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.
To apply, send cover letter, resume and three references to:
BCA Study Abroad,
50 Alpha Drive,
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
BCA Study Abroad is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.