State University of New York at Oswego — Senior Program Administrator

The Department of International Education and Programs at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Senior Program Administrator position.

Posting Date: June 19, 2018

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional, visit: or

Date of Appointment: On/around July 1, 2018

Description of Responsibilities: 

  1. Reporting to the Associate Provost/Director of International Education and Programs, coordinate with faculty leaders and OIEP colleagues on assigned faculty-led education abroad programs, including:
    a. logistical and schedule planning for faculty-led programs
    b. identifying and executing program components such as group flights, lodging, transportation, and travel for faculty-led programs abroad
    c. identifying and seeking to manage risks to students, faculty, staff, and the university including health/safety/crime and other risks.  
  2. Develop and prepare program budgets, track costs, and oversee systematic financial planning process for faculty-led programs
  3. Work with student applicants, answer questions, maintain files (including Terra Dotta system accuracy), and ensure program compliance for students in faculty-led programs
  4. Maintain close contact with on campus offices, SUNY offices, and overseas and domestic contacts in order to run successful programs at a high level.

Responsibilities also include:

  1. Work as part of a team to provide support and assistance to other staff members of the OIEP.
  2. Collaborate professionally, flexibly, and collegially with faculty members on academic matters, financial management, and program planning
  3. Assist and support the Associate Provost/Director of International Education and Programs on necessary projects and responsibilities. 

In addition, will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree at time of application
  • Minimum 5 years full-time experience working in college or university international office.
  • Broad experience with international education and higher education functions including: study abroad, international student services, database administration, regulatory policies, budgets and accounts, as well as Banner, Argos, and Terra Dotta systems.
  • Knowledge of promotion and recruitment for study abroad, enrollment/registration and transcripts, international health/medical insurance, contracts/agreements/MOUs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Management.
  • Knowledge of internal SUNY policies and procedures for program administration, including:
    promotion and recruitment for study abroad, enrollment/registration and transcripts, international health/medical insurance, contracts/agreements/MOUs.

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, CV/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Joshua McKeown
(315) 312-2118 

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department:  The Office of International Education and Programs (OIEP) is primarily responsible for education abroad and international student and scholar services and recruitment. In collaboration with other offices on campus it supports international activities of the university’s academic departments and encourages comprehensive campus internationalization. It promotes the internationalization of the curriculum and campus cultural life and works to increase the number of international students attending Oswego and the number of Oswego students studying and conducting research abroad. OIEP is recognized as one of the top international programs in SUNY and nationwide.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

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