Coordinator for International Student Engagement

FLSA EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Salary, Exempt; Administrative; 12 months, Full Time

DEPARTMENT: Student Affairs


The Coordinator for International Student Engagement creates and oversees programs geared toward international student onboarding and integration into campus life. The coordinator is responsible for programming that will significantly enhance the international student experience. Specific responsibilities include new international student orientation, annual campus cultural events, advising the international club and support for immigration procedures and regulations.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Assistant Vice President for Student Success


  • Provide high-contact support to all international students to assure student success, help navigate the college experience, and facilitate a sense of belonging.
  • Organize international undergraduate orientation programming (e.g., airport pick-ups, arrival support, onboarding activities, adjustment to US culture, social and educational programming).
  • Identify students of concern and make appropriate referrals; monitor progress and conduct follow-ups.
  • Continue and create new campus events that highlight different cultures (e.g., international bazaar and international food festival).
  • Co-advise the International Club.
  • Collaborate with academic services to assist new and returning international students with their academic success and access to resources.
  • Serve on student success team to support any international students at-risk for social, academic, and other concerns.
  • Work in partnership with the Student Engagement and Diversity & Inclusion Offices to develop on-campus programming.
  • Coordinate host family program for new international student during holiday break.
  • Serve as a Designated School Official/Alternate Responsible Officer.
  • Recommend and establish policies, procedures, and trainings related to international student CPT, OPT, and on-campus employment.
  • Serve on Alma College committees, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Previous higher education experience preferably with international students.
  • Demonstrated experience in program/event planning.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Extraordinary ability to organize, prioritize, and multitask.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to follow through and meet deadlines and budgets.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings, as needed.
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and goals of Alma College.


  • Walking
  • Sitting at a desk for up to 8 hours
  • Lifting up to 20 pounds


Interested candidates shall submit an Alma College application, letter of interest, a current resume, and contact information for three professional references to Human Resources at Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information about the College, visit

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