Assistant Provost for International Affairs

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: International Programs

Position Title: Assistant Provost for International Affairs
Job Description:

The Assistant Provost provides overall leadership to, and professional support for all of Mines international efforts including oversight of both the international student and scholar services, and education abroad functions of the Mines International Office. 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 recruiting and 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.

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 in an engineering context to the global community. The Office also 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.  

The Assistant Provost reports to the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management. The International Office currently has, and the Assistant Provost will oversee, the activities of three professional staff members; two providing international student and scholar services, one providing support for international exchange and study abroad programs, as well as a number of student employees. In order to be successful, the Assistant Provost must embrace a collaborative approach that includes positive engagement with Office staff, faculty, students and student groups, the Division of Student Life, the Registrar, Admissions, Graduate Studies and other administrative offices across the institution.

Responsibilities:

Office Management (50%) 

  • Overall leadership, management, and support of the Mines International Office. This includes developing and promoting a vision and strategic plan for international activities and the role the International Office should play in supporting these; management of Office staff and student workers; assessment of the need for, and then advocacy for institutional prioritization of resources needed to support international activities; and providing day‐to‐day support for Office operations as needed.
  • Development and expansion of communication channels (e.g., web presence; social media; forms, manuals, and brochures; advising activities; orientation activities; MOUs; etc.) that effectively convey services offered to the Office’s various constituents. Acting as institutional lead in coordinating, creating, and communicating information relevant to any federal policy change(s) that could impact the institution’s international, exchange, or study abroad students or visiting scholars.
  • Working with Office staff to facilitate faculty and student groups in creating educational programs and international activities that, within a broader engineering context, help students develop the skills, cultural understanding, and appreciation for connections necessary to be productive citizens in a global community.

Study Abroad and International Exchange Program Management (25%) 

  • Working with Office staff to coordinate, implement, and manage all aspects of study abroad and international exchange programs.
  • Cultivating and building broad and effective relationships across the university and across the world to support the strategic mission of expanding the internationalization and global reach of Mines, including, but not limited to, increasing enrollment of international students in Mines’ academic programs.
  • Working with Office staff, faculty, students, administration, and global partners to increase program offerings and overall student engagement in study abroad and international exchange programs.
  • Working with various campus constituencies, and based on existing best practices, developing and applying risk‐management policies to individual programs and students traveling abroad. Within this context, the Assistant Provost is the primary point of contact, advice, and guidance on travel, visa, and safety information for students, faculty, and staff who are traveling abroad.
  • Primary institutional lead working with faculty and international partners to develop and maintain exchange program  MOU’s.
  • Collaborating with faculty and the Trefny Innovative Instruction Center to develop educational objectives and outcomes for education abroad activities and experiences.

Recruitment and Enrollment (25%)

  • Working with Enrollment Management, the Registrar, Institutional Research and other campus partners to develop data protocols to analyze and routinely report on international student admission, enrollment, and persistence in all education abroad activities.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Masters degree is required, (PhD or equivalent strongly preferred), with one degree desirably 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 administrative and management experience including but not limited to personnel management, budget management, program analysis, and reporting.
  • Significant and progressive experience and knowledge of best practices in one or more of the International Office’s primary areas of responsibilities (e.g., study abroad programs, international student recruiting and admissions, service learning, exchange programs, visa issuance, etc.). Preference will be given to candidates having experience with education abroad programs, or international recruiting.
  • Demonstrated experience of collaborative engagement with a breadth of internal and external constituencies to achieve strategic or programmatic goals. This includes demonstration of strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed, being a positive, collegial, and proactive representative of Colorado School of Mines.

NOTE: The successful applicant must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the U.S. in order to meet federal regulatory requirements for SEVIS access.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge in one ore more of the following areas is preferred:

  • DHS, DOS, and USCIS regulations and policies
  • SEVIS‐related processes and federal regulations and reporting requirements that apply to international students
  • Supporting relevant information technology and software systems (e.g., 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 recruiting and 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). 
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: family.mines.edu
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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Applications close: Mountain Standard Time

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