The Division of Global Engagement at UC Santa Cruz invites applicants for a full time Director of Global Programming
Posting Date: November 28, 2018
Review Date: January 3, 2019
Date of Appointment: February 1, 2019 or as soon as possible.
Benefit Information: UC Systemwide office offers an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time employees, visit: UC Benefits
Description of Responsibilities: Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost of Global Engagement, the Director of Global Programs manages a centralized student services unit within the Division. This position has primary responsibility for developing and implementing a variety of complex programs and/or projects involving a variety of constituencies and across a broad range of international initiatives. Formulates policies and procedures for the student services programs. Develops the long term organizational goals of the unit. Manages the financial and human resources for the programs.
The incumbent will assume the development, oversight and management of a large portfolio of programs providing services to inbound international students and scholars and also current services and new programming for our study abroad students. The incumbent will apply prior teaching and curriculum development experience to assess needs, create program and/or course content, develop appropriate learning outcomes and evaluate programs or courses. Types of programs under the responsibility of this position include but are not limited to:
Oversight of all international undergraduate and graduate student orientations,
A year-long mentorship program for incoming international frosh that also serves as a leadership training program for the mentors
An academic Graduate Preparation Program for admitted international graduate students delivered before the start of fall quarter
All cultural and academic programming offered to international students and scholars throughout the year to help support this population
New programming for our study abroad students to better prepare them for study abroad in another country and to assist them upon re-entry
Development of programs that expand opportunities for our students abroad such as internships or research opportunities
Development of an international alumni network
Short term customized programs for our international university or agency partners, and other programs as specified. The incumbent will collaborate closely with other campus units, academic departments and staff in Global Engagement to plan and deliver these programs.
Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Develops and oversees the curriculum and implementation of new programs and processes and communication plans. Supervises professional staff and the activities of project teams and provides direction according to established policies and management guidance.
Advanced knowledge of program development and curriculum design.
Experience teaching non-native speakers of English in a higher education setting.
Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.
Ability in problem identification and reasoning; ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, persuasion, leadership.
Successful experience supervising professional staff.
Successful experience in developing and implementing student services programs.
Master's degree in Teaching English as Second Language (TESOL) or Second Language Acquisition and/or equivalent experience/training.
Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involving development of services for students.
Skills in project management, social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
In-depth knowledge of the field of international education and of international student and scholar needs.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations and experience working with international students.
Description of Department: The Division of Global Engagement (DGE) advances the University's teaching, learning and research mission by working collaboratively throughout the institution to promote global engagement and advance campus internationalization by increasing international mobility among students and faculty, promoting faculty engagement in international activities and developing strategic partnerships abroad. DGE interacts with campus leadership on strategic planning and initiatives to elevate the reputation of UCSC globally. DGE units include Study Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Global Programs and Global Initiatives.
Internal Number: 1808401
About UC Santa Cruz
Description of UCSC: Since its founding in 1965, the University of California, Santa Cruz, has earned international distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service.
A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz offers rigorous academic programs and cutting-edge research opportunities that teach students how to think, not what to think.A commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement are central to UCSC's core values.
From 652 students in 1965, the campus has grown to its current (2016-17) enrollment of more than 18,000 students. Undergraduates pursue bachelor's degrees in 65 different majors supervised by divisional deans of arts, engineering, humanities, physical & biological sciences, and social sciences. Graduate students work toward graduate certificates, master's degrees, or doctoral degrees in 41 academic programs under the supervision of the divisional and graduate deans.