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Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the International Services Office Rochester, NY

As of the end of April 2019, this search has reached an advanced stage.

The University of Rochester seeks a strategic leader to serve as Assistant Vice Provost & Director of the International Services Office (AVP). The AVP oversees the integration of international services into the broader university community, encouraging and ensuring a service-oriented approach to meeting the needs of a large and highly diverse international community of students, scholars, faculty, researchers, and staff.

Founded in 1850, the University of Rochester is one of the nation’s leading research universities and is the cultural, artistic, healthcare and educational leader for the region. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities; is a founding member of the Consortium of Financing Higher Education (COFHE), a group of the 35 leading private colleges and universities in the United States; and is regularly ranked in the top 35 national universities by US News and World Report. The University completed the $1.2 billion Meliora Challenge comprehensive campaign in 2016, raising over $1.37 billion.

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Global Engagement, the AVP will lead the International Services Office (ISO), overseeing a staff of 16 and a budget of $1.25 million. The AVP will exercise broad responsibility for the day-to-day management and strategic direction of international scholar and student services that meet the institution’s ever-evolving needs and ensure compliance with federal immigration and employment regulations. As a senior member of the Office of Global Engagement, the AVP will work in concert with other senior leaders, including the assistant director for global affairs and the director of international advocacy and engagement, to help guide, promote and advance the University’s global objectives and priorities.

The University of Rochester seeks an AVP with both the leadership skills as well technical skills and knowledge of immigration and visa processes, including industry and academic standards that govern large research institutions and healthcare systems. The AVP will have the ability to evaluate, critique and advise on international research and employment policies and counsel on best practices that enhance international students, scholars, and researchers experiences at the University of Rochester. The AVP will have the ability to work with colleagues across cultures and regions and a robust customer service ethic.

Sean Farrell is leading this search with Marc St. Hilaire.

The University of Rochester values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for persons regardless of age, color, disability, domestic violence status, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.

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