Through international academic experiences, the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) inspires students to explore and transform their lives, UC, and the world.
Since 1962, UCEAP has supported this mission, serving some 100,000 students across all 10 UC campuses and over 32,000 international exchange students. Sustained by strong academic excellence, spirited faculty collaboration and an interrelated support system, UCEAP produces future global citizens and thought leaders.
The UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Australia and New Zealand Study Center, supports academic programs serving approximately 200 students annually at 11 host institutions across the region.
Gross Annual Salary: AUS $90,000 – 116,000
Location: Remote work within Australia
Contract Hours: Full-time 38 hours/week
Close Date: Apply by August 15, 2022, for primary consideration, open until filled
The UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) is seeking a Resident Director (RD) to provide leadership and oversight of UCEAP academic programs in Australia and New Zealand.
Working remotely and reporting to the UCEAP Program Director (PD) in California, the Resident Director acts as the primary onsite contact for students and provides after-hours/weekend emergency support during program terms. Serves as the local UCEAP representative and liaison with the host universities, the U.S. Embassy, other study abroad programs, university arranged housing, and local organizations. Promotes and maintains strong relationships with the host institutions, faculty, and staff, serving as both a facilitator and problem solver.
The Resident Director provides the full range of administrative, academic, and student services to ensure the academic and personal well-being of all student participants. As the principal source of support and guidance for students who are undergoing the stress of adapting to an unfamiliar academic and cultural environment, the Resident Director independently advises students and refers to appropriate resources. Responsibilities are broad in scope and include academic administration and advising (ensuring that students adhere to both UC and partner academic program requirements), and student services including supporting and managing student health and welfare. Proactively monitors and addresses student conduct issues in consultation with the UCEAP Systemwide Office. Coordinates and conducts a comprehensive student orientation; provides support and planning regarding pre-departure webinars; supports student recruitment efforts; provides guidance on visa regulations and issues; provides administrative oversight of internships and independent study. Ongoing and efficient communication with students, host institutions, and the UCEAP Systemwide Office on policies, procedures, visa requirements, student health, safety, and welfare is required.
Works with a high degree of autonomy, receiving guidance on complicated problems and situations from the UCEAP Systemwide Office. Exercises timely and sound judgment when consulting and resolving escalating and complex issues. Advises appropriate UCEAP staff on a variety of student and operational issues. Works with the UCEAP Systemwide Office to recommend changes to policies, practices, and procedures.
Guidance and training on UC protocols and policies requiring in-depth UCEAP knowledge is provided mainly by subject-matter experts, e.g., Program Team, HR, Health/Safety, and Finance. The host institutions may also provide guidance on host institution local practices.
For a full description of duties, see attached job description.
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