Associate Vice President for Global Partnerships and International Student Enrollment
Saint Louis University
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: 2022-06095
The Associate Vice President for Global Partnerships and International Student Enrollment (AVP) provides senior-level vision and leadership for the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy for growing and sustaining international student enrollment at both the St. Louis and Madrid campuses, and at all other SLU locations.Â This is a staff position, which may be augmented by a non-tenure track faculty appointment in the discipline of the successful candidates area of academic expertise, if applicable. The AVP reports to the Vice President for Enrollment Management.
Position Description and Responsibilities
The AVP is primarily responsible for:
Establishing short- and long-term international enrollment management plans â“ including enrollment, retention, and student success goals for all SLU campuses â“ as directed or envisioned by the Provost, the Vice President for Enrollment Management, and other senior institutional leaders;
Developing and implementing partnerships and related agreements with academic and non-academic entities worldwide to support SLUs international recruitment, enrollment, branding, and marketing goals;
Ensuring that international students matriculation to all SLU campuses, and their transitions to life in their new countries, contexts, and cultures, support their holistic well-being and success in the Jesuit tradition;
Supporting Academic Affairs efforts to ensure that, when appropriate, the curricula, modalities, and schedules of existing and future programs meet identified global educational needs; and
Â ensuring compliance with all relevant domestic and international regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as internal policies and processes.
Collaboration will be critical to the AVPs success. The AVP will collaborate with:
Â The Enrollment and Retention Management team to shape the goals and strategy for the growth and success of international student populations through effective marketing, branding, partnership development, and improvement of non-academic support services.
Faculty, academic leaders of SLUs colleges/schools, and the Provost to support the development of academic partnerships and related agreements that advance the design of curricula, modalities, and schedules tailored to specific international student markets.
The Office of International Services, Student Development, and Academic Affairs to strengthen efforts to advance the quality of orientation/transition programs and supports, including those related to visas, travel, housing, co-curricular engagement, and academic advising and mentoring.
The Divisions of Student Development, Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement, and Alumni Engagement to support ongoing and future efforts to strengthen and expand student engagement in cross-cultural and experiential learning.Â Â Working with Alumni Engagement, the AVP will strengthen and advance the growth of SLUs international alumni network.
The AVP will cultivate SLUs ecosystem of international education at all SLU campuses and locations, strengthening the relationships among teams responsible for international recruitment, INTO SLU, international student and scholar services, study abroad, and partnerships.
The AVPs work will have a significant impact on the University's student body, as well as on the holistic success of international students across academic programs and campuses.Â Â Accordingly, the AVP will serve as a key resource to University committees and councils, including the Council of Academic Deans and Directors (CADD); the Graduate Academic Affairs Committee (GAAC); the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee (UAAC); the University Undergraduate Core Committee (UUCC); and the University Leadership Council (ULC).Â Â The AVP will also collaborate with leadership of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, and the Office of Distance Education, to ensure that proposals for international partnerships, or new or revised programs targeted to international student populations, maintain fidelity to SLU quality standards for in-person and distance education.Â
The AVP will develop and maintain institutional relationships with international universities, government agencies, institutes, and other foreign entities.
The AVP provides leadership in risk assessment and protection of the Universitys Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and students from adverse consequences (financial, reputational, health/safety/security, etc.) related to any international initiative.Â Â Â
Required Education & Academic Credentials
An earned doctoral degree
Academic credentials that warrant a non-tenure track faculty appointment (upon approval per SLUsÂ Faculty Manual)
Required Professional Experience and Knowledge
This position requires a leader of bold vision and passionate commitment; an exceptional communicator whose rhetorical skills transcend a diversity of cultures and contexts; an administrator with deep and broad expertise in international higher education, marketing, recruitment, and student success; a collaborator equally comfortable with (and respected by) institutional partners and faculty as with international partners.Â Â The AVP must be a leader capable of motivating and collaborating with diverse teams to develop and execute plans to enhance the overall success of global education and engagement. Required professional experience and knowledge includes, but is not limited to, the following:
At least five years of demonstrable accomplishment in a similar leadership position responsible for international recruitment, partnership development, and student services supporting retention and holistic student success at an institution(s) similar to SLU;
Demonstrated capacity to shepherd, at an institution(s) similar to SLU, a collaboratively-developed, clear and compelling vision and strategy for international enrollment and student success;Â
At least five years of significant leadership experience in establishing and leading a comprehensive â“ but easily understood and accessed â“ system of international student services at a college/university similar to SLU;
At least five years of significant leadership experience successfully building and advancing international recruitment teams and strategies;
College-level academic experience (teaching, scholarship) warranting a non-tenure track faculty appointment at SLU;
Advanced knowledge of recruitment, enrollment, and curriculum management platforms such as Sunapsis, Terra Dotta, Slate, PowerCampus, Salesforce, CollegeNet, Banner;
Advanced knowledge of regulations and best practices related to non-immigration visas, labor certificates, H1B, and permanent residency applications;
Knowledge of contemporary U.S. admissions, registration, and related academic policies for both graduate and undergraduate programs;
Demonstrable ability to negotiate and successfully manage/maintain international contracts (including work with internal constituencies such as Academic Affairs, Office of the General Counsel, Office of Business and Finance); and
Advanced knowledge of contemporary international business; governments/national and international regulations governing all related facets of higher education and business operations; multi-context diplomatic practices; multi-cultural fluency.
Academic Engagement in the AVP Search Process
Because the AVP will work in close collaboration with academic leaders, academic leaders and other related key University collaborators will participate in the search process.
Applicants must include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae.Â You can upload these items on the third page "My experience" of the application.
Vaccine Protocol:Â Saint Louis University will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be required to comply with the Universitys vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you will be required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment.â¯Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances.â¯
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.