Reporting to the Senior Director of Global Initiatives, the Assistant Director contributes to the positive experience of international students at W&J and to safe, enriching study abroad program offerings. The Assistant Director works to ensure smooth transitions for students, strives towards effective, creative outreach efforts and serves as a trusted advisor. The Assistant Director must have strong intercultural communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, a student-centered approach and an inclusive attitude.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide an additional layer of support for study abroad and international student initiatives, handle remote and walk-in traffic, serve as a first step for students, and provide initial advising
Serve as a Designated School Official
Advise a select caseload of study abroad and international students
Coordinate office communications and campus outreach, generating social media content, marketing materials, website updates, events and routine messaging to students; use CRM technology
Coordinate study abroad events and outreach, such as Semester Abroad Showcases, Information Sessions, and re-entry activities
Work in collaboration with Student Life to ensure an integrated experience for degree seeking and exchange students.
Collaborate with Registrar, Business Office, and Academic Advising to implement procedures to ensure smooth transitions for inbound and outbound students.
Coordinate and play a leading role in excursions and programming
Lead pre-departure and international student orientation, including airport pick-up, event logistics, form collection, and other tasks as necessary.
Oversee and develop Global Ambassador program
Foster an inclusive community through the planning and implementation of excursions and activities
Coordinate study abroad administrative tasks (waivers, health information, application materials, etc.) and coordinate with other offices on campus to share relevant information
Coordinate inbound and outbound international health insurance coverage
Serve as point person for the office when Senior Director is out of the office or traveling
Oversee student workers, assigning tasks and supplying training as necessary
Support international student employment program
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, cross-cultural skills and strong interest in international education. Must have the technical ability and creativity to maintain an online presence through social media management and outreach. Must possess a driver's license with a clean driving record for the past three years, and be willing to drive a passenger van. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong attention to detail. Must be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous work with international students. Experience working in higher education. Demonstrated experience with program planning. Understanding of a residential institution and of the liberal arts educational philosophy. Knowledge of a language other than English, prior study, travel or residency outside of the US desired.
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.
Job Description Status The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.
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About Washington & Jefferson College
Washington & Jefferson is a private liberal arts and sciences college located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. Our entire community is focused on student success. To that end we offer an On-Time Graduation Guarantee, opportunities to study all over the world through our Magellan Project and a committed staff of career counseling experts. For more than 200 years, our alumni have been influencing change in business, politics, the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, state representatives, doctors, researchers, writers and teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.