Director of International Student Services and Programs

Details

  • Position Category: Non-Academic
  • Position Title: Director of International Student Services and Programs
  • School/Department: Enrollment Management
  • Reports To: Vice President of Enrollment Management
  • Time: Full-Time
  • Appointment: Regular

Information & Responsibilities

SUMMARY

California Institute of the Arts is seeking a self-motivated and results-oriented individual to join the Office of Enrollment Management. CalArts is a small but complex arts institution, offering internationally renowned programs in the visual and performing arts to approximately 1500 students across six schools.

The Director of International Student Services and Programs provides vision, expertise and leadership for all initiatives related to the enrollment, retention and success of international students.

The Director reports to the Vice President of Enrollment Management and is a key leader in further developing the office and the scope of services it provides for key constituencies affiliated with the international community at CalArts. This includes responsibility for compliance, documentation, advising and programming. As such, the Director must also have strong working knowledge of regulatory compliance related to F-1 and J-1 visa holders, and the ability to effectively assess and allocate the resources needed to sustain robust continuing international student enrollment.

As strategic initiatives and programmatic areas continue to evolve at CalArts, the Director must bring thoughtful energy and a demonstrated capacity to reshaping the office and focus of the team, in tandem with the CalArts community. In addition to leading a team, this position will work closely with the staff to oversee SEVIS and Sunapsis data integrity and compliance. They will serve as a Designated School Official (PDSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) and ensure accurate and compassionate advising for
international students, coupled with responsive and accessible student centered services.

This person must also collaborate with other administrative offices and academic units in an effort to improve international student retention, academic success, and positive integration into the CalArts community.

Requirements

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (including but not limited to)

● Develop an annual operations plan that deploys all aspects of the student experience for international students so that their transition to campus is as seamless as possible.
● Fulfill all duties of PDSO as required by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program/SEVP serve as a resource and consultant on student immigration issues (e.g, F-1 visas, DACA, TPS)
● Lead international student services team including the Assistant Director and International Student Advisor(s).
● Collaborate closely with Executive DIrector, International & Community Partnerships regarding international student exchanges related to initiatives and programming .
● Collaborate with the Executive Director of admissions in enrollment initiatives in the admissions office and AVP of Student Experience for student programming.
● Cultivate and maintain relationships with access-oriented agencies and related external organizations.
● Manage the operating budget for international student services.
● Oversee all SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) compliance functions Sunapsis
● In partnership with the Vice President for Enrollment Management and other Directors in the Division, collaborate on how best to achieve desired enrollment and retention goals for international students.
● Provide training and information to Admissions staff working with international students .
● Lead and collaborate with campus personnel in the development and execution of on-campus events and projects.
● Communicate & collaborate frequently with the Vice President of Enrollment Management and CalArts senior leadership about trends and issues for international students. 

 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualification

● Bachelor’s degree required, Master's degree highly preferred.
● A minimum of five years of relevant and progressive experience.
● SEVP requires proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency to be approved as PDSO.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

● DSO experience with major aspects in the SEVP life cycle of F-1/J-1 students (e.g., issuing initial I-20s, SEVIS transfers, SEVIS registration, authorizing CPT, OPT, STEM OPT requests, termination, correction requests)
● Proficiency in SEVIS.
● Experience working with Sunapsis systems. 

● The ideal candidate will also have experience with student programming (e.g., orientation, affinity groups), admissions, or academic advising for international student communities.
● Must be available/on-call for students' immigration needs. Some weekend and evening work will be required
● Strong interpersonal, leadership and empathetic listening skills
● Ability to interact effectively with a diverse community of internal and external constituencies demonstrating tact, diplomacy, discretion and good judgment
● Demonstrated record of support for, and commitment to, the needs of a diverse population and the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion
● Excellent written and oral communication skills
● Excellent organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to successfully manage multiple short-term and long-term projects and work effectively under pressure
● Strong analytical skills; highly detail oriented

 

How to Apply

This position is available immediately.  If you are interested, please follow this link to apply.

http://apply.interfolio.com/105869

Equity & Diversity

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking.  Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.

TypeNon-Academic
School/DepartmentEnrollment Management
Reports ToVice President of Enrollment Management
StatusFull-Time
AppointmentRegular
Requirements

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (including but not limited to)

● Develop an annual operations plan that deploys all aspects of the student experience for international students so that their transition to campus is as seamless as possible.
● Fulfill all duties of PDSO as required by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program/SEVP serve as a resource and consultant on student immigration issues (e.g, F-1 visas, DACA, TPS)
● Lead international student services team including the Assistant Director and International Student Advisor(s).
● Collaborate closely with Executive DIrector, International & Community Partnerships regarding international student exchanges related to initiatives and programming .
● Collaborate with the Executive Director of admissions in enrollment initiatives in the admissions office and AVP of Student Experience for student programming.
● Cultivate and maintain relationships with access-oriented agencies and related external organizations.
● Manage the operating budget for international student services.
● Oversee all SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) compliance functions Sunapsis
● In partnership with the Vice President for Enrollment Management and other Directors in the Division, collaborate on how best to achieve desired enrollment and retention goals for international students.
● Provide training and information to Admissions staff working with international students .
● Lead and collaborate with campus personnel in the development and execution of on-campus events and projects.
● Communicate & collaborate frequently with the Vice President of Enrollment Management and CalArts senior leadership about trends and issues for international students. 

 

Education and Experience

Minimum Qualification

● Bachelor’s degree required, Master's degree highly preferred.
● A minimum of five years of relevant and progressive experience.
● SEVP requires proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency to be approved as PDSO.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

● DSO experience with major aspects in the SEVP life cycle of F-1/J-1 students (e.g., issuing initial I-20s, SEVIS transfers, SEVIS registration, authorizing CPT, OPT, STEM OPT requests, termination, correction requests)
● Proficiency in SEVIS.
● Experience working with Sunapsis systems. 

● The ideal candidate will also have experience with student programming (e.g., orientation, affinity groups), admissions, or academic advising for international student communities.
● Must be available/on-call for students' immigration needs. Some weekend and evening work will be required
● Strong interpersonal, leadership and empathetic listening skills
● Ability to interact effectively with a diverse community of internal and external constituencies demonstrating tact, diplomacy, discretion and good judgment
● Demonstrated record of support for, and commitment to, the needs of a diverse population and the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion
● Excellent written and oral communication skills
● Excellent organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to successfully manage multiple short-term and long-term projects and work effectively under pressure
● Strong analytical skills; highly detail oriented

 

Instructions

This position is available immediately.  If you are interested, please follow this link to apply.

http://apply.interfolio.com/105869

Equity and Diversity

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking.  Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.