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Director – Education Abroad

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
January 11, 2023
Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Mid  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $57k - $71k  

Job Title

Director – Education Abroad


International Education


$57,113 – $71,487; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Reporting to the Vice Provost International Affairs (VPIA) serve as Director of the Education Abroad (EA) Office. Oversee and assist students with study abroad and exchange programs, provide and direct recruitment strategies for increased participation. Direct the daily operations of the office to include: manage budget, work with faculty interested in MTSU signature programs and assist those faculty in program budgets and logistics, program promotions and implementation. Work with Deans and chairs to align EA offerings with academic degree programs and maps; coordinate with academic advisors to promote and advise interested students in MTSU approved programs. Advise students interested in EA; work with academic advisors, Financial Aid, the Registrar and Bursar to ensure that MTSU EA students are covered by their respective areas and services when abroad and when they return. Continually monitor and report to VPIA safety of MTSU students abroad through US state department website, world news reports and social media. Supervise EA Advisor, Coordinator and work study student(s); chair the Education Abroad advisory committee and perform other related duties and special projects as assigned. In state and international travel to partner universities required.

Required Education

Masters degree required. Valid passport required.

Required Related Experience

Three (3) years related, progressively responsible experience with education abroad, exchange programs required that include one year of the total three years in a supervisory/administrative capacity.

Desirable Related Experience

Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in college administration and international study preferred. Strong budget and management experience preferred.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents

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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at https://www.mtsu.edu/police/docs/2022AnnualSecurityReport.pdf or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email emp@mtsu.edu.

Application Review Date: February 10, 2023

About Organization

With an enrollment of more than 22,000 students, Middle Tennessee State University is the No. 1 choice for our state's transfer students, the No. 1 provider of graduates to the Greater Nashville economy and the No. 1 choice of adults (ages 25 and up) seeking a four-year degree. We have been recognized nationally for our Quest for Student Success, our University-wide priority to help our students persist and graduate.
Our University is also honored to be the home of the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center, the largest support facility of its kind in Tennessee.​ MTSU houses a wide variety of nationally recognized academic degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. The University is composed of eight undergraduate colleges, offering more than 40 departments and more than 180 degree programs.
The College of Graduate Studies offers more than 100 degree programs. MTSU has received regional, national, and international acclaim for a variety of programs and activities including distinctive offerings in programs as diverse as recording industry management, horse science, aerospace, and a first-of-its-kind academic program in concrete industry management. Many more traditional programs—agricultural science, nursing, accounting, and education, among others—are considered to be among the best in the region.