conduct grant submissions via Office of Sponsored Programs when necessary), outreach and recruitment (Develop and implement recruitment plan and goals), and program administration for custom and short-term international programs offered at the University of Arkansas by conducting pre-arrival, arrival, and orientation of nondegree seeking students, and assisting with matriculation to the university. Assist with visiting exchange student arrival and placement. Plan, manage, direct cultural programs for nondegree seeking and visiting exchange students in coordination. Manage financial resources of custom programs. Supervise hourly personnel or graduate assistants related to CTSP.

Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited institution of higher education

  • At least two years experience in program development, management, and evaluation in a higher education setting

  • Experience with intercultural training

  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite and current social media

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in international education, adult education, or related field from an accredited institution of higher education

  • Experience developing and managing a program budget

  • Experience working or living abroad

  • English and a second language fluency, with a special interest in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, or Korean

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work with university students and administrators

  • Ability to clearly communicate with students and administrators through electronic and face to face interactions

  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate programs and services for culturally diverse populations

  • Ability to effectively transition international students and exchange visitors from their home institutions to the University of Arkansas

  • Ability to effectively support the University of Arkansas in its efforts to integrate new students into the campus community

  • Ability to meet the recruitment goals of visiting students and exchange visitors

Salary Information:

$40,000 - $42,000

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Diversity Statement, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Curt Rom, Assoc Dean for Int'l Education,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Additional Information:

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:N/A

Frequent Physical Activity:Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:Standing, Walking

Benefits Eligible:Yes
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