Assistant Director for International Student Experience

  • Full time
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States View on Map
  • @Virginia Tech posted 7 months ago
  • Posted : November 28, 2023 -Accepting applications
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 47427

Job Description

Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Cranwell Int’l Ctr – E&G
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

When was the last time you changed the world? In Virginia Tech’s Division of Student Affairs, that’s exactly what we’re doing every day—guiding, nurturing, and supporting students as they learn and grow into the leaders and world-changers of today and tomorrow.

We’re currently searching for an Assistant Director to International Student Experience to join the Cranwell International Center (CIC) team in Blacksburg, VA to help us in our mission. The Assistant Director for International Student Experience reports to the Associate Director for International Programs and is uniquely focused on international student success at Virginia Tech. This includes leading the development, implementation, and assessment of a wide range of international student programs designed to support international student adjustment, integration, and success. If you’re passionate about joining a team that supports 3,500+ international students, please continue reading.

Here’s what you need to know about the role:

1. You’ll be joining the Cranwell International Center, a department that exists to articulate, advocate, and act in support of international students, amplifying their contributions to the Virginia Tech community and to the advancement of the university as more globally oriented and internationally connected.

2. You’ll report to the Associate Director for International Programs. This position is a Regular, Calendar Year, 100% Administrative Professional appointment.

3. You’ll be primarily responsible for orienting international students to their VT experience, creating programs that foster connections, providing training for campus partners around the student experience, and championing an inclusive campus community.

4. You’ll have the chance to grow and take advantage of a developmental plan with opportunities to advance within the Department and the Division.

5. You’ll be offered a salary range from $52,000 – $55,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, tuition assistance, VT discounts, and so much more!

Required Qualifications

– Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
– Demonstrated experience, including advising, coaching, teaching, and mentoring.
– Demonstrated experience managing and maintaining a budget.
– Demonstrated experience developing and delivering presentations and trainings to diverse constituents.
– Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population.
– Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and intercultural.
– Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
– Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
– Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, implementing, and assessing student support programs and services.
– Demonstrated commitment to support international student success through general advising, critical campus collaborations, and student advocacy.

Preferred Qualifications

– Experience working with international students.
– Knowledge of the international student experience in a university setting.
– International experience, which might include living, traveling, or studying abroad.

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Salary Information

$52,000 – $55,000

Review Date

12/7/2023 – Applications will get reviewed until the position is filled.

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

About Student Affairs: Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

About Cranwell International Center (CIC)The Cranwell International Center provides a wide range of programs and services for international students, promotes the development of global and intercultural competence in all students, and positions the university as more globally oriented and internationally connected.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants based on age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

Applications close: Open until filled

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