Director International Office

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Residence Life, Director/Executive/Management, Other, International Programs

Position Title: Director International Office
Job Description:

The Director provides overall leadership to, and professional support for, the Mines International Office. Programmatically, the Office has overall responsibility for the advancement and oversight of institutional programs and initiatives that promote global citizenship, help students better relate to the world around them, develop appreciation for personal and cultural differences, build professional skills, and understand and apply connections to the global community. In addition, the Office leads institutional activities and initiatives associated with the recruiting, admissions, orientation, and advising of incoming international students, and supporting and promoting visiting scholars and visiting scholar programs.

Responsibilities: The Director reports to the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management within the Academic Affairs structure. The International Office currently has, and the Director will oversee, the activities of three professional staff members; two providing international student and scholar services, and one providing support for international exchange and study abroad programs. In order to be successful, the Director must embrace a collaborative approach that includes positive engagement with faculty, students and student groups, the Division of Student Life, the Registrar, Admissions, and other administrative offices across the institution.  Specific responsibilities include: overall management of the International Office including program budgets; development and expansion of communication channels to effectively convey services offered; primary management, engagement and promotion of faculty travel, faculty-led programs and foreign visitors/delegation visits; serving as primary point of contact for advice and guidance on trade, visa and safety information for students, faculty and staff traveling abroad; and cultivating and building broad and effective relationships across the university and across the world to support the strategic mission to expand the internationalization and global reach of Mines.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Masters degree preferably in areas related to Mines or to international education.
  • Significant awareness and knowledge of international issues and experience that may include: multicultural understanding, international living and/or travel, facility with foreign languages, etc.
  • Significant and progressive experience in several aspects of the Office's primary function (e.g., study abroad programs, international student admissions, service learning, exchange programs, visa issuance, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of DHS, DOS, and USCIS regulations and policies.
  • Knowledge of SEVIS-related processes and federal regulations and reporting requirements that apply to international students.
  • Working knowledge of the promotion and management of study abroad and exchange programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborative engagement with constituencies to achieve strategic goals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in international education.
  • Experience in budget management, program analysis and reporting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with diverse faculty, staff, students and global partners.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed.
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.

Special condition: Successful applicant must be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States in order to meet federal regulatory requirements for SEVIS access.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD or equivalent preferably in areas related to Mines or to international education
  • Working knowledge of, and experience supporting relevant information technology and software systems, Banner, Terra Dotta, and Cognos
Department Description: The International Office is the lead campus organization for oversight, management, and development of a broad range of international activities including: international student exchange programs, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate international admissions, immigration policies and procedures compliance, support for international visiting scholars, support and advising for all Mines international students, and support and advising for all Mines students and faculty traveling abroad.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). Review of applications will begin by April 10, 2017.  To ensure full consideration, please submit your application by that date.
Compensation: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes


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