***New Job Title
Director of International Student Services and Engagement
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Job Description Summary
Wentworth Institute of Technology is seeking applicants interested
in joining the Wentworth community as a Director of
International Student Services and Engagement
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion, the Director of International Student Services and
Engagement supports international students, both undergraduate and
graduate, from the point of acceptance through all phases of the
visa process and participates in the development of policies,
procedures, and promotional materials as they relate to
international student recruitment and immigration
The Director of International Student Services and Engagement
supports the University’s current and incoming F-1 international
students’ legal ability to remain in the United States through
maintaining SEVIS records, providing counsel regarding the rules
and regulations of F-1 status, and remaining abreast of changes to
immigration rules, regulation & practice. The Director supports
international students’ academic engagement, social integration and
cross-cultural development through regular programming and
collaboration with the variety of offices on campus. The Director
regularly reviews F-1 student retention and success data to
implement relevant support tailored to the unique cultural needs of
both undergraduate and graduate students on F-1 visas and provides
support to and communicates directly with faculty program
The Director will possess heightened interpersonal and customer
service skills. The Director must have a passion to deliver a high
level of service to the students as well as understand the
academic, social, cultural, and emotional needs in the student life
Inclusive Excellence at Wentworth:
Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to diversity,
equity, and inclusion in all University programs and activities.
The University does not discriminate based on race, color, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, genetic
information, gender identity, veteran status or any other category
protected by law. All qualified applicants will receive
To find out more about the Wentworth’s commitment to Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion, please visit the website
Interested applicants should apply at https://jobs.wit.edu
. Please submit
required documents, including a resume and cover letter.
All applicants have the right to accessibility support and
accommodations. To request accessibility support or accommodations,
contact the Executive Director of Equity and Compliance, Catlin
Wells, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimum Education Required
Minimum Work Experience Required
A minimum of 8 years of prior experience working with international
students, along with demonstrated knowledge of the student visa
processes, federal regulations and compliance related to
Preferred Work Experience
At least 7 Years as a DSO or PDSO, with at least 2 of those years
as a PDSO.
Minimum Knowledge Required
Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability
to use in varied situations.
Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and
ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented
Advertised Minimum Qualifications
· Demonstrated experience in managing an international student
office in higher education or related international field.
· Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication,
organizational and quantitative abilities with a strong track
record of teamwork and collaboration skills.
· Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
· Experience working successfully with non-native English
· Experience coordinating international student support services or
leading customer experience programs
· Excellent customer service skills.
· Experience using computer software programs such as: SEVIS,
BANNER /PeopleSoft, ISSM /Terra Dotta/Sunapsis, and or/other
immigration, student information system, or customer relationship
· U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident as required by federal
Advertised Preferred Qualifications
· Demonstrated exceptional leadership, flexibility, interpersonal
communication, presentation, and negotiation skills
· Demonstrated experience in strategic planning.
· Active member of the National Association of International
Educators ( NAFSA ) or similar organizations focused on
· Prior supervisory experience.
· Bilingual in English and another language
· Strong leadership skills with the ability to attract and develop
a team and foster a diverse and inclusive work environment.
· Demonstrated understanding of internationalization within
diversity, equity and inclusion.
Posting Detail Information
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- Colleges of the Fenway site
- Wentworth site
- Chronicle of Higher Ed.
- NE HERC
- El Mundo
- Bay State Banner
- Colors Magazine
- * Wentworth defines inclusive excellence as 'Actively and
intentionally cultivating a diverse and culturally competent
institution where each member has the opportunity and support to
reach their full potential and make contributions to our campus
community and beyond.' Please provide an example of how you have
exemplified inclusive excellence in an educational or professional
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter