Specialist - Advisor, Director

United States, North America
Jun 29, 2014

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the worlds most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Position Information

Posting Number: 9721

Internal Posting Date: 06-27-2014

Internal Closing Date: 08-06-2014

External Closing Date: 08-06-2014

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Specialist - Advisor

Position Title/Rank: Director

Multiple Position Numbers

Multiple Position Numbers No

Major Administrative Unit/College: International Studies and Programs

Primary Department: 10054354 OFFICE OF INTL STUDENTS & SCHOLARS

Position Employee Group: Continuing System Academic Staff-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Continuing System Academic Staff

Employment %: 100


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Project Tech/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information (if applicable):

Faculty: Salary Range
Support Staff: Pay Minimum
Salary Commensurate with Experience

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Position Summary: Michigan State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS). OISS provides support services to over 7,000 international students and more than 1000 visiting international scholars annually. Services include: Advising on and facilitating compliance with U.S. immigration regulations; Conducting orientations and other special programming that help international students and scholars integrate into and adjust to the academic, cultural and social life of MSU; Serving as a liaison between MSU and U.S. government agencies, foreign embassies, sponsors and educational foundations that support international students and scholars; Contributing to the internationalization of MSU by providing opportunities for growth through cross-cultural interactions.

The Director provides leadership for developing and implementing OISS policies and practices for the University's support services for international students, scholars and accompanying family members. The Director must be knowledgeable regarding government regulations that pertain to non-immigrants who come to the U.S. for the purposes of study, teaching and research. The post-holder also will represent the office in contacts with the state and federal governments, foreign governments, agencies and educational foundations that sponsor international students, and the greater mid-Michigan community. She or he works actively with departments and units across the university, but especially with the Graduate School and the Office of Admissions on international enrollment management issues. The Director consults frequently with the Office of the Vice President for Government Affairs to provide timely information on pending legislation which could potentially impact the international mission of MSU.

The Director reports to the Dean of International Studies and Programs and is responsible for leading a staff of about 16 full time professionals and about six undergraduate and graduate interns. She or he must effectively interact with faculty members, department chairs/directors, university administrators, staff and students in addressing the needs of the international population at MSU and collaboratively setting the priorities and direction of OISS. The Director will oversee the management of several budgets (e.g., general funds, scholarships, external program funding and resources earmarked for sponsored students).

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
Masters degree and five years experience in developing and managing university international student/scholar program. A Ph.D. is desired. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience; a comprehensive benefit package is also offered.

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Desired Qualifications: A Ph.D.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Other Document

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Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications and nominations will begin August 6, 2014. Please submit a curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references and an application letter discussing your qualifications online at www.jobs.msu.edu.

Department Website Address: http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Adedayo Adekson/Assistant Dean for Administration/ adeksona@msu.edu

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If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

If flex, number of months worked per year

Union Affiliation Non Union