We are seeking an Assistant Director of Global Exchanges who will oversee inbound and outbound study abroad exchange programs and students in the specialized field of international education. The Assistant Director of Global Exchanges advises undergraduate students on study abroad opportunities, providing detailed information about academics, finances, health and safety, and cultural matters both at Johns Hopkins University and abroad. This position plays a vital role in fostering productive relationships with other offices, departments, and schools at Johns Hopkins University as well as with international partner institutions.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
33% Student Advising, Recruitment and Oversight of the Visiting International & Exchange Student Program (VISP)
Develop and maintain professional relationships with 15+ exchange partners and providers for ~50 incoming visiting international undergraduate students studying at JHU for a semester/year each year.
Communicate with partners on recruitment, applications, admissions, and maintaining data on exchange balances.
Answer inquiries from prospective and current visiting international students and make sure that program information on the website is accurate and up to date.
Manage the admissions process for visiting international students, including updating application forms, reviewing applications, admitting students, and communicating with the Office of International Services regarding J-1 visas and visa extensions.
Work with JHU Real Estate & Property Management Office to contract housing for the visiting international students and consult with the Office of Off-Campus Housing as necessary in the event a student waives program housing or there is a housing shortfall.
Organize orientation programming twice a year, at the start of each semester, consisting of two full days of workshops, events, and activities.
Serve as the primary academic advisor for the visiting international students and coordinate course registration in collaboration with the Office of the Registrar.
Collaborate with the Director of Global Education to coordinate emergency response between Hopkins and the students home university in the event of an emergency.
Supervise an undergraduate VISP Intern who serves as a peer advisor to visiting international students, and who will be tasked with designing and leading cultural activities and excursions for these students throughout the year.
33% Student Advising, Recruitment and Oversight of Hopkins-Managed Programs
Provide academic advising to undergraduates in KSAS and WSE for participation on international exchange programs.
Recruit, advise, select, and prepare students for study abroad on outbound semester exchange programs, summer engineering research programs, and a selection of short-term faculty-led programs.
Build and maintain professional relationships with key academic advisors, faculty, and other units within Hopkins to facilitate advising and academic support of students abroad.
Advise students on Hopkins and externally-sponsored scholarship and funding opportunities.
Disseminate general information through program sessions, orientations, special programming, telephone and email communication, as well as social media.
Communicate with faculty, students, and parents on all facets of undergraduate overseas study at JHU.
Manage and evaluate existing exchange programs and actively contribute to program reviews.
Develop and deliver international and cross-cultural programming for students, including pre-departure orientation, information sessions, and reentry programming.
24% Program Development and Management
Collaborate with the Associate Director of Global Education on the development of proposals for semester, summer and intersession programs abroad that meet the academic and co-curricular learning goals within the Whiting School of Engineering.
Collaborate with faculty and graduate students in the Whiting School of Engineering on the development and administration of academic programs for semester, summer and intersession courses abroad.
Collaborate with faculty on the assessment and evaluation of international programs and student learning abroad.
Collaborate with international partners to evaluate academic fit of proposed programs with international faculties and departments; facilitate recruitment, applications and registration for programs abroad.
Facilitate site-visits for faculty with program partners; draft site reports and submit reports to the Director of Global Education and the Global Education Faculty Advisory Committee.
10% Special Projects
Organize and execute special projects as appointed by the Director or Associate Director of the Global Education Office, including but not limited to special committees, site visits, website promotions, seminars and webinars.
Attend professional conferences and participate in professional development workshops sponsored by NAFSA and the Forum on Education Abroad, among others.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Excellent written, oral interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
Proven ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituents (including students, parents, faculty, staff, overseas partners, and study abroad program providers) in diverse cultural contexts.
Proven ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Terra Dotta.
Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
Three years experience.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of international education.
Experience living, teaching, and/or working abroad.
Fluency in at least one foreign language.
Classified Title: Academic Advisor Working Title: Assistant Director of Global Exchanges Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $54,080-$74,390-$94,710 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus Department name: Global Education Office Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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