The PositionReporting to the Senior Director of Global Affairs, the Director of Study Abroad will provide leadership in the strategy, management, planning, and administration of the Study Abroad Center. Leading a team of Education Abroad professionals, the Director is responsible for administrative and programmatic oversight of all education abroad programs sponsored by the university and directs the implementation of international academic experiences that foster student engagement, learning, and development. Many UCI study abroad programs are offered through the University of California Education Abroad Program. The Director will oversee a significant expansion of services to include direct student exchange and faculty-led programs originating at the UCI campus.The Director will have the support of an experienced professional staff and a Faculty Director for Study Abroad Academic Development.As educators, we promote students' academic, personal, professional, and intercultural development before, during, and after their study abroad experiences. The desired candidate will be a dynamic leader who can create new programs, policies and procedures, and significantly expand the Study Abroad Center (SAC) mission while maintaining and growing the high-impact practices that make UCI's education abroad experience deeply meaningful for student participants. Study Abroad CenterThe Study Abroad Center has a staff of six who advise 1,500 students each year, support 1,000 who go abroad, and provide returnee programs to another 200. UCI participates in the University of California's system-wide education abroad program (EAP) and is now expanding its campus-based opportunities. The director position is new to UCI and will lead a significant expansion to a comprehensive campus-based education abroad program. This expansion will enable the Study Abroad Center to support UCI's goal of fostering international collaborations per UCI's strategic plan and become the strategic center for all education abroad activities at UCI, whether it be a student exchange, a faculty-led research program, or a medical clinical rotation. UCI is recognized for its excellence in academics and accessibility which brings unique challenges for its education abroad programs. UCI is ranked #9 among public universities in the US and more than 90% of undergraduates participate in research with faculty before they graduate. STEM programs are especially competitive and the curricula are intensive. US News and World Report recently ranked UCI as #1 for accessibility which includes need-based funding and on-time graduation for students receiving financial aid. First-generation students make up more than half of UCI's class of 2017.The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.Salary: Commensurate with experienceTotal Hours: 8-5, M-FCareer Position.Available to work some nights and weekends; some travel required.Final candidate subject to background check.As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts. Please attach your resume.View Job Description for the position requirements.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.