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Chicago, All
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
3-5 Years
Education level:
Master Degree

International Programs Team Manager

Status: Full-time, exempt
Schedule: 37.5 hrs/week, M-F, 8.30a.m. 4.30p.m, with a 30 minute lunch break. Note: This is an exempt position, and as such may require occasionalevening and weekend work. Due to the time difference between Chicago and the Centers, there may be also be a need to work outside of core hours. Early-morning/evening hours may be necessary.

Reports to: Vice President and Deputy Director for Academic Programs (VP)
Direct reports: None
Start date: ASAP
Location: Chicago, IL

About us:

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 8,000 study abroad students every year.

From our headquarters in Chicago to our 140+ study abroad programs in 85 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences. We work at IES Abroad because we believe that every student should have the opportunity to go abroad - especially in a fun, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment.

We believe so strongly in the power of our program, that we actively recruit students from diverse populations and provide more than $4 million in scholarships year after year. We are proud that our students are as diverse and exciting as the countries we study.

We're not ashamed to admit, we're a little bit obsessed with study abroad.

Summary of position:

The International Programs Team Manager supervises the Program Associate Team, department interns and manages projects related to educational technology and to academic programs. This position coordinates processes and workloads within the Academics department, working closely with the Deans and representatives from other departments.

Experience & Qualifications/Skills:

  • Minimum of 3+ year's related work experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of Higher Education
  • High level of professionalism and enthusiasm
  • Proficiency in a foreign language offered on one or more IES program
  • supervisory experience/skills required
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong team leader: represents the department, the Program Associate team and motivates its members
  • Exceptional team player: proactive and responsible with the ability to learn rapidly
  • Demonstrated experience in project management processes including planning tasks, resource allocation, risk management, time management, monitoring and reporting, documenting and record keeping.
  • Proven track record in prioritizing a heavy workload
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with an emphasis on intercultural competence and the ability to maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders required
  • Strong time management skills with a proven ability to multitask and to prioritize activities to successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision.
  • Strong Microsoft Office (including Excel, Project, and Publisher) and database literacy
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills with the ability to present data in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences required.
  • Strong editing and proof-reading skills
  • Participation in a study abroad program or experience living/working overseas
  • Prior experience editing publications for print or web

Education Licenses and/or Certifications etc.:

  • A master's degree or above in a relevant administrative field or academic discipline or related experience, which includes work in higher education, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Application Deadline:

Open until position is filled.

No phone calls or emailed status inquiries accepted.

How to Apply:

All applicants should submit an application including cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by clicking 'Apply Now' at the right hand side of this page.

Please visit for more information about working at IES Abroad.

Equal Opportunity Employment:

IES Abroad is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We strive to treat people with respect; fully utilizing employee's abilities and promoting workforce diversity.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation or genetic information or veteran status and/or any other status protected by applicable laws.