Administers the Office of Global Initiatives, with full authority of that department.
Serves as subject-matter expert for recruiting international students and effectively assimilating them into the university environment.
Oversees the development, planning and management of international student related policy to include, but not limited to, immigration issues and Homeland Security.
Provides supervision for the AUM Study Abroad Program.
Directs the planning and management of employee travel to foreign countries to recruit students.
Coordinates immigration and other international student/scholar legal issues with counsel to ensure compliance with laws.
Assists and educates others on issues related to international students, alien employment, immigration law, international travel, and other issues related to International Education Services programming.
Represents AUM on international issues through collaboration with state and national organizations, universities, colleges, and other organizations and agencies.
Directs the human, financial, and other resources needed to accomplish objectives of the Office.
Assumes management responsibility for the recruitment, testing, enrollment, orientation, assimilation, support, and graduation of international students.
Interacts with regulatory agencies governing the education and employment of internationals and with recruiting firms paid to secure international students to ensure compliance with appropriate statutes and regulations.
Establishes and administers policies and procedures within the Office.
Plans, directs, and evaluates the operational, financial and personnel activities of Office employees.
Recommends, hires, orients, trains, and evaluates assigned staff; monitors and coordinates staff development and training programs.
Collaborates with AUM campus departments to develop shared programs and helps international students to engage in broader campus programs.
Represents the University to external stakeholders.
Knowledge of applicable university policies and procedures
Knowledge of budgeting principles and practices
Knowledge of management guidelines and techniques
Knowledge of scope, guidelines, and operation of recruitment, education, and employment of international students
Knowledge of Federal and State regulations related to immigration and VISA processes, SEVIS, and other nations’ immigrations regulations
Knowledge of basic word processing software and the ability to operate standard PC software applications
Excellent interpersonal skills
Analytical and problem solving skills
Cultural awareness and sensitivity as well as the ability to interact with individuals of different backgrounds including in their own countries
Ability to represent the University in a positive manner to the public
Ability to coordinate and manage the work of others and multiple programs and activities
Ability to develop and maintain relationships with others
Ability to speak in public and make oral presentations
Ability to respond to multiple competing demands
Ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing
Willingness and ability to travel internationally.
Master's degree and at least three (3) years of experience working with international students or
Bachelor's degree with at least six (6) years of experience working with international students is required.
Applicants with professional proficiency in a second language are encouraged to apply.
Candidates must be authorized to travel abroad and return to the United States without limitation.
All interested applicants must apply through:
Auburn University at Montgomery is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Internal Number: S-00370
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Auburn University at Montgomery has been ranked among the South’s top universities by U.S. News and World Report, was named one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review, is designated as a Military Friendly School, and is consistently chosen as the best university in the area. Auburn Montgomery provides students with detailed knowledge and hands-on, practical experience, often from professionals in the field.