Director of Global Engagement

Center for Student Development

University Mission Statement

Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian community providing education for leadership and service.


The Director for the Office of Global Engagement serves as the primary contact for international student advising on campus and provides administrative and general support to the functions of international student onboarding and global engagement opportunities for TNU students.  The Director will work to ensure that the office of Global Engagement provides fast and comprehensive customer service to the university’s international students and their families and students who study abroad.
Candidates interested in higher education student support services, international student services, study abroad, student affairs, international education, and leadership are encouraged to apply.


  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling, International Studies, or related field
  • Must be either a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the U. S.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Higher Education
  • Knowledge of US immigration system, SEVIS, and F-1 visa regulations
  • Experience with individuals from different backgrounds

Other preferred experience

  • Spanish Speaking
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to make important decisions under pressure
  • Willingness and ability to learn principles of immigration law
  • Commitment to confidentiality and professionalism in working with sensitive student situations
  • Proficiency with computer software and ability to self-teach on a simple database

Primary Responsibilities

International Student Advising & Support
  • Develop and run orientation programs for international students, at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Create and maintain a separate Immigration student file for all Trevecca Nazarene University international students from all campus programs both undergraduate and graduate.
  • Advise international students on all F-1 nonimmigrant regulations including visa application process and maintaining visa status.
  • Serve as a Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) in SEVIS and ensure standards and ethics as recommended by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators (National Association of Foreign Student Advisors) are followed by Trevecca Nazarene University.
  • Endorse all SEVIS I-20's printed via the SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System).
  • Facilitate application process for Optional Practical Training application to USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service).
  • Provide informational sessions to international students regarding work authorization opportunities such as Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT).
  • Maintain networking relationships with Music City NAFSA and TAIE (Tennessee Association of International Educators) to ensure best practices for international student support on campus.
  • Meet regularly with international students, both proactively and reactively, to offer support and advising, and connect them to university resources.
  • Serve as primary initial point of customer services for international students and their families.
  • Be a resource to the campus regarding international applicants and students.
  • Chair and manage the university’s international student council.
  • Communicate with the Trevecca community regarding opportunities to serve international students, including locating host families for Christmas Break.
  • Manage the general Global Engagement budget as well as the “Hill Away From Home” Giving Day Fund.
  • Supervision of the Global Engagement Graduate Assistant.
Study Abroad Advising and Support
  • Serve as the primary advisor for students preparing to study abroad.
  • Hold informational meetings and promote options for Trevecca students to participate in university-sponsored international trips, including Study Abroad and other travel opportunities.
  • Cultivate relationships with faculty and other advisors to assess the curricular fit of current program options and to propose areas for future development as well as maintain professional contact with program partners.
  • Engage in promotion and outreach in line with Office of Global Engagement strategy and objectives and in collaboration with campus units and off-campus partners.
  • Coordinate pre-departure and re-entry orientations for students who participate in study abroad partner programs.
  • Keep accurate university records for TNU global trips for students and possible travel for the purposes of Study Abroad/other global trip planning.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Terms of Employment

Full-time 12-month position: salary and fringe benefits to be established by the University. Some evening and weekend office hours required to accommodate orientation schedules, special events, and service to students.
The above essential job functions list is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Christian Faith and Trevecca Employment

The candidate for this position must maintain a lifestyle in agreement with the Trevecca Nazarene University Statement of Mission, Faith, and Lifestyle Covenant
Trevecca is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Top candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local Church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the University’s Wesleyan tradition.
Interested parties who are in agreement with the mission and values of Trevecca Nazarene University should send a cover letter, current resume, and pay requirements to
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