Located in Boston?s historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women?s undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all. You?re joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You?ll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience.As a University committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.Responsibilities The Director of the Center for Global Education oversees international student services, education abroad, F-1 immigration compliance, J-1 scholar support, international risk management as related to student and faculty travel, as well as the development and implementation of international initiativesProgram Management:Strategize and implement all services, initiatives and projects of the Center, including program development, training and assessmentManage the operations and activities of the Center for Global Education (CGE), while developing and maintaining relationships across the University and the Colleges of the FenwayOversee and manage the financial and operational aspects of the CGE, including internal study abroad scholarships and the Home School Tuition modelFacilitate the development of University goals and outcomes for inclusive international experiencesAnalyze and report on key performance indicators/ metrics driving increased student participation for students of all backgroundsEnsure that application, registration, pre-departure and re-entry processes, programs, and outreach are effective, efficient, and meet the University's and students' needsCollaborate closely with a variety of institutional and global partners including deans, program directors and department chairs, faculty, and co-curricular administrators and international academic partnersMaintain a comprehensive plan for health and safetyReview international program/course requirements to ensure program design supports students according to university curriculum guidelines. Monitor compliance with Standards of best practice for international education.Serve as the primary emergency contact for emergency actions for students, faculty and staff abroad or in international transitAdvising and Student Engagement: Consult and advise undergraduate and graduate students (on selecting international programs which enable students to advance their academic, career, and personal goalsConsult with and advise faculty, staff regarding international study opportunities and address program issuesAdvise international students and scholars on government regulations applicable to F-1 and J-1 Visas as well as general adjustment (i.e. employment/internship options, obtaining a social security number, staying in status)Serve as an active, case load member of the Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation(CARE) team which coordinates institutional support for students in distress, struggling with basic needs, and experiencing unexpected crisesCollaborate with campus partners to create programming that supports international students with their academic advancement, social and cultural integration on campus and in the local community including international student orientationProvide support to campus wide events, student initiatives hosted in various venues. Serve on various committees as requested.Perform other duties as assigned. Development and Marketing:Develop and maintain relationships with global partners, while hosing l partner and provider visitorsCollaborate with COF GEO Center and other COF colleaguesRepresent the University in venues relating to study abroad and international student servicesServe as liaison to international study professionals at other institutionsProvide thought leadership and service to the field of international education through active participation, publishing and presenting in a variety of professional settings (ie. NAFSA,BASAA, Diversity Abroad etc) a variety of conferences Market international experiencesCompliance:Serve as the PDSO (Principal Designated School Official), ensuring university-wide compliance with the Department of Homeland Security's Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)- immigration regulations as related to the F-1 student visa programPartner with the Colleges of The Fenway Global Education Center in supporting J-1 Exchange Visitor Program participantsEnsure consistency of high standards for Simmons international programs Other responsibilities as necessaryQualifications5+ years of experience in study abroad and program management Extensive knowledge of USCIS regulations , policies, and SEVIS reporting requirementsKnowledge of F-1 Student Immigration issues and related compliance /prior experience as a DSO or PDSO Bachelor?s degree required, Master's degree preferredExperience working with faculty and advising studentsFamiliarity with relevant information technology and software systems ( Terra Dotta, Workday, Starfish etc ) a plus Ability to work collaboratively with others toward common goal, implementing policies and procedures to ensure safety abroadExcellent communication skills, written and verbalMust be either a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States, in order to serve as PDSORequired Application Materials:ResumeCover LetterSalary GradeS08Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
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The five educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so. The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Bostons academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions. Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design...: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/