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Director, International Programs & Services

E-appoint Tracking Number: ISS009445S

Job Type: Unclassified

Job Category: Staff

Is position tenure earning: No

Position Department/Office: International Programs and Services

Appointment Duration: 12 Month

Position Responsibilities: Pittsburg State University seeks an experienced professional to serve as its Director of the International Programs and Services. This individual provides leadership for comprehensive International Programs and Services Office that administers and supports all international programs at Pittsburg State University including international recruitment, undergraduate international student admissions, study abroad programming, international student programming and immigration advising for both international students and scholars. The Director also provides administrative leadership and support for the Intensive English Program (IEP), coordinates campus internationalization initiatives such as exchange agreements, hosts international visitors on campus, and fosters relationships with foreign universities and governments, as well as other agencies that focus on international education. As the immigration advisor assists international students and scholars on F-1 and J-1 non-immigrant visas to maintain status and properly apply for pertinent work permissions. The Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success in the Division of Academic Affairs. The Director will work collaboratively with faculty members and academic affairs and campus life administrators throughout the University.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree. Three years of administrative leadership experience in higher education that includes personnel supervision and budgetary responsibilities. Knowledge of issues and trends in international education. Sound working knowledge of international recruiting strategies, admission processes and immigration policies and procedures. Exceptional interpersonal, written communication, and public speaking skills. Strong commitment to serving students and working collaboratively with faculty and campus administrative units. Must be either a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of best practices in the Intensive English Programs. Experience living or studying abroad. Proficiency in a modern foreign language. Experience with F and J immigration regulations.

The Following Background Checks Are Required:

  • A criminal background check

Range/Salary: Contingent upon funding.

Position Closes: Open Until Filled

Application Review: For first consideration, apply by 11/03/17

Application Instructions:

All applicants should apply online. Please upload cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references, including a current or former supervisor. For a full position description, please download the file titled 'Job Description', located at the top, right-hand corner of the page under the red 'Apply Online' button.

Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

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Other Information: Pittsburg State University is a regional state university located in Southeast Kansas. The institution, with enrollment of approximately 7,200, offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, and technology. International enrollment exceeds 400 students served by a full-time staff international student services office and an intensive English program faculty. The University’s longstanding commitment to campus internationalization earned it the 2008 Simon award. For more information on Pittsburg State University, visit

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