Associate Director, Undergraduate Major in Global Affairs

 

The Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame seeks an Associate Director for the undergraduate major in global affairs. The first new school established at Notre Dame in nearly a century, the Keough School builds on the work of several prominent institutes and initiatives. The Keough School offers academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supports international research initiatives, and engages with policy and practice communities. The Associate Director reports to and works closely with the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs to plan, implement, and manage the day-to-day responsibilities for the undergraduate major in global affairs, including a supplementary major in Global Affairs that will phase out in 2-3 years and a new major in global affairs to be launched in the fall 2022. The Associate Director is also dedicated to student advising and support, as well as community building in coordination with other undergraduate program administrators in the Keough School and units on campus. Responsibilities include:


Student Advising

  • Provides academic advising and counseling to current students enrolled in the major and supplementary major in global affairs on the plan of study, including guidance on program requirements, course selection and registration, and resources available on campus and beyond to support students’ success;
  • Works in coordination with other undergraduate program administrators in the Keough School in advising students on regional and thematic specializations and global experiences;
  • Works as a peer to first year advisors and to advisors in other Colleges and Schools on campus to coordinate advising of students in the major;
  • Provides information to prospective students on the major in global affairs and refers them to other programs available at Keough School Institutes.

 

Program Administration and Curricular Development

  • Serves as principal administrator for the major in global affairs, and manages its daily activities;
  • Develops and implements academic policies and initiates new programs that effectively respond to programmatic needs and student demands, including but not limited to academic advising, student organizations, major exploration, and respective student information systems;
  • Proposes and manages the annual budget for the undergraduate major in global affairs, and maintain productive relationships by participating on various School committees;
  • Works with the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs on short-and medium-term strategic planning for the undergraduate major in global affairs;
  • Works with the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs on short-and medium-term strategic planning for the undergraduate major in global affairs;
  • Serves on University and School committees related to undergraduate studies, as needed;
  • Develops performance measures and gathers data to assess program success;
  • Compiles an annual report and other reports as requested on the undergraduate major in global affairs;
  • Develops and maintains relationships with other units on campus.

 

Student Engagement & Community Building

  • Manages enrollment in the major and supplementary major;
  • Develops and manages efforts to promote the major, including organizing and implementing events and activities that promote the major and build a community among students at the Keough School, participates in University recruiting efforts, and works with the Dean’s Office communications team and the Events Program Director to enhance the visibility of the program on campus;
  • Provides support and partnership in working with other undergraduate curricular and co-curricular programs in the Keough School;
  • Works with the Academic Programs Manager on curricular management, including course listings, faculty assignments for major courses, and identifying and pursuing cross-listed courses in other units.

 

General Program Support

  • Performs various tasks related to the advancement of the Keough School major in global affairs. These may be administrative in nature, and will be determined as opportunities and needs arise.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.A. in a relevant field and 5-6 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience advising college-level students;
  • Effective communicator, including writing skills, one-on-one sessions, team-based communication and public presentations;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams and collaborate with different stakeholders;
  • Understanding and commitment to the values and mission of the University of Notre Dame and the Keough School.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in global or international affairs, public policy, or related field;
  • Prior professional or living experience in international settings.

 

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted by August 7, 2022. All application materials should be submitted through the Notre Dame online application system: https://jobs.nd.edu/postings/27341

 

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