Director of International Student Affairs and Student Engagement


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Louisiana Christian University invites applications for the Director of International Student Affairs and Student Engagement. The Director provides leadership, management, and direction for the Office for International Student Affairs and for campus-wide student engagement. This position will provide strategic supervision to support the international student experience and will provide overall organizational management for student engagement and activities at Louisiana Christian University. The Director reports directly to the Vice President for Student Development with oversight provided by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The Director serves as the Designated School Official (DSO) to fulfill the obligations for compliance with federal regulations related to the enrollment of international students. This Director leads a wide range of educational and cultural programs, immigration advising, and other support services for international students. The Director is responsible for following up on recruitment and admissions leads for prospective students in collaboration with enrollment management, advising international students, overseeing student support processes for international students, academic advising, assisting with international student scheduling, maintaining and updating student records through SEVIS and campus databases, managing external and internal communications with students, and liaising with other departments on campus to offer comprehensive support for the international population.

The Director assists the Director of Student Activities with the financial management and execution of programs and operations related to student activities and works with outside vendors to secure service and contracts. The Director provides logistical assistance to the Director of Student Activities and assists with executing campus events and programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as Designated School Official (DSO) for F-1 students:

· Stays abreast of DHS/ASEVIS/DOS statutes, regulatory, policy, and practice changes through participation in NAFSA through meetings, lists-serves, webinars, etc.

· Submits the annual report to the Department of State

· Collaborates on the issuance of Certificates of Eligibility for F-1 students (I-20s)

· Consistently manages student registration and student updates in the SEVIS system (employment, CPT/OPT, address changes, program dates, travel verification, etc.)

· Maintains accurate records (in print and electronically) for international students

· Ensures the reliability of critical information related to international students and promptly disseminate information and make it easily accessible.

Oversee student support services and advise international students on academics, travel, and a variety of other needs:

· Manages the pre-arrival communication process for newly admitted international students

· Plans and implements a comprehensive International Student Orientation each August and possibly January

· Assists with planning first-year international student programming to assist with acculturation

· Connects international students with local church members as approved by the University to “adopt” a student during their time at LCU

· Plans tax training workshops, enrolls in tax software assistance, and communicates the mandatory necessity for tax filing for international students each year

· Assists international students as needed with a range of support services: Social Security numbers, Driver’s Licenses,

· Serves as a resource for and works closely with departments across campus, including Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Support Services, English Language Program, Business Office, Admissions Office, and Residence Life and Student Engagement.

· Provides campus assistance and oversight during holidays breaks, ensuring meals and transportation are provided and other needs are met

· Provides crisis management support for international students

· Administers an office budget for international services and develops budget proposals as needed

Additional Tasks

· Assists the Office of Marketing with developing a webpage and a social media account, particularly as they pertain to international students

· Spearheads assessment initiatives as needed and use data to drive decision-making and program enhancement

· Supervises work-study students

· Teaches College Connection 100 (CC 100) each year

Skills and Expertise

· Significant supervision and management experience

· Ability to work with diverse populations

· Excellent communication skills (written and oral)

· Demonstrated ability to comply with governmental regulations related to immigration and other governmental form

· Ability to problem solve and remain calm in crisis

· Excellent organization and administrative ability

· Analytical skills and comfort with data systems and inclination towards data-driven decision making

· Advanced project management skills

· Ability to streamline processes and work well under pressure with limited supervision

· Ability to work with team members on projects



· Master’s degree in management or a related field and experience in higher education in a decision-making role in international student affairs or international programs.

· Record of organizational and management abilities

· Demonstrated administrative ability and experience, including a record of personnel and budgetary responsibilities


· Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field and experience in higher education in a decision-making role in student affairs

· Demonstrated administrative ability and experience, including a record of personnel and budgetary responsibilities

· Record of organizational and management abilities

The successful candidate will also demonstrate an active Christian faith and a calling to engage in a “Christ-centered community committed to Academic Excellence where students are equipped for Lives of Learning, Leading, and Serving.”


Louisiana Christian University is a private, Baptist, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, Louisiana. The University was founded in 1906 and is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Louisiana Baptist Convention. It has an enrollment of about 1,200 students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

To apply for this position, please submit all of the following to

1. A cover letter

2. LCU staff application

3. Resume

4. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts

Inquiries and all submissions should be made to:

Dr. Cheryl D. Clark, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

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