Assistant Director of Global Initiatives

University of Maryland
  • Location
    College Park, Maryland
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jul 06

Position description

The Assistant Director for Global Programs in the Center for Global Business manages the assessment, development, and implementation the School’s portfolio of 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 planning and ensuring implementation of a wide range of global experiences that complement the undergraduate and graduate curricula.

S/he develops programs and partnerships to support global learning at the School.

S/he analyzes student data, program learning outcomes, and trends in the field to ensure that the portfolio of programs meets the needs of the Smith School population and leverages partnerships both internal and external to the School.

The position also coordinates the global programs team and ensures execution of the portfolio and learning outcomes; and advising models that integrate career, academic, and global mindset in cooperation with Career Services, Undergraduate Studies, the Master’s Programs Office, and Education Abroad.

The Assistant Director also develops content related to global mindset and coordinates with other offices on the delivery of such content to support the undergraduate and graduate experience at the School. S/he manages a specific portfolio of undergraduate and graduate global programs, not limited to long- and mid-term study abroad programs, short-term faculty-led programs, and summer internship programs. Similarly, s/he also manages a specific portfolio of on-campus global programs and learning opportunities.

The Assistant Director develops and manages budgets to support global programs; works closely with UMD students, faculty, and staff to support undergraduate programs; and designs and implements program assessments to support global learning at the Smith School.


Bachelor’s degree in international business, international relations, international education, or related field, required. 7-9 years of professional experience in student services, international programs, or other relevant field required.  
Professional experience should include international program (study abroad) planning and administration, student advising, project management, communications/writing and marketing for student audiences.  
Experience living, working, and/or studying abroad preferred.  
Foreign language proficiency a plus.


Master’s degree in international education, international relations, international business, or related field preferred.

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