The Center for Global Education at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University invites applications for the full-time, benefit-eligible position of Director, Center for Global Education.
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University (CSB/SJU) are committed national leaders in global education – past winners of the prestigious Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. For three of the last six years, CSB/SJU have ranked No. 1 nationally among baccalaureate institutions for the number of students participating in mid-length study abroad programs. Global education is a passion and a priority for our community. Now, CSB/SJU is seeking an experienced professional to provide leadership, vision, strategy and direction for our Center for Global Education (CGE).
CGE operates 19 semester programs (15 of which are led by CSB/SJU faculty) on six continents. The center also assists faculty and staff in developing and managing short-term global programs. CGE is the primary point of contact for institutional partners from around the world, and it manages many inbound global programs for partner institutions throughout the year. In addition, CGE sponsors and co-sponsors on-campus global learning opportunities (e.g., speakers, lectures, presentations and fine-arts events).
This is a 12 month position. The Center for Global Education is housed within Academic Affairs with the Director reporting directly to the Provost. The Director supervises a staff of six individuals responsible for facilitation of both inbound and outbound programs. The office works closely with the International Admissions Office and Intercultural and International Student Services.
Articulate a unified vision for internationalization (global engagement) on and off campus that is congruent with the mission of the institutions. In collaboration with many campus partners, initiate and create strategic plans for carrying out this vision. This includes:
providing leadership in directing and implementing strategic internationalization plans both on and off campus
providing leadership in management of the operation of both inbound and outbound programs.
providing academic leadership in the maintenance and development of study abroad curriculum and programming.
Advocate for internationalization and the CGE both on and off campus.
Oversee program evaluation and assessment (for each CSB/SJU program).
Work with campus partners and committees such as the Provost's staff, the Intercultural Directions Council, Fine Arts Programming Advisory Board, and Admissions.
Develop and maintain institutional partnerships with program providers worldwide. Serve as a CGE spokesperson and CSB/SJU representative with these partners.
Serve as CGE spokesperson for internal and external media news constituencies, stakeholders, and parents.
Manage a balanced portfolio of programs in response to the evolving academic needs and strategic visions of the institutions.
Collaborate and work with faculty, staff, and students in the implementation of successful inbound and outbound programs.
Oversee and support the maintenance of academic rigor of both the outbound and inbound programs.
Collaborate with faculty and staff to understand, incorporate, and support the many curriculums (both general education and departmental) embedded in our study abroad programs.
Collaborate with faculty and staff to explore new programs and alternative program models.
Work with deans on curriculum, faculty staffing, and student issues.
Oversee and provide direction for CGE staff. Responsibilities include hiring and retaining staff, mentoring, professional development, and accountability for employee performance.
Oversee an annual budget of approximately $4.5 million.
Work in partnership with Institutional Advancement offices to identify gift opportunities consistent with programmatic needs for discussion with prospective donors.
Work with External Grants Office to identify and secure external funding that supports the CGE vision and mission of our institutions.
Support inclusive access to all programs.
Advise senior management on programmatic and policy development in accordance with best practices. Provide input to university leadership on institutional academic and administrative policies and guidelines in accordance with best practices.
Risk and Safety Management
Identify and frame issues related to safety, security and risk management for students, staff, and faculty when abroad on CGE programs.
Identify and frame issues related to safety, security, and risk management for exchange students when on campus.
Identify overseas issues with potential risk management implications and consult with campus leaders to determine appropriate responses.
Respond to any incident that occurs abroad which may pose a threat to the health, and unsafety, or well-being of students, faculty, or staff who are participating in CGE programs. Partner with campus and overseas partners to determine the appropriate response and communication strategy.
Master's degree and extensive experience in international education management.
Evidence of a Commitment to a liberal arts model of education.
Experience with campus internationalization efforts in higher education
International experience and demonstrated intercultural competence.
Demonstrate an understanding and experience with best practices in the field of risk and crisis management.
Experience related to budget planning and management.
Experience in grants and contract administration.
Demonstrated leadership, management, and supervisory skills.
Demonstrated communication and networking skills.
Demonstrated collaborative skills with an ability to influence people, solve problems, troubleshoot, think creatively and resolve conflicts.
Demonstrated ability to promote diversity to build an inclusive office and campus environment.
Doctorate or other terminal degree
Ability to communicate in a second language
Experience working with faculty-led study abroad programs
Experience with both programs abroad and inbound international students
Willingness and ability to travel and experience living and working abroad
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are accepted online at http://employment.csbsju.edu. Interested applicants should complete the application form and submit a cover letter and resume. If you require special accommodations to participate in the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University hiring process, please contact us at (320) 363-2508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin on July 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
It is the policy of CSB and SJU to conduct pre-employment background checks. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
Women, individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.
About College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Saint John's University, a liberal arts college for men, and the College of Saint Benedict, a liberal arts college for women, are located four miles apart in Central Minnesota just outside St. Cloud and 70 miles from Minneapolis. Both are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition, which emphasize quality teaching and a commitment to intercultural learning. Together, the College of Saint Bened...ict and Saint John's University offer a common undergraduate curriculum, identical degree requirements, and a single academic calendar. Being liberal arts institutions, faculty are expected to teach courses in the Common Curriculum. The colleges offer the distinct benefit of two nationally recognized Catholic, undergraduate institutions and one exceptional education. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu.