Director of Study Abroad
Ball State University
Rinker Center for Global Affairs
Director of Study Abroad
Ball State University
The Ball State University Rinker Center for Global Affairs is seeking a Director of Study Abroad. We are looking for a dynamic, cutting edge leader to direct our Study Abroad and International Education Programs. This individual will support and advance the international mission and strategic goals of Ball State University, as well as promote and help manage study abroad programs, international exchanges, and other activities.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Position Function: Oversee the leadership, management and operation of the Study Abroad Programs for Ball State, which includes facilitation of student participation into BSU and non-BSU programs; support to faculty on preparation, budget development, risk management, and implementation of study abroad programs. Work with Colleges and departments in the recruitment of faculty and students for Study Abroad Programs.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. At least five years of professional experience working with international education; at least three years of supervisory experience.
Minimum Other: Understanding of transfer credit, academic and financial policies governing study abroad programs and student advising. Experience living, studying, working or traveling abroad. Knowledge of international education programs. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and supervisory skills. Ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment and sensitivity to cultural differences.
Preferred Qualifications: Six years of supervisory experience. At least three years experience in a study abroad leadership position. Experience as the primary point of contact for emergency situations during study abroad programs, during the execution of crisis management and campus protocols. Ability to cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Budgetary and financial management skills. Ability to learn, use, and optimize a variety of computer software and database programs. Experience with Terra Dotta is a plus.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/36465
Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to: Hiring Manager. In the Applicant Documents section, please upload an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.
The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through April 14, 2023.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.