• Chico
  • Chico, California
  • Oct 08, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Education and Training

Job Description

Recruitment Details
Recruitment Number VA1342
Posting Period 10/06/20 - 10/20/20
On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity Yes, On-Campus applicants only. (Available to active state-side employees. CSE and Student employees are not eligible.)
Level/Range/Grade 1
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected
Department International Education & Global Engagement
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status At Will
Full-time/part-time Full-time
Pay Plan 12/12
CBU/MOU M80 - Management Personnel Plan
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Hours Per Day 8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the summer
Days Per Week 5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer
Shift Day

Primary Duties
Under the general direction of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs, the IAVP for IEGE provides strategic leadership for the development, operation, and administration of international education programs. The IAVP collaborates with academic programs and Regional and Continuing Education on curricula in support of the University's strategic priorities. The IAVP oversees all functions of International Education & Global Engagement (IEGE), including Study Abroad and Exchange, International Student and Scholar Services, International Admissions and Outreach (including recruitment) International Training programs, English as a Second Language (ESL) Support Services, and the US Passport Center. The IAVP also acts as the Principal Designated School Official for F visa immigration compliance, and the Responsible Officer for the J visa Exchange Visitor Program.

Specifically, the IAVP will oversee and manage programs that:
• create opportunities for students to study abroad and throughout the USA;
• create opportunities for faculty to teach and conduct research overseas and utilize virtual exchange (COIL);
• manage international enrollment, including international admissions and recruitment;
• deliver support services to international students and visiting scholars;
• facilitate and coordinate efforts to internationalize the campus and curriculum;
• provide ESL instruction and tutoring services to non-native speaking students;
• ensure institutional compliance with F visa and J visa regulations and all SEVIS reporting requirements;
• facilitate the successful transition of international students to the University and beyond, as well as international student engagement, integration, and inclusion;
• support international training programs;
• oversee Chico State's global partnerships around the world, including the management of international agreements between institutions, program providers, and recruitment agencies; and,
• act as a spokesperson for the University in international contexts, for the management of institutional, governmental and organizational relations.
The incumbent serves as the Senior International Officer (SIO) for the campus and represents the campus at SIO meetings at the CSU Chancellor's Office. The IAVP also serves as the centralized point of contact and supervisor for all of the University's international programs and activities.

As a member of the Provost's Academic Council, the IAVP collaborates and builds strong working relationships with, and regularly advises, deans, department chairs, Academic Senate, Student Affairs, Chico State Enterprises, Regional and Continuing Education, and faculty on all international matters, policies, and procedures. The campus has a number of interests regarding the internationalization of curricula, student body, and faculty; the IAVP will provide support and collaboration to ensure effective and coherent approaches that benefit students and the campus. The IAVP will directly supervise and manage over a dozen professional and support staff (including Chico State Enterprises employees and student employees), and will oversee the hiring, training, recruitment, professional development, and evaluation of IEGE personnel.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Incumbent must possess:
• An advanced degree and the ability to demonstrate ongoing development and innovation in the field of International Education. Candidates seeking faculty retreat rights in one of the University's academic departments must also demonstrate a record commensurate with a tenured faculty member in their respective home department.
• Successful administrative experience involving leadership and stewardship such as service as an AVP, dean, associate dean, department chair, program director, or administrative equivalent.
Comprehensive knowledge of:
• Effective supervisory practices and techniques, employee-employer relationships, and the management of a unit.
Thorough knowledge of:
• International issues and trends in higher education.
• F-1 and J-1 rules and regulations.
• International student and scholar services, including ESL.
• International admissions and recruitment.
• Study abroad and exchange programming.
Working knowledge of:
• The principles of planning, managing, and directing committees and program related activities.
• Organizational development and administrative, personnel, and fiscal management.
• University and system-wide infrastructure, policies and procedures.
• Effective supervisory practices and techniques, employee-employer relationships, and the management of a unit.
General knowledge and understanding of:
• Budgeting and organizational development principles
• The policies, practices and trends of the Student Services field.
• Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs and database management and an ability to learn additional computer software programs.
• Fluent in the use of standard office equipment (computers, copiers, phones, fax).

