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Director of Education Abroad

Posted: 04/23/2023

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Job no: 501748
Department: Global Initiatives
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Summary:
Miami is conducting an internal search for Director of Education Abroad provides overall institutional leadership for the administration and management of study abroad, study away, and related travel programs. The Director collaborates to coordinate critical support and direction related to study abroad and study away programs, across all institutional and academic divisions. The Director serves in the role of health and safety risk manager for all institutional travel programs, credit and non-credit, and coordinates crisis response for all programs. Miami University recognizes that technology enables us to find new ways of providing first class service and workplace flexibility. This position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis following a successful period of on boarding. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason. Incumbent may work up to 40% remotely (1-2 days per week) based on a set departmental schedule.

Global Initiatives at Miami University has diversity as a core value and the Director will be a member of a team that is building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for students, staff, and faculty through programming which exposes constituents to a broad range of ways of engaging with the world and the diversity it presents.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • The Director’s duties include and is not limited to:
  • Coordinates to assess and manage risk associated with travel programs, coordinate crisis response, communicate and implement policies and guidelines, streamline program development processes, develop and monitor performance indicators for programmatic success, and liaise with current and prospective study abroad partners.
  • Oversee a large volume of short-term faculty led study abroad/away and co-sponsored programs.
  • Coordinate risk management and crisis response protocols, policies, training, and contracts with approved providers for study abroad. Act as case manager and coordinate response for study abroad/away crises.
  • Oversight of robust and effective advising toward meeting enrollment goals in education abroad.
  • Compliance coordination and implementation (includes, but not limited to Clery Act, FERPA, procurement, insurance, travel guidelines, and communication protocol)
  • Develop and recommend strategy and policy.
  • Supervise staff including coordinators and advisors. Coordinate logistics of travel programs between and among the academic divisions.
  • Collaborate with divisional administrative personnel and faculty on planning and expansion of quality academic programs designed to increase global competence, including assessment of learning outcomes and goals.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • The Director of Education Abroad supervises the Assistant/Associate Director, advisors, and coordinators, as well as student study abroad Ambassadors and graduate student interns.

Working Conditions

  • This position will require 24/7 crisis response coordination coverage for periods of time totaling approximately 8 months each year. International travel required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Required: Master’s degree and seven years of work experience in international education/study abroad administration.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Consideration may be given to candidates with a doctorate in a relevant discipline and ten years of experience working in international education, demonstrated experience collaborating effectively with internal and external stakeholders, International program development and management experience, evidence of success in leadership for building strong study abroad enrollments and programs, experience in a leadership position and as an effective supervisor, excellent planning, budget, data development, and organizational skills, evidence of strong communication skills and attention to following through to resolution, ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision, proficiency in a second language and Forum on Education Abroad Professional Certification in Education Abroad.


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit cover letter, and resume. Inquiries may be directed to Donna Gouvan

Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:
Screening of applications begins May 4, 2023 and continues until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 20 Apr 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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