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Assistant/Associate Dean for Global and International Education

Tiffin University
Tiffin, OH
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Mar 2, 2024

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Assistant/Associate Dean

Global and International Education

POSITION: Assistant/Associate Dean for Global and International Education

SUPERVISOR: Vice President for Enrollment and Recruitment Strategy

DEPARTMENT: TU Global Education

Tiffin University (TU) was founded in 1888 and offers accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration, criminal justice, social sciences, creative and media arts, humanities, education, sciences, technology, and health. The University's campus in Tiffin, Ohio, blends traditional historic and modern buildings, creating a vibrant and welcoming educational community for its students, faculty, and staff. Students can pursue associate, undergraduate, and graduate programs both on campus and online, as well as at Terra State Community College. In addition, TU offers Bachelor in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees in Bucharest, Romania, and educational opportunities for students from Switzerland and Latin America. The University also provides an online Ph.D. program in Global Leadership and Change.

The main campus in Tiffin is a beautiful 153-acre blend of traditional historic and modern buildings that create a vibrant and warm home for an educational community. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in business in Bucharest, Romania. From academic programs in sports and recreation management to homeland security/terrorism, communication, and management, TU offers more than 40 majors through on-campus and online learning that result in real advantages for our students.


Tiffin University is currently seeking a highly experienced and influential individual to serve as the Assistant/Associate Dean of Global and International Education. The primary responsibility of this role is to oversee The TU Global Education Area, which is responsible for marketing, recruiting, and processing international admissions. Additionally, the Assistant/Associate Dean will advise international students and manage and coordinate all education abroad initiatives, international partnerships, and Global Learning Sites. This position plays a pivotal role in developing and implementing the University's global and international education strategy.

This role will be accountable to the Vice President of Enrollment and Recruitment Strategy and will act as the primary officer for global learning and international education. The selected candidate will be responsible for implementing the university's objectives and priorities for global learning and international education, supervising its growth and development, managing personnel, overseeing the admission process for international students for all University programs, budget, and policies, and enhancing the experience for faculty, students, and staff.

The Assistant/Associate Dean of Global and International Education will be crucial in guiding and overseeing the university's international initiatives. They will be responsible for expanding and shaping our global programs, promoting cross-cultural understanding among students and faculty, and fostering a culture of international awareness. The role also involves overseeing the development and implementation of these initiatives.



  • Leading the implementation of the University's next strategic plan for global and international student expansion, focusing on the mission and vision of Tiffin University and its future growth.
  • Ensuring student academic success and professional preparation.
  • Deepening the University's organizational strength and cohesion.
  • Oversee global locations.
  • Grow financial resources to expand opportunities for students and faculty while making strategic and operating investments for Tiffin University's future.
  • Strengthening the University's external position and influence in the fields of international affairs and language and area studies.
  • Implement and drive the strategic vision for global and international programs, working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators to enhance global engagement opportunities at Tiffin University.
  • Lead the development of innovative and relevant international programs.
  • Establish international partnerships to advance the University's mission.
  • Oversee budget planning and achieve financial targets for international programs while ensuring efficient and effective allocation of resources to attain program goals.
  • Direct and supervise the enrollment and admission process for all international students on-campus, online, and abroad at global learning locations and partnerships.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, policies, and procedures related to international programs, including SEVIS compliance, health and safety protocols, and travel advisories.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains institutional policies around immigration compliance
  • Responds to escalated and/or emergency situations involving international students

  • Due to federal database access requirements, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply for this position.
  • A bachelor's degree in a related field is required. Master's degree in administration, education, international education, or higher education administration preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in academic administration required. Significant and progressive administrative and management experience including, but not limited to, personnel management, budget management, program analysis, and reporting. Significant and progressive experience and knowledge of best practices in one or more of the International Student Services Office's primary areas of responsibilities (e.g., international student recruiting and admissions, international student services, exchange programs, visa issuance, etc.).
  • Demonstratable experience in increasing international enrollment within higher educational institutions.
  • Strong knowledge of global trends, best practices, and emerging issues in international education, cultural competency, and intercultural communication.
  • Experience in developing and managing international partnerships and exchange programs.
  • Prior experience with managing international student internships and career placement.
  • Excellent leadership abilities and track record of effectively managing and motivating teams.
  • Proficiency in a second language is desired.
  • Human relations and demonstrated excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required.
  • Experience serving as Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and provides oversight of visa and immigration SEVIS processes and services for F-1 international student.
  • Experience as the Responsible Officer (RO) and provides oversight of visa and immigration SEVIS processes and services for J-1 students and scholars.
  • Working knowledge of Admission and Financial Aid service and program information.
  • Knowledge of retention issues and the use of technology in the recruitment process.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and the ability to travel in a challenging environment are required.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse and international populations and the ability to read, comprehend, and apply complex regulations and convey them to others. Solid knowledge of the Tiffin Universities mission and its community.
  • Maintains the ability to receive and carry out direction with high ethical and professional standards.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate understanding and sensitivity regarding diverse cultural traditions and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Capacity for developing and sustaining effective relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, and students, as well as a variety of outside organizations.
  • Ability to organize and manage a complex international student record-keeping function; prepare, maintain, and interpret statistical data.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with the other members of Enrollment Services and the campus community.
  • Proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing student information systems such as PeopleSoft, Slate CRM, word processing, spreadsheets, and power points.
  • Knowledge of USCIS federal regulations, SEVIS-related processes, and reporting requirements.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to maintain a prominent level of accuracy and careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple short-term and long-term tasks and to exercise good judgment in stressful situations.

Tiffin University offers excellent benefits. All full-time employees of Tiffin University are eligible for our full-time benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, Health Savings Account with employer incentive contribution, Employer Paid and Supplemental Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, 403b Retirement with Employer Match, Time Off (annual and sick leave), Observed Holidays, Tuition Assistance and Reimbursement, and Employee Assistance Program.


Interdependence: F osters collaboration

Communication: Strong decision-making and communication skills

Accountability: Formulates effective and progressive strategies aligned with the University's mission and values

Respect: Creates an engaging, collaborative work environment by bringing diverse people and ideas together.

Entrepreneurship: Influences and Inspires


VISION STATEMENT - The vision for Tiffin University is to become A premier university for challenging students to enhance their global competencies and 21st-century skills for success in a diverse world.

MISSION STATEMENT - The mission of Tiffin University is to Educate students by linking knowledge to professional practice.

CORE VALUES - The values of Interdependence, Communication, Accountability, Respect, and Entrepreneurship comprise the ICARE values of Tiffin University.


Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check. This position is campus-based, and the successful candidate will be expected to work on the Tiffin University Campus in the international enrollment offices.

Application review will begin immediately. The position will remain open, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Application Requirements:

Must submit the following to be considered:
  • letter of interest for this position
  • resume
  • three professional references

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