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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G7038 / Assoc Dir, Intn'l Prgms & Stud
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Directs and oversees the development, implementation and management of programs to provide services for international students and scholars; provides international study, work and travel opportunities for students and faculty, and promotes internationalization throughout the University.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides leadership and coordination of services for international students and scholars, including advisement and monitoring of U.S. government regulations and policies for non-immigrants.
  2. Develops and oversees current and new programs to provide international experience opportunities for domestic students and faculty including international exchange and study abroad; collaborates with faculty members and departments to improve their international programs and increase the number of international students.
  3. Develops policies, procedures, and standards for assuring the health and safety of participants in international travel to minimize liability issues for the University; develops contingency plans and procedures in the event of international emergencies.
  4. Represents the director/department on various University committees, to various institutional divisions/departments, as well as externally to governmental agencies; participates in state, regional, and national professional organizations.
  5. Participates in the establishment, organization, and implementation of short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness, compliance with travel polices, and best practices and effects changes required for improvement.
  6. Supervises staff support personnel, to include recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  7. Identifies funding sources and develops grants and other funding initiatives; develops responses to opportunities to improve and enhance programs; assists in the annual budget planning process; and regularly monitors program expenditures.
  8. Oversees the implementation and operation of the U.S. government SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) at the University and ensures compliance with federal regulations and policies.
  9. Oversees and coordinates the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data; designs data collection systems and procedures; develops, writes, and presents comprehensive reports; answers requests for program information, including surveys and annual reports.
  10. Oversees the issuance of non-immigrant documents and maintenance of accurate student records.
  11. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of best practices in advising and providing services for international students, scholars and international study programs.
  • Knowledge of health, safety and liability issues involved with planning and administering international programs.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of U.S. government regulations and policies regarding international students and scholars, and experience with J and F visa programs.
  • Knowledge of student records systems and U.S. government SEVIS program.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of academic, personal, and other adjustment issues for students and faculty dealing with and/or living in foreign cultures.
  • Knowledge of international and intercultural issues, and the ability to relate to diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of University curriculum and student services procedures.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017