Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State University invites applications and nominations for its position of Assistant Vice President and Director for International Affairs (AVPIA).

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA), the Assistant Vice President and Director for International Affairs oversees work carried out by the offices of study abroad, intensive English, and international student and scholar services. In addition, the AVPIA coordinates initiatives with campus leadership and works closely with undergraduate and graduate admissions, the financial aid and scholarships office, other administrative units, as well as colleges, academic units, and centers that have international components. The Assistant Vice President for International Affairs is charged with collaboratively developing a strategic plan for international affairs within the context of the university's vision, mission, values, and strategic planning process and is responsible for effective operations that enhance the international profile and reputation of the university by increasing the number of international students attending Texas State, working with units to attract distinguished international faculty and staff, advancing the university's research plan, and developing a wide array of programs, experiences, and strategic partnerships that promote globalization within the university community.

Duties include:

  • Provide leadership and management expertise for university-wide internationalization efforts including recruiting of international students, services for international students and scholars, study abroad, and English language training, facilitate campus internationalization through cross-divisional collaborative efforts;
  • Ensure compliance with current federal and state regulations, as well as university policies and procedures that affect international affairs of the university;
  • Oversee traditional budgets and self-supporting/client-funded units in line with the university strategic plans;
  • Collaborate with university stakeholders to identify potential external funding opportunities;
  • Collaborate with colleges, academic departments, programs, and centers to create, support, and manage successful international partnerships between Texas State and educational institutions abroad;
  • Communicate and interact with international and domestic students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A Master's degree;
  • Successful operational experience with at least two of the following: study abroad administration/management; international student recruitment; employment processing and supporting international students, faculty, or staff; intensive English or second language acquisition programs; other international activities;
  • Experience developing and managing a budget, and ensuring the growth and financial health of self-supporting/client-funded units;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Effective planning and collaboration with stakeholders;
  • Experience working with diverse population;
  • Experience with risk management and emergency management protocols associated with education abroad.

Other Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Doctoral degree;
  • Prior experience as a director of international affairs or similar unit;
  • Administrative experience, including supervision of staff, at a large, public university;
  • Experience securing external grant funding or philanthropic funding;
  • Foreign language proficiency.

About Texas State University:

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Texas State's students choose from 98 bachelor’s, 93 master’s and 14 doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, University College and The Graduate College. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State offers opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students.

Our students come from around the globe, and our student body is diverse. Fifty-two percent of Texas State students are ethnic minorities. Texas State ranks 14th in the nation for total bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students. See the Facts and Data page for more information on our student body.

Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 60,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities.

Application Process:

The Search Committee invites nominations, applications (a letter of interest, resume/CV, and the names and contact information of five or more references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the university.  Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted to the search firm prior to August 1, 2019.  For additional information, please contact:

Porsha L. Williams, Vice President
Erin Raines, Principal
Parker Executive Search
Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2900 | Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 770-804-1996 x109 |

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