Job ID: 220252

Director, Center for International Studies

Kean University

  • Aug. 25, 2023
  • Director, Center for International Studies
  • Center for International Studies
  • Kean University
    Union, NJ
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Undergraduate Education
    Student Affairs
    International Programs/Study Abroad

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.

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  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.


Center for International Studies


Under the direction of the Executive Director, International Studies and WKU Student Affairs, the Director, Center for International Studies (Director 3) directs campus-wide coordination of global initiatives, partnerships and programs which encompass both inbound and outbound students. This includes the management of education and exchange abroad programs; coordination of services and support to international students and scholars; development and maintenance of partnerships with international institutions; and ensuring institutional compliance with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of State. This position also performs related work as required. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and three years of professional experience working in international education in a higher education setting is required. Experience with and working knowledge of the following is also required: federal visa and immigration laws and regulations, including familiarity with F-1 and J-1 regulations and use of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) ; Designated School Official (DSO) experience; and experience with re-certification and de-destination. This employee serves as a Designated School Official as approved by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State and will be authorized to access SEVIS.  U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status is required by Federal regulations. A Master’s degree in a related field; a minimum of 3 years of supervisory and management experience; and experience in student advising is preferred. Prior study/work abroad experience is a plus. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made.  Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts are required prior to the starting date of employment.

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Additional Information

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.


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Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity.  Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.


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