Syracuse University

Director of the Syracuse University Abroad London Centre

Job Reference IBKJA
Closing Date Friday 08 Mar 2024

Syracuse University Abroad is seeking a dynamic Director for its prestigious London Center in Bloomsbury, London. Established in 1971 and now one of the largest U.S. university programs in the city, the Syracuse University London Center hosts around 600 students per year and offers 60-70 Syracuse University- approved courses taught by local faculty in nearly 40 different disciplines. The

Center’s focus on high impact intercultural and experiential learning across the curriculum, embedded in the life of the U.K.’s dynamic capital city, makes this role an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader in the education abroad field.

Leading a permanent administrative team of 20 and a dedicated teaching faculty of 60 instructors, the Director oversees all aspects of the Center’s innovative academic programming, as well as the management of all Center operations, including student support, health and safety, human resources, facilities, legal compliance and budget oversight.

The Director reports to the London Board of Trustees and the Assistant Provost/Executive Director of Syracuse University Abroad. As a member of the Syracuse Abroad leadership team, the Director is responsible for the Center’s strategic development in line with local opportunities and the goals, values and resources of Syracuse University Abroad (SUA). In a time of unprecedented growth and innovation within Syracuse Abroad, these strategic objectives include expanding participation and accessibility, civic engagement and public impact, sustainability, emerging technologies and local partnership development.

Strong candidates for the role will bring significant experience within study abroad, international educational exchange or equivalent higher education environments, demonstrated senior leadership, and excellent communication and stakeholder management skills. Previous experience working with US students in a study abroad setting and providing a supportive educational environment are highly desirable. Candidates are expected to have a PhD or equivalent and, ideally, permission to work in the UK.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Syracuse University on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference IBKJA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Friday 8th March.