Director Oiae Study Abroad Duties
The person in this position directs the University of Georgia's
implementation of policies and procedures related to studies
abroad as regulated by the Board of Regents guidelines and
steered by national and international standards or "best
practices," such as those put forth by the Association of
International Educators: NAFSA. This is a position requiring the
highest level of expertise and advanced decision-making skills
based on knowledge of regulations, assessments, and
best-practice guidelines related to all aspects of
university-level studies abroad. The person in this position
develops goals and objectives for the study abroad service unit
in conjunction with the University strategic plan, periodically
reviewing policies, goals, and objectives, and presenting
recommendations to the administration. The person in this
position must be able to initiate, develop, and sustain strong
positive relations with UGA faculty program directors and
program coordinators/staff as well as academic departments to
ensure achievement of the mission and goals of the department
The Director of Study Abroad reports directly to the Associate
Provost for International Affairs (AP) and works with the AP in
advancing the quality and safety of UGA Study Abroad Programs,
both traditional and non-traditional, as well as reciprocal
Student Exchanges. The Director oversees the planning,
development, implementation, and evaluation of efforts to
address campus community needs related to student mobility
during studies abroad. This includes oversight and coordination
of UGA student participation in direct enrollment, international
service learning and internships, and alternative programs
sponsored by University System of Georgia institutions, other
universities and service providers.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Regular duties include, but are not limited to:
Managing daily operations of the Study Abroad office;
supervising a staff of study abroad advisors, a graduate
assistant, and student workers; organizing and distributing
tasks; and controlling leave requests and evaluations.
Ability to coordinate with faculty, staff, administration, and
external constituencies in the development of new UGA study
abroad programs and the on-going evaluation of existing
Preparing and presenting budget proposals and recommendations,
including working with faculty during the new study abroad
program approval process for program budget preparation.
Serving as the administrative liaison with affiliated external
study abroad programs.
Developing long-range goals and policies for the Study Abroad
office to promote strategic planning for study abroad at UGA.
Drafting study abroad reports and statistical updates for the
Preparing reports regarding site visits and program operations
abroad as well as student evaluations for ongoing programs.
Coordinating operation of the Risk Management Board, which
includes organizing all the meetings, setting meeting agendas,
conducting tri-annual program reviews, and coordinating training
Managing the FACSA listserv for staff and faculty interested in
Promoting campus outreach and activities in support of study
abroad and international education.
Organizing the annual UGA Study Abroad Conference.
Working with departments and offices across campus to promote
study abroad, facilitate procedures for study abroad and
exchange students, and address issues that arise on study abroad
and exchange programs, coordinating as needed with other
on-campus units such as Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate
School, Student Accounts, Registrar, Financial Aid, Academic
Advisors, Minority Services and Programs
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degree required, plus minimum three years work
experience in international education; Ph.D. plus work
Overseas living experience
Proven ability to work with university staff and faculty in an
effective, collegial manner; ability to coordinate among many
university colleges and/or units.
Strong communication and public speaking skills.
Experience with implementation of study abroad risk management
Fluency in a foreign language preferred
Prior supervisory roles preferred
Strong computer skills a plus.