Reporting to the Dean of the College, the Senior Associate Dean for International Programs executes the University’s vision for undergraduate international programs and international experiential, immersive learning at Princeton. In collaboration with others in the Office of the Dean of the College and across the University, the Senior Associate Dean knits together the units within the Office of International Programs (OIP) to develop and deliver a coherent, multifaceted approach to the international component of undergraduate students’ experience at Princeton.
Through the Novogratz Bridge Year Program placements, international summer internship experiences, semester- and year-long study abroad opportunities, post-graduate international fellowships, and more, Princeton undergraduate students have the potential to structure international learning experiences as a flexible and integral component of their programs of study.
The Senior Associate Dean helps articulate and execute this facet of Princeton’s undergraduate education. The dean serves as the primary Office of the Dean of the College liaison to the Provost’s Office of International Affairs and Operations (IAO) and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).
Manage and advocate for international programs run by OIP. Articulate the international dimensions of the undergraduate academic program.
Deliver University-wide international programs in conjunction with IAO, PIIRS, and academic departments and programs across the university, and provide input on undergraduate international academic policies with the other Office of the Dean of the College deans.
Create strategic initiatives to build undergraduate student interest in international and immersive learning experiences, especially for populations that don’t historically participate in large numbers, including athletes, STEM students, and first-generation/lower-income students.
Implement, in conjunction with University partners, policies and procedures that adhere to best practices in the field, including those for the health and safety of undergraduate students traveling abroad with University support.
Oversee budgeting and resource allocation in concert with Finance & Treasurer and the Office of the Dean of the College.
Plan strategically for the future of OIP’s work and assess outcomes on a regular basis.
Develop Alliances and Partnerships
Maintain productive relationships with existing external partner institutions and develop new partnerships with international academic and non-academic institutions to create programming for Princeton undergraduate students. Evaluate international programs and partners in collaboration with OIP program directors.
Build collaborative relationships with Princeton faculty developing international scholarly and immersive learning experiences for students through their undergraduate coursework.
Collaborate with PIIRS on the Global Seminar Program and other projects.
Collaborate with Hellenic Studies, language departments and certificate programs, and other internal internationally-focused programs.
Serve on the Council for International Teaching and Research (CITR), the Travel Oversight Group (TOG), the International Crisis Management Team (ICMT), other university-wide collaborative units, and the governing boards of the Berlin Consortium for German Studies, Princeton in Africa, Princeton in Beijing, Princeton in Ishikawa, and other Princeton-affiliated or –based programs.
Advocate for undergraduate students’ participation within international programs at Princeton.
Represent Princeton at professional meetings and actively participate in professional organizations in relevant fields.
Administration and Engagement
Directly supervise four program directors, one office manager, the Communications and Outreach Coordinator, the Student Activities System Manager, and other OIP staff across administrative levels and positions.
Oversee program development, funding, and proper stewardship of program resources, and support directors in addressing issues related to the strategic deployment of the operating budget.
Develop assessment procedures and maintain analytics on undergraduate international programs.
Oversee office management, develop staff talent, and foster a productive, professional work environment.
Supervise funds disbursal for international student research travel.
Oversee OIP’s engagement with international health and safety; participate in staffing emergency calls during and after hours.
Oversee OIP messaging, including the production of web content and other communication about global programming, including newsletters and flyers, and appropriate digital and published marketing and publicity content.
Work with the Dean of the College and the Advancement Office to develop and steward gifts and endowments to support international programs.
Strengths and Competencies
Demonstrated capacity for innovative thinking about operations and program implementation.
Understand the range of existing and potential international student programs on campus, as well as benchmarking data from peer institutions.
Superior organizational skills, including the ability to delegate strategically and work collaboratively.
Ability to manage a large staff, to provide clear direction, and to set priorities.
Experience making decisions that require input from multiple stakeholders.
Knowledge of curricular and co-curricular policies at Princeton.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to recognize and respond to emergencies efficiently and effectively.
Strong team-builder with demonstrated ability to promote collaboration and effective working relationships in a fast-paced and rigorous environment within OIP, the Office of the Dean of the College, and across the university.
A Ph.D. in a field offered at Princeton.
Minimum ten years managing international or other programs in a university or college setting.
Experience working with faculty to integrate curricular requirements into program offerings that enhance the student experience.
Willingness to travel and prior experience living or studying abroad preferred.
Reading or speaking knowledge of foreign languages preferred.
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