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Job Standard for International Learning Opportunities, Director

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International Learning Opportunities, Director Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75607
  • Pay Grade: P10
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior Manager
  • Family: Academic Programs
  • Function: Academic Support


Provides leadership and support for International Opportunities and Learning such as education abroad, internationalization of curriculum, international experiences and enhancing global competencies. The position promotes international study, research, and travel and other international activities at Boise State.

Level Scope

Spends the majority of time (50% or more) achieving organizational objectives through the coordinated achievements of subordinate staff. Manages experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in assignments. Establishes departmental goals and objectives, functions with autonomy. Manages the accountability and stewardship of human, financial, and often physical resources in compliance with departmental and campus wide goals and objectives. Ensures subordinate supervisors and professionals adhere to defined internal controls with a focus on policy and strategy implementation. Manages systems and procedures to protect departmental assets and requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects and tactics within one area.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years experience or equivalent including 1 year of managerial experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to foster partnerships and collaborative engagement internally and externally to the University.
  • Managerial and administrative skills required.
  • Requires knowledge of international educational exchange, understanding of cross-cultural adjustment issues, legal and visa issues related to international travel
  • Requires excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Requires budget management experience.
  • Requires excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience with grant writing
  • Experience assisting faculty with opportunities to teach abroad, conduct research abroad, and/or leading groups of students on programs abroad.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the International Learning Opportunities, Director must:

  • This position supports and collaborates with faculty via the international faculty fellow to enhance the internationalization of the curriculum, foster international teaching and research opportunities, cultivates faculty development related to inclusive teaching practices, and work with external constituents regarding international protocols and partnerships.
  • The position is responsible for international relations for the university and the development and maintenance of international MOUs, partnerships, programs, and other initiatives.
  • Approve and supervise new program development and implementation.
  • Develop policies and procedures for all programs.
  • Lead the development, quality assessment, growth, and maintenance of exchange programs, inclusive of National Study Exchange and education abroad in multiple forms.
  • Initiate new programs, partnerships, grant development and external funding opportunities.
  • Maintain and expand a program of internationally-related faculty development opportunities for Boise State faculty.
  • Provide the day-to-day management of curriculum integration projects and track the progress of program development.
  • Conduct regular staff development programs, develop and maintain communications, and provide feedback to staff.

35% of Time the International Learning Opportunities, Director

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the International Learning Opportunities, Director

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

International travel may involve walking and standing for long periods of time, traveling on public transportation that may not have adequate seating, seatbelts, lifting and carrying suitcases, long travel time periods without rest or sleep.

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.