A member of the Intercultural Education team, the Director of the Slater International Center/ International Student and Scholar Advisor, promotes the collaborative advancement of the college’s internationalization efforts, and coordinates programs to enhance the experience and development of international students and scholars. The Director manages the United World College Program and Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, coordinates the international student and scholar orientation, and the Host Family program, and advises international student organizations. The Director acts as the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and the Responsible Officer (RO) for the College and is responsible for institutional compliance with United States Department of Homeland Security Federal regulations and advising international students, scholars and faculty. The Director works with the Office of the Provost and the Office of Human Resources on international hiring policies and procedures. The Director manages the Slater International Center including administration, operation, staffing, and budget.
Primary Position Responsibilities: ? Serve as the Principal Designated School Official and the Responsible Officer assuring institutional compliance with federal policies and regulations, filing all reports requested by federal agencies, overseeing SEVISrecords maintenance, and complying with matters related to the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ? Advise international students and scholars regarding regulations through training programs, workshops, and one-one-one advising ? Hire, train and supervise three staff members including the Mastercard Foundation Scholar Program Advisor, SEVIS Coordinator, and Program Coordinator ? In partnership with colleagues in the Office of Intercultural Education, educate the community about diverse identities and provide opportunities for students that foster their intercultural understanding ? Collaborate with faculty, other college officials, and the college immigration attorney regarding international faculty and scholar issues ? Advise and foster leadership growth for the Slater International Center Student Executive Board and student organizations connected to the Slater International Center ? Coordinate the international student orientation program and oversee the host family program ? Collaborate with faculty and staff to advocate for international students and scholars and to develop programs and information sessions to assist international students in meeting academic, personal, professional and career goals ? Manage the budget for the Slater International Center and the Mastercard Foundation Scholar Program ? Oversee assessment initiatives for program effectiveness ? Work with advancement colleagues to steward and report on United World College and Mastercard Foundation grants ? Serve on the board of Admission reading early and regular decision applications of international applicants ? Serve on key campus committees such as the International Safety Committee, the International Studies Committee, the Orientation Committee, and as a non-voting member of the Academic Council ? Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Inclusion and Engagement
Education Required: M.A. in Higher Education Administration, International Studies or related field
Experience Required: Seven to 10 years of experience working with international populations, with a minimum of five years of progressive leadership experience in international student affairs
Skills and Abilities Required: ? Must be a United States Citizen to serve as the PDSO and RO for the College ? Specific knowledge of U.S. immigration, labor and tax law, and U.S. Department of State and Department of Homeland Security regulations and an ability and willingness to stay current. ? Well-developed interpersonal and intercultural skills ? Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail ? Understanding of student development theory and skill in working with college-age students ? Commitment to fostering intercultural understanding among students, staff and faculty
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