Associate Director of INternational Programs

California, United States
24 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.

The International Programs Manager is the leader for Penn Summer Abroad (PSA), International Guest Student Program (IGSP), and the Penn Summer Global Institutes (PSGI) in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. These programs provide outbound courses for Penn undergraduates and inbound study abroad experiences for high achieving international university students. The program manager oversees program operations, policies and procedures and serves as primary liaison and point of contact with LPS partner institutions abroad as well as University of Pennsylvania offices. In addition, the manager will organize contracts with housing and event providers for the PSGI and IGSP, and will be responsible for maintaining the program budget in coordination with the Market Street Business Office. In service to the broader LPS organization, this position participates in strategic planning for international initiatives and supports LPS Enrollment Management in understanding international students’ enrollments, assist other LPS programs with navigating the international student markets, and collaborate with the Administrative Directors of Summer Sessions and Summer High School programs with the enrollment of international students by developing communication strategies and providing operational support.

Required: Master’s in international higher education, or related field; Minimum of 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience working with an international student population; Experience administering international education programs; Experience advising students; Experience in international program development; Fiscal management skills; Excellent communication and advising skills; Proven ability to work with many international constituencies, diverse population of students, parents, faculty and staff in the U.S. and abroad; Willingness to travel domestically and work weekends as needed.

Preferred: 5-7 years study abroad experience; ESL teaching and/or assessments; Fluency in at least one foreign language; Semester or more residing or studying abroad.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.