Director, Center for Global Education

  • Full time
  • Madison, New Jersey, United States View on Map
  • @Drew University posted 4 weeks ago
  • Posted : November 9, 2023 -Accepting applications
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 47125

Job Description

Drew University is seeking a dynamic and innovative individual to join our team as the Director of the Center for Global Education. As a member of the Launch leadership team, this position plays a pivotal role in advancing Drew’s commitment to providing all students with two guaranteed, high-impact practices that will prepare them for success beyond graduation. The successful candidate will be responsible for spearheading and enhancing domestic and international study away programs and facilitating life-changing experiences for our students.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive strategy for Drew University’s global programs, ensuring alignment with the university’s mission, values, and strategic plan.

  • Oversee all aspects of global education, including student recruitment, program development and assessment, and risk management.

  • Manage center operations and budget, and the systematic collection and analysis of engagement and outcome data to inform current and future strategic planning and allocation of resources.

  • Collaborate with faculty to provide guidance and support in the development of programs, leading and facilitating initiatives to enhance faculty engagement, program quality and alignment with best practices.

  • Lead, train, and mentor an assistant director, student employees and other staff engaged with Center efforts; hire, train, and equip new staff as needed.

  • Oversee scholarship funding to increase equitable access to education abroad experiences.

  • Provide guidance and support to students before, during, and after their experiences to maximize their learning and personal growth.

  • Continuously assess and improve the quality and impact of global programs through data-driven evaluation and assessment.

  • Represent the Center for Global Education on university committees.

  • Cultivate partnerships with international institutions, organizations, and alumni to create opportunities for student internships, research, and service learning abroad.

  • Foster a diverse and inclusive global community on campus by celebrating cultural diversity and promoting global awareness.

Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position has been filled.


  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in international education and program development.

  • The ability to work and collaborate with diverse constituents and a commitment to an environment that considers diversity, inclusion, and equity an asset to decision-making and performance.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills.

  • Knowledge of best practices in risk management for international programs.

  • Ability to think strategically and align global programs with Drew’s mission.

  • Familiarity with national trends and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in global education.

  • Familiarity with Terra Dotta or similar customer relationship management platforms.

  • A passion for expanding the horizons of students and preparing them for post-graduation success.

  • Preference will be given to candidates who are certified education abroad professionals through the Forum on Education Abroad.

This is a full-time, exempt staff position that requires regular weekly in-person engagement on campus. The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director of Launch.

About Drew University:

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City.

It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in 40 disciplines and offers 19 dual-degree programs.

Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree, Launch, ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as seven New York City semesters and several international study abroad programs.

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers a wide array of distinctive and flexible advanced degree programs designed to meet the needs of almost any busy schedule. All programs are based on Drew’s renowned commitment to faculty-student mentorship, opportunities for out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, and facilitating a robust intellectual community.

The Theological School has a distinguished history rooted in the United Methodist Church. Today, it serves many denominations as a center for preparing clergy and leaders for service in the church and the world. Its focus on biblical and theological scholarship and social justice has made it a sought after destination for students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Following federal and state requirements; a candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States if selected for hire.

These positions are subject to a background check.

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