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Hartwick College Assistant Director of Global Education & Field Studies in Oneonta, New York

Date: September 16, 2020Title: Assistant Director of Global Education & Field Studies

Description: Under the supervision of the Assistant Provost of Global Education and Field Studies, support FlightPath student learning outcomes including cultural fluency, communication, and the acquisition of both personal and professional skills. These outcomes will be achieved by collaborating with faculty regarding J Term on- and off-campus programs, the Peace Corps Preparatory Program, and other faculty-linked initiatives such as community-based service-learning available to every student designing their FlightPath. The Assistant Director will work with the Global Education & Service-Learning Advisor, the Director of Pine Lake, Student Experience staff, and Success Coaches to help students map diverse experiential learning activities into their digital resumes. The incumbent will oversee the department administrative assistant and advise the Assistant Provost on best practices and trends related to improving global education and community-based service learning.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the office administrative assistant

  • Collaborate with the Global Education and Service-Learning advisor to identify, hire and train student interns and work-study students

  • Manage program budgets in collaboration with the Office and Budget Manager in Academic Affairs

  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, alumni and colleague partners in support of FlightPath learning outcomes for every student, every time

  • Contribute to initiatives within the department

  • Plan and deliver experiential programming on- and off-campus, in a variety of modalities

  • Represent the department to public and private groups, including international audiences as requested

Oversee administration of Office of Global Education & Service Learning and associated campus programming

  • Manage off-campus J Term programs, Study Abroad Programs, Community Based Service Learning, and international student mentoring

  • Manage various on- and off-campus programming

  • Complete regular reports for various campus stakeholders

  • Complete regular program assessments

  • Offer a pre-semester meeting with instructors and regularly throughout each semester to establish understanding of learning outcomes and assure program success

Additional responsibilities

  • Collaborate on support services offered to students across campus

  • Maintain an awareness of best practices and trends related to improving global education and service learning

  • Suggest annual opportunities for professional development

  • Serve on committees

  • Participate in signature College events such as Opening Convocation, Honors Convocation, Commencement, Student Scholarship Showcase, Admissions Open Houses, Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend and other events as specified by supervisor

  • Comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local, and associational laws, rules, and regulations

  • As a representative of the College, comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: The minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor?s degree in an arts and science discipline or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university and at least three years of work experience in international education.

Preferred requirements for this position are a Master?s degree in an arts and science discipline or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university and at least two years of work experience in experiential and international education. Proficiency in a second language other than English, prior experience in community-based service learning, international education work-related travel, ability to travel within and outside of the US for short periods of time, and current training in SEVIS is also preferred.

  • In-depth knowledge of issues, trends and best practices in global education and community-based service learning

  • Ability to train and supervise student workers

  • Experience using databases

  • Exceptional communication skills as evidenced during the application & interview process and as addressed by professional references.

  • Diplomacy and tact in engaging with Hartwick students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

  • Knowledge of appropriate software (Microsoft suite) and familiarity with learning management systems such as Desire to Learn (D2L) and student success software such as Navigate

  • Must have a valid drivers? license and be insurable by the College

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce.

Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to ?be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.?

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of benefits eligible employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening ?the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.? Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process.

All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:

  • A cover letter;

  • A resume;

  • A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College?s Diversity Statement (https://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/diversity-at-hartwick/); and

  • The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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