Division of Academic Affairs

Job Description



Position Title:  Director of the Center for International Education

Department: International Education     

FLSA Category:      Exempt                      


Working Relationships:

Reports to:  Provost

Works Closely with:  Deans, Faculty, Admissions, and Residence Life

Directly Supervises:  Professional Staff in CIE


Job Summary:  The Director coordinates all aspects of the International Education program, including international study semesters, summer study abroad, international internships, and support and services for international students. The Director also provides leadership for International Education, including formulating and implementing a vision for International Education and campus internationalization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the department’s budget, supervise professional staff and student workers, and oversee the use of the CIE space in the University Commons.       
  2. Serve as the primary officer responsible for SEVIS compliance and non-academic advising for international students. Specific duties include serving as primary designated school official (PDSO) for F-visa holders and responsible officer (RO) for J-visa holders, filing of institutional reports with the Departments of State and Homeland Security, and advising international students on maintaining compliance with immigration laws and policies. The Director must remain eligible at all times, per immigration guidelines, to serve in these capacities.
  1. As Chair of the International Programs and Policies Committee, collaborate with faculty and staff to coordinate international programs and policies.
  1. Support maintenance and development of international partnerships that create opportunities for students and faculty involvement in international education.
  1. Assure that interested students and faculty have current information about regulations, policies, and practices necessary to safe and meaningful international travel and study, including orientation programs as appropriate.


Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required, earned doctorate preferred.
  • Significant personal and professional international experience. Demonstrated ability to work with people from different cultures. Demonstrated communication and organizational skills.
  • Previous SEVIS training and experience as a DSO preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, some proficiency in a second language preferred.


Work Environment:

Manual Dexterity:

  • Dexterity to operate a keyboard

Physical Effort: 

  • Ability to undertake international travel as needed.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed. 

Working Conditions

  • Typical working conditions found in most administrative work areas; alternative or flexible work schedules; extensive travel and/or periodic overnight travel