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POSITION: Director Study Abroad
DEPARTMENT: Study Abroad Office


Eastern Illinois University invites applications for the position of Director of Study Abroad.  The Director reports to the Dean of the Graduate School and serves as the executive officer of the Study Abroad Office.  The Director of Study Abroad, in collaboration with EIU faculty, develops the study abroad curriculum and administers all activities to maintain, enhance, and promote study abroad experiences at the University.   Collaborating with the faculty, administration, students, and staff is a key function of this position.  Implementation of best-practices, innovations, technologies, organizational structures, and processes to strengthen and foster high-quality study abroad opportunities are essential for the position. 

Minimum requirements for the position are: (1) a Masterís Degree (2) significant experience in increasingly responsible leadership roles in study abroad administration (3) demonstrated skill and experience in leadership and management at a college or university and (4) experience living, studying, or working outside the United States for extended periods of time.  Preference will be given to candidates with educational experience beyond the Masterís Degree, experience with external funding, and experience with crisis management.  The successful candidate will show evidence of strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.   A comprehensive position description is located at   

A complete application includes a letter of application, a resume, and the names, addresses and contact information of five references.  Transcripts will be required of candidates who are selected for campus interviews.  Submit application materials at For best consideration, applicants should submit materials by January 17, 2014.  Review of applications begins on that date and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.  The preferred start date is July 1, 2014.


Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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