Now Hiring: Assistant Director for Programming, International Student & Scholar Services

Colorado State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Director for Programming of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). This full-time administrative professional position is responsible for the design and delivery of programming for international students and scholars on the Colorado State University campus and in the community. The position reports to the ISSS Senior Director. The Assistant Director oversees programs serving over 2,500 international students and scholars, facilitates campus and community partnerships such as the Fort Collins International Center volunteer network, and facilitates acculturation, community, and educational outreach. This position requires regular evening and weekend hours related to programming and event coordination.  Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The mission of the Office of International Programs (OIP) is to help create and foster international activities supporting teaching, learning, research and engagement throughout Colorado State University. This mission is accomplished through a broad array of programs and services designed to provide international experiences for all CSU students, scholars, faculty and staff.

ISSS, one of three units within the Office of International Programs (OIP), offers extensive services to over 2,000 international students and scholars. These services include immigration documentation and advising to nonimmigrant visa bearers who are studying, conducting research, teaching, and/or working for Colorado State University. Services also include permanent residency processing for individuals in positions of permanent employment with the University. The ISSS unit maintains records, reports to the U.S. Government as required by federal law, and conducts a wide variety of programs related to immigration issues, cultural adjustment, orientation, and other matters pertinent to the population it serves.



  • Manage programs and events for international students and scholars including transition programs such as graduate student orientation, intercultural programs such as the World Unity Fair, and community building programs such as the Friday Afternoon Club.
  • Create new programs to serve the needs of specific groups of international students and scholars such as first year students, sponsored students, exchange visitors, etc.
  • Collaborate with campus and community partners to plan and implement programs to build community, foster intercultural education, and promote student retention and success.
  • Serve as the campus liaison and ex-officio board member of the Fort Collins International Center and provide ongoing support to over 100 community volunteers through advice, resources, structural and programming efforts.
  • Support international student organizations; e.g. serve as the lead adviser to the Council of International Student Associations.
  • Design and provide training regarding intercultural communication, cultural interactions, culture-specific and intercultural awareness and sensitivity to a variety of campus and community audiences.
  • Communicate with students, academic departments, campus offices, and other stakeholders to ensure effective and timely program delivery.
  • Serve as a liaison between key Colorado State University departments, students, and the local community.
  • Manage office communication efforts through electronic newsletters, program announcements, and webpage updates.
  • Represent the University, as appropriate, at conferences, symposia, and working groups devoted to international student and scholar issues.


  • Supervise one professional assistant.
  • Hire, train, and supervise 6-12 student staff and 30 Cultural Mentor student volunteers.

Budget Management

  • Manage financial resources including program budgeting and reconciliation, collection of funds, allocation of monies to student organizations, etc.

Minimum Qualification:

  1. Master’s degree in student affairs, education, international studies, intercultural communication, liberal arts, business, science, public administration, or a related field, completed by start date.
    2. Two or more years professional work experience in international education, intercultural training or closely related field.
    3. Event management experience.
    4. Demonstrated knowledge of intercultural dynamics affecting international students and scholars.
    5. Experience supervising students, employees, or volunteers.
    6. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    7. Strong organizational skills.
    8. Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member.
    9. Willingness and ability to work regular evening and weekend hours related to programming and event coordination.

Preferred qualifications:

  1. One or more years professional work experience in international educational exchange at a college or university.
    2. Volunteer coordination experience.
    3. Demonstrated leadership or experience in NAFSA or other international education associations.
    4. Foreign language fluency other than English.
    5. Experience with listservs, social media, and updating websites.
    6. Experience designing and implementing programs specifically for international students and/or scholars.
    7. Experience managing a budget in a professional setting.
    8. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with diverse cultural groups.
    9. Experience living, working, or studying abroad.


$48,000-$55,000, DOE, plus benefits equaling approximately 25% of salary.

For full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59PM (MST) on Monday, November 23, 2015. A full position description and application instructions can be found at

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.