Assistant Director of Global Education

Amherst College

Amherst, MA

ID: 7056852
Posted: April 9, 2019

Job Description

Amherst College invites applications for the Assistant Director of Global Education. The Assistant Director of Global Education is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-2. The Assistant Director advises students, designs and implements events, and develops resources for study abroad and domestic study opportunities. Advises students on academic and personal goals, and expectations of study away at Amherst, including credit and non-credit bearing opportunities. Plans events and collaborates with key campus partners, student groups, and third-party program providers to promote a range of opportunities for students. Develops and maintains a social media presence that communicates the goals and mission of the office. Supervises student employees. Facilitates visits from study away programs and exchange partners to campus. Takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Key Responsibilities

Student Advising

Work one-on-one with students to advise on appropriate programs for credit and not-for-credit.
Guide students through petition process for non-approved programs, e.g., research programs, communicate with faculty advisers, and presents student petitions to faculty Committee on Global Education.
Engage in sensitive communication with students, including topics such as managing physical and mental health off campus, accommodations, academic and disciplinary standing.
Oversee and maintain student records College data.
Programming and Resource Development

Create and implement signature events for the office (e.g. international photo contest).
Collaborate with academic departments, cultural resource centers, student groups, and returned study away students to plan new events (e.g. STEM majors abroad, first-gen/low-income considerations).
Develop pre-departure programs that help prepare students for time off campus by addressing topics such as cultural adjustment and navigating social identities in a new context.
Develop re-entry programs that help students returning to campus understand and process topics such as reverse culture shock and collaborate with the resource centers and academic departments to develop programs that would help students integrate their experience back on campus.
Social Media and Communications

Create weekly Mailchimp newsletters for prospective students, as well as occasional check-ins with students currently off campus and those who have recently returned.
Maintain WordPress blog, including proofreading/editing post drafts and providing feedback to students, as well as uploading completed posts.
Manage social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and post content for student outreach, event promotion, etc.
Develop and implement social media campaigns that align with and promote the mission and vision of the Global Education Office.
Develop and maintain webpage including resource pages. Create forms, surveys, etc.
Student Workers Supervision

Interview and hire student employees (e.g. interns, bloggers).
Provide regular training and guidance to student interns.
Assist interns in creating and implementing social media campaigns and co-sponsored programming with student organizations and the resource centers.


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