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University of Maryland | Assistant Director, Global Learning Initiatives

The University of Maryland is seeking an Assistant Director, Global Learning Initiatives. The Assistant Director for Global Learning Initiatives in the Center for Global Business manages the design and implementation of the School’s portfolio of interdisciplinary on-campus and virtual global learning opportunities for business students as aligned with the Center and School’s strategic plans. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Assistant Director takes a portfolio approach to delivering and evaluating a wide range of virtual and on-campus experiential programs that prepare students to tackle the grand global challenges of our time.

The position specializes in the use of virtual technologies to design COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) opportunities, virtual exchanges and internships, and other programs. The position also works will colleagues in other schools/departments on campus and experts in the regional business ecosystem and abroad to deliver interdisciplinary global mindset, international business, and global entrepreneurship programs. Guided by UMD’s commitment to diversity, the role actively pursues equity of access for all students and faculty in all programming initiatives. The Assistant Director coordinates with many units on campus, in the business community, and abroad to successfully deliver a high-quality portfolio of global learning opportunities.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in international business, international relations, international or higher education administration, or related field, required. 
  • 7-9 years of professional experience in student services, international or trade programs, higher education, entrepreneurship education, or other relevant field required. 
  • 3 or more years of direct supervisory experience. 
  • Professional experience should include program planning and administration, student advising, project management, communications/writing, and marketing for student audiences. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of international education, experiential learning, intercultural communication, student learning theories.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and self-starter.
  • Expertise in COIL pedagogy and technologies for virtual exchanges.
  • Knowledge of international business and trade, global mindset, and global entrepreneurship education.
  • Comfort speaking and presenting in front of student and mixed audiences.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, particularly in an intercultural and cross-cultural setting.
  • Ability to work effectively with institutional partners, internal stakeholders, faculty, students, parents, and staff at the School and UMD.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and ability to work within a team structure.
  • Proven ability to make effective use of time, plan ahead, and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Proven ability to create and manage program budgets.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills with strict attention to detail.
  • Professional presence; ability to work with both undergraduate and advanced students.
  • Proven ability to integrate ideas and concepts and coordinate across multiple offices.
  • Friendly, flexible, service-oriented manner.
  • Ability and willingness to work extended and nontraditional hours as required; ability and willingness to travel in support of office and School priorities.
  • High level of enthusiasm for and commitment to the University of Maryland, the Smith School, and the Center for Global Business.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in international education, international relations, international business, student services, or related field preferred.
  • Experience with virtual programs and working/studying abroad preferred. 
  • Foreign language proficiency and instructional design experience are pluses.

About the Employer

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Required Applicant Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)

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