WORKING TITLE: Director of the Office of International Education
DIVISION: Academic and Student Affairs
APPOINTMENT PERCENTAGE: 100% - Full-time, Annual
ANTICIPATED START DATE: November 1, 2017, or by mutual agreement of the University and candidate
JOB DETAILS & QUALIFICATIONS
The University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University and one of thirteen universities in the University of Wisconsin System, seeks a dynamic, accomplished leader for the position of Director of International Education to lead, grow and advance internationalization efforts.
Master's degree in international education, student services, foreign languages, or other Master’s degree related to the duties of this position
Record of successful leadership and management in international education
Record of successful experience recruiting and retaining international students
Five years related work experience
Experience and commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
Experience with the development and implementation of education abroad programs, academic exchanges, and international opportunities for faculty and staff
Demonstrated experience developing and managing partnerships with academic, government, non-profit and/or business organizations in the U.S. and other countries
Experience developing and implementing student recruitment plans and working with agents
Successful record of internationalizing campus programming and curriculum
Experience leading English as a Second Language programming
Demonstrated experience with international student services
Established record of securing external funding for international education
Current knowledge of immigration regulations
International education strategic planning experience
Demonstrated success as a campus advocate for international education and globalization activities
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
The ability to lead and work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse range of individuals, groups and cultures
Significant experience in fiscal and personnel management
Fluency in a second language
A doctoral degree
The Director of the Office of International Education provides leadership and management for international student services, international recruitment, education abroad, and the English as a Second Language Institute. The Director reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, serves on the Provost’s Council, and participates in relevant UW System and campus committees and initiatives. The director is responsible for fiscal and personnel management, strategic planning, fund development, and regulatory compliance related to international education and immigration. The director plays a key role in international student recruitment and retention, and collaborates with other university offices to establish and update policies and procedures related to international education. The office develops and facilitates education abroad and exchange programs, negotiates and implements terms of partnership agreements with international institutions, and coordinates campus planning and faculty development initiatives in international education. The Director also plays a key role in the promotion and enhancement of diversity efforts in the community.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.
UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.
All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.
Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Required application materials:
Cover letter outlining the applicant’s background and vision for the position, specifically addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications
Current curriculum vitae
Names and contact information of five current references, including current supervisor (upload as a separate document)
Unofficial copy of transcript of the highest degree awarded; all official transcripts required at time of hire
Screening of applications will begin July 11, 2017 and may continue until position is filled.
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to Dr. Maria Alm, Search Committee Chair and Dean, College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences, UW-Stout, firstname.lastname@example.org
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About University of Wisconsin-Stout, Office of International Education
A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout serves approximately 9,300 students in 20 graduate and 40 undergraduate programs. UW-Stout is a 2001 Baldrige Award Recipient, supporting a progressive, learning-centered, quality-based educational environment that is focused on continuous improvement. A leader in adopting new technology, UW-Stout is a digital campus and all faculty and staf...f are required to use available technology in their positions including course delivery. Increasingly, courses are offered via alternative delivery methods and time frames. Faculty members are responsible for teaching, advising, research and scholarly activity, and service.
The university is located in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94; located in the scenic Chippewa Valley Region with a population base of more than 200,000. Menomonie is a city of 16,000 surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands. For more information about the Chippewa Valley region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm.