| | The Assistant Director of Study Abroad takes a lead role in ensuring UTA students receive comprehensive advising and support before, during, and after the experience abroad. The Assistant Director supports the office's strategic mission to increase international opportunities for students and works closely with the Director to facilitate, implement, and monitor all UTA Study Abroad programs (Affiliated, Exchange, and Faculty-Led) and related services. In the absence of the Director, the Assistant Director is responsible for performing the Director's duties and responsibilities.
Takes a lead role in advising for all UTA Study Abroad programs and scholarship opportunities as well as supervising Study Abroad Advisors, including assigning and overseeing projects. Ultimately responsible for management of application process, including making acceptance decisions for exchange programs, approving applications for affiliated programs, and organizing conduct checks for all applicants. Oversees incoming exchange students, including communicating with partner institutions during nomination and application process, ensuring reciprocal balance of students is maintained, and coordinating with UTA departments as appropriate. Takes a lead role in training new Study Abroad Advisors and student workers. Serves as liaison with units across campus in matters related to Study Abroad students, including course approval and enrollment, transcript processing, and preparing program budgets. Attends professional meetings, responds to requests for information, research study abroad best practices and confers with colleagues about changes and updates to policies related to students studying abroad. Assists the Director with the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the office, including risk management, data collection and reporting, and assessment. Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's degree. Two (2) years of working experience in a Study Abroad office. Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Experience with TerraDotta software. Experience with Photoshop, Publisher, or other desktop publishing software. Experience presenting information before groups small and large. Creative and self-directed with exceptional organizational and communication skills. Experience living, working, or studying abroad.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 14726
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.