Job opening: Asia Programs Director at UNC Chapel Hill

UNC Chapel Hill is looking for an Asia Programs Director to start in December 2012.

This position establishes, manages, and promotes all study abroad programs in Asia. It requires close collaboration within the Study Abroad Office with those responsible for advising, finance and operations, and outside the Study Abroad Office with academic units that sponsor and support each study abroad program. The successful management of programs entails ensuring that each is financially viable and articulates closely with the on-campus academic curriculum, and regular and effective communication with foreign partner universities, institutions and service providers.

The position is also responsible for: putting in place administrative and logistical arrangements for proprietary UNC-CH study abroad programs in Asia, overseeing the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship Program and supervising the Phillips Events and Communications Coordinator, managing the donor-funded SE Asia Summer Program and the office’s sole joint degree program (with the National University of Singapore) Program management also requires availability to deal with emergencies on a 24/7 basis.

Educational Requirements:

Master’s degree with an emphasis in Asian Studies, International Studies or other related field. Preference may be given to candidates with a PhD in a relevant field.

Qualifications and Experience:

A working knowledge of at least one Asian language together with travel, study and or work experience in Asia is required. Applicants must also have at least three years of administrative program experience in a study abroad office within a university or college with a preferred focus area in East Asia. Demonstrated cultural competency in Asia, excellent communication skills, experience of cross-cultural issues abroad, and a willingness to travel are also required.

For more information, special instructions, and to apply online, visit

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2 Responses to Job opening: Asia Programs Director at UNC Chapel Hill

  1. Beth says:

    For those of you who want to study abroad in Japan, this $5,000 scholarship can be used for study abroad!:

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