The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
Dickinson College is a long-recognized and award-winning leader in global education and study abroad with unique strengths at the intersection of global and intercultural learning and diversity, equity and inclusion. It is the only two-time winner of NAFSA's Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, regarded as the pinnacle of achievements in global education. Dickinson is a nationally recognized liberal-arts college chartered in 1783 in Carlisle, Pa. The highly selective college is home to 2,300 students from across the nation and around the world.
This position includes responsibilities that are critically important to the educational mission and both strategic and daily operations of education abroad at a the globally focused liberal arts college. As part of the Center for Global Study & Engagement (CGSE) leadership team, the AD works closely with faculty and administrative offices across campus and with colleagues abroad, to develop, provide, and sustain high-quality education abroad programs for over 300 Dickinson students a year.
Manage the day-to-day operations of a portfolio of education abroad/away programs including resolving student health and adjustment issues, academic issues, and other onsite concerns and collaboration with faculty and departments in setting expectations, reviewing applications, preparing budgets and itineraries, etc.
Advise Dickinson and non-Dickinson students individually and in groups on education abroad options that fit their academic trajectory and learning goals. This includes advising on credit transfer, application processes, course selections, the visa process and managing all documents related to the above duties.
Responsible for developing and managing Dickinson College short-term, faculty-led programs (summer, globally-integrated, mosaic). This includes collaborating with faculty, administrators, external partners, colleagues abroad and global finance. This role co-manages financial functions such as budget, accounting, and enrollment management as well as plans marketing and outreach efforts for each program. Additionally, this role is responsible for delivering pre-departure orientations for students as well as individualized orientations for faculty leaders, connecting with leaders during the program implementation, collecting syllabi and program reports from faculty, and assessing each program.
Manage all of CGSE's Education Abroad marketing and events. This includes collaborating with Marketing and Design Services to create and continually update promotional print materials as well as digital postcards, student handbooks, and branded giveaway items. This role is the lead manager for all Education Abroad events including but not limited to the Study Abroad fair, Student Photo Contest and Reception, on-campus coordinator annual event, faculty pre-departure training, and the International Research Symposium. Additionally, this role is responsible for designing and implementing a social media strategy that is responsive to the changing needs of Dickinson students.
Participate in Strategic Planning efforts for CGSE including institutional-wide inclusivity and campus internationalization efforts.
Lead, participate in, and assess the value of educational presentations, surveys, workshops, programs, and activities related to abroad preparation, new student orientation, cultural adjustment, support for underrepresented student populations, and intercultural competency.
Serve as an emergency contact for after-hours crisis and emergencies. Various administrative support needs, backup for Global email account, supervise student workers, scholarship advising. Support new initiatives and program development.
Department: Center for Global Study & Engagemnt
Bachelors degree with 3-5 years of related experience
Masters degree with 3-5 years of experience in the education abroad field
Skills and experiences:
Experience managing study abroad programs
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work cross-culturally
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in international education
Demonstrated familiarity with Terra Dotta Software for Study Abroad (or similar system).
The ability to be flexible, innovative, a team player, and a collaborator
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783. As of 2020, Dickinson has just under 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 144-acre campus is populated by students from 38 U.S. states and territories and 49 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 40 programs in 24 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities. Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges). Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Foun...ded in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hershey Park and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours. Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. Dickinson continues to be recognized both nationally and locally for the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus. Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives. The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.