The Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) was founded in 1988 as a provider of study abroad programming for U.S. undergraduates. With student success in mind, the organization creates global learning environments designed to foster the development of critical perspectives, knowledge and skills essential for students to thrive in the future. Offering more than 100 programs in 20 countries, we draw upon theory and evidence-based practice to create a variety of program models and flexible academic options in alignment with the needs of partners and students. We take our commitment to inclusive excellence, intercultural agility, individualized learning and enduring impact seriously, and we look for energetic, positive-minded, adaptable people from diverse communities and cultures to help us transform our industry and the students we serve.
IFSA seeks an experienced professional to serve as Director, Student Health and Safety. This position will provide leadership in prevention, avoidance, and response for global emergencies and student incidents abroad. Additionally, the role will provide expertise in training, research, and risk management. The Director, Student Health and Safety will manage three regionally-based Case Managers.
Qualified candidates should review the detailed job description and submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and contact information for three references via our online portal at https://www.ifsa-butler.org/connect-with-us/#careers Questions may be directed Jessica Auxier, HR Director, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.
Education and Work Experience
Master’s Degree; at least 5 years of health, safety, and/or international crisis management in an international context
7 to 10 years of professional experience in complex organizations and/or educational institutions, preferably in the field of international education
Significant time studying, working or volunteering abroad
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience managing international crises and/or difficult student incidents abroad
Demonstrated record of sound judgement and decision-making skills in emergency situations with discretion to sensitive topics
Understanding of medical/mental health issues in undergraduate university population, and how they impact the study abroad experience
Strong intercultural communication skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse communities and stakeholders
Knowledge of U.S. laws and how they apply to study abroad, such as the Clery Act, VAWA, Title IX, FERPA and travel insurance provision
Proficiency in a language(s) in addition to English, preferred
About Institute for Study Abroad
The Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) was founded in 1988 on the campus of Butler University as a provider of study abroad programming for U.S. undergraduates. IFSA operates independently as a non-profit organization and maintains a close connection with Butler University. We are committed to providing the best study abroad programs with integrated academic guidance and individualized support to ensure student success.
Our MISSION: IFSA creates global learning environments designed to foster the development of critical perspectives, knowledge and skills essential for students to thrive in the future.
Our COMMITMENTS: Inclusive Excellence, Individualized Learning, Intercultural Agility, Enduring Impact