Montclair State University — Executive Director, Global Education Center

Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, Montclair State University is a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. Designated a Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University’s nine colleges and schools serve more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students with over 300 doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate level programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment.

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at

Position Overview:
Montclair State University is committed to global engagement. The Global Education Center serves as the coordinating point for all university global activities, including facilitating study abroad opportunities for students, providing international student and scholar support, developing strategic partnerships, and collaborating with international institutions. The Executive Director for Global Education will provide leadership to a wide array of programs and facilitate the development of new initiatives. Reporting directly to the Provost, the Executive Director will work with faculty, administrators, staff, students, and international partners to promote and support global engagement.


  • Develop and oversee policy guidelines for the University’s strategic priorities in establishing international affiliations, programs and partnerships;
  • Build strategic alliances with organizations and universities both abroad and at home, in pursuit of policy initiatives. Identify appropriate international partners, prepare necessary memos of agreement or affiliation, including the preparation of contractual agreements.
  • Develop tactics and pursue the recruitment of international students
  • Identify external funding sources for international activities. Write grant proposals and administer grant funded programs.
  • Support and assist faculty and academic units in their efforts to internationalize the curriculum and in their research, projects, activities and services that support globalization.
  • Serve as consultant to campus and wider community on international activities and resources.
  • Enhance the university outreach to internationally affiliated community groups and sister cities programs.
  • Cultivate and develop international contacts to enhance international opportunities and programing.
  • Develop protocol guidelines for international exchanges and programs, including the Fulbright program, study abroad programs, faculty and student exchange travel programs. Work closely with University Counsel to ensure quality, fiscal accountability and to properly address liability issues.
  • Work with the Admissions Office and the Graduate School in implementing recruitment initiatives.
  • Write guidelines and administer any international travel funding grants. Work with the faculty in the grant selection process.
  • Oversee and promote the Study Abroad program; develop multiple options for study abroad. Gather and disseminate materials to inform and recruit students for study abroad opportunities.
  • Develop and administer scholarship programs for study abroad students. Participate in the selection of recipients of student scholarships administered through the University Foundation or other funding sources.
  • Develop and administer credit bearing international summer institutes. Identify faculty and locations.
  • Work with faculty to develop academic, travel and residence components of the program. Hire faculty to teach in the programs. Administer the budget, marketing and execution of the programs.
  • Develop and coordinate and maintain international resources for the university: data bases of international grants, research and exchange opportunities; database of University faculty engaged in international activities.
  • Promote and market the initiatives of the Center through all modes of University media.
  • Administer the International Scholars Program which provides for distinguished international faculty to teach for semester-long assignments.
  • Participate in professional associations, attend professional conferences.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Extended administrative service related to international service in academic or Foreign Service environments.
  • An earned doctorate in any academic discipline is preferred
  • A strong vision for global engagement across all academic sectors and a
  • commitment to such engagement. Evidence of support for high quality academic engagement.
  • Senior administrative experience in a position of international service.
  • Familiarity with federal regulations governing the approvals for entrance of international students and scholars to the U.S.
  • Experience in dealing with ambassadorial and consular offices and officers.
  • Familiarity with student services for international students enrolled in academic programs in the U.S.
  • Excellent communication skills, with evidence of team-building and peer leadership.
  • Familiarity with international affiliation protocols.
  • Preferred: second and/or third language abilities.

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