Pomona College is seeking a Director for the Center of Global Engagement. The Center for Global Engagement is formally known as the Oldenborg Center for Modern Languages and International Relations. The Center for Global Engagement is the hub for global and international programming at Pomona College. It includes the Language Immersion Residence Hall, a Dining Hall devoted to language immersion (featuring language tables in about 25 languages/week), and an event space that hosts guest speakers and other cultural events. The Center for Global Engagement houses International Student and Scholar Services, which manage the College’s visa programs. The Center also organizes a number of curricular and other programs to promote the teaching and learning of languages and global studies: the language resident program, for-credit language conversation classes, the Foreign Language Resource Center (FLRC), summer research and travel grants. Students, staff and faculty from across The Claremont Colleges engage with these programs, as do residents of Claremont and neighboring communities. The Center for Global Engagement coordinates closely with the Office of Study Abroad, which has a separate Director.
The Director, Center for Global Engagement manages the Center for Global Engagement, offering programs that support global studies, language learning, and the internationalization of the college. This position is responsible for overseeing International Student and Scholar Services; coordinating student programs in the language immersion residence hall; overseeing language tables in the Center’s dining hall; and managing the college’s Self-Instructed Language Program (SILP). In collaboration with a part-time rotating Faculty member (Faculty Director) the position hosts a speaker series (Oldenborg Luncheon Colloquium) and is responsible for hiring and supervising language residents. The Director, Center for Global Engagement/Oldenborg is responsible for the direction and oversight of 13 employees, one or more student employees, and all of the activities and services provided by them in the Center for Global Engagement/Oldenborg.
Reporting directly to the Vice President and Dean of the College, the Director Center of Global Engagement/Oldenborg works independently and collaboratively to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:
Provide clear direction and oversight of all department activities in order to develop and achieve annual goals, including budgeting, planning and staff development.
Provide strategic planning leadership for future development of the center.
Oversee International Student and Scholar Services; serve as responsible officer (RO) for the College Exchange Visitor program (J visa); serve as primary designated school official (PDSO) for F-1 student visa program.
Ensure overall quality of residential hall programming, noon language tables, luncheon lecture series, and other Center events.
Collaborate closely and effectively with Faculty Director CGE on curricular and other academic programming (i.e., conversation classes, educational outings, language resident assistance to language faculty).
Manage relationships with campus stakeholders (especially with College faculty, Division of Student Affairs, Facilities and Campus Services).
Serve ex officio on Study Abroad Committee (SAC) and participate in 7C International Student Adviser (ISA) meetings.
Collaborate with various units (e.g., Campus Life, Dining Services, Maintenance, Housekeeping) to ensure quality of residential component of Oldenborg programming.
Oversee relationship with Instructional Technology Services (ITS), especially ITG and Media Services; ensure Foreign Language Resource Center (FLRC) equipment and Oldenborg classroom spaces (language resident lounges, international theater, OLC venue) are updated on regular basis.
Oversee the Center’s relationship with the Finance Office and Human Resources.
Administer student organizations such as Model United Nations and Model Arab League when appropriate (budget and planning matters).
Coordinate special projects/tasks/duties and provide assistance as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: M.A. or Ph.D. in field related to international education is preferred. A valid Class C driver’s license is required. Experience indicative of director-level administrative ability is required, preferably in international education. Experience in visa compliance and regulatory work (F and/or J) strongly preferred. Experience combining international education administration with foreign language training and teaching desired.
ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS: Regular Staff position, full-time, Exempt position. Starting pay rate: 6,876.41. Applications will be reviewed starting July 01, 2020 until the position is filled.
REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this full-time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or Division.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.