Bethel University

  • Assistant Director of Off-Campus/International Study Abroad Programs

    Posted Date 4 days ago(10/11/2018 10:34 AM)
    Position Number
    # of Openings
    Off-Campus Programs
    FLSA Status
    Months per year
    Benefit Eligible
    Benefit Eligible
  • Job Summary

    To administer multiple semester-long study abroad programs in various countries (including promotion, advising, applicant selection, cross-cultural training, and pre-departure and overseas support) to provide meaningful international experiences for students.


    • Develop and prepare budgets for internal programs
    • Coordinate Bethel semester programs (Guatemala Term, Spain Term)
    • Coordinate Bethel interim programs (15)
    • Oversee office in absence of Associate Dean
    • Provide cross-cultural training expertise to students, faculty and staff
    • Act as spokesperson for internal publications and other office relations
    • Evaluate study abroad programs (including logistical on-site elements, academic components, students’ responses and outcomes)
    •  Oversee the implementation of pre-departure orientation
    • Frame new standards, policies and procedures to align Bethel programs with the industry standards
    • Represent Bethel on a re-entry committee for the Minnesota Study Abroad Professionals (MSAP)
    • Represent office on the faculty Guatemala Term Advisory Committee (GTAC)
    • Resident contact for issues related to student visas, course equivalents, etc.
    • Manage and hire all global ambassadors

    Required Skills

    Competency with using Microsoft Office Suite; ability to maintain database (FileMaker Pro); knowledge of current trends in the field of study abroad, confidence in leading office projects or events; effective problem solving skills and good decision quality; results-oriented; strong organizational abilities; the ability to manage multiple priorities and effectively prioritize; a customer focus which includes students, faculty, staff and external partners; composure in stressful situations; and strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral).

    Required Experience

    1 plus years of relevant experience: Significant experience living, studying, or working abroad. Experience working with diverse groups and with college students or similar populations. Experience developing or managing programs or projects, and working well in a team-environment. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

    Required Education

    B.A. degree required. Education in intercultural studies, higher education administration, and comparative development or leadership studies is preferred.

    Additional Information

    This is a 1.00 FTE, 12-month position. Occasional weekend commitments (one or two weekend days per semester) and additional work-related travel to conferences or off-campus program sites as directed. Oversees the general functioning of the office in the absence of Associate Dean for Off-Campus Programs. Position collaborates with Conference and Event Services to follow the academic event model process for departmental events.


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