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International Programs, Supervisor Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75470
  • Pay Grade: P6
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Supervisor
  • Family: Academic Programs
  • Function: Academic Support


Provide leadership for IEP student advisors in cross-cultural adjustment, immigration, campus services, and academic issues.

Level Scope

Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of operational or technical employees. Sets and delegates day-to-day tasks to achieve operational objectives. A portion of time may be spent performing individual tasks related to the unit; however, supervisory activities must constitute a primary part of the job. Supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental or campus policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Problems typically involve a single area, process or constituent group. Ensures accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental standards and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Academic background and experience in methodology and pedagogy for language acquisition courses.
  • Experience dealing with international students’ difficulties related to cultural adjustment.
  • Strong intercultural communication skills.
  • Ability to Interact and work with non-native speakers.
  • Ability to work well with instructors, international students, local and International college administrators, professors, government agencies, foreign representatives, business CEO’s, and elected officials.
  • Experience traveling abroad and or living in a foreign country.
  • Working knowledge of immigration regulations, policies, and resources, requires knowledge of university academic and student affairs regulations and policies and understanding of cross cultural adjustment issues, legal Issues related to international visas, and knowledge of university services.
  • Experience interpreting and applying immigration regulations In a variety of situations
  • Strong intercultural problem solving skills and ability to work successfully with foreign partners both in the US and abroad.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the International Programs, Supervisor must:

  • Head IEP growth and expansion efforts, including international partnerships, campus partnerships, specialty academic programs, and IEP student recruitment.
  • Develop and Implement IEP program policy, procedures and goals.
  • Implement internationalization initiatives and advocacy across the entire university through collaboration with Internal and external shareholders.
  • Co-develop ways of recruiting International students with an academic focus using onsite visits, the Internet and emerging technology.
  • Attend international student recruiting events, as necessary; meet with US Embassy officials and educational consultants In target countries.
  • Provide leadership to the advising team in offering culturally sensitive.
  • Provide orientation to new advisors regarding F and J visa student regulations and procedures, the US education system and Boise State’s policies and procedures.
  • Develop and manage the Language Bridge Program, which allows IEP students to attend part-time university courses
  • Lead the International Faculty Tutoring Program, which provides tutoring in language and grant writing, including recruiting faculty and tutors, and training tutors.

35% of Time the  International Programs, Supervisor

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the  International Programs, Supervisor

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

Travel nationally and internationally to attend professional conferences, to visit international partners

Career Path

International Programs, Manager

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.