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A complete application includes a letter of application, a resume, and the names, addresses and contact information of five references.  Transcripts will be required of candidates who are selected for campus interviews. For best consideration, applicants should submit materials by January 17, 2014.  Review of applications begins on that date and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.  The preferred start date is July 1, 2014.  If you have any trouble with the application process, please see Interfolio's support page, or contact Eastern Illinois University's Office of Civil Rights and Diversity at or 217-581-5020. 

Job Description

Eastern Illinois University invites applications for the position of Director of Study Abroad. The Director reports to the Dean of the Graduate School and serves as the executive officer of the Study Abroad Office. The Director of Study Abroad, in collaboration with EIU faculty, develops the study abroad curriculum and administers all activities to maintain, enhance, and promote study abroad experiences at the University.   Collaborating with the faculty, administration, students, and staff is a key function of this position. Implementation of best-practices, innovations, technologies, organizational structures, and processes to strengthen and foster high-quality study abroad opportunities are essential for the position.

Minimum requirements for the position are: (1) a Master’s Degree (2) significant experience in increasingly responsible leadership roles in study abroad administration (3) demonstrated skill and experience in leadership and management at a college or university and (4) experience living, studying, or working outside the United States for extended periods of time. Preference will be given to candidates with educational experience beyond the Master’s Degree, experience with external funding, and experience with crisis management. The successful candidate will show evidence of strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.

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