Job Title: Director of International Programs and Global Engagement
Division: Student Success
Department: Center for Career Success and Experiential Learning
Annualized Salary: Negotiable
Reports to: AVP, Student Success and Experiential Learning
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Director provides leadership and management of the Office of International Programs. This position will cultivate, evaluate, and provide strategic direction on policies and best practices to enhance co-curricular experiences for international populations and programs. Responsibilities include program planning, development, budget oversight and building relationships with international universities, and other partners in collaboration with faculty, staff and administration.
The Director will set the vision for the University’s global agenda and be responsible for the coordination and advancement of global institutional partnerships, as well as aligning the mission and activities of the Office with the University’s mission and key priorities.
The ideal candidate must possess several years of demonstrated experience serving as a Designated School Office (DSO) authorized by the Department of Homeland Security and Alternate Responsible Office (ARO) recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for authorized access to the Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). This position supervises the Associate Director of International Programs
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Sets recruitment goals for New International Students and strategies for achieving those goals
- Drives the development, enhancement and implementation of policies and procedures for the Office of International Programs
- Collaborates with representatives from foreign colleges, universities, consortia, third party study abroad providers, and other international organizations to achieve program goals.
- Works extensively with academic departments and other student success units to support the integration of global education opportunities into curricular and co-curricular programs
- Facilitates and acts as primary point-of-contact for approved visiting international groups.
- Develops and maintains partnerships with governmental agencies, international institutions, and others to expand international student enrollment and study abroad opportunities for LU students
- Develops and coordinates MOUs, articulation agreements, and collaborative proposals between Lincoln and international partners
- Hires, supervises, trains, and evaluates International Program staff
- Coordinates and facilitates faculty-led and student "study abroad" research, internships and service learning programs
- Establishes and maintains professional networks and relationships with local, state, national, and international organizations and agencies
- Prepares budgets and monitors the disbursement of funds for study abroad to host institutions of Lincoln sponsored international programs
- Represents the office at campus meetings and conferences, and serves as a liaison between departments, external organizations, overseas agents, the general public, and other agencies.
- Research, prepare and procure alternative funding sources to support international scholarship, research collaborations and international service learning initiatives
- Prepare and maintains statistical reports on international and study abroad activity, student enrollment, scholarships and student engagement
- Hosts international visitors in collaboration with academic departments
- Develops, in conjunction with the Office of General Counsel, staff handbooks such as Risk Management for Faculty- led programs abroad, Study abroad student handbook.
- All other duties assigned by the AVP of Student Success and Experiential Learning.
- Master's degree in International Studies or related field, required; Doctorate preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- A minimum of five years’ experience leading and directing international programs, including supervisory work experience
- Experience living or working internationally, knowledge of U.S. and International higher education systems and SEVIS regulations also preferred.
- Demonstrated success conceiving and implementing entrepreneurial approaches to international programs
- Extensive knowledge and experience working in a higher education setting providing strategic leadership for International, Study Abroad, and Exchange initiatives.
- A track record of working effectively across organizational lines and collaborating with partners to develop initiatives and achieve goals
- Knowledge of current regulations, and best practices in the field of international education, international program planning and development, and study abroad and exchange programs
Moderate lifting up to 20 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, and bend and reach.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:Work is primarily performed in a university campus environment and requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work. Travel for administrative work is expected as well as visits to satellite locations. The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions; protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes