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Program Manager I, Office of Study Abroad
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Apr. 24, 2019
Title Program Manager I, Office of Study Abroad
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Student Services

Program Manager I, Office of Study Abroad

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Program Manager I within the Office of Study Abroad.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


Reporting to the Associate Director for University International Programs, this position serves faculty and staff by developing, managing, and implementing St. Thomas programs through the Office of Study Abroad. As part of the University International Programs team, the Program Manager will support short-term and semester long programs including faculty and staff program director training and student pre-departure and returnee programming. This position will also partner with Community Engagement and other administrative units to develop experiential opportunities abroad.

About the Department

The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) of Global Learning and Strategy is the University of St. Thomas’s comprehensive resource for global education programs, and whose broad mission is to provide integrated academic and intercultural off-campus learning experiences. OSA staff work with over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate UST students planning to, studying on and returning from credit-granting programs around the world annually. The OSA also manages multiple advising and enrollment cycles simultaneously from prospective student to alumni status, and develops and facilitates short-term and semester programs in collaboration with program directors, academic and administrative departments and external national and international organizations. While its core responsibility is for credit-granting programs, OSA staff also facilitate the risk, liability, health and safety of all university student, faculty, and staff off-campus travel activity.


As part of the University International Programs team, develop, implement, and manage international programs. Execute policies and procedures for these programs, develop program budgets, implement approved plans, identify and vet external partner organizations, and consult throughout the process. Proactively advise and support program directors on operational benchmarks, program cycles, policies, budgets, marketing, logistics, enrollment, etc.
Support program directors in identifying and developing program models to increase cross-cultural engagement, intercultural learning, and making effective use of off-campus sites.
Collaborate with academic departments to develop, integrate, and enhance study abroad programming across the curriculum. Partner with UST administrative departments in collaborative programming for students, staff, and faculty.
Develop and deliver curriculum for faculty training, including workshops, seminars and on-line materials. Develop and oversee pre-departure preparation for St. Thomas programs, including orientation curriculum and materials.
Participate in external outreach, networking, and professional engagement activities. Attend local, regional and national conferences. Keep up-to-date on current knowledge and trends in the field of education abroad.
Other duties as assigned by the Associate Directors of the Office of Study abroad.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree
Three years of professional experience in program development, advising, or a related field
Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in relevant field
Professional experience in education abroad
Intercultural experience in a study, work, or living capacity


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

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The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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