Reporting to the Provost, the Director of International Programs is responsible for the oversight and administration of International Student Services and Study Abroad. The Office of International Programs provides immigration support and programming for International Students and facilitates the understanding of F-1 regulations to the greater campus community. In addition, the International Programs Office provides administrative support and oversight for Study Abroad.
The Director will be the expert on immigration matters for the campus and is expected to provide advice and direction for all programs involving international students.
The Director is expected to work collaboratively with departments and offices at all levels of the College to provide support on matters associated with enrolling and supporting international students and to those students who are interested in Study Abroad.
• Serve as Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS); • Oversee and manage SEVIS as the PDSO and provide accurate data as necessary; • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and institutional policies including USCIS regulations pertaining to F-1 international students; • Stay abreast of immigration regulations as they pertain to the international community as a whole including but not limited to F-1 students, H-1B and H-4 students, J-1 and J-2 exchange visitors; • Recommend and implement policies regarding international students & study abroad; • Create and provide resources to the campus community to assist with the understanding of International Student regulatory issues; • Serve as the primary liaison to federal agencies as they pertain to International Students; • Provide insight and direction with knowledge and understanding of the shifting immigration landscape.
Education • Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies or related program required; • Master’s Degree in International Studies or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience • Five to eight years of directly related work experience; • 3-5 years of supervisory experience.
Skills and Knowledge • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; • Solid analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills; • Ability to work with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds; • Demonstrated ability of F-1 regulations; • Fluency in H-1B regulations and understanding of change of status application from F-1 to H-1B.
About New England College
New England College is a private, non-profit college, located in the quintessential New England town of Henniker, New Hampshire dedicated to providing exceptional education for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from all over the world.