Marian University has a newly created opportunity for the Robert H. McKinney Chair of International Programs, an administrative staff, non-faculty position reporting directly to the Vice President of Enrollment Management. This innovative position will become an integral part of Marian University’s vision to graduate distinguishable, transformative leaders. The McKinney chair will work diligently to provide undergraduate students with opportunities to become culturally engaged in a progressively global environment. This includes building collaborative agreements with foreign universities, increasing study abroad opportunities, and attracting more international students to study at Marian University. The McKinney Chair of International Programs will be responsible for coordinating and enhancing the various campus globalization efforts already occurring throughout the campus.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Developing and attaining enrollment priorities that support the University’s mission and goals.
- Serving as Marian University’s Primary Designated School Official (PDSO).
- Managing the efforts of an Assistant Director of International Admission and an International Student Support Specialist.
- Leading a campus-wide team comprised of faculty and staff in the internationalization of Marian University.
- Developing a consistent and comprehensive marketing and communication plan for campus internationalization.
- Cultivating relationships and developing partnerships and collaborative agreements with foreign higher education institutions and other international partners and agents.
- Increasing the number of Marian University students studying abroad.
- Developing a system for promoting, distributing, and tracking travel grants for Marian University students to increase the overall number of students studying abroad.
- Centralizing the coordination of all study abroad and global opportunities campus wide.
- Working closely with faculty advisers on helping students to select study abroad opportunities and providing assistance with the process of studying abroad.
- Collaborating with faculty to promote faculty exchanges and offer specialty foreign language courses.
- Attracting and retaining international students to earn a Marian University degree.
- Cultivating relationships with international partners and agents.
- Implementing an Intensive English Program to serve as a path for international students who need language training before enrolling full-time in a Marian University degree program.
- Providing professional development for faculty to increase awareness of best practices, internationalizing the curriculum.
- Enhancing the university’s commitment to international programs resulting in a future establishment of the Center for International Programs.
- Managing a budget for the campus internationalization operation.
- Representing Marian University among professional networking organizations (e.g., NAFSA).
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have:
- Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University.
- A Master’s degree and 3 years of experience in the leadership of international enrollment management functions
- Experience working with international and study abroad programs
- Superior communication and business relationship building skills
- A proven ability to develop train and motivate a team
- Experience in budgeting and strategic planning
Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks in the Top 25 of US News & World Report’s list of Midwest Region colleges, as well as Money magazine’s list of Top 10 schools in Indiana “For Your Money”. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 10 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years. In 2012, Marian University’s football team captured the NAIA national championship in just its sixth year of existence. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 28 national titles.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest in, and qualifications for the position; a resume/curriculum vitae; the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of at least three references. Only complete applicant packets submitted to email@example.com will be considered. No phone calls please.
Marian University is an EOE