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Associate Director University of California Education Abroad Program Beijing, China


The University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) is a University of California system-wide academic program with a global network comprised of the Goleta, CA headquarters, UC campus representatives, UC faculty serving abroad and staff in 35 countries. In its nearly five-decade history, more than 75,000 students from all 10 UC campuses and international partners have participated in UCEAP programs throughout the world.

The UCEAP Study Center in Beijing, China provides academic and student welfare support to UC students participating in a variety of academic exchange programs offered at Beijing Normal University and Peking University.

UCEAP seeks an Associate Director with demonstrated ability to provide leadership and oversight of academic exchange programs to ensure achievement of the UCEAP mission. Responsible for a wide range of academic administration and student support services, including the following
• Academic advising (ensuring students adhere to both UC and partner academic program requirements)
• Student conduct, health and safety, and adjustment to life in China
• Coordinates and conducts comprehensive student orientation sessions
• Facilitates internships and independent study opportunities
• Coordinates and may provide course instruction
• Serves as the UC representative with Beijing partner universities, U.S. embassy, other study abroad programs, and local organizations
• Promotes and maintains strong relationships with the host universities, faculty, and staff
• Supervises and mentors Study Center staff
• Assumes overall responsibility for the planning and management of a range of administrative operations and ensures effective and efficient use of Study Center resources
• Participates in strategic planning and program development initiatives to expand and build upon UCEAP’s reputation of academic excellence

As the principal source of support and guidance for students who are undergoing the stress in adapting to an unfamiliar academic and cultural environment, the Associate Director must be on call 24/7.

Minimum of five years of experience in higher education program administration or equivalent combination of training and work experience. Demonstrated leadership abilities to manage a broad range of operational, academic and student welfare and conduct issues. Knowledge of emergency planning to respond to safety, security and health issues, as they affect students abroad. Fluency in Chinese and English with strong professional writing/speaking skills required. Knowledge of Chinese and U.S. cultures and higher educational systems. M.A. in related field required. PhD and experience in the field of study abroad preferred.

Primary consideration will be given to applications received by April 25, 2011. Thereafter, open until filled.
For further information including a detailed job description and how to apply go to AA, EOE.