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Dean of International Education

Posted: 03/24/2024

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of International Education is responsible for fostering an organizational culture and climate that fully supports global education and welcomes diversity. This will be achieved through coordination of the University’s International Education efforts including the development of international program offerings; overseeing study abroad and exchange programs; leading international recruitment efforts; supporting international students who choose to study at the Millikin University through the development, implementation, and assessment of onboarding, retention, success, and completion efforts. The Dean provides strategic leadership for International Education, including formulating and implementing a vision for International Education and campus internationalization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Provide strategic leadership and coordinate strategic planning for international education in alignment with the university’s strategic goals.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies related to international education.
  • Develop and implement strategies for recruitment and retention of international students.
  • Manage the budgets for international student support, international student recruitment, and study abroad.
  • Develop, assess, and report on the effectiveness of international student recruitment, orientation, advising, and retention activities.
  • Develop synergies between all areas of the University where international education services are provided, and identify other international service opportunities that would fall within the Center’s mission. 
  • Work with appropriate College departments to implement policies, procedures and support systems that effectuate the management of international education programs, students and initiatives. 
  • Work closely with the Provost, Vice President of Student Affairs, and Director of Grants on grants and proposals to foundations and donors to support international student education.
  • Nurture fundraising opportunities to support scholarships for international students and study abroad participants. 
  • Coordinate the work of the International Programs and Policies Committee, collaborating with faculty and staff to coordinate international programs and policies. 
  • Support maintenance and development of international partnerships that create opportunities for students and faculty involvement in international education.
  • Engage internal and external communities and university stakeholders to advise and provide opportunities in international education.
  • Maintain awareness of the international education field. Provide direction and guidance on remaining competitive.
  • Lead initiatives to increase inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and sense of belonging for students, faculty, and staff engaged with international education.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, mentors, and evaluates a diverse, talented, and student-oriented staff and student workers. Maintains a highly engaged relationship with staff and students and remains visible throughout the campus community.  
  • Responsible for implementing emergency communication plans and protocols and provides direction, oversight, guidance, and support as needed in emergency or crisis situations.
  • Actively seeks opportunities for ongoing professional development for self and staff.
  • Effectively communicates university and department goals, achievements, challenges, solutions, practices, changes, and consistently enforces all policies and regulations.
  • Maintains high ethical standards and integrity. Conducts all operations in a professional and business-like manner.
  • Promotes positive employee relations. Consults with, and take directions from the Provost and Human Resources, regarding specific employee challenges, policies, discipline and other initiatives or issues, etc.  Encourages active involvement in problem solving and use focused coaching techniques to achieve optimum performance and behavior/conduct. 
  • Responsible for acting in accordance with all Millikin University policies and procedures.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned. 
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