The Associate Director of International Programs is a full-time, exempt position. The Associate Director is responsible for supervising and administering academic and immigration advising, program activities, Intensive English liaison, front desk, technology, social media areas, high school completion, study abroad and short term programs. This position will oversee retention activities to meet the goals of the department. The Assistant Director will be knowledgeable of state and federal regulations for F-1 visas, FERPA regulations and advisory information related to North Seattle College. Serves as a Designated School Official (DSO). This position will serve as the liaison with Customs and Border Patrol and other Federal agencies. Domestic and international travel will be expected at the direction of the ED.
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Administrative Collaboration and Expectations:
- Supports the Executive Director by providing oversight for daily departmental functions including timely communication for all staff, and monitoring of leave requests.
- Assists the ED in implementing the strategic plan for international programs.
- Recommend and implement policy changes, collects data and prepares quarterly college reports on enrollment and retention.
- Supervises and leads staff by providing clear communications, staff meetings, workload distribution and making sure staff are well trained.
- Develops and maintains relationships with faculty.
- Serves as the Director in her absence.
Immigration and Program Oversight:
- Manages the daily operations of services needed by the students ie. Customer support, advising processes, orientation programs, student programs and actives, study abroad, High School Completion program, short term programs, graduation and transfer advising.
- On-boards new staff, trains, assigns duties and conducts performance evaluations.
- Oversees the documentation of international student reports for SEVIS, SUNAPSIS, Student Management System (SMS), currently enrolled students, transfer students, alumni, and makes the reports available to the Executive Director and other departments as needed on campus.
- Responsible for all Social Media and the IP web site making sure they are accurate, up to date, relevant and following college guidelines for Facebook, Instagram etc.
- Assists in coordinating with the Intensive English Program.
- Collaborates with Advising, Counseling, Registration, Student Leaders, Security, Wellness Center, Cashiering, Business Administration and all areas of the college as relates to international students.
- Serves as college Designated School Official (DSO).
- Coordinates with the Executive Director a Crisis management plan.
- Supervises academic and immigration advising.
- Supervises and ensures relevant and dynamic Orientation programs with appropriate staff.
- Advises students with cultural adjustment, personal matters, and practical situations such as health insurance and tuition problems.
- Coordinates SEVIS functions regarding student registrations, terminations, reinstatements, Change of Status and transfers.
- Knowledge of SEVIS requirements and completes the reports required.
This is a non-represented, civil service exempt position.
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check.
Seattle Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.