Associate Dean of International and Intercultural Studies Job Description

This is a rotating position held by a tenured member of the faculty.  The Associate Dean will be appointed to a four-year term, with a performance review after the third year. With a successful performance review, s/he may serve a total of six years. The position is full-time, although the Associate Dean may continue to teach as his/her interests and schedule permit. The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs and supervises the office staff that includes currently the Director of Off-Campus Programs, the Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs, the Director of Asia Programs, and the Chief Clerk. In addition, the Associate Dean supervises the directors and staff of all abroad programs and on-campus area studies programs.  The Associate Dean works with the Committee on International and Intercultural Studies (focused largely on off-campus programs) and with area and thematic studies coordinators (focused largely on the curriculum). In addition, the Associate Dean works with the Community-Based Learning Program, the Volunteer Program, Student Life, and other groups which foster the intercultural life on campus. 
The Associate Dean for International and Intercultural Studies: 

•    Reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs and supervises the CIIS office staff that includes currently the Director of Off-Campus Programs, the Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs, the Director of Asia Programs, and the Chief Clerk.
•    Supervises the directors and staff of all abroad programs and on-campus area studies programs.
•    Works with the Committee on International and Intercultural Studies (focused largely on off-campus programs) and with area and thematic studies coordinators (focused largely on the curriculum).
•    Works with the Community-Based Learning Program, the Volunteer Program, Student Life, and other groups which foster the intercultural life on campus.
•    Oversees all aspects of student advising, application submission and review, risk management, student support, and academic and social standards for all students on St. Lawrence-sponsored off-campus programs each year;
•    Supports development of new summer, short-term, and semester or longer off-campus programs, along with new on-campus curricular elements;
•    Coordinates and cultivate the work of academic programs in relation to off-campus study and curriculum development pertaining to international, intercultural, and global studies;
•    Convenes a committee of area and thematic studies program coordinators and relevant department chairs to coordinate international, intercultural, and global studies across the curriculum;
•    Works with this committee to develop themes that cut across the area studies programs to create a more common agenda for coordinated campus programming;
•    Collaborates with other offices and groups on campus to advocate for the centrality of diversity issues in the University mission;
•    Coordinates the intercultural living-learning community for students preparing to study off-campus, or returning from off-campus study, each semester;
•    Teaches the intercultural living-learning community course (1 unit) each fall for students preparing to study off-campus;
•    Promotes St. Lawrence off-campus programs to non-St. Lawrence students and other colleges;
•    Supervises off-campus study opportunities in order to ensure high academic standards, continuous assessment, and innovation;
•    Appoints and supervises program directors, faculty, and staff of the SLU off-campus programs;
•    Coordinates and leads workshops for leaders/directors/instructors of the SLU off-campus programs (short-term travel components, CIIS Fellows, summer courses, SLU semester programs);
•    Prepares, oversees, and manages budgets strategically for all the programs housed under the Center for International and Intercultural Studies;
•    Oversees the proper maintenance of program facilities and equipment in off-campus programs;
•    Develops and coordinates consortial relations related to intercultural studies with other colleges;
•    Coordinates with other campus offices including Health and Counseling, the Registrar, Risk Management, and Student Life to support students studying off-campus and eases the transitions of students and their families to and from off-campus study;
•    Oversees the safety, legality, and standards of behavior of students abroad and respond to infractions against University or program policies;
•    Supports student and faculty research abroad, chiefly through grants administered by CIIS;
•    Recruits and supports of international scholars on campus;
•    Offers regular public relations presentations for Admissions and Development;
•    Convenes and chairs the Student Safe Travel Committee (SSTC) to review proposals for all types of academic travel involving students;
•    Prepares Safety Plans and Manuals for off-campus programs as needed;
•    Considers and monitors closely information from Department of State, Overseas Security Advisory Council & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; risk intelligence from security, insurance and educational partners; public health infrastructure; geo-political affairs, etc. as needed in times of crisis;
•    Coordinates responses to emergency situations involving off-campus study, including communication with administrators, students, families, and other audiences; coordination of on-campus intercultural education;
•    Coordinates with Admissions, Communications, and other offices to promote intercultural study to prospective students and other external audiences;
•    Works with the Dean of Academic Affairs and others as appropriate to examine and optimize the organizational structure of programs and committees pertaining to international, intercultural, and global studies at St. Lawrence;
•    Coordinates with members of the CIIS subcommittee on Diversity Requirement the Diversity process, workshop, and evaluation of reflections for and from students who would like to meet the Diversity Requirement by participating and reflecting on their off-campus semester program experiences; 
•    Coordinates the CIIS Annual Lecture;
•    Coordinates and leads any international and intercultural CIIS programming like the CIIS World Topic Series, The Global Party, and the Cording Ceremony and Reception for minors in Area/Global Studies;
•    Develops grant proposals and administers grants and gifts supporting intercultural education; and
•    Undertakes other duties as determined by the President of the University and the Dean of Academic Affairs.