Job Opening: Resident Director, International Studies Abroad [Beppu]

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Institution: International Studies Abroad (ISA)
Location: Beppu, Japan
Education: Bachelor’s required, MA preferred
Posted 2/26/2015

International Studies Abroad, is a study abroad provider currently with 28 destination countries, encompassing 74 distinct and exciting cities. ISA has been providing quality study abroad programs for students since 1987. Our study abroad program sites include a variety of cities in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain and Thailand. We provide short-term, faculty-led programs through ISA Custom Programs; ISA internships and service-learning programs; GAP year programs; and ISA High School provides study abroad programs for high school students. Working closely with host universities abroad, ISA provides students with a study abroad experience that is academically challenging and culturally rewarding.

ISA (International Studies Abroad) is currently seeking an on site-based Resident Director in Beppu, Japan. This is a full-time position. The ISA Resident Director will be responsible for the management of the ISA program in country, working under the direction of the ISA Management Team in Austin, Texas, and in cooperation with other ISA Resident Directors in the region.
-Bachelor’s degree
**Be able to lawfully accept employment in host country at the time of the offer of employment**
-Be self-motivated, detail-oriented, diplomatic, friendly, confident, articulate and able to work effectively with different types of people
-Experience living or working in intercultural or international environments
-Be able to multi-task effectively and work effectively under stress
-Be available to work odd hours and weekends
-Ability to speak English and Japanese fluently
Preferred Qualifications:
-Master’s degree in a field related to International Education or International Affairs
-At least 1 year of experience living, working or studying in the United States
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Represent ISA in various dealings with host universities
-Coordinate and/or provide tutoring to ISA students as necessary
-Handle necessary financial matters related to program management
-Assist other ISA divisions in program development, additional services and new initiatives
-Manage current and hiring additional staff on site
-Conduct weekly meetings with students
-Monitor well-being of students on a weekly basis
-Assist students with integration into the local culture and provide students information and advice about opportunities for cultural enrichment
-Accompany students on ISA excursions. Significant weekend travel is required
-Maintain regular office hours in order to provide consultation for students
-Remain on-call after regular office hours for students in the event they may need urgent assistance

Full details and contact info on original posting at International Studies Abroad’s original posting.

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