Assistant Director of Kearney International Center (AA22148 & AA22149)
Minnesota State University Mankato
Location: Mankato, Minnesota
Internal Number: 1946
Full/Part Time: Full Time
The Assistant Director manages the Kearney International Center student services processes related to orientation, advising, student activities and events. This person provides direct service to the international student population through F-1 immigration advising and acting as staff advisor to the International Student Association. As senior F-1 immigration advisor, this position trains and supervises junior advising staff.
Master's degree (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.) plus two years of full-time professional experience within international student services field
Bachelor's degree (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.) plus five years of professional experience in international student services.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse population of students, families, and professionals.
Demonstrated ability to design and implement collaborative programming within higher education, international services, or student support services.
Working knowledge and experience with student records systems and learning management software.
Minimum 2 years SEVIS experience as DSO/ARO including immigration advising for F-1 and J-1 students and their dependents. (In order to serve in this role, you must either be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the U.S.)
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Ability to speak a non-English language.
Specialized knowledge and experience implementing best practices in student advising.
Ability to articulate the impact of international student experience on university life and future careers.
Specialized knowledge regarding history and culture of international students and their needs in higher education.
Articulate approach to intercultural development and resolving cross-cultural conflict.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
Required to work occasionally during weekends and evenings to provide retention activities, events, etc. Must be willing to adjust personal schedule to meet demands of unexpected crisis, programs, and activities outside of the University workday.
Based upon this position's essential functions, it reports to Kearney International Center, 5 days a week, and does not have the option of telework. Telework is at the discretion of management and defined and implemented in accordance with HR/LR Policy #1422 (Telework Policy).
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The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:
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· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.
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Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We recognize Native Nations of this region who have called this place home over thousands of years including Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Lakota, Dakota and Ho-Chunk and Cheyenne. We acknowledge the ongoing colonialism and legacies of violence, displacement, migrations and settlement that foreground the formation of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
Serving approximately 14,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota's the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/fast-facts/
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