The Coordinator of International Programs has the general responsibility of supporting the educational objectives of the college and enrolled LCSC students, including students in the college's English language preparation program (Bridge Pathway). The Coordinator of International Programs assumes administrative responsibility for three general institutional functions:
1. Developing and implementing strategies focused on attracting and retaining qualified degree-seeking international and Bridge students to and for Lewis-Clark State College; 2. Insuring the college is in compliance with immigration laws and regulations. As applied to students seeking admission to LC State. 3. Collaborating with the campus community to attract special groups of international guests to campus for the short-term study and cultural exchange.
Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Recruitment and Retention of International Students
Oversee the development of marketing materials and campaigns targeted to international audiences with a focus on digital marketing campaigns;
Recommend and implement appropriate admission standards, including English proficiency, for degree-seeking international students as well as students for Bridge;
Develop correspondence to support the recruitment of degree-seeking international students;
Represent the college at international recruitment events;
Maintain relationships with international educational agents and facilitate the development of international partnerships;
Identify key support services required and/or desired by international students (including recreational activities) and network with appropriate administrative units at Lewis-Clark State College to provide those services;
Serve as the primary contact for all sponsored J visa student relations: contracts, application processing, admissions, and cultural transition support of sponsored students and their respective agencies;
Review all international student services procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state laws or regulations as well as college policies;
Oversee educational visa process including issuing I-20 documents and using the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS);
Monitoring temporary and permanent changes to SEVIS reporting requirements and updating I-17 documents as needed;
Recommend institutional policies and procedures needed to support international student enrollment;
Oversee student programs intended to provide community-based education about international students and international education;
Consult and advise campus administration on strategies and tactics for creating a culture-friendly environment, extending beyond the campus and into the greater community, for the purpose of building a supportive environment for international students;
Consult with faculty, staff, students, and administration to globalize or internationalize the college curriculum;
Orchestrating compliance-based processes and procedures with US Customs and Immigration and other regulatory entities; and
Identify and develop strategic partnerships to enhance the college's international activities.
2. Cultural Programming
Work with members of the campus community to develop cultural exchange and other educational programs founded on multicultural education; and
Assist in developing professional development opportunities related to service international students for LCSC faculty and staff.
3. Special Groups
Identify special international population to engage in short term studies and with cultural exchanges; and
Secure appropriate support, including English instruction, as needed for these groups.
Master's Degree in education or related field;
Professional work experience in international education, international teaching/advising, or international programs at the college level;
Minimum of 3 years of supervisory, management, and budgeting experience;
Knowledge of U.S. immigration and educational visa regulations.
About Lewis-Clark State College
Lewis–Clark State College is a public college in Lewiston, Idaho. Founded 126 years ago in 1893, it has an annual enrollment of approximately 3,600 students. The college offers more than 130 degrees and is well known for its social work, criminal justice, education, nursing, and technical programs.