Director of Study Abroad
Global Engagement Office
Requisition Number (please reference): 1001131
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Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Overview of the Position: The Director of Study Abroad is responsible for providing results-oriented leadership to the Study Abroad and Exchange Program. S/he is responsible for managing Santa Clara's study abroad and exchange program portfolio and all aspects of the education abroad processes including outreach and advising; selection; orientation and participation; re-entry and assessment. This position is available at a time following the University adopting a Strategic Plan in 2011 which has prioritized Global Understanding and Engagement and the Director of Study Abroad will be a key player in planning and developing Santa Clara University's education abroad program in the context of the Strategic Plan. Applications are encouraged by December 1, 2012. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.
Master's degree and a minimum of five years leadership experience in an education abroad office; demonstrated record of leadership in the field of international education through professional organizations such as The Forum, NAFSA, etc.; experience shaping the study abroad program portfolio in keeping with institutional needs; experience with curriculum integration; outstanding communication, management and organizational skills; the ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the University, nationally and internationally. Demonstrated excellent judgment managing crisis situations. Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle matters with sensitivity and tact.
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