The Assistant Director’s position counsels and advises international students on academic, personal, financial and career development matters. In addition, the position plans and coordinates academic and cultural initiatives to help international students acclimate to the college and the United States.
The Assistant Director is responsible for planning, coordinating, and administering the orientation program for international undergraduate, visiting and graduate students including the screening, training, hiring and supervising of the international orientation leaders. This position coordinates the campus wide committee involved with orientations.
This position also manages the international visiting students program, and communicates with representatives from home institutions and acts as Alternative Responsible Officer for Homeland Security in administration of exchange visitor program students on J-1 visas. This position also assists with other visa applications, including the issuance of I-20’s for our F-1 student visa student population, in accordance with federal regulation and institutional policy.
The Assistant Director also screens international student applications, reviews documentation and makes recommendations as needed. Also coordination with the Director of the Writing Program and the Academic Learning Center on meeting the language needs of international students falls under the responsibility of this position.
This position also researches, develops and presents developmental and diversity workshops to sponsored program students, student groups, and other courses which assist in building and maintaining a campus wide environment that is inclusive, pluralistic and diverse.
Knowledge and Skills:
-Knowledge of SEVIS and F-1/J-1 Visa regulations
-Knowledge of applicable federal regulations
-Database management skills required
-Good oral and written communication skills
-Ability to operate in a cross-cultural setting
-Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships
-Ability to coordinate events
-Ability to process, review, and evaluate student documents
-Ability to meet deadlines
-Experience with advising students
Master’s degree required in Social Services related area
3-5 years appropriate Work experience required
Marist College is located on the banks of the historic Hudson River midway between New York City and Albany and at its Florence, Italy campus. A comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts, its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 384 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (8th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.
Marist employees also enjoy a highly competitive benefits and compensation package. We provide comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, their family members, and retirees. Benefits may include tuition, reimbursement, rich health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision), life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and generous retirement savings plans. Other benefits include discount programs, ample opportunity for community involvement, and local volunteer opportunities with foundations and non-profit organizations.
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.