Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Reporting to the Director of Study Abroad, the Assistant Director has responsibility for overseeing academic-year, summer programs, study tours, and internships abroad in various regions across the world. Will communicate regularly with foreign academic, cultural and housing advisors, a diverse population of students and their parents during the students' residence abroad and with Holy Cross faculty members across departments. Advise applicants to the program; evaluate applications and personal essays; participate in pre-departure orientation sessions for outbound students and co-curricular events for returning students; advise students about visa requirements and application procedures; help manage returned student programming; and make site visits abroad to evaluate existing programs and develop new ones. Other responsibilities include: leading assessment initiatives; coordinating marketing/recruitment efforts for the office as a whole; assisting in updating the website and other publications; using StudioAbroad, a study abroad software application. Other duties as assigned.
This is an Exempt level position. The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace. A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA). To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: http://offices.holycross.edu/humanresources/benefits
Master's degree or Ph.D. required. Excellent English oral and written communication skills essential. Native or near-native oral and written fluency in a language other than English. Extensive experience (education or work or both) living abroad. At least 1-3 years of experience in the field of International Education (or related experience). Knowledge of website operating software and of Terra Dotta software or willingness to learn. A thorough commitment to, and enthusiasm for, International Education as well as a sound understanding of the goals of the Study Abroad Program at Holy Cross and of the Mission of the College are necessary.
Holy Cross is a highly selective, four-year college of approximately 2,900 students. One of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit tradition. Exclusively devoted to teaching undergraduates, Holy Cross promotes close ties between students and faculty. In this active, friendly campus community, individual in...terests? from athletics to the arts, from campus ministry to student government? are pursued with intensity and passion. Graduates go on to prominent academic and professional programs and pursue their individual talents in many careers and service activities. Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a centrally-located New England city of 175,000. The 174-acre hillside campus provides inspiring views, an inviting mix of historic and contemporary buildings, beautiful landscaping, and first-rate facilities. With a tradition of academic excellence that dates to its founding in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade. Holy Cross graduates become members of a loyal alumni family; equipped with the resources and perspective to respond as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.