Eugene Lang College is the undergraduate liberal arts college within the New School. Administrative work at Lang is collaborative, based on a premise of teamwork, and is student centered. We are committed in our administrative staff to the same values that undergird Lang and The New School: civic engagement, social justice, and learning. Together we work towards Lang’s success and the success of The New School. In this spirit, there is a tradition of contributing creatively and generously both within the focus areas of one’s position and as needed and available in other areas.
The New School is known for its global reach and identity, and this position provides leadership, vision, and execution for study abroad programs at Eugene Lang College. The position reports to the Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs with a dotted line to the Dean.
This position administers all aspects of Lang’s study abroad program, which requires working closely with colleagues across The New School, and provides leadership and vision for global programs at Lang. Specific areas of responsibility include:
- Administer and assess Lang study abroad opportunities: third party providers; exchange partnerships, Lang-led programs in New School locations, faculty-led international programs; Global Immersion; and other programs should they be developed.
- Advise Lang students regarding study abroad programs; provide individualized support for students during all stages from recruitment to re-entry; track study abroad participation; communicate with program partners on a continual basis; develop and deliver trainings to advising staff and others; report all issues, trends and outcomes to the Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs.
- Manage all aspects of faculty-led study abroad programs (existing and new) including budget, travel itineraries, minimizing health and safety risks for participants, provider payments, travel and programmatic logistics, evaluation and selection of students, pre-departure workshops and program evaluation. Develop a vision for the scope and goals of the faculty-led study abroad programs at Lang.
- Administer all aspects of Lang’s distinctive Global Immersion program (open to first-years), including working with admissions to recruit students and collaborating with the faculty lead and our partner ICADS on logistics, program development, and issues as they arise.
- Serve as the public face and point person for ongoing relationships across The New School and with external partners in the areas of student (and faculty) exchange, mobility and study abroad.
- In consultation with the Dean and Associate Dean, develop new programs, which would include stewarding new international partners through the university processes including the creation of exchange agreement contracts with legal counsel.
- Hire, train, and supervise two student workers—one undergraduate and one graduate.
- Collaborate with the Director of Student Engagement and Special Projects on the awarding of financial support for study abroad students.
- Collaborate with the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs on student abroad fellowships (e.g., Fulbright, Marshall etc.)
- Maintain data and reports to note trends and student interest in study abroad
- Organize study abroad program events and study abroad fairs; develop and update promotional materials as needed.
- Assess individual programs regularly, and assess the overall quality and impact of study abroad at Lang.
- Represent the Lang Dean’s Office with university partners on matters concerning global programs, and also in student-facing matters more generally.
- As is appropriate, represent Lang on university-wide committees and sit on Lang committees.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in higher education administration, student affairs, international affairs or related field required.
- Minimum of five years of experience in higher education study abroad/global programs, international education programs or initiatives.
- Strong ability to forge partnerships and relationships that garner support from academic, administrative, and external constituencies to ensure successful and sustainable programming over time.
- Strong skills in managing budgets, data, reports—accurately and on time.
- Supervisory experience and the capacity to both lead and work as a member of a team.
- Ability to multi-task priorities and meet deadlines in fast-paced environment.
- Excellent and effective interpersonal and oral/written communication skills with a diverse range of cultural and personality types.
- Demonstrable ability to exercise diplomacy and sound judgment.
- A commitment to work with central and university divisions within The New School to facilitate opportunities across the university.
- The ability to analyze and use data to improve student experience and implement changes/improvements to programs.
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