Assistant Director for Study Abroad & Away

Towson University Remote
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January 24, 2023
Towson University
Towson, MD

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

The Towson University Division of Academic Affairs is seeking a passionate and collaborative individual to serve as the Assistant Director for Study Abroad & Away. The Assistant Director advises study abroad and away students throughout their experience, develops and administers programs, and performs critical office operations. If you’re looking for an opportunity to support student success and global learning and want to make an impact every day this is the position for you!

The Assistant Director plays a key role as a member of the TU Study Abroad & Away team. Responsibilities include:
  • Advising students concerning all aspects of their study abroad or away experience in select world regions
  • Developing and administering short and long-term TU programs and exchanges
  • Facilitating pre-departure and reentry programming
  • Managing the study abroad/away web-based application and tracking system
  • Coordinating billing and registration for all study abroad and away participants
  • Liaising with international partner institutions and study abroad and away program providers
  • Communicating with other administrative and academic departments on-campus regarding all aspects of study abroad and away
  • Supervising and training the Study Abroad and Away Peer Advisor
  • Maintaining office operations and responding to emergencies in the absence of the Director and Associate Director

The Assistant Director is expected to be actively involved in the field of international education in the region, nationally, and internationally via participation in professional organizations and conferences. Some domestic and international travel is required. 

Telework may be available for this position up to two days per week following the completion of 90 days of service in good standing.

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