Director of International Student Services

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Director of International Student Services

LocationGalesburg, Illinois

Employment TypeFull-Time Benefited


Director of International Student Services

Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,400 students from 48 states and 51 countries. The College enrolls a national and international population of high ability students, and stands out among its peers for the inclusion of international, first-generation, and students of color, in a culturally rich and vibrant campus community.

To support our diverse student body, Knox seeks an enthusiastic international educator to serve as Director of International Student Services. The Director will develop and implement a robust international student advising and retention program, plan orientation events, provide support for international student clubs and organizations, engage the local community in a host family and friendship program, and advise students about issues related to cultural differences, American academic culture, employment, and visa regulations. The Director will work collaboratively with colleagues in both Student Development and Admission and may also be involved in international admission and recruitment activities, which could include representing Knox to prospective students and their families abroad, conducting admission interviews, and evaluating applications.


    Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of prior experience in advising international students, preferably in a residential academic setting, are required. A Master’s degree is preferred

    Knowledge of current trends and issues in international higher education and professional standards in student advising

    Sensitivity to intercultural communication and a thorough understanding of the cultural, social, and personal experiences faced when crossing cultures

    Experience living abroad and competency in a language other than English is highly desirable

    Familiarity with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and regulations pertaining to non-immigrant student visas

    As required by the United States Department of Homeland Security, the successful candidate must be either a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States


Submit your application, including a letter of application describing your qualifications, resume, and list of three references at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the education amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s policies that prohibit discrimination should be directed to the Title IX coordinator identified below. The coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to Title IX and this policy.

Lead Title IX Coordinator

Kimberly K. Schrader

Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209

309-341-7751 office | 309-337-6536 cell

[email protected]

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Crystal D. Bohm

Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200

309-341-7200 office

[email protected]

Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office

500 W Madison St., Suite 1475

Chicago, IL 60661-4544

Telephone: 312-730-1560

[email protected]




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Posted: 7/4/2019
Application Due: 9/2/2019
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