Massachusetts Maritime Academy Assistant Director of Global Programs & in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
General responsibilities: Come join us on our mission to promote global/diversity learning at Massachusetts Maritime Academy! Operating within the Captain Paul Cuffe Center for Inclusion, the Assistant Director of Global Initiatives will oversee key international education functions, including international student support services and study abroad. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students to assist the Academy in reaching its goals to promote experiences that enrich global learning and intercultural competence. The candidate will be responsible for supporting international students from pre-arrival through graduation as well as management of F-1/J-1 advising and compliance. This position will work directly with Academic Affairs to support faculty-led study abroad experiences including winter and summer Experiential Learning trips. Duties will include coordinating logistical support, pre-departure meetings, and assessment of education abroad trips and exchange programs. This position will also be responsible for engaging and fun events and programs to highlight and celebrate the various cultures and nationalities represented at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. This position will assist the Director of the CAPT Paul Cuffe Center for Inclusion with management of the Overseas Program Advisory Council (OPAC) to promote best practices in international education on campus. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to support and create new study abroad experiences, exchange programs, and international recruitment pathways that follow the Academy?s mission to promote global diversity. This includes international travel to existing and prospective study abroad sites and travel to promote opportunities at the Academy. This position will also work to increase access to study abroad opportunities on campus for first-generation/Pell-eligible students. This position will also contribute to the broader goals of the department in support of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging on camps while striving for Inclusive Excellence at the Academy. Qualifications and requirements: Bachelor?s Degree + relevant experience in higher education Demonstrated cultural competence and experience in the areas of international education as well as diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging Experience working in an advising/mentoring capacity or student support program Ability to work at a fast pace in a multi-faceted environment with a flexible schedule (including some nights and weekends) as required by meetings, functions, and deadlines, potential travel Demonstrated strong team-oriented attitude and commitment to the goals of inclusive excellence General knowledge of Microsoft Office suite as well as database management systems Ability and willingness to travel internationally and possession of a valid driver?s license Preferred qualifications: Master?s Degree in education, international education, counseling, psychology, or related field 3-5 years + in the field of international education Fluency or proficiency in an additional language(s) (preferred but not limited to Spanish, Portuguese, Creole, or Mandarin). Prior experience in study abroad, international student services and/or working in a global/multicultural setting Prior experience as a Designated School Official (DSO) and/or Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) and familiarity with of F-1 and J-1 rules and regulations as set by SEVP and Department of State guidelines Salary: \$55,000-\$60,000. The Academy offers generous benefits policies and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is exempt under FLSA. The Academy is not sponsoring immigration visas at this time.