Division: Student Development
Updated: May 2018
Under the supervision of the Senior Vice President for Student Development-Associate Provost and in coordination with the Director of Admissions and Director of Graduate Admissions, the Director manages all activities and programs designed to assist international students beginning with their initial interest in the institution through their departure from Missouri Baptist University. In addition, the Director is responsible for the development and implementation of the institution’s policies as they apply to undergraduate and graduate international students, Enrollment Management, managing the University’s F-1 program to ensure compliance with U.S. immigration law, oversight of activities involving official international visitors, and programming or meetings designed to promote campus internationalization.
Within the limits of authorized college policies, procedures, programs, and budgets, the Director of International Student Services is responsible for and has the authority to accomplish the following duties:
Undergraduate & Graduate Admissions:
The Director of International Student Services will observe the following relationships:
The Director of International Student Services is directly responsible to the Senior Vice President for Student Development-Associate Provost for the fulfillment of the functions, and of the position.
The Director of International Student Services will coordinate with the Director of Admissions for portions of the position which pertain directly to Admissions.
The Director of International Student Services will coordinate with the Director of Graduate Admissions for portions of the position which pertain directly to Graduate Admissions.
An annual performance review is to be conducted by the Senior Vice President for Student Development-Associate Provost. This review will include a self-evaluation of specific tasks and duties, as well as an overall evaluation.
The Director must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Legal Permanent Resident per requirements for SEVIS Designated School Officials.
Education and Experience
A Masters in Higher Education, Multicultural Affairs or a related field is preferred. 3-5 years prior experience working with international students in a college or university setting is required. Must also possess a significant knowledge of U.S. immigration policies and procedures.
Must be able to prioritize tasks and manage many competing projects successfully, while maintaining the ability to think critically and solve various challenges under deadlines.
A strong Christian background with a vision for ministering to the needs of International Students is imperative. Active membership in a local church is also required.
Must possess excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills, be highly self-motivated and be eager to collaborate with colleagues.
Membership in Professional Organizations
Be willing to maintain active membership in NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and regularly attend conferences and workshops to advance professional development. Be able to attend monthly local meetings of International Education Council.
Out of state travel is necessary occasionally.
Interested applicants should send their resume, statement of faith and cover letter to:
Dr. Andy Chambers
Senior Vice President for Student Development-Associate Provost