BCA is Hiring!
Assistant Director of Program Services and Health and Safety
Summary of the Position:
The Assistant Director of Program Services (AD) is responsible for providing accepted students with pre-semester academic advising and pre-departure orientations, as well as assisting with the placements of international students as part of our mission to provide academic opportunities for international students who are enrolled at our host universities. In addition, the AD will act as BCA’s first point of contact for health and safety responses and ensure the implementation of BCA’s health and safety protocols and procedures.
Review and update BCA health, safety and crisis protocols on a regular basis; Coordinate response to all health and safety incidents including communication with stakeholders and the recording of incident reports and actions taken; Communicate BCA’s health and safety protocols to students, their families, sending school administrators and academic advisors; Interface with all governmental agencies – Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and Department of State; Keep up-to-date with developments in international education, including immigration legislation, interpretation and practice, and recruitment trends through Open Doors; Be fully up-to-date on developments in the countries and regions where BCA programs are located; Provide pre-semester advising for semester program students, both academic and logistical, including pre-departure orientations and review of materials; Make final decisions on student acceptance into BCA semester programs; Maintain contact with student participants to resolve questions and respond to concerns; Work with resident directors to resolve issues of student and home campus concern; Coordinate incoming exchange student applications and other logistics, including visa information & advice; arrange placement of exchange students; act as the Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO); be up-to-date on all aspects of J-1 visa requirements and regulations; and maintain the SEVIS system for BCA and its students; Represent BCA at selected conferences and in visits to partner universities and colleges.
Master’s Degree; 3-5 years of professional experience in the field of education abroad; Experience in crisis management and health and safety policies and procedures; Experience of living, working or studying abroad; U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency; Excellent written and oral communication skills; High level of flexibility, proven attention to detail, ability to work independently and collaboratively, strong organizational skills; Valid driver’s license and ability to travel, including evenings and overnights.
Preferred Qualifications include:
Experience with the SEVIS system as RO, ARO, DSO or PDSO; Experience in marketing and recruitment; Working knowledge of Terra Dotta application system
Position open until filled.
Institutional Relations Representative — Western U.S. Region
Summary of the Position:
The Institutional Relations Representative (IRR) is part of a three-member Institutional Relations team and is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with study abroad administrators at colleges and universities in the western region of the U.S. (primarily CA, TX,). The IRR is expected to support the overall educational mission of the organization and work both autonomously and in close collaboration with other staff.
This part-time position includes extensive travel within the western regions of the U.S. (approx. 8-10 weeks each semester). This regionally, home-based position reports to the Executive Director. Duties of this position include the following:
Plan and coordinate campus visits, fairs, classroom visits, information sessions and campus outreach within the western U.S.; Maintain and strengthen relationships with administrators, faculty and advisors at affiliated institutions; Establish and develop relationships with administrators, faculty and advisors at potential partner institutions; Actively recruit students through informational sessions, academic meetings, study abroad fairs, and classroom visits; Assist central office in the coordination of U.S. campus visits for BCA site directors; Produce analysis and reports on outreach activities and maintain records of all campus visits; Upload prospective student data to BCA’s online database for lead management; Represent BCA at regional association conferences; Work with Executive Director to create and implement annual enrollment strategy.
Other duties as assigned in our efforts to enhance enrollments and BCA’s reputation as a responsive and responsible international education organization.
Bachelor’s Degree; 1-2 years of professional experience in the field of education abroad; Experience of living, working or studying abroad; U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency; Excellent written and oral communication skills; High level of flexibility, proven attention to detail, ability to work independently and collaboratively, strong organizational skills; Valid driver’s license and ability to travel, including evenings and overnights.
Founded in 1962, BCA Study Abroad is rooted in the values of peace and social justice and offers a fully comprehensive study abroad experience with university-based academics, home-stays, excursions and experiential learning opportunities in more than 15 locations around the world. Our on-site staff ensures the safety and well-being of each student and provides cross-cultural training in the historical, social and cultural context of the host country.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of introduction, a resume, and the names of three current references to: hr@BCAstudyabroad.org
BCA Study Abroad,
50 Alpha Drive,
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
BCA Study Abroad is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.