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Lyon College - Director of International Education Opportunity

  • 20 Oct 2022 1:14 PM
    Message # 12961547

    Lyon College has a great opportunity for a Director of International Education. Please message me at for more details.

    Here is the job description:

    The Director of International Education is responsible for planning, oversight, and the effective delivery of services in three major areas: Study Abroad, International Student Services, and International Student Recruitment.


    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Experience traveling internationally.
    • Evidence of a proactive and detail-oriented working style.
    • Demonstrated experience collaborating with diverse constituencies across cultures and customs.
    • Minimum educational background of a bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree or higher preferred.
    • Experience working with SEVIS as a DSO and working with international students in an educational environment preferred.
    • Direct experience with establishing and/or maintaining study-abroad opportunities desirable.


    • Serve as the primary international student advocate/resource on the Batesville campus for enrolled international students; work with other areas of the College including Student Life, the International Student Association, and the College’s host family program in Batesville to ensure a positive and beneficial experience for our international students by providing support and programming to integrate them into the Lyon community.
    • Design and conduct comprehensive orientations for new international students that promote their success and retention; inform the Registrar of new international students whose native language is not English so that language proficiency can be awarded.
    • Serve as the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) for SEVIS, advising and assisting international students, both degree-seeking and exchange, on F-1 visa regulations and benefits, while maintaining SEVIS compliance and ensuring all student records are current and accurate; stay informed about changes in immigration laws and disseminate relevant changes to students and college personnel.
    • Assist with the I-20 process subsequent to the issuance of initial documents by Admissions.
    • Counsel and refer international students to College resources; communicate with exchange partners on the status of their students in Batesville.
    • Serve as primary contact for overseas recruitment agents and as liaison with Admissions; communicate with external student referral agents on student progress.
    • Manage, cultivate, and promote new and existing study abroad programs; keep faculty and students appraised of all available opportunities; provide guidance and support for students engaged in completing these applications; assist students with finding outside scholarships to study abroad; advise students about the documents required for travel and for student visas; and provide pre-departure orientation.
    • Manage program budgets effectively.
    • Respond to and resolve student/parents/faculty/staff concerns and emergencies involving Lyon College students studying overseas.
    • Engage in regular assessment of all aspects of the International Education Program according to the Lyon College Assessment Plan; use assessment data to make recommendations for future program modifications.
    Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Allison Nicholas, AACE President PO Box 45, Little Rock, AR 72203 │ 

Phone: (501) 269-4119

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