Assistant Director International Education and Study Abroad

Olympic College
Bremerton, WA
Nov 10, 2022
Nov 30, 2022
Global Education
Position Type
Assistant Director
Employment Type
Internship / Student
Organization Type
College / University
*Assistant Director International Education & Study Abroad*
*Salary:* $60,951 - $67,047*Classification:* Administrative/Exempt*Reports To: *Dean Student Success/EngagementOlympic College is seeking to hire and full-time exempt position for the Assistant Director of International Education and Study Abroad. This position is responsible for program development, international recruitment including building sustainable relationships and partnerships while increasing international student participation and representation on campus. The Assistant Director deals with the administration of the program which includes, but does not limit to, providing information, interoperating rules and regulations, advising students, preparing and issuing I-20s and administration letters. The Assistant Director will represent the Associate Dean in their absences and assist the Associate Dean with department planning of goals and objectives as assigned.
Olympic College is a public two-year community college accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities that educates more than 13,000 students a year. The College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and encourages applications from women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Olympic College is located on the scenic Kitsap Peninsula across the Puget Sound from the city of Seattle. Kitsap is surrounded by 236 miles of saltwater shoreline and centrally located between the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges, affording spectacular views of mountains and water from every vantage point.
Essential Functions* Travel internationally (when COVID restrictions no longer impact travel), build relationships and partnerships abroad, recruit students and provide information sessions. Consult with the Associate Dean and execute agreements.
* Meet annual international student enrollment targets through recruitment and retention of students.
* Develop and produce outreach materials (application materials, web materials, admissions brochures, posters, outreach displays, general program brochures for admission purposes, banners and other pertinent prospective student materials) for international programs.
* Liaise with assisting agencies such as the US Department of Commerce, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Association of Washington International Student Affairs (AWISA), etc.
* Monitor students' attendance and credit hour enrollment and grades each quarter to meet the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) enrollment requirement and the OC academic progress requirements.
* Process international student online and paper applications, issue 1-20's and prepare monthly inquiry reports of potential students; conduct follow-ups for all electronic and paper-based inquiries and applications.
* Monitor the effectiveness of international recruitment and the development of a short- and long-range plan.
* Establish strategic agreements and partnerships with international high school and university officials, government agencies, educational organizations and professionals who serve international students.
* Lead efforts to leverage the diversity, knowledge, and relationships of the college's existing international student, faculty, staff and alumni population in the development of a broader network to support international recruitment.
* Oversee the communication with the accounting department and outside vendors to maintain international student insurance enrollment, make sure payments are up to date each quarter, and issue insurance cards for enrolled students.
* Provide advising to international students for the Intensive English Program and college-level courses.
* Act as an advocate for international student concerns.
* Analyze data to achieve international student enrollment goals.
* Perform related duties as required and/or assigned.
Qualifications*Minimum Qualifications*
Bachelor's degree from an accredited College or University.2 years' work experience in international student recruitment, international admissions or a closely related field.Experience with international student's admissions and F, M, and J visas.Intermediate computer competency, including Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign and Photoshop), Canva, basic website maintenance, and photo and video-editing abilities.*Desired Qualifications** Bilingual
* Experience with Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) reporting requirements, student tracking, and database management for research and data analysis.
*Successful Applicant Will*
Demonstrate success in recruiting for international college admissions.Demonstrate an understanding of the unique needs of international studentsInteract successfully with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate and build rapport with colleagues, staff, and students as part of an educational team.Effectively direct the work of others to achieve department goals.Demonstrate excellent skills with technology such as student management systems, SEVIS database, and office applications.Understand complex oral and written instructions.Display strong organizational and analytical skills.Independently prioritize and organize assigned work.Establish and maintain effective working relationships.Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.Possess excellent customer service skills, including building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.Demonstrate an appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Olympic College mission, vision, and values.Demonstrate ethics, integrity and sound professional judgmentAdditional InformationThis is a full-time salary exempt position scheduled to work Monday through Friday. The salary range for this position is $60,6951 - $67,047 DOE annually, which includes a generous benefits package: life, health, dental insurance, retirement, vacation & sick leave, and holiday pay.*Conditions of Employment*Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. In addition to the background check, candidates will be required to complete the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form as required WB HB 2327.Olympic College seeks candidates for employment who share our commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive learning environment (read our [Equity Statement]( All applicants are required to submit a statement of 500 words or less, describing the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the higher education environment and their prior, current, and/or potential contribution(s) to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion as an employee.*How To Apply*To be considered for this position a candidate must apply online through the Olympic College website and submit the following required materials:Olympic College Online ApplicationResumeCover Letter - in your cover letter describe how your experience sets you apart for this position.Unofficial college transcripts. Official transcripts and copies of mandated certifications will be required of the successful candidate.*EEO Statement*Olympic College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Olympic College Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination and accommodation policies: Rick Sommer, 360-475-7129. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice