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Thursday, December 31, 2009


Assistant Director, Center for Global Studies at Bennett College for Women

Opening at Bennett College for Women, Greensboro NC, for an assistant director of the Center for Global Studies. (Please see the position description below.) This position will assist me in managing various aspects of our work in the center, but the position will be primarily focused on Study Abroad and international experiences for our faculty, staff and students. The position has not yet been posted to Bennett's website, but it should be posted there shortly with full instructions for applying for the position. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Gwendolyn M. Bookman, Esq.
Director, Center for Global Studies and External Partnerships and
Associate Professor of Political Science
900 East Washington Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

Position Title: Assistant Director, Center for Global Studies Department: Office of the Provost
Reports To: Director, Center for Global Studies
Status: Exempt

The Assistant Director assists the Director in the management of the Center for Global Studies related to the four major components of the center's work: the Global Studies Minor and Certificate; Study Abroad; International Students and Scholars; and campus programs. The primary areas of responsibility for the Assistant Director are developing and managing international experiences for faculty, staff and students, including Study Abroad; grant writing to seek external funding to support these experiences; and campus-wide programs, workshops and presentations related to faculty, staff and student access to international opportunities.

- Assists in the identification of international travel and study abroad experiences for faculty, staff and students
- Researches grant opportunities in furtherance of the Center?s work, especially related to international experiences
- Assists in the development of presentations and workshops related to international opportunities for Bennett faculty, staff and students
- Advises and prepares students, faculty and staff for experiences abroad, including assistance in selecting appropriate programs
- Coordinates the study abroad application process for students and assists in compliance with registration and other attendant components, such as course approval and transfer credit requirements
- Prepares students for study abroad, including pre-departures orientation and campus re-entry upon return
- Assists in developing informational materials, including handouts and brochures, for campus programs about international experiences, such as study abroad fairs, international education week activities, ACES programs, and campus visits by program representatives
- Assists with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of higher education preferred
Knowledge of study abroad programs for college students preferred
Knowledge of grant writing preferred
Skills in standard office software, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel required
Skills in resource management and the ability to seek new resources for support of programs and activities of the Center required
The successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet established deadlines
The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a diverse community.
The successful candidates must have the ability to work independently.

Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution is required; a master's or Ph.D. degree is preferred. The successful candidate must have excellent data management skills and substantial cross-cultural and/or international experience. It is preferred that the candidate has had supervisory experience in a college or university setting and has worked professionally with faculty and students. Some level of proficiency in a foreign language is preferred.

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