Director of International Education


POSITION TITLE:           Director of International Education

RANK:                                 Administrator V

DEPARTMENT:                Academic Affairs

SUPERVISOR:                   Associate Vice President for Assessment, Planning, and Academic Programs

Position Number: S13-023

Date Posted: October 29, 2013


The Director of International Education is responsible for providing vision and leadership for all aspects of international programs. Consistent with the University's core values, the Office for International Education provides opportunities for study, teaching, research, and internships for qualified domestic and foreign students and professors, thereby promoting cultural exchange and global awareness. The Director oversees the Office for International Education and reports to the Associate Vice President for Assessment, Planning, and Academic Programs.


Coordinates implementation of liaison agreements with institutions abroad, visiting Professorship and Fellows programs, faculty and student exchange programs, international student advising and recruitment.

Provides leadership in the implementation of strategic initiatives related to the preparation of students and faculty for life and work in a global society.

Leads campus outreach publicity efforts to increase the visibility of international programs.

Conducts periodic needs assessments and evaluations of the effectiveness of international programs.

Serves as a resource on issues related to international programs.

Maintains effective risk management practices.

Manages immigration requirements related to J1, F1, and H1B visas for international students and faculty, including exchange students and visiting scholars.

Seeks additional sources of funding to support student and faculty international experiences.

Administers the Office for International Education, including managing the budget and supervising staff.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above, which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.


Master's degree is required; earned doctorate is preferred; a record of teaching, scholarship, and service; demonstrated effectiveness in academic advisement and in working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds; Four to five years experience with international programs; knowledge of best practices in addressing legal and risk management issues; experience in administrative role(s) at the departmental level or higher; excellent communication and organizational skills; ability to work collaboratively and harmoniously in a collegial environment with a variety of internal and external groups.

Proficiency in a second language; past participation in significant travel, study or employment abroad; anad successful grantsmanship preferred.   These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to:

Ilene Crawford, PhD
Professor of English
Director, Liberal Studies
Southern CT State University

For full consideration please submit application material by November 12th.  Position is open until filled.