Director of the Center for International Education

Location
Albion, Michigan
Posted
Mar 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Albion College, a selective liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for International Education (CIE) beginning July 1, 2017. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative position reporting to the Provost.  Energetic, imaginative, individuals dedicated to student learning and able to work in a diverse community are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Director is responsible for implementing the mission statement of the CIE. There are two primary areas of responsibility: off-campus programs (study abroad and domestic programs) and international student advising. The Director deals with a diverse group of important external callers and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the College. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workload. The Director must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Director will promote intercultural communication and exchange, cross-cultural understanding, and transnational competence between Albion College students and international students who study on our campus. The Director acts as the primary officer responsible for SEVIS compliance, including serving as the primary designated school official (PDSO) for F-visa holders and responsible officer (RO) for J-visa holders, filing of institutional reports with the Departments of State and Homeland Security, and advising international students on maintaining compliance with immigration laws and policies. The Director must be available at all times to respond to emergency/crisis situations.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in related field
  • Minimum of five years of experience in international education administration, with experience in both study-abroad and international student advising. 
  • Knowledge of U.S. Immigration regulations for F-1 students
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all segments of the campus (students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and international recruiters). 
  • Demonstrated experience managing budgets, superior oral and written skills, and an ability to respond calmly to crises
  • The Director must remain eligible through SEVIS regulations to maintain the Designated School Official (DSO) status.
  • Must be able to travel internationally and maintain a valid passport.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin April 7, 2017.