Regional Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Posting Number: 17ST1208
Job Type: Full Time
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Dean, International Academic Support, The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers). The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs are dedicated to increasing international scholarly opportunities for faculty and cross-cultural and international experiences for students at home and abroad. The Director, International Academic Support (DIAS) reports to the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for International and Global Affairs. The incumbent will develop and implement academic success strategies for international students (undergraduate and graduate). Among the key duties of this position are the following:Serves as a university-wide point of contact for international student academic support, and works with schools, departments, offices, and programs across Rutgers to develop and execute academic initiatives that will enhance the academic performance and retention of international students.
Leads, designs, implements, and manages academic programs and initiatives to support engagement, retention, and successful transitions for international students.
Creates programs and activities to engage and integrate international students into the generate study body.
Facilitates international students' access to and understanding of academic skills, strengths, and challenges.
Serves as a liaison, work with, and support schools and campus partners to develop their strategies and processes to enhance international student success and retention.
Assists schools and academic units to develop and implement early-alert initiatives to identify and support at-risk international students.
Serves as expert resource on best practices of supporting international students for school academic advisors, staff, and faculty.
Develops and manages the outreach plan to stakeholders across the campus; work closely with schools and campus partners to develop a supporting network of dedicated faculty and staff to help international student academic needs.
Develops and maintains effective communication channels, such as social media, website, and newsletter, to share best practices, resources, and information with faculty, staff, and students.
Home Location Campus: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Preferred Qualifications:Master's or PhD degree in international study, education, student affairs, counseling, management, psychology, or a related filed preferred.
Multi-lingual skill and extensive experience working/living abroad strongly preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Requires an innovative thinker and highly experienced administrator with demonstrated collegial skills to create major cross-boundary projects with high impact on his/her organization(s).
Must have knowledge of academic challenges facing by international students who study at US colleges/universities.
Requires sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and geographical differences, with an ability to work with faculty, staff, and students from around the world.
Requires excellent writing and editing skills, and experience with writing and editing for multiple platforms (web, social media), public relations, or marketing.
Department: GAIA Centers