Furman University seeks a Director of the Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education. The director’s primary responsibility is to administer Furman’s faculty-led study away programs and affiliate and exchange programs. Furman recently launched The Furman Advantage, a strategic vision that guarantees every student an unparalleled education that combines classroom learning with real-world experiences and self-discovery. In line with this vision, we seek a candidate who will build upon our well-established and innovative study away programs to increase the number and type of off-campus opportunities, while broadening access to and increase participation for all students. The director will work with faculty and staff to develop programs aimed to increase access to underserved students and will explore opportunities to create strategic partnerships that increase the portfolio of study away locations and opportunities. The director will ensure that programs adhere to best practices in the field, and through consistent assessment, ensure that programs meet the learning objectives of high impact educational practices. The director will work directly with Furman’s Faculty Development Center to advance effective pedagogy and learning strategies for study away programs and other initiatives that serve to expand the international perspective of all Furman students. The director supervises and evaluates the work of the three staff members. This is a twelve-month staff position in the division of Academic Affairs, reporting to the Associate Provost for Engaged Learning.
For a detailed job description, more information about Furman University and the Furman Advantage, and to submit an application, go to: https://jobs.furman.edu/postings/6417 Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae or resume, and provide email addresses for three references. In the letter of application, candidates should describe how their experience and qualification make them suited for this position. The deadline for applications is July 7, 2017.
Furman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including, but not limited to, gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities.
Master's degree in relevant field required.
Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in managing/directing study away programs in a college/university setting.
Demonstrated leadership and creativity in program planning and implementation.
Strong communication, interpersonal and intercultural skills.
Strong supervisory skills (including hiring and training staff)
Demonstrated ability in budget management, risk management, and meticulous attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and achieve desired outcomes with various constituencies including faculty, staff, students, families, and outside organizations in both domestic and international settings.
Demonstrated ability to problem solve and support faculty, students and families if difficulties are encountered during the study away program.
Involvement in professional organizations that promote study away. Establishes and maintains professional networks with related local, state, national and international organizations and agencies.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Founded in 1826, Furman University is a selective, independent, highly-rated undergraduate liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 2700 students. Furman’s 750-acre campus in the award-winning city of Greenville, SC, is considered one of the most beautiful in the nation.
Furman University is committed to educating the whole student, encouraging academic and emotional growth ...while also providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world. At the core of the University is a dynamic engaged learning philosophy that’s grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Students are taught by top-notch professors whose chief priorities are teaching and guiding undergraduate students—all within a close-knit campus community where ideas and perspectives are valued and encouraged.
The Furman Advantage promises all students an education that delivers value by preparing them for successful, meaningful lives. Guided by a community of mentors and supported by institutes and centers, students chart personalized four-year pathways that are made meaningful through guaranteed engaged learning experiences. Additional information is available on the university’s homepage at http://www.furman.edu/