Job Details

Ohlone College
  • Position Number: 1459498
  • Location: Fremont, CA
  • Position Type: International Programs

Director, International Programs and Services
Ohlone College

Position Description:
Ideal Candidate Statement:

The Director of International Programs and Services will be an important team member helping the college to deliver on its motto: A World of Cultures United in Learning. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working with international students and their families. This experience will include an understanding of United States Customs and Immigration Services regulations. The ideal candidate will also have experience in the development of institutional partnerships such as study abroad and faculty exchange programs. This is a great opportunity for a student centered individual who has excellent communication and organizational skills.

Job Description Summary:
Under the supervision of the Vice President of Student Services, the Director of International Programs and Services is responsible for planning and implementing international enrollment management strategies that will ensure international enrollment growth, diversity, and an increasing non-resident revenue stream. The Director is responsible for developing and executing strategic and business plans for the international program.

The Director will plan and conduct intensive overseas student recruitment activities requiring international travel several times per year involving complex itineraries, and often in challenging environments; develop and maintain a wide range of high-level external international relationships with key strategic partners.

The Director of International Programs and Services provides leadership and oversees the staff and operations of the Office of International Programs and Services; supports the work of other staff and faculty, as appropriate, in programs and projects related to the international education goals of the College; and is responsible for all legal and reporting requirements related to the enrollment and attendance of international students.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Planning, organization and direction of an international education program.
Immigration regulations and compliance requirements.
Foreign student guidelines and articulation issues.
Risk management issues pertaining to faculty and students traveling abroad.
Contractual guidelines.
Assigned subject material pertaining to the learning of a second language.
Cultural sensitivity.
Effecting programming of educational projects.
Budget preparation and control.
Oral and written communication skills.
Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Operation of a computer and assigned software.


Plan, organize, control and direct the activities of the International Programs Department.
Oversee student service activities.
Develop and support of programs and services to increase international student recruitment and service quality.
Serve as Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) for F-1 SEVIS program and serve as responsible officer for J-1 Exchange Visitor program.
Serve as a technical resource to students and exchange visitors relating to immigration regulations and requirements.
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Meet schedules and time lines.
Work independently with little direction.
Plan and organize work.
Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
Direct the maintenance of a variety of reports, records and files related to assigned activities.

Essential Duties:
Plan, organize, control and direct the activities of the International Programs Department; direct enrollment management, recruitment and student retention activities for the College.

Work closely with the Vice President of Student Services and the International Program Manager, to plan and implement international enrollment management strategies for the College; and enroll international students into the Colleges credit and non-credit programs.

Develop, implement and support programs and services to increase recruitment and service quality; research funding resources and write grants to support International Programs and Services.

Develop and update a strategic, business and marketing plans for the program.

Develop and maintain relationships with external entities in the United States and abroad to enhance the Colleges ability to attract qualified international students.

Plan and conduct recruitment travel overseas multiple times each year for extended periods as necessary.

Serve as Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) or the Designated School Office (DSO) for F-1 SEVIS program and serve as responsible officer for J-1 Exchange Visitor program; issue initial and other I-20 and DS-2019 forms; conduct reporting as required by federal law relating to J-1EVs and their dependents; maintain related records.

Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budget for the International Programs Department; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations; maintain the English Language Institute program budget and revenue.

Assist the College Council and International Education Committee with strategic planning, study abroad, faculty exchange, budgeting and institutional coordination of related programs and services.

Represent the College and participate in regional, state, national organizations and conferences.

Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions.

Provide technical expertise, information and assistance to the Vice President regarding assigned functions; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to:

Masters degree in any academic field.
Five (5) years of experience working in an International Program doing extensive international student recruitment.
Experience working with overseas educational advising partners or agents.
Evidence of effective management and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters degree in International Relations, or closely related discipline.
Broad understanding of international education in higher education.
Cross cultural experience, experience working or studying abroad.
Planning experience such as budget, recruitment or business plan development.
Experience working with faculty and academic leadership.
Foreign language fluency.
Experience using Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

Salary Range:
$106,250 - $135,608 Annually

Posting Detail Information:
Posting Number:

Number of Vacancies: 1

Desired Start Date:

Position End Date (if temporary):

Close Date: 6/23/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Benefits Statement:
Ohlone offers a competitive benefits package. Below is a list of some of our offerings:

Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD.

Ohlone participates in California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and California State Teachers Retirement System (STRS).

Paid vacation.

Paid sick leave.

Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days.

Longevity pay step increase based on years of service.

IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan.

457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes).

403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes).

*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.

District Statement:
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement Summary:
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986. Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

To apply, visit:

Copyright 2017 Inc. All rights reserved.

Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency