Job Details

San Mateo County Community College District
  • Position Number: 5334866
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Position Type: International Programs

Director of International Education

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 20141818S
Department: International Affairs
Location: District Office
Position Number: 1C0277
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Salary Range:
Min Salary: $149,112 (annual)
Max Salary: $188,892 (annual)
Position Type: Administrative/Supervisory Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, "success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals." The Districts "Students First" Strategic Plan is focused on "Student Success, Equity and Social Justice." We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our San Mateo County Community College District team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty and classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
The San Mateo County Community College District is home to Caada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. All three of our colleges are designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions enrolling approximately 20,000 students each academic year. San Mateo County Community College District has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on the San Mateo County Community College Districts Educational Services & Planning website.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:
The Director of International Education performs complex work involved in student recruitment, program development, coordination, planning, logistical operations, reporting, and documentation of international education and services for the District. The Director of International Education consults with a variety of college employees on international student recruitment and program growth and development, performs statistical and analytic reporting on the activities and success of the international education program, analyzes qualitative and quantitative data, assists in the assessment of policy development and operational decisions regarding international education, conducts applied research and evaluation, interprets data, and performs related duties as assigned. Public contact is extensive and includes staff, faculty, students, international students, domestic and international educational institutions and agents, business and community representatives and leaders, campus visitors, and the general public. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity is required to resolve minor and major problems that arise. The Director of International Education supervises the work of paraprofessionals, clerical and other staff, and student assistants as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
  1. Collaborates and coordinates with the three college international education managers, faculty, and staff regarding short- and long-range planning of the direction for international education instruction and services, scheduling, contracts, registration, documentation, and reporting of international students
  2. Schedules and participates in on-campus meetings regarding international education and specific courses being taught abroad
  3. Attends off-site meetings, workshops, and other events to obtain current information
  4. Coordinates and assists in the planning, budgeting, development, and implementation of international education
  5. Evaluates international student recruitment programs, activities and services, in conjunction with other staff, students, other educational institutions and business/community representatives
  6. Researches international student enrollment and retention history and trends for use in developing correspondence, surveys, and other materials for outreach to potential and current international students
  7. Organizes and conducts focus groups and other research group meetings of community and business representatives to survey, compile and assess local input on college climate, potential international student concerns and goals, courses offered, services provided, and other recruitment and retention issues
  8. Uses a variety of computer software to set up and maintain demographic, statistical, and other data related to student enrollment, retention, and follow-up
  9. Researches, compiles data for, formats and prepares special and regular reports and presentations
  10. Coordinates scheduling of international offerings with faculty
  11. Collects and synthesizes information on faculty preparedness and level of engagement in accepting distance education
  12. Researches solutions and provides recommendations in the provision of international education
  13. Provides information to District staff, other educational institutions, agencies and organizations, and the general public concerning international education and related matters
  14. Maintains a strategic international student enrollment management plan, aligning international admissions practices with institutional admission requirements and effective use of systems and assists in developing content for recruitment communications
  15. Coordinates and assists with incoming student in-take support
  16. Oversees general student support in the operational area
  17. Obtains testimonials from current international students and assists in developing marketing media for international outreach
  18. Coordinates District and college tours by foreign delegations and agencies
  19. Assists with the management of agents and in-country representatives
  20. Creates and manages record-keeping systems and prepares information for required state and college reports, including course enrollments, retention rates, student and licensing fees, and other statistical data
  21. Assists and supervises staff who will coordinate services for visa-related documentation for incoming international students and provide critical and timely updates to the internal database and SEVIS (the U.S. government database for tracking international students, scholars, and faculty on F and other visas)
  22. Uses a variety of computer software to compose and prepare correspondence, reports, publicity materials, surveys, schedules, and other printed information; maintains international education budget expenditures including requisitions, journal entries, invoicing, and budget transfers
  23. Assists in representing the Districts colleges to prospective students, parents, counselors, and the general public on campus and throughout California, through various recruitment functions such as high school visits, college fairs, and on-campus visits, etc.
  24. Communicates District admission and financial aid policies, academic policies and requirements, and student service policies and procedures to students, parents, middle and high school principals, counselors and teachers, faculty, staff, and administrators
  25. Participates in domestic and international travel as required
  26. Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in business administration or a closely related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Successful administrative work experience of increasing responsibility in international education
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
  • Skill in monitoring budgets and expenditures
  • Skill in researching, compiling data for, and preparing a variety of reports
  • Skill in training, supervising, and evaluating the work of others
  • Demonstrated skills in oral communication, including persuasive communication
  • Demonstrated skill in written communication
  • Skill in the use of a variety of computer software to compose and prepare data analysis, reports, summaries, correspondence and other materials
  • Possession of a California Drivers license (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-campus locations

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires international travel, multi-tasking, flexibility, adaptability; accurate work under deadline pressure; attention to details; listening, good memory, sensitivity and tact; persuasive communication; negotiation; compromise; manual dexterity; working independent of direct supervision or specific guidelines; data analysis in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Knowledge of the role and value of international educational
  2. Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and regulations that affect the scheduling and implementation of courses being taught abroad
  3. Skill in multi-tasking and working accurately under deadline pressure
  4. Skill in the use of spreadsheets, a variety of computer software, and a database to set up, maintain, format and prepare data for reports, correspondence, publicity, and other printed materials
  5. Skill in researching and analyzing a variety of data to draw conclusions
  6. Skill in written communication
  7. Skill in oral communication
  8. Skill in respectful, sensitive communication with people at various levels within an organization who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds
  9. Skill in monitoring budget expenditures and preparing financial reports
  10. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team
  11. Ability to stimulate interest and faculty involvement in international education
  12. Ability to work independently with little direction
  13. Ability to serve as a resource to faculty, administrators, and instructional staff on international education activities

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters degree

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Open Date: 06/13/2024
First Review Date: 07/04/2024
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position).

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.

3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.

Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills, and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Fax: (650) 574-6574
Web Page:

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2022 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2022 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2022 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2022 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.

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