Each academic year, the Glavin Office of International Education partners with Babson faculty members to run Electives Abroad and International Consulting Experiences. These courses are offered for both graduate and undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines and locations around the world.
In order to ensure the highest standards of risk management on these courses, Babson sends each faculty with one course administrator. Course administrators are generally full-time administrators or faculty members at the college. While the faculty member is the country and topic expert, the administrator’s role is to provide logistical support, be knowledgeable about Babson policies and procedures, and to be available for managing emergencies in conjunction with the faculty.
A key role of the administrator is to assist in the event of a student illness or emergency, ensuring that the faculty can focus on their teaching. In this role, the administrator is expected to develop their knowledge of the countries visited and find opportunities to share their experiences with the broader campus community, reinforcing campus internationalization, and raising the profile of the lead faculty and the corresponding course.
We are pleased that you are interested in pursuing the opportunity to be a Babson Elective Abroad Administrator. The role as administrator on a Babson Elective Abroad is both challenging and rewarding, as well as an opportunity to develop professionally and personally. There are four steps you should complete as you consider whether this opportunity is right for you:
- Review the administrator qualifications, responsibilities, compensation, and selection process below.
- Speak with your manager about your interest in, as well as, the responsibilities of the administrator role. Your manager must approve your participation prior to submitting the interest form.
- Review courses offered (Graduate MBA | Graduate MSEL | Undergraduate | International Consulting Experience).
- Complete the interest form.
The Babson Elective Abroad Course Administrator should have the following qualifications:
- Full-time Babson employee
- Experience leading groups of students as well as managing group dynamics and expectations
- Ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions in stressful situations
- Ability to be flexible, work as part of a team, and exercise fiscal responsibility
- A desire to promote international education
- Available to work evenings and weekends and travel internationally one to two weeks (unaccompanied by partner and/or children)
- Exempt Babson full-time employee (Non-exempt employees will be considered with approval from supervising department.)
- Prior experience leading student groups abroad
- Experience traveling internationally
- Available to participate in the role for two consecutive courses
The Babson Elective Abroad Course Administrator is responsible for the following: