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Employment at IFSA-Butler

IFSA-Butler is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with Butler University. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IFSA-Butler was founded in 1988 with the primary goal to provide quality study abroad opportunities that include academic and support services to enhance the undergraduate experience, and positively influence the future trajectory of our students. IFSA-Butler is one of the largest study abroad providers in the country and provides high quality academic programs for undergraduates in 18 countries.

IFSA-Butler offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, retirement plan and generous paid time off.

IFSA-Butler is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Resident Director-Manipal, India

The Alliance for Global Education, a division of IFSA-Butler, is seeking a Resident Director for its Manipal (Karnataka), India program. The start date for this position is July 2017, and the successful candidate must have the legal right to work in India. The RD is responsible for the management and development of the Global and Public Health program based at Manipal University. Primary responsibilities include assisting students with academic advising and adjustment to life in India, serving as a liaison between the host university in India, the students and the U.S. staff, and overseeing the ongoing development and implementation of orientation, the academic curriculum, activities and excursions.

The RD serves as a cultural resource to students during their time in India. S/he will meet with students, administrators, and teaching faculty on a regular basis. The RD will also be responsible for managing the Alliance Manipal office and its operating budget. An important part of the RD's job entails facilitating ongoing interaction between the American students and Indian students. The position requires strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and the ability to successfully manage ambiguity and adapt to change. The RD works closely with the Director for India Programs and the U.S.-based Program Management and Development team on all aspects of program management. The position reports to the Director of India Programs located in Pune.


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