Director of Global Engagement

Job Detail

  • Job ID 47433

Job Description

Virginia Wesleyan University invites applications for the position of Director of Global Engagement. This position is a full-time, 12-month staff position that reports to the Executive Director of Student Support Services. The Director of Global Engagement develops and communicates the strategic vision for expanding study away opportunities. The Director oversees both semester and short-term study away experiences and international students coming into the University. The Director of Global Engagement is the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and oversees the immigration policy and compliance for all F-1 international students as well as J1 visas.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes a strategic vision of study away to include both study abroad exchange programs and short term study away programs.
  • Manages semester study abroad programs, including Virginia Wesleyan University’s Global Scholars Program, study abroad exchange partnerships, and study abroad providers, overseeing program development, marketing, logistics, and budgeting.
  • Develops Global Engagement policies and procedures and collaborates with campus faculty and staff to develop short term study away courses.
  • Serves as a primary contact person with the LUJ/VWU Global Campus in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Administers the F-1 international student immigration process and maintains F-1 international student records. Instruction and Advising.
  • Provides individualized advising to students on their study away options, preparation, and re-acclimation.
  • Provides individualized advising to international students on immigration policies assessment, course selection, and cultural acclimation, and provides support while students are enrolled at VWU.
  • Develops and implements pre-departure study away workshops, materials, and instruction.
  • Conducts annual Study Away assessment, including assessing Student Learning Outcomes, produces annual Study Away report, and participates in the collection and analysis of data and evidence for reporting to SACSCOC.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience in higher education and global engagement.
  • Experience with study away administration and programs.
  • Experience instructing and advising college students.
  • Experience with F-1 visa regulations, J1 visas and the SEVIS system.
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students, excellent oral and written communication skills, and excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • College-level teaching experience preferred.

The salary is competitive and an attractive benefits package is offered. Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three professional references with title and contact information as PDF attachments.

About Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University is Coastal Virginia’s premier university of the liberal arts and sciences. Situated on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach, the University annually enrolls approximately 1,600 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs. Undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Social Work with 36 majors, 30 minors, and 12 pre-professional tracks. Graduate degrees include a Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Education. Students thrive in average class sizes of 14 and through the University’s experiential learning, high-impact leadership, and career-development programs. An inclusive community dedicated to scholarship and service grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, Virginia Wesleyan University inspires students to build meaningful lives through engagement in Coastal Virginia’s dynamic metropolitan region, the nation, and the world.


Virginia Wesleyan is a university with a coastal edge. Located in Virginia Beach, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Chesapeake Bay, our region is proud of its vibrant city life, sandy beaches, and rich history.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Virginia Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of skills, experience, and qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, the presence of non-job-related medical disability, or any other legally protected status.

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