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Director of Education Abroad

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
International Programs and Services
Boone, NC

Faculty Rank: No

Provide Rank: N/A

Position Number: 064571

Department: International Edu & Development - 215000

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A master's degree is required at the time of hire.
  • A minimum of five years of work experience with college or university education abroad programs is required.
License/Certification Required


Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of current trends and developments in international education and in higher education generally, especially learning outcomes, assessment, competencies, and institutional change.

Knowledge of University policies and processes related to financial management and international transactions.

Knowledge of institutional ethos, policies, and effective practices regarding academic advising.

Ability to work with minimal supervision as part of a dynamic team dedicated to promoting and enhancing the University's global engagements.

Demonstrated history of creativity in finding solutions to programmatic challenges, while proposing initiatives to move the Unit toward its goals and objectives.

Demonstrated history of initiating, developing, and sustaining strong positive relations with faculty and staff, program directors, department chairs, college/school deans, and administrators across campus.

Knowledge of one foreign language and a proactive and effective communication style.

Continuous and progressive years of professional experience with proven managerial experience in international academic program development and operations.

Ability to travel abroad and a regular presence at national and international education conferences.

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage large budgets.

Experience with Terra Dotta and Banner integrated management systems.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Excellent customer service skills.

Understanding of student confidentiality issues and academic protocol.

Ability and willingness to work some evening and/or weekend events.

Attention to detail and the organizational ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

Experience living, working, or studying abroad.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Education Abroad unit within the Office of International Education and Development is responsible for facilitating education abroad experiences for Appalachian State University (Appalachian) students (semester and year-long programs, faculty-led programs, internship and community service abroad, international student teaching, and research abroad).
The Director is a visionary international education leader who provides management and oversight of the university's highly-ranked education abroad programs. The Director works closely with the campus community to actively promote the University's education abroad programs designed to provide students with academic and cultural experiences around the world.

Job Duties & Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Sharing and disseminating information on current issues in international higher education, the field of education abroad, and international mobility trends with staff and the University for strategic planning purposes.

Communicating implications of data analysis to upper administration.

The day-to-day management and oversight of all education abroad and works closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor for International Education and Development to create a variety of new programs aimed at diversifying education abroad destinations.

Enhancing effective partnerships with academic units and non-academic units on campus.

Working with the staff to streamline program development processes, manage budgets, assess and manage risk associated with education abroad, communicate and implement policies, develop and monitor performance indicators for programmatic success, and liaise with students, parents, faculty, and program providers.

Representing with considerable independence the University and its education abroad programs throughout the campus, with professional organizations and associations throughout the world, and with current global partners.

Working collaboratively with the staff to reach strategic goals and strengthen the communication of the office with academic and non-academic units, students, and international partners.

Acting as an advocate for international education experiences and serves as the principal liaison with faculty and academic units to integrate international experiences into the curricula.

Managing and supervising a full-time staff of four.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Staff/Non-Faculty: Staff/Non-Faculty

Appointment Type: 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Number of Hours Per Week: 40

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Mandatory Staff: No

Suggested Salary Range: $65,000 - $73,000

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university .

Posting Date: 10/07/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 11/11/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume (CV optional)
  • Provide a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information
Search Chair Name
Chrissie Faupel

Search Chair Email

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed. This position may or may not be eligible for H-1B sponsorship; EHRA positions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. To request further information about sponsorship for this position, please contact International Student and Scholar Services and Outreach at

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