Assistant Director I - Assistant Director of Study Abroad
Sam Houston State University
Location: Huntsville, Texas
Internal Number: 28952
Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: International Programs
Bachelor's degree in related field. Two to three years of experience in a related field. Experience with international travel and college level interaction with students desired. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Provides administration and oversight of all responsibilities for the development, growth and maintenance of Sam Houston State University's Study Abroad Program.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Oversees, establishes, implements, and maintains daily office functions, academic policies, and procedures of the office in collaboration with the Director of Office of International Programs (OIP) and other University departments. Participates in strategic planning and program assessment to assess and improve processes. Assists in the revision of program policies and procedures. Oversees all study abroad programs and programming, including the National Student Exchange (NSE). Collaborates with faculty leaders across campus. Oversees all communication with students and faculty to facilitate study abroad participation. Serves as NSE Coordinator. Oversees Study Abroad course approval process. Oversees the implementation of new study abroad initiatives as outlined in the Study Abroad strategic plan. Oversees all study abroad advising. Works closely with the Study Abroad Advisor to ensure advisement for enrolled and perspective study abroad students on academic and cultural issues related to study abroad programs and destinations. Oversees the design and coordination of all student and faculty orientations and information sessions. Oversees the management of incoming exchanges and visiting students, including application processing, communication, orientation, and advising support during study. Oversees the development and implementation of a recruitment/marketing strategy. Stays current on market trends and best practices. Works with the study abroad team to market study abroad programs across campus. Oversees outreach and recruiting events, including fairs, information sessions, and off/on campus events. Maintains and improves communication with other University departments. Represents the Study Abroad Office by serving on committees across campus. Manages and oversees the Study Abroad budget. Supervises study abroad staff and student workers. Develops, leads, organizes, and implements professional development, training, and team building activities. Assists in facilitating new partnerships with foreign universities. Works as part of a team with the Office of International Program staff on a variety of initiatives. Performs other related duties as assigned.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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