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Director, International Students

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
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Posted Date
Mar 7, 2019

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Classified Title: Director International Services
Working Title:Director, International Students​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG
Starting Salary Range: $81,512 to $112,063 per year
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exempt Status:Exempt​​​​​​​
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 10000052-International Services, Office of
Personnel area: University Administration

General Summary/Purpose:

The Director for International Students (the “Director”) provides strategic leadership and policy development related to international students and scholars as part of the OIS leadership team. This person is responsible for ensuring compliance with all Department of Homeland Security, Student and Exchange Visitor Program, and Department of State regulations related to international students and scholars, and possessing general knowledge of other government agency rules that are applicable to the JHU international population (e.g., SSA, MVA, etc.).

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Supervises, manages, educates, and trains OIS advising staff in the Homewood Office, and provides training and guidance for OIS student advisors at JHMI and DC locations.
  • Serves as OIS lead for all F-1 and J-1 student matters. Responsible for monitoring and evaluating current practices related to international students, managing changes to office practices, and ensuring consistency in student advising practices across the OIS.
  • Develops and implements office policies and procedures and disseminate that information to affected parties, including international students, faculty, and staff, as well as the various departmental/divisional faculty and staff who assist them.
  • Provides analysis of the effect of student immigration-related legislation and rule changes on JHU, coordinates office response in cooperation with the offices of the General Counsel and Government Affairs, and communicates to clients and stakeholders.
  • Maintains strong strategic relationships with Deans and faculty within the University. Maintains relationships with the divisional Student Affairs offices, including Admissions, Registrar, Career Services, Housing, Advising, Athletics, Bursar, etc.
  • Possesses the ability to forge and maintain strong, strategic relationships with Deans and faculty within the university and within the larger academic community.
  • Serves as OIS representative on various University committees, including crisis response.
  • Prepares and provides training and information sessions as needed for campus administrators, faculty, and international students.
  • Oversees programming and special events for the international community, such as new student orientation, enculturation and intercultural training, excursions, programs hosted by partner offices, tax workshops, training workshops, etc. Manages coverage for emergency call line outside normal office hours.
  • Works occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice Provost.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

This position requires specific knowledge of immigration law as well as pertinent knowledge of federal regulations that relate to international students and scholars. The Director is responsible for university-wide SEVIS compliance for sponsored students including monitoring, tracking, and reporting of all F-1 and J-1 students and their dependents.

Master’s degree in International Education, International Affairs, Higher Education Administration, or a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence required.

Seven - ten years of experience in the following areas:
  • Leadership and practice in an international education setting at an institution of higher education
  • Immigration Advising as a PDSO/DSO/RO/ARO
  • International Student Services
  • Immigration Law, or related area

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Cross-cultural training experience; demonstrated career progression in the field of international education; experience working at a highly decentralized university.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strong organizational, project management, and presentation skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to effectively manage and communicate with a physically dispersed team and work in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Must be customer service oriented and committed to fostering excellent communication with faculty, students and staff is necessary
  • Reliability, punctuality, and the highest level of integrity are required.
  • Ability to represent the office and the Assistant Vice Provost professionally on behalf or in the absence of the Assistant Vice Provost.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
  • This person will collaborate with OIS technical staff on the ongoing development and implementation of iHopkins, self-service, and related systems.

Supervisory Responsibility:
  • The Director supervises four OIS advising staff at the Homewood location, directly oversees advising functions for the Carey and Peabody OIS locations, and ensures coordination of the standards for delivery of student advising services at all OIS locations.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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