Incumbent must possess:
• Excellent interpersonal supervision and leadership skills with the ability to be creative, make informed decisions, and inspire staff.
• Advanced analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills within a complex work environment.
• Cultural sensitivity and diplomacy in diverse, inter-cultural and international settings.
• Excellent fiscal planning and budget management skills
• Excellent time management, planning, organizational skills and strategies in the context of demanding and time-intensive position.
• A demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to multicultural needs, issues and opportunities.
• Independent judgment and critical decision-making skills.
• A high degree of initiative, integrity, and openness.

Incumbent must have the ability to:
• Plan, direct, and evaluate a complex operation, using all available resources [i.e., human, financial] to achieve both long- and short-term department and institutional goals.
• Work effectively on program and policy development with faculty and administrators.
• Develop and maintain domestic and international partnerships.
• Complete required protocols and obtain International travel VISA for each assigned destination.
• Apply budgetary and fiscal planning principles within financial constraints.
• Organize work effectively for individuals and teams.
• Establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
• Travel domestically and abroad.

Required Education and/or Experience
• An advanced degree and the ability to demonstrate ongoing development and innovation in the field of International Education.
• Successful administrative experience involving leadership and stewardship such as service as an AVP, dean, associate dean, department chair, program director, or administrative equivalent.

Recruitment Preferences
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
• Ph.D. or Ed.D.
• Three years progressively responsible administrative experience.
• Experience in successfully planning and executing comprehensive international recruitment and enrollment management.
• Experience with risk management and outbound programs.
• Professional experience abroad (research, teaching, study, work, etc.) and demonstrated knowledge of the second language acquisition process.
• A demonstrated commitment to diverse and historically underserved students.
• Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively.
• Ability to analyze complex problems, to perceive the potential consequences of various situations and alternative courses of action.
• Experience managing educational programs, research or community projects, or other applicable organizational management.
• Experience hiring and managing staff and student employees.
• Ability to prepare and manage budgets, including state funds, sponsored funding, foundation accounts, and grants.
• Experience with study abroad, exchange and virtual exchange programs.
• Experience with the duties of the Principal Designated School Official and the Responsible Officer.
• Experience and familiarity working with collective bargaining agreements.
• Working knowledge of and experience with shared governance.
• Demonstrated skill in interacting and collaborating with administrators, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
• Organizational and time management skills to manage a fluid workload.
• Experience in seeking and obtaining private gifts and/or grants.

Special Requirements
• California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates. Current CSU, Chico employees are subject to a background check (including a criminal record check) if voluntarily moving into a sensitive position, regardless of any background checks previously conducted.

• This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

• The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Group/Category; Dean / Assistant or Associate Dean/2)

• The person holding this position is considered a "Limited Mandated Reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

• This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) under the Clery Act and is required to comply with the requirements of this designation.

• Throughout employment in this position incumbent must maintain a valid California Driver's License as well continued completion and compliance of the CSU Defensive Driver's Training course.

Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. This position alternates between remaining in a stationary position for extended periods of time and frequently moving about inside the office, around campus, and community. Must be able to travel across campus to other offices and buildings on campus for meetings and events, as well as off campus to meet with constituents.

This position involves frequent to constant interaction with students, parents, guests, and staff. The office is a typical office environment with standard office equipment. At times, is a fast-paced environment requiring a flexible schedule.
Travel abroad.

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

Benefit Information
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.
Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

About the University and Community
Detailed information is available at As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University's 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment - see
California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Open Date (posting open date) 10/06/2020
Close Date (posting close date) 10/20/2020
Open Until Filled No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
1. Résumé
2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
1. Optional Applicant Documents

Closing Date/Time: October 20, 2020

Job Address

Chico, California 95929 United States View Map