Position Classification Title: Dir,International Studies
Position Classification Code: P2007
Job Family: Student Affairs
Pay Level: 12
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Coordinates academic studies conducted outside the United States, advises students and faculty on international study and travel and promotes campus activities of an international nature. Oversees the implementation and operation of the U.S. government SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) at the University and ensures compliance with federal regulations and policies.
Standard Duties:
Provides leadership and coordination of services for international students and scholars, including advisement and monitoring of U.S. government regulations and policies for non-immigrants. Develops and oversees all programs to provide international experience opportunities for domestic students and faculty including international exchange and study abroad; collaborates with faculty members and departments to improve their international programs and increase the number of international students. Oversees the implementation and operation of the U.S. government SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) at the University and ensures compliance with federal regulations and policies. Develops policies, procedures, and standards for assuring the health and safety of participants in international travel to minimize University's liability; develops contingency plans and procedures in the event of international emergencies.Serves as director/department representative on committees, to institutional divisions/departments, and to governmental agencies; Participates in the planning and implementation of short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness, compliance with travel policies, and best practices and implements improvements.Supervises personnel to include: work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. Identifies funding sources and develops grants; assists in the budget planning process; and monitors expenditures. Coordinates the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data; designs data collection systems and procedures; prepares reports; answers requests for program information. Oversees the issuance of non-immigrant documents and maintenance of accurate student records. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures. Knowledge of new student assimilation issues. Knowledge and understanding of international higher education practices and cultural variances. Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques. Knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, policies and procedures within specialty area. Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Records maintenance skills. Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Advanced verbal and written communication skills. Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community. Employee development and performance management skills.
Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources. Ability to evaluate, design, and implement curriculum, testing, and/or teaching methodologies. Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Eight (8) years of increasingly progressive management experience in one or more areas that report to this position.
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-