Director of Multicultural and International Student Affairs

Duties and Responsibilities The Director of the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs will continue to provide leadership and advocacy for a diverse student population, and serve as a point-of-contact for multicultural issues and international students. The Director's primary responsibility will be to advocate for students, and educate the campus population to foster a supportive environment for international and students of color populations, and to serve as a resource and active partner with faculty, student groups and/or individual courses in order to enhance a comprehensive international education experience on campus and beyond. Continuous assessment and improvement of these efforts throughout campus will be focused toward providing direction to the campus community to create and sustain a more diverse and inclusive community of learners. Toward these general responsibilities and purposes, the Director will:1. Serve to support F-1 Visa status students, and international inquiries, with support and counseling on institutional and governmental policies for international students by maintaining a working knowledge of SEVIS and immigration regulations for international students2. Provide Visa information, employment consultation, and academic advisement for international students, pre- and post-admission and matriculation, and coordinate with Office of Admissions and Recruitment, University Registrar, and Enrollment Processing Center on communication plans for international students. Coordinate with other Student Services and campus units as needed.3. Provide on-boarding, new student orientation, and support resources to international students to ensure sufficient housing and accommodations throughout the year, including driver's license, state ID, banking accommodations, start-of-term airport transportation, etc. 4. Coordinate with other campus offices and units, specifically Office of Housing & Residence Life, Student Activities, and Athletics on proper admission, retention, and support services for international students and domestic students of color. 5. Coordinate with campus offices and units to identify, publicize, and maintain safe spaces for potentially vulnerable, or at-risk, resident and commuter students. 6. Develop and actuate educational opportunities for the campus community to foster a supportive, diverse community. 7. Identify, and refer to, various support services designed to assist international and students of color populations.8. Serve as the campus point of contact, and act as a liaison between FSU and international cultural missions, and the WV Higher Education Policy Commission regarding international and students of color student affairs and student life issues, 9. Supervise student employees in capacities that support sanctioned office activities.10. Provide expert advice on inclusive policies, and programming to support a diverse campus population. 11. Work collaboratively with other University units using best practices to build a capacity to value differences and build on these strengths to actualize the concept of global community.12. Encourage and support positive interactions, through programming opportunities, between and among diverse campus populations. 13. Organize, develop, and foster a campus advisory group on multicultural and international student affairs and awareness initiatives.14. As needed or requested: Collaborate with the Study Abroad Coordinator to foster, support, and expand international student exchange and international travel opportunities for FSU students; Serve as a resource to support program coordinators and/or academic units in university sanctioned international travel for student groups or classes, in order to build a comprehensive international education experience on campus and beyond.

Minimum Required Education Master's degree in education, higher education administration, or related field.

Required Licenses and/or Certifications N/A

Type and Amount of Experience Needed Three to five years of experience working with International students in a higher education environment, preferably working in an institutional context similar to Fairmont State University. Three to five years of professionally related experience in higher education administration may also be considered. Applicant must demonstrate progressively greater responsibility and innovative leadership skills, particularly in areas of policy development, planning, assessment and evaluation of programs; a strong record of achievement establishing and maintaining positive working relationship with university constituents necessary to be an effective advocate for student concerns within the college community; a proven track record of excellent communication and supervisory skills; a working understanding of budgeting; ability to systematically approach and solve complex interpersonal issues and provide constructive solutions.

Preferred Qualifications - Study of foreign languages, travel abroad, or other international experience a plus- Knowledge of SEVIS rules and regulations-ability to issue and maintain I-20s for international students at Fairmont State University and to regularly report to SEVIS and Immigration regarding our international students - Knowledge of admissions processing and procedures - Hiring and overseeing student workers- Working knowledge of Banner, Kronos, and Oasis

Special Conditions Valid WV driver's license required

Notes To Applicants All applicants MUST complete an online application; paper applications cannot be accepted. Please note that candidates invited to interview are required to bring copies of all academic transcripts to the interview event.