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Director of Study Abroad and International Exchange

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

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Type of Position:

Professional Staff - Project/Program Administration

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:


Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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International Education

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Summary of Job Duties:

The University of Arkansas seeks an experienced, innovative, collaborative, and entrepreneurial higher education professional to provide dynamic leadership as the director of the Kristen Collier Wright Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange.

The Director of Study Abroad and International Exchange supports the academic, research, and outreach missions and strategic initiatives of the University to increase student participation in study abroad opportunities. Approximately 1,350 students currently study abroad annually in more than 50 countries through exchange, faculty-led, and third party provider programs. The Director facilitates campus-wide collaboration with faculty, administrators, academic units, and administrative offices to respond to global initiatives; build, maintain, and evaluate programming; and deliver best practices in global education. The Director also leads fiscal and risk management for students, staff, and faculty international travel with the goal of sustaining and growing quality international experiences.

The Director of Study Abroad and International Exchange reports to the Associate Dean for International Education within the Graduate School and International Education. In addition, the Director collaborates with leadership in the Offices of International Students and Scholars, Sponsored Students and Special Programs, and International Admissions.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or formal education equivalent of a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education

  • At least five years of management and leadership experience in international education

  • At least three years of experience in fiscal management and risk management procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with best practices in education abroad curriculum design, assessment, and integration with academic programs of study

  • Demonstrated experience overseeing a diverse portfolio of education abroad programs, including exchange, faculty-led, and third party provider programs

  • Demonstrated experience supervising and evaluating staff

  • Demonstrated experience with comprehensive data management

  • Demonstrated experience using international education technologies, including Microsoft Office and Terra Dotta/VIA TRM

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Organizational, interpersonal communication, and public speaking skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within an international leadership team

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

  • Ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituencies and stakeholders

  • Ability to develop emergency protocols that are in alignment with the University’s risk management and safety plan

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

$75,000 - $90,000; commensurate with education and experience.

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Dr. Lindsey Aloia, Associate Dean for International Education, aloia@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:


Frequent Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Pulling, Pushing, Sitting, Standing, Walking

Benefits Eligible: