Study Abroad Alumni Jobs Assistant Director of International Education
The Office of International Education at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting résumés for the position of Assistant Director. Position responsibilities include assisting in the day-to-day operations of recruitment, advising, pre-departure, and return preparation of outbound students who study abroad and inbound exchange students who study at St. Mary’s. In addition, the Assistant Director will be primarily responsible for outreach efforts on behalf of the International Education office.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, two or more years of professional advising experience preferably in an international education setting, experience studying or working abroad for a minimum of one semester is a must, experience with promotion and outreach, outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail, and ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Must have ability to work independently and as a member of a team, and have the ability to work with diverse groups. Strong verbal and written communication and public speaking skills are a must. The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate a commitment to student development, student learning, and promoting an understanding of the value of diversity in the College community. Evening and weekend hours will be required; some domestic and international travel possible on a limited basis.
Desired qualifications include: A Master’s degree is preferred, as is knowledge of a foreign language. Some knowledge of immigration regulations as well as J-1 and F-1 requirements is extremely desirable. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft computer software and Google Apps for Education.
Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary’s City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland’s public honors college. Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1800, St. Mary’s emphasizes excellence in teaching. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. With approximately 50% of our students studying abroad, St. Mary’s puts an emphasis on global education as a part of the curriculum and mission of the College. The quality of life for all members of the community is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
St. Mary’s College embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.
Review of résumés will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. St. Mary’s College of Maryland (www.smcm.edu) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.