Center Director, IES Abroad Quito
IES Abroad
Quito, Pichincha, ECU
hace 22 días

About Us :

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-

in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 8,000 study abroad students every year.

From our headquarters in Chicago to our 140+ study abroad programs in 85 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-

affirming cultural experiences. We work at IES Abroad because we believe that every student should have the opportunity to go abroad -

especially in a fun, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment.

We believe so strongly in the power of our program, that we actively recruit students from diverse populations and provide more than $4 million in scholarships year after year.

We are proud that our students are as diverse and exciting as the countries we study.

We're not ashamed to admit, we're a little bit obsessed with study abroad.

Summary of the position :

The IES Abroad Quito Center Director is responsible for strategy, management, and operations at the IES Abroad Quito Center.

The Center Director supervises the Center's academic programs, serves as the main point of contact with the Center's partner institutions in Quito and the Galapagos Islands, and they cultivate a broad range of contacts in Quito and Ecuador for the benefit of the Center and IES Abroad.

The Center Director is the main point of contact for the Center with IES Abroad headquarters in Chicago and works in close collaboration with the Program Dean in Chicago to whom the Center Director reports.

The Center Director hires and supervises all staff and faculty members for the Quito Center, and is responsible for the health and safety of the Center's students.

The Center Director also represents IES Abroad and the IES Abroad Quito Center at IES Abroad meetings, on visits to colleges and universities in the United States, in meetings of professional organizations, and at conferences.

The IES Abroad Quito Center Director collaborates closely with other IES Abroad Center Directors, especially those at the IES Abroad Buenos Aires and Santiago Centers.

The IES Abroad Center Director combines strong academic credentials with demonstrated experience in administration and management.

The Center Director should be familiar with the nature, organization, and customs of higher education in both the United States and Ecuador, should have experience working in education in both countries, and should demonstrate skill at collaborating with Ecuadorian and U.

S. institutions. The Center Director should have a strong commitment to academic rigor, to educating post-secondary students in an international environment, and to promoting intercultural competence.

Native or near-native fluency in English and in Spanish, both written and spoken, is required.

Experience & Qualifications and Skills :

  • 5 to 10 years of progressively responsible managerial experience
  • Relevant management experience in a study abroad program and prior contact with U.S. university students greatly preferred
  • Teaching experience at the university level greatly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Familiarity with the nature, organization, and customs of higher education in Ecuador and the U.S.
  • Ability to work well with students from U.S. colleges and universities
  • Near-native fluency in both written and spoken Spanish and English required
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent team-building skills
  • Experience in the development and management of complex budgets; not-for-profit budget management experience desirable
  • Strong commitment to international education, intercultural issues, and a strong interest in student affairs preferred
  • Interest in the academic and intercultural growth of university students
  • Student-centered philosophy and sensitivity to issues of diversity
  • Must be able to lawfully accept employment in Ecuador at the time an offer of employment is extended
  • Ability to travel throughout Ecuador and the region, and to the U.S. on occasion
  • Background check required
  • Education Licenses and / or Certifications etc :

    Graduate degree in a relevant academic discipline (humanities, social sciences, STEM, etc.) required; doctoral degree strongly preferred

    Background checks :

    A background check will be conducted, based on responsibilities, as a condition of employment.

    Disclaimer :

    This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    The duties above are not to be considered a complete list of duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Temporary modifications to provide reasonable accommodations do not waive any essential functions of the job requirements.

    Application Deadline : Open until position is filled.

    Open until position is filled.

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