Director, Office for International Students and Scholars

Michigan State University, recognized internationally as one of the world’s major research universities and a leader in global engagement, invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Office for International Students and Scholars.

Reporting to the Associate Provost and Dean for International Studies and Programs, the Director will lead best practices and initiatives of the OISS for all international students, scholars and family members at MSU. The University welcomes more than 8,000 international students, scholars and family members to campus each year. Support services within the OISS include:

  • Advising on and facilitating compliance with U.S. immigration regulations.
  • Conducting orientations and other special programming that help international students and scholars integrate into and adjust to the academic, cultural and social life of MSU.
  • Serving as a liaison with U.S. government agencies, foreign embassies, sponsors and educational foundations that support international students and scholars.
  • Contributing to the internationalization of MSU by providing opportunities for growth through intercultural engagement for students, faculty, staff and the community.

Position priorities for the director include: leadership and staff development for a talented team of approximately 20, partnership development and campus advocacy, administration, contribution to the internationalization of MSU and financial management.

Application materials including a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing your interest in the position with an emphasis on your experience and philosophical approach(es) to achieving a culture of diversity and inclusion must be submitted at posting 508054. Please send all confidential nominations and inquiries to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner

Beth McCarthy, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP 

Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity, and actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.