Director of International and Off-Campus Study
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for significant careers through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 30 majors, 35 minors and 9 pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA.
Franklin College seeks a Director of International and Off-Campus Study who has the skills and experience to enhance and expand the College's initiatives in off-campus study opportunities and international programming. This will be a ten-month position, reporting to the Dean of Alumni and Student Engagement. Major responsibilities include:
Providing leadership in developing a shared vision for enhanced international study and global awareness programs; working collaboratively with academic and administrative units to implement that vision.
Overseeing all responsibilities of the International and Off-Campus Study office, including advising students who pursue education abroad and in other cultures within the U.S., facilitating off-campus study, providing international student services, and providing international programs, including visiting scholars.
Seeking out opportunities to bring international students to the campus.
Managing budget, staff, and all office activities.
Developing, evaluating, assessing, and enhancing off-campus study opportunities with the goal of increasing the percentage of graduates who have one or more intercultural experiences.
Developing policies and procedures for study abroad exchanges, affiliations, and faculty-led programs; coordinating safety and risk management policies for off-campus programs.
Articulating the goals and benefits of international education to all campus constituencies, including prospective students and their families, and advocating for international education within the administration and with the faculty.
Collaborating with the faculty to integrate international programming into the liberal arts and departmental curricula, including the development of a global studies program.
Working with senior leadership to develop funding support and make study away financially feasible for students and the college.
Providing administrative support for the Intercultural Honors Experience, a faculty-led interdisciplinary program.
Networking with various regional and national organizations and consortia that support study abroad and international education.
Managing study away scholarship funds and networking with donors.
Providing a central resource for students applying for national and international scholarships.
Teaching one course per semester.
Master's Degree in a relevant field required.
3-5 years' experience working with international programs in higher education required, 5-7 preferred.
Willingness to travel abroad to further international initiatives required.
Strong visioning and strategic planning abilities.
Success in program creation, development and implementation.
Strong managerial and administrative skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
The ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents, including faculty, staff, students, parents, donors, and overseas partners.
Teaching experience at the college level preferred.
Experience living or studying abroad and proficiency in a second language preferred.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, copies of college transcripts, and names and contact information for at least three references to:
101 Branigin Blvd.
Franklin, IN 46131
Or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Franklin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural and gender diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to apply.
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for challenging careers
and fulfilling lives through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 28 majors, 36 minors and eight pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh
in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit