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International Engagement Leadership Advisor

Highline Community College Inc
Des Moines, WA
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

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Global Affairs & Engagement
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
Community College, Provider
General Summary

Position open until filled. First consideration date:February 2, 2022

Highline College has over 220 international students from 30 different countries who choose Highline for its outstanding academics and vibrant campus life. This position will provide student services within the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) & Center for Cultural and Inclusive Excellence (CCIE) Unit under the common purpose for cultivating student centered communities.

The Leadership Advisor will report to the Director of Center for Leadership and Service. The International Engagement Leadership Advisor establishes and maintains a culture of international student life and activities. The purpose of this position is to enhance international student programming and engagement efforts. This position is responsible for supporting a sense of belonging, campus navigation and maximizing the college experience through leadership development and academic excellence for international students.

This position is an exempt, at-will, full-time position. Hours of work may include evening, weekend and occasional travel.

Essential Tasks

Reporting directly to the Center for Leadership and Services Director this position will:

Programming and Planning - 45%
  • Develop a programming calendar of events for each academic quarter geared towards engaging the community of global students at Highline;
  • In collaboration with International Student Programs, oversee and support student leaders (Global Student Ambassadors) in leading activities focused on peer-to-peer engagement during International Student Orientation;
  • Collaborate with campus partners to enhance co-curricular student engagement between international and domestic students;
  • Coordinate experiential learning opportunities for international students;
  • Coordinate paperwork for events/programs for room reservations, catering, student travel, materials and supplies. This position works closely with Conference Services, Catering, Purchasing, and Travel Departments;
  • Meet regularly with ISP director and other ISP staff as needed to support key areas of international student success, including housing, orientation, and student engagement; serve on related committees as needed;
  • Provide global students with resource referrals to appropriate campus staff and faculty in order to navigate college processes and to access student support resources. This includes, but not limited to financial aid, funding sources, admission and degree requirements for Washington state colleges and universities.

Student Supervision - 25%
  • Supervise a team up to 5 paid student leaders;
  • Provide continuous training and volunteer program orientations.

General Leadership Advising/Leadership Programming Team- 15%
  • Empower students towards campus communities and leadership experiences;
  • Create appropriate, culturally responsive and needed leadership training curriculum to support the growth and development of students and communities;
  • Model and promote the concepts of Servant Leadership, social justice and inclusion;
  • Collaborate with the Unit Leadership Programming Team, providing robust leadership development programs to the Highline College student community;
  • Provide knowledge and familiarity in best practices for international student engagement.

Unit Collaboration - 15%
  • Participate in weekly CLS staff and/or Student Life unit meetings;
  • Represent the department in campus committees as needed;
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the offerings of the CLS & CCIE work unit.

  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Experience with and appreciation for individual differences and cultural diversity;
  • Knowledge of general international student program development;
  • A demonstrated ability to provide direct supervision and coaching to paid student employees;
  • Experience planning and conducting trainings and workshops;
  • Able to work collaboratively with faculty & staff;
  • Commitment to the mission of a community college and its support of student success through engagement and involvement opportunities;
  • Knowledge and intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Ability to maintain strong professional and ethical standards;
  • Able to problem solve and think independently;
  • Able to manage multiple tasks effectively.


  • Bachelor's Degree; AND
  • One academic year of related undergraduate student involvement/leadership experience.

  • Two academic years coordinating programs serving international students in a college setting, human services or a related field.

  • Master's degree in student development or related field of study;
  • Communication proficiency in a foreign language;
  • Experience with program and event planning;
  • Experience and knowledge supporting diverse students and communities at the community-college level.

Supplemental Information

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.


Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students -- a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity, community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start students, Professional- Technical students, International students, Comprehensive Transition Program for students with intellectual disabilities, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners. In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year degrees.


As an essential part of ourmission and vision, diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.


Your online application must include the following to be considered complete:
  • A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position;
  • A letter of application/cover letter (two-page maximum, recommended) that addresses your ability to meet the QUALIFICATIONS, and KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES for the

  • position;
  • A one-page response to the Supplemental Question.

    • National Criminal Background Check may be required.



    Should you have any difficulties uploading your documents or navigating the application process, please contact NEOGOV Technical Support at 1-855-524- 5627, Monday - Friday 6:00 AM to 6:00PM Pacific Time.


    Highline College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status.


    The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodations in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (206) 592-3812. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.


    Highline College complies with Title IX regulations. For details on our policies, see our website

    The College appointing authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make an employment decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

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