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Director, International Education

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Work type: Full-time Salaried
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Administrative Professional

Position, Department: Director, International Education, Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Full-time Salaried, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: 40 hours per week

Pay Grade/Pay Range:  $67,137-83,922 *Actual pay depends on qualifications

Benefits Category: Full-time Benefits 

Position Summary: The director provides leadership for and management of the International Education Office, including program planning and implementation. The director oversees budget development and management, institutional partnerships, international exchanges and grants, student study abroad programs, international curriculum initiatives and grant projects, and other activities that contribute to global and international awareness and knowledge at JCCC. Programming also includes the Global Awareness Program and supporting faculty/staff international travel. The director designs and administers faculty-led study abroad programs, including managing the program proposal review, developing budgets, and working with partner providers.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an accredited university
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Minimum of three years of experience in international education or directly related field at an institution of higher education including one year of supervisory experience
International travel experience and knowledge
Ability to maintain an established work schedule but with necessary flexibility (will often be required)
Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from other cultures with tact and diplomacy
Detail oriented
Logistical and planning ability
Experience in preparing and monitoring budgets
Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
Experience in maintaining the confidentiality of work-related information and materials
Experience with Via-TRM or similar application management software

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate degree in an international studies-related field
A minimum of three years community college experience
Experience managing grants
Experience developing and managing study abroad programs at an institution of higher learning
Experience teaching part-time or full-time at an institution of higher education

To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and cover letter.

Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:

Management – Lead and manage the International Education Office, including budgetary oversight, the hiring, orientation/training, supervision, and evaluation of International Education staff, and regular assessment of the needs and progress of global and international education at JCCC.

a. Financial and personnel resources are managed effectively in the International Education department.

b. Stakeholders receive regular communications about active projects and services.

c. Customer service feedback metrics are at or above expectations based on surveys or other data.

d. The following programs are managed efficiently:

• Study Abroad: strategic and operational plans are established for faculty and student semester and short-term study abroad programs.

• The Global Awareness Program: access is maximized for students, international programming is supported at JCCC, and GAP components are developed in courses and programs on an ongoing basis.

• The annual Greater Kansas City Peacebuilding Conference: organized and held with KC partners on a yearly basis.

f. The International Education Committee is chaired regularly to award travel grants, to keep the committee informed of international activities at the college, and to review GAP course submissions. 

Research and Development – Provide forward thinking leadership for emerging global education services and needs.

a. Facilitates development and implementation of policies and procedures for study abroad and exchange programs.

b. Facilitates and acts as primary point-of-contact for approved visiting international groups.

c. Coordinates and facilitates faculty and student study abroad programs.

d. Identifies and prepares grant funded proposals for international initiatives.

e. Coordinates and facilitates student/faculty agreements with selected international colleges and universities, working directly with representatives from those colleges, universities, and organizations.

f. Evaluates current international education program curriculum; facilitates the development and integration of courses into the general curriculum.

g. Oversees international education grant projects. 

Communication – Provide comprehensive communication about International Education support for students, the college, and the community. Performance meets expectations when:

a. Internal and external marketing and program information is facilitated.

b. By serving as a point-person and resource, college-sponsored or college-marketed international travel is facilitated along with travel leaders' adherence to the college's international travel procedures.

c. Opportunities are promoted with all academic programs at JCCC for international education for students. 

Collaboration – Work with all relevant stakeholders to establish productive professional relationships and networks in pursuit of broadening the impact of global education at JCCC. Performance meets expectations when:

a. It reflects collaboration with faculty, staff, and administration to promote global competency among college employees and students and the institutionalization of international education programming.

b. It establishes and maintains professional networks with related local, state, national, and international organizations and agencies.

c. Collaborates with representatives from foreign colleges, universities, and organizations for special projects or programs as required.

d. It engages college faculty and staff as well as the local community in international and intercultural initiatives. 

*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students’ success. You belong here.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Disclosure:  If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email


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