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Colgate University
  • Position Number: 2481861
  • Location: Hamilton, NY
  • Position Type: Disability Services

Colgate University

Program Manager, Off-Campus Study

Requisition Number: 2021S083Posting
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Division: Dean of the Faculty
Department: Off-Campus Study

Department Statement:
The Office of Off-Campus Study (OCS) reports through the academic division. OCS advises more than 750 students annually and from that number sends over 500 students off-campus. Colgate (pre-COVID) has occupied the top spot in the annual IIE Open Doors report for the most students studying internationally at a baccalaureate institution combined with semester-long study. Annually, Colgate faculty direct from 17-20 semester-long study abroad programs. Students normally take one or two courses with the Colgate faculty director, and the balance of their coursework at a local partner university or with locally-hired adjunct faculty. Some are language immersion and culture while other focus on a particular discipline.

In 1935 Colgate created the first-ever, faculty-led study semester based in Washington DC that still operates today. In addition, Colgate offers five to eight three-week programs that are an extension of a semester-long campus-based course. Extended study programs allow students to travel for three weeks with a faculty director and their classmates. Students may also choose from a list of over 100 semester-long study abroad programs throughout the world, that are approved by individual departments for credit toward the Colgate degree. To read more about the history and traditions of Colgates off-campus study activities, please visit .

Primarily responsible for the successful administration of assigned Colgate faculty-led programs. Responsible for effectiveness of logistics related to faculty-led assigned programs and expected to work closely with faculty directors to complete arrangements for each off-campus study experience. Ensures appropriate housing, transportation, and related logistics are functioning and in place for each assigned program. Serve as a primary advisor to students interested in studying abroad in an assigned geographic region; assists students with the selection of off-campus study programs, identification of learning objectives, and application process; and refers students to appropriate departments and resources for further assistance. As assigned, may be accountable for timely and accurate preparation of budgets on behalf of faculty directors. Responds to incidents abroad and addresses student/parent/faculty concerns of a more sensitive nature.
This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.

Professional Experience/Qualifications
  • Experience with studying, living or working abroad
  • Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students within a university context
  • Requires attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Requires excellent skills with technology

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two (2) years related experience in education abroad, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience working with undergraduate students

A Bachelors degree is required.

A Masters degree is preferred.

Other Information
Colgate has a diverse student, faculty, staff, and alumni population representing a variety of races, gender identities, social economic status, sexual orientations, languages, national origins, etc. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan presents a framework for continuing the creation of an inclusive campus and engaging the Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead.

Please describe your approach to learning about other perspectives through a diverse range of languages and cultures; and how you might help students to cultivate new perspectives in off-campus study. You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading.

For information on how to write a diversity statement, see our Guidance on Crafting Diversity Statements. Please keep in mind that the submitted statement should address the specific approach noted above.

Work Schedule:
Weekdays, with occasional evenings and weekends.

Job Open Date:

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act
The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgates Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at:

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