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Associate Director, TCU Global Programs

Vice Provost

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Associate Director, TCU Global Programs

  • 499482
  • Professional Staff
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Apr 1 2024 at 17:00 CDT
  • Vice Provost

Job Summary:

The Associate Director, reporting to the Director of TCU Global, provides leadership and vision in the establishment of procedures to effectively develop and deliver faculty-led programs. As an ex-officio member of the TCU Global Faculty Advisory Committee, the Associate Director will support strategic planning and innovative new programs in partnership with faculty, schools and colleges of TCU, and serve as the primary point of contact for faculty in the TCU Global Office. The Associate Director will oversee the management of all aspects of faculty-led programming and operations, and conduct program assessment and evaluation supported by a Program Coordinator. This position will serve as the interim Director when the Director is out of the office.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Leads development, coordination, and delivery of all international faculty-led programs study abroad programs.
2. Oversees the proposal process for program development and site visits. Works with faculty to assess potential programing opportunities.
3. Designs strategies to increase the number and variety of experiences offered. Conducts ongoing research of faculty-led programs to expand and refine comprehensive program opportunities to students and faculty.
4. Collaborates with administrative staff and faculty to supervise quality and academic relevance of faculty-led programming.
5. Creates and delivers comprehensive pre-departure and re-entry orientations as necessary for students in faculty-led programs.
6. Creates reports by collecting and analyzing various data from faculty-led programs. Makes recommendations to the Director and the TCU Global Faculty Advisory Committee based on analysis of the findings.
7. Works with faculty members to properly disseminate information about available opportunities to interested students. Assists in the promotion of TCU Global events.
8. Designs and delivers high-quality, informative presentations regarding current study abroad opportunities and how students can access these programs.
9. Develops and implements a strategic plan to ensure that students are aware of the study abroad opportunities they have available to them
10. Ensures programs are advantageous for students and information regarding opportunities is properly communicated, by providing supervision and leadership to the Program Coordinator (Short-term & Summer Programs).
11. As a member of TCU Global Faculty Advisory Committee, supports strategic planning and the creation and implementation of innovative new programs in partnership with faculty, schools and colleges of TCU.
12. Serves as the primary point of contact for faculty in the TCU Global Office.
13. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree
• 4 years’ experience of administrative experience in international education in a university setting

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Master’s degree in a relevant field
• Experience responding to health, safety, and emergency situations abroad.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of study abroad policies and programs.
• Skill in analytical analysis to translate data into informed decisions
• Skill in clear communication, both oral and in writing, and interpersonal skills.
• Skill in critical thinking demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and make decisions.
• Ability to manage multiple projects in an organized manner
• Ability to work with individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds
• Ability to assess student learning outcomes to preform program evaluation
• Ability to manage a strategic priority such as increasing and diversifying student participation in study abroad
• Ability to work well in a team and in partnership with others both across TCU and abroad
• Ability to evaluate and make recommendations to improve operations.
• Ability to collaborate with senior leadership, faculty, staff, students, and international entities/organizations.
• Ability to learn and use various computer applications
• Ability to strategize, prioritize, and multi-task to meet goals and deadlines
• Ability to independently travel domestically and internationally.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position with periodic domestic and international travel.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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