Associate Director, International Student Support

Lincoln, Nebraska
May 25, 2022
Jun 25, 2022
Position Type
Associate Director
Organization Type
College / University
The Associate Director, International Student Support provides direction and leadership for designing, implementing, and coordinating support for UNL international students.Responsibilities will include designing inter-cultural programming opportunities that will enhance the living and learning experiences and foster a successful socio/cultural adjustment to life at Nebraska and in the US for international students, developing cultural training education programs for faculty and staff at UNL and support diversity and inclusion activities, including, but not limited to:

    • Manage a team of International Student Success Navigators (organizationally based in ISSO) as well as Graduate Assistants, and student workers
    • Lead the navigators team charged with efforts to integrate international students into the UNL community, supporting academic success and student engagement via one-to-one coaching, meetings, academic skills/engagement programs and workshops, including developing and delivering programming that will enable students to socialize beyond their linguistic/cultural groups, integrate into campus and Lincoln community life, understand U.S. customs, norms, laws, and expectations
    • Collaborate with departments and colleges to develop educational and social programs, including welcome and arrival programs to help students with adjustment to the campus and Lincoln community and to understand U.S. customs, norms, laws, and expectations
    • Advocate for culturally diverse students to support student success, help students thrive throughout their time at UNL, and to realize the University’s aspirations to be a campus of engaged and diverse learners.
    • Assess student needs to develop and implement activities, trainings, and workshops
    • Develop and implement intercultural programs for UNL’s international student populations.
    • Oversee the designated sponsored student advisor, and serve in a leadership capacity for sponsored student issues on campus
    • Plan and present informational programs to help all members of the university to continue discussing and exploring topics of intercultural needs.
    • Design surveys to analyze student needs
    • Support Global Strategy diversity and inclusion efforts
    • Develop print and web-based materials
Night and weekend activities may be required.

Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins May 26. View requisition S_220542 at to apply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Minimum qualifications include:

Master’s degree in education, educational administration, public administration, counseling, psychology, international relations or related field and two (2) years related experience working in international education at a postsecondary level in an advising, counseling, transition, administration, or retention-related role. Must be able to work independently and within a team environment. Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge in program design/development and/or project management. Knowledge of best practices for integrating international and domestic students. Skilled to develop assessment tools, collect data, and analyze data to assess the needs of a diverse student and scholar population. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and priority changes. Ability to work with a highly diverse population including an understanding of cultures from around the world. Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize, and plan work and projects. Ability to work productively and diplomatically with a wide variety of stakeholders is essential. Proficiency with word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, and student management/course management systems essential.

Preferred qualifications include:

Four (4) years related experience working in international education at a postsecondary level in an advising, counseling, transition, administration, or retention-related role. Expertise in strategies and best practices for supporting international student success. Ability to effectively problem solve, think critically, and communicate effectively with international college students, scholars and staff in situations of shared responsibility and confidentiality. Experience working with students from a diversity of cultures preferred.