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Assistant Director of International Student Programs

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Categories: Staff
Department: International Student Programs

New employees with a start date on or later than March 1, 2022 must be fully vaccinated when they first report to work at Davidson College. Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.

Together with the Director of International Student Programs and a Program/Host Family Coordinator, the Assistant Director serves to advise and support international students on a range of topics, including F-1 visa regulations. This position also plays an important role in administering three grant programs that are overseen by International Student Programs. This position also plans and implements training and programming opportunities to address the needs, and promote the success, of international students.  


25% Serve as DSO and as such provide competent and experience-based advice on F-1 visa regulations and processes; along with other International Student Programs staff, maintain SEVIS database to ensure compliance with federal immigration laws; assist international students with employment, work authorization, and related processes; collaborate with Center for Career Development to help deliver training and resources connected to career exploration, preparedness, and practical training authorization.

30% Oversee and/or support one or more grant programs for international students. 

25% Help plan and implement fall orientation program for new international students; help plan and implement meaningful activities/training for international students and help coordinate activities for international students during holidays and college breaks; support Program Coordinator to help coordinate the Host Family Program, including promoting the program, recruiting host families, matching students and families, and planning events throughout the year; advise one or more international student organizations, at the discretion of the Director of International Student Programs.  

10% Communicate to international students about available resources, services and events; provide general counseling/support to international students regarding cultural adjustment, homesickness and respond to students during urgent situations; refer international students to appropriate campus resources. 

10% Other duties as assigned.


Experience in international education and Master's degree required. Keen analytical and interpretive skills and extreme attention to detail. Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful U.S. permanent resident.

To apply, please go to and submit an application along with a cover letter and resume.  Review of applications will begin immediately.


At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.


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