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Job Announcement—Fudan Resident Director, The Alliance for Global Education




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Job Announcement—Fudan Resident Director, The Alliance for Global Education

posted 11.5.11

Location: Shanghai, China

Start date: Mid to late March, 2012

Supervisor:   Han Bing, Director of China Programs (Beijing)

About the Alliance:

The Alliance for Global Education, LLC, a not-for-profit partnership of the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University and the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, was formed with the vision of opening study abroad destinations in Asia. The Alliance provides stimulating, interdisciplinary study abroad programs in China and India that maintain the high academic standards, strong student services, and careful health and safety measures of our partner institutions.  The Alliance operates programs in Pune and Manipal, India, and in China at four universities in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi’an.

Position Summary:

The Resident Director (RD) is responsible for developing and coordinating all aspects of the Alliance Fudan program. Primary responsibilities include assisting students with academic advising and adjusting to life in China; serving as liaison between the host institution, Fudan University, the students, and the Alliance U.S. staff; and overseeing the ongoing development and implementation of orientation, the academic curriculum, activities, and excursions.  The RD serves as a cultural resource to students during their time in China.  S/he meets with students, administrators, and teaching faculty on a regular basis.  The RD is also responsible for managing the Alliance office at Fudan and its operating budget.  An important part of the RD’s job entails facilitating ongoing interaction between the American students and Chinese students.   This position requires someone with strong leadership skills and willingness to adapt easily to change.  More information about the Alliance programs can be found at


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Proven management, organization, and communication skills
  • At least two years of relevant work experience in China; experience studying or working in the U.S.
  • Experience working with American college students
  • Near-fluent language skills in both Mandarin and English
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • A commitment to the ideals of international education, and a genuine interest in sharing China’s linguistic, historic, and cultural legacy with American students
  • Flexibility toward evolving responsibilities as the programs grow and a positive attitude

To Apply: