Assistant Director, International & Off-Campus Program
Ohio Wesleyan University
Location: Delaware, Ohio
Preferred Education: Bachelor’s
Higher Education Institution
Ohio Wesleyan University, a selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and located just 20 miles north of Columbus, is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Director, International & Off-Campus Programs (IOCP). This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits.
The Assistant Director, IOCP, plays a vital role in supporting global education at Ohio Wesleyan. Providing support primarily to our international students, the person in this position takes the lead for intercultural programming and advising and for student immigration education and institutional compliance as an SEVP Designated School Official. Additionally, the Assistant Director supports other IOCP global programming. You will be a bachelor degree holder in a relevant field, with experience working effectively and inclusively with diverse constituencies and international communities, especially in higher education. You will be eligible to be a DHS SEVP Designated School Official. Preferably you will have experience as a DSO and with Terra Dotta’s StudioAbroad software.
Ohio Wesleyan University has a long history of international educational exchange going back to the 19th Century. International & Off-Campus Programs plays a vital and central role in the OWU Connection, OWU’s signature program, by providing high impact global educational experiences for all students. Reporting to the Provost, the IOCP Office regularly collaborates with offices across campus.
This position supports international education and internationalization at Ohio Wesleyan with a primary focus on international student services and advising through programming, workshops, one-on-one counseling and the preparation of educational materials and communications. The incumbent acts as a front-line DHS SEVP Designated School Official and ensures institutional compliance with Federal regulations. Additionally, the incumbent supports international exchange and students who study off-campus.
Responsibilities and duties:
Create and manage educational programming to promote international student compliance with immigration and tax regulations and to promote student development and adjustment to American culture.
Provide cultural and immigration advising and support.
Serve as Designated School Official for SEVIS, perform SEVIS data reporting tasks.
Plan, organize and lead New International Student Orientation (NISO) and ongoing orientation activities during the first semester.
Support an inclusive and diverse campus culture and intercultural understanding. Advocate for international students within the University and the local community.
Serve advisor and advocate for student clubs, especially Horizons International.
Advise students about international and off-campus educational opportunities.
Assist with programs for students who engage in international and off campus experiences.
Assist with the international and off-campus risk management and critical incident response.
Assist with program assessment and institutional reporting.
Factors contributing success:
Eligibility to serve as a SEVIS DSO – be a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident as required by law. Experience as a DSO preferred.
Experience working effectively in a highly diverse setting; experience with international communities and with cross-cultural communication.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to solve problems creatively, to pivot quickly when required while maintaining a high degree of professionalism.
Excellent communication skills.
Experience with Terra Dotta Inc.’s StudioAbroad preferred.
Experience with Glacier Tax or other NRA software preferred.
Completed application packets will include:
1) Cover Letter with salary requirements
2) Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates
who apply by 30 September will be given preferential consideration.
What we offer:
Ohio Wesleyan University offers a rewarding place to work! To discover why this should be your next work home, visit our website. Learn more about our benefits at Discover our Benefits. As an equal opportunity institution, OWU has a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We do not discriminate on any basis including: race, religion, color, culture, national origin, sex and/or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, economic barriers, or any other legally protected factor.
NOTE: OWU requires COVID-19 vaccination of all employees. Candidates who accept offers of employment must be able to provide proof of their vaccination status before their employment can be processed.
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (www.owu.edu) is a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus in Delaware, Ohio. OWU is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all. OWU celebrates diversity and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, culture, national origin, sex and/or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, economic barriers, or any other legally protected factor. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed.