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Director of International Education
Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington
Date Posted 05/18/2022
Admin-International Programs and Services
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Director of International Education

Salary : $85,000.00 - $90,000.00 Annually

Location : Main Campus - 12401 SE 320th Street Auburn, WA

Job Type : Exempt Full Time

Department : International Programs and Extended Learning

Job Number : 22e-014

Closing : 5/29/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Position Summary

Green River College has four campuses, including the main campus in Auburn, with satellite campuses in Kent, downtown Auburn, and Enumclaw. Green River programs serve high school graduates, Running Start students (dual enrollment in local high schools and the college), those seeking retraining for the workforce, international students, learning English, and Continuing Education students. Green River’s service areas are increasingly ethnically diverse, comprising African Americans, African immigrants, Asian Americans, Asians, Latinos/as, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Middle Eastern Americans, among other communities.

Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. Diversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by culture, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, social class, disability, religion, veteran status, immigration status, and age. Given the diversity of our student population and service areas, we encourage applications from faculty, staff, and administrators with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others.

This position’s primary function is to lead and continually assess the effectiveness, responsiveness, and competitiveness of the following programs: the Intensive English Language Program (IEP), Study Abroad Programs, Grant and Contract Programs, and College Preparation Courses. The position also supports recruitment and retention activities to meet the enrollment goals of the college. The director reports to the Vice President of International Programs and Extended Learning.

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead the International Education teams in delivering instruction for international and local students
  • Lead continuous improvement of IP’s outstanding, innovative, and globally competitive Intensive English Program (IEP) in collaboration with the IEP faculty, IP Marketing Team and other areas of IP
  • Hire, train, manage, supervise, schedule, and evaluate performance of faculty, classified staff, and exempt employees in keeping with relevant contractual agreements (i.e. faculty and staff agreements)
  • Develop and manage International Education self-support programs and grant budgets in collaboration with the Assistant Director. Grants include Department of State’s Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) and the Department of Education’s Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL).
  • Identify, develop, and manage federal and state grants in partnership with the Assistant Director of International Education, the Director of Grants, and the Business Office
  • Develop and implement recruitment and retention initiatives and improvements for all programs in collaboration with Advising, Housing, Marketing, and Services & Operations
  • Serve as member of the International Programs (IP) Operations Team, a facilitated self-directed work team, to coordinate and manage IP operations
  • Serve as member of the IP Management Team to contribute to IP strategic planning and development of policies, procedures, and processes
  • Contribute to campus leadership to support advancement of the College’s goals and priorities and fulfillment of its mission
  • Cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with various areas, departments, and other entities at GRC and in the community
  • Collaborate with instructional deans and faculty to develop special programs (such as the IEP Bridge, College Prep, and other special courses)
  • Market and promote GRC’s educational programs and services to students, parents, international partners, and organizations
  • Maintain awareness of relevant industry trends and best practices
  • Contribute to environmental scanning and forecasting
  • In collaboration with Members of IP Management Team review and maintain procedures, policies, and information related to the programs in International Education
  • Develop tracking systems to monitor student and partner satisfaction and success
  • Serve as member of IP teams and campus committees (such as College Council, International Education Committee) as needed
  • Execute other related responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience living, traveling, or studying abroad
  • Possess and demonstrate strong organizational and management skills
  • Teaching experience
  • Education program and curriculum development expertise
  • Experience working in a higher educational environment
  • Experience and proven ability to hire, supervise, train, evaluate performance, and lead team of faculty, classified staff, and exempt employees
  • Ability to develop and manage self-support and grant budgets
  • Grant writing skills and grant management experience
  • Knowledge of second language acquisition processes and current methods of instructional delivery
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other management team members as well as with deans, faculty, and staff across campus
  • Experience in marketing, recruitment, outreach, or admission
  • Ability to analyze and implement enrollment management strategies
  • The ability to contribute to the college’s commitment to diversity by fostering a climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation
  • Demonstrated intercultural competency with experience, expertise, and commitment to equity in working with students, communities, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds, identities and intersections
  • Demonstrated experience working with people of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds as well as those with disabilities
  • Experience working with international educational organizations and/or agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and build relationships
  • Ability to work within legal and ethical guidelines for WA state higher education institutions
  • Policy and procedures development
  • Ability to use and learn appropriate technology including MS Office and social media

Preferred Qualifications: PhD

Supplemental Information


  • Passport for international travel

Required Training:

  • Non-discrimination
  • Ethics
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Safety Orientation
  • Title IX
  • Procurement 101
  • Campus Safety Authority (CSA)


  • Be available for occasional domestic and international travel
  • Be available for evening and weekend work as required
  • Be available for non-scheduled after-hours events and emergencies
  • Must have the ability to sit for prolonged periods of time at a desk/computer workstation
  • Frequent repetitive arm, hand, and finger motions
  • Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screen in performing work assignments
  • Work in an office setting with frequent interruptions
  • Must be able to maintain “regular and predictable attendance”

Attach the following with your completed on line application and responses to the Supplemental Questions (located under the tab titled "Supplemental Questions") to be considered for this position. Should you have any difficulties uploading the below documents, please contact Neogov tech support at 1-855-524-5627 Mon-Fri 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. pacific time.

• A cover letter which specifically describes how you meet each QUALIFICATION
• Resume

Effective October 18, 2021, Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated* or present a medical or religious exemption. New employee vaccination status will be verified upon hire. You must provide documentation of your vaccination record to GRC Human Resources. If you need additional information on medical or religious accommodations, contact hr@greenriver.edu.

*To be fully vaccinated, you must receive your second dose of Pfizer- BioNTech or Moderna, or your single dose of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) plus 14 full days. For example, If your last shot of Moderna or Pfizer was on 11/1, or your only shot of J&J was on 11/1, your first full day of employment would be 11/15).

All offers of employment are subject to background checks. (Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.)

Green River College is a tobacco free campus. For more information on the tobacco policy, please visit the following link: https://www.greenriver.edu/campus/policies-and-procedures/general-administrative-policies/ga-2-tobacco-use-policy/

Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report— Green River College’s Annual Safety and Fire Report is available online at www.greenriver.edu/CleryASFR, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information for the past three calendar years. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 253-288-3350.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Green River College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, age, marital status, religion, disability, genetic information or on any other unlawful basis. The college is committed to preventing and stopping discrimination, including harassment of any kind and any associated retaliatory behavior.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Vice President of Human Resources, 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092-3622, (253) 288-3320. To receive this information in an alternate format, please contact Disability Support Services at (253) 833-9111, ext. 2631; TTY (253) 288-3359.

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