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Code: 5510 PCLS: N1007 Pay Grade:  Exempt:  Yes ORP:  Yes EEO Code:  1
Title: Director, International Services
Description: Responsible for planning, implementing and maintaining a wide range of support services and programs for the benefit of foreign students, to include student recruiting, advising, fund-raising, promotion, and office administration. Supervises the staff of the International Services Office. Reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
Examples: Designs strategy and manages implementation for recruiting, settling, housing, and retaining undergraduate and graduate international students; seeks avenues for raising scholarship funds; writes grants; keeps abreast of government programs for advancing and enhancing international programs; serves as the Designated School Official and the Responsible Officer for F-1 and J-1 visas. Advises the University on trends and changes in immigration law; works cooperatively with other sectors of the University on student insurance, student discipline, foreign transcripts and credits, and meeting recruiting needs for various departments; compiles statistics on graduation rates and achievements of international students; maintains an ISO web page; facilitates and assists in the organization and presentation of cultural programs for the University; promotes the University abroad to various external publics, including junior colleges and government offices; works on the formulation of agreements with international institutions to enhance recruitment initiatives; and counsels students on academic and personal matters as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Physical Condition:
Experience: Previous experience in international student recruiting preferred as well as experience in teaching and/or academic administration at a four-year college or university preferred. Experience in grant-writing/fund-raising is desired as well as some public relations or promotional experience.
Knowledge: Should be knowledgeable in immigration law pertaining to students and scholars; know how to use personal computers as well as commonly used office software programs, such as Word, Excel and Outlook; be familiar with grant-writing and other means of raising funds; and have a general knowledge of standard office practices and procedures.
Education: Master's degree required; doctorate preferred.
Additional Requirements: Must be a student-oriented individual with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; have the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a wide variety of constituencies; be able to prepare detailed reports with accuracy; have the ability to interpret and explain complex academic requirements to individuals with a limited knowledge of the American system of higher education; and be able to travel extensively. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.

Last updated 2013-12-13