Assistant Vice President for International Affairs and Senior International Officer

Mequon, Wisconsin
Based on qualifications and experience
Jul 15, 2022
Oct 13, 2022
Global Education
Knowledge Communities
International Education Leadership
Position Type
Assistant Vice President
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

Concordia University Wisconsin-Ann Arbor seeks qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Vice President (AVP) for International Affairs. Reporting to the Provost, the AVP develops, leads and and coordinates all international initiatives of the university and serves as the Senior International Officer (SIO), representing the university internationally. The AVP for International Affairs leads the university's International Center, which develops strategies and offers programs that foster inclusion of international students in the university community and that support and promote international academic opportunities for students who are US citizens. This is a full-time, exempt position which resides at the Mequon, WI campus, but requires extensive international travel (up to 35% of the time) and a working familiarity with a variety of cultures. Concordia University is an institution of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod; the successful candidate will be a member of a Christian congregation and will display a passion for Lutheran higher education. He or she will hold a graduate degree in higher education, global affairs, international studies, or a related field, and will have experience living or working abroad. 


  • Officially represent Concordia University to international constituents, partners, and government agencies
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with universities, government agencies, and other entities outside the US to further Concordia’s educational mission
  • Discover, evaluate, cultivate and collaborate with domestic and international partners to advance Concordia's mission and international presence
  • Ensure compliance with all domestic and international laws and regulations related to international education, including developing and overseeing contracts and agreements
  • Ensure continued operation of the foreign legal entity that supports Concordia University personnel operating internationally including members of the Concordia Higher Education Consortium (CHEC)
  • Serve as an effective public advocate for all university international initiatives
  • Oversee support and mentoring for international students studying at Concordia
  • Lead collaborations with faculty and academic departments to support international education, outreach, research, and exchange on both the Mequon, WI and Ann Arbor, MI campuses, including developing study abroad programs for US students as well as educational programs for international students (offered both domestically and abroad)
  • Lead and manage Concordia International Center (CIC) staff to develop strategic initiatives related to international education that promote growth and international visibility 
  • Oversee productive collaborations with all academic and operational units of the university related to international operations