The Associate Director, International Student Support provides direction and leadership for designing, implementing, and coordinating support for UNL international students.Responsibilities will include designing inter-cultural programming opportunities that will enhance the living and learning experiences and foster a successful socio/cultural adjustment to life at Nebraska and in the US for international students, developing cultural training education programs for faculty and staff at UNL and support diversity and inclusion activities, including, but not limited to:
Manage a team of International Student Success Navigators (organizationally based in ISSO) as well as Graduate Assistants, and student workers
Lead the navigators team charged with efforts to integrate international students into the UNL community, supporting academic success and student engagement via one-to-one coaching, meetings, academic skills/engagement programs and workshops, including developing and delivering programming that will enable students to socialize beyond their linguistic/cultural groups, integrate into campus and Lincoln community life, understand U.S. customs, norms, laws, and expectations
Collaborate with departments and colleges to develop educational and social programs, including welcome and arrival programs to help students with adjustment to the campus and Lincoln community and to understand U.S. customs, norms, laws, and expectations
Advocate for culturally diverse students to support student success, help students thrive throughout their time at UNL, and to realize the University's aspirations to be a campus of engaged and diverse learners.
Assess student needs to develop and implement activities, trainings, and workshops
Develop and implement intercultural programs for UNL's international student populations.
Oversee the designated sponsored student advisor, and serve in a leadership capacity for sponsored student issues on campus
Plan and present informational programs to help all members of the university to continue discussing and exploring topics of intercultural needs.
Design surveys to analyze student needs
Support Global Strategy diversity and inclusion efforts
Develop print and web-based materials
Night and weekend activities may be required.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Master's degree in education, educational administration, public administration, counseling, psychology, international relations or related field and two (2) years related experience working in international education at a postsecondary level in an advising, counseling, transition, administration, or retention-related role. Must be able to work independently and within a team environment. Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge in program design/development and/or project management. Knowledge of best practices for integrating international and domestic students. Skilled to develop assessment tools, collect data, and analyze data to assess the needs of a diverse student and scholar population. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and priority changes. Ability to work with a highly diverse population including an understanding of cultures from around the world. Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize, and plan work and projects. Ability to work productively and diplomatically with a wide variety of stakeholders is essential. Proficiency with word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, and student management/course management systems essential.
Four (4) years related experience working in international education at a postsecondary level in an advising, counseling, transition, administration, or retention-related role. Expertise in strategies and best practices for supporting international student success. Ability to effectively problem solve, think critically, and communicate effectively with international college students, scholars and staff in situations of shared responsibility and confidentiality. Experience working with students from a diversity of cultures preferred.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.