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Director for International Student Services & Study Abroad

Employer
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Location
Morris Park, NY
Closing date
Jan 25, 2024

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Specialty
Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Director
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University, Non-profit, Provider
Founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. The College combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and, within the tradition of liberal education, selected professional fields of study.

At Mount Saint Vincent, a student’s education extends beyond knowledge, skills, and preparation for work. We seek the development of the whole person. In the spirit of Vincent de Paul and Elizabeth Ann Seton, we foster an understanding of our common humanity, a commitment to human dignity, and a full appreciation of our obligations to each other.

Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students

Job Description

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Student Engagement and Success, the Director for

International Student Services and Study Abroad is a multi-faceted role which will

1) Provide overall administrative supervision for international students to include recruitment, admission, advising, and retention and

2) Represent the Oxley Integrated Advising Program for an assigned group of students

3) Coordinate the College’s study abord program

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serve as the College’s Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and Principal Responsible Officer (PRO), ensuring CMSV students, scholars, and departments comply with all government regulations regarding international students and scholars
  • Conduct one-on-one advising sessions with international students and an additional assigned group of students to address academic and personal concerns, create actions plans for student success, and maintain all records relevant to student profiles/progress. Address and diffuse situations of conflict and crisis; make appropriate referrals
  • Assist students with course selection, registration and academic/career goal planning in collaboration with their faculty
  • Assist students with financial aid concerns by partnering with the Office of Financial Aid, the Office of Student Accounts, and the Office of the Registrar to ensure students have completed all necessary paperwork and met all institutional and federal deadlines
  • Serve as the College’s study abroad coordinator and work with partner institutions (i.e. St. Mary’s in England, Study USA, University of Arts in Florence, etc.) Assist with managing select semester faculty-led programs abroad in conjunction with academic departments, working collaboratively with faculty to develop, market, recruit, and prepare for the execution of the programs
  • Motivate and encourage students through day-to-day interactions and discussions
  • Proactively collaborate with College-wide departments, faculty, tutors and academic support staff to advocate, identify, and meet the academic needs of the students
  • Manage the College’s Form 1-17, SEVIS recertifications, and re-designation. Responsible for all institutional regulatory reporting requirements as defined by the Department of Homeland Security and SEVIS.
  • Prepare international student data into SEVIS systems abiding by state and federal guidelines. Actively recruits international students for admission to AWC including use of a variety of technological and innovative methods.
  • Direct the development and implementation of a robust international support system and immigration processing for all international students.
  • Ensures College compliance with Department of Homeland Security and Department of State regarding F, M, J students and exchange visitor scholars and their dependents
  • Maintain in-depth, advanced knowledge to interpret and provide guidance on federal immigration regulations as they pertain to our international students and scholars.
  • Actively promote and support the college by participation in other campus-wide recruitment activities (i.e. Accepted Students Day), public presentations, and serving on boards and committees.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 2-5 years of prior experience working with study abroad programs, international students/scholars required, along with demonstrated knowledge of the student/scholar visa processes
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population both individually and in groups. Some experience working with academic youth programs, non-profits, or higher education with exposure to crisis-intervention and/or advocacy counseling
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be open-minded, non-judgmental and able interact with and advise diverse groups
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed, including occasional weekend and evening hours
  • Experience with college database software (e.g., SS, Banner) preferred


Benefits

The allotted annual salary for this position is $65,000

  • 20 Vacation Days, 12 sick days
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Enhanced Short Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% employer sponsored Long Term Disability
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Contribution in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program

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