The Office of International Education is home to several staff members dedicated to providing students with engaging opportunities to serve as global citizens. International Education oversees outbound and inbound international study programming, Fulbright opportunities, faculty-led experiences, and manages several partnerships with a variety of academic institutions across the world.
Rewards & Benefits
Salary is $60,000;
Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.
The Associate Director of Global Citizenship takes a lead role in ensuring SUNY Fredonia students receive comprehensive advising and support before, during, and after an experience abroad. The Associate Director supports the office's strategic mission to increase international opportunities for students and works closely with the Interim Associate Vice President to facilitate, implement, and monitor all Study Abroad programs (Affiliated, Exchange, and Faculty-Led) and related services. Currently reporting to the Interim Associate Vice President of Retention and Academic Success the successful candidate will:
Serve as primary advisor for all Study Abroad programs and scholarship opportunities as well as coaching departments through the development of new programs;
Serves as an alternate Designated School Official (DSO) for the unit;
Management of the application process, including making acceptance decisions for exchange programs and approving applications for affiliated programs;
Communicating with students and partner institutions during application process;
Provides emergency response support related to health, safety, and unexpected travel incidents;
Trains new Study Abroad Program Student Assistants and student workers;
Serves as liaison with units across campus in matters related to Study Abroad students, including course approval and enrollment, transcript processing, and preparing program budgets;
Attends professional meetings, responds to requests for information, researches study abroad best practices and confers with colleagues about changes and updates to policies related to students studying abroad;
Assists campus leadership with the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the office, including risk management, data collection and reporting, and assessment;
Takes a lead role in the development of a possible micro-credential or first-year experience program;
Manages application software, website content, and study abroad marketing materials;
Performs other duties assigned;
Contribute to curriculum development and refinement;
Provide academic advisement to students;
Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession;
Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.
This is a full-time, term appointed, tenure track position beginning June 2023.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution;
Minimum of 2 years of directly related working experience in international education or relations;
Experience establishing and maintaining program budgets;
Knowledge of federal immigration regulations related to F and J visas;
Experience advising students in a higher education setting;
Experience studying, living, or working outside of the United States;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of a department mission;
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, occasionally operating during non-standard hours as needed to meet professional obligations for the unit;
Ability to identify and meet tight deadlines, effectively.
Master's degree in higher education, international relations, or related field;
Experience managing crisis or emergency situations;
Ability to successfully present complex ideas to a variety of offices;
Current U.S. Passport and experience with international travel ;
Proficiency in a second language;
Experience working with SEVIS and visa process and compliance regulations;
Knowledge of Horizons application software, international social media apps, and government travel sites;
Proficiency with MS Office applications, Google Workspace tools, Zoom, and electronic communications.
The State University of New York at Fredonia is one of the crown jewels in the 64-campus State University of New York system. Founded in 1826, Fredonia is a highly ranked comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university that enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 80+ majors and 50+ minors. Fredonia is consistently ranked as a top public university for academics, value, and social mobility. Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, professional, award-winning faculty, a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere, and a strong focus on student success.
The 256-acre campus, known for beautiful green spaces and attractive architecture, is located one mile from the shore of Lake Erie in beautiful Western New York with ready access to fishing, swimming, and lakefront attractions. Fredonia is centrally located between several large metropolitan areas. It is one hour south of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, 45 minutes north of Erie, PA, and just 2 ½ hours from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, or Toronto.
Fredonia is a safe village community with beautiful Victorian homes situated in the heart of Western New York wine country. The location affords res...idents all four authentic weather seasons; warm and sunshine-filled, yet comfortable spring and summer, vibrant colors across rolling hills with the changing leaves of autumn, and the picturesque landscapes and accompanying outdoor activities of winter.
SUNY provides a competitive salary and benefits package.
Fredonia's faculty and staff focus on ensuring that all students will achieve the Institutional Learning Goals:
-SKILLED Develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge
-CONNECTED Engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship
-CREATIVE Demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation
-RESPONSIBLE Activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism.