TITLE Associate Vice President, International Education and Training
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1008
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Vice President for Research and Economic Development and International Programs
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Vice President for Research and Economic Development and International Programs
The Associate Vice President, International Education and Training is responsible for leadership and oversight of all international programs, including International Programs Support Services, International Services Office, International Leadership and Training Center (ILTC), English Language Institute (ELI), Foreign Language Institute (FLI), and Education Abroad. The Associate Vice President, International Education and Training represents international programs in an administrative capacity, oversees budgets for each program , and serves as liaison to the greater local and campus communities.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master’s degree is required. An earned doctorate is preferred.
Experience: A demonstrated record of increasingly responsible leadership in upper management positions is required. Three years of administrative or managerial experience in international education programs in higher education is required.
Skills: Exceptional leadership skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, and superior verbal and written communication skills are required. Familiarity with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policies and procedures is required. Management skills in the selection and supervision of employees and budgeting are required. Computer literacy is required, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and the internet. Strong writing and editing skills are required; a basic knowledge of marketing is required. The ability to solve problems is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Other: The scope of the job occasionally requires evening and weekend work. Occasional overseas travel is required. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, eligible by law to access the SEVIS database.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Oversees International Programs Support Services, International Services Office, International Leadership and Training Center, English Language Institute, Foreign Language Institute, and Education Abroad.
2. Supervises activities of University partnerships in Central and South America, including implementation of approved agreements, strategic development of future partnerships, and coordination of new agreements.
3. Helps to ensure the quality of international programs by providing leadership and supervision of personnel, encouraging participation in professional development opportunities for all personnel, and ensuring the provision of quality services and programming.
4. Establishes and monitors the budgets for each department, sets financial goals and outcomes for these programs, and serves as budgetary approver for International Programs Support Services, International Services Office, International Leadership and Training Center, English Language Institute, Foreign Language Institute, and Education Abroad.
5. Works with the directors and coordinators of International Programs Support Services, International Services Office, International Leadership and Training Center, English Language Institute, Foreign Language Institute, and Education Abroad, the University General Counsel, and other entities to ensure ethical practices are maintained in all international programs and services to oversee the development of policies and guidelines.
6. Ensures that international applications and admissions are processed promptly and properly by overseeing the International Services Office and assuring compliance with the guidelines of the University and NAFSA (National Association for Foreign Student Advisement): Association of International Educators.
7. Maintains communications with U.S. Consulates to assist international students in obtaining visas.
8. Assists in providing optimum services to international students and scholars by coordinating with appropriate University offices, administrators, and personnel to assure a smooth transition to living in the U.S.
9. Assists in enrollment management by maintaining statistical analyses of international student applications, admissions, and enrollments, monitoring retention rates of international students, and submitting periodic reports on the status of programs to University officials as requested.
10. Coordinates special events, both on and off campus, designed to enhance and promote intercultural awareness.
11. Coordinates activities in the Morris Center and supervises facility maintenance and scheduling.
12. Promotes a positive image of the University through participation in community and professional organizations, represents the University at professional meetings and on community committees, and establishes and maintains credible relations with the campus and local communities as well as professional organizations.
13. Serves on designated University committees and task forces as requested.
15. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
16. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the Vice President of Research and Economic Development.
17. Contributes to the overall success of International Programs and its activities by performing all other duties as assigned.
The Associate Vice President for International Education and Training supervises managerial, professional, and administrative support staff and is supervised by the Vice President of Research and Economic Development and International Programs.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES