Job Opening: Dir. of International Programs, Hawaii Tokai International College

Hawaii Tokai International College (HTIC) is an American two-year liberal arts college located in Kapolei, Hawaii, adjacent to the University of Hawaii–West Oahu campus. The only American campus of the Tokai University Educational System (TES) of Japan, HTIC focuses on a general liberal arts education. Its International Programs, which chiefly include courses in English language and liberal arts subjects for Japanese and other international students, are a prominent element of the college’s activities.

Under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor, the Director of International Programs is responsible for directing and coordinating the daily operation and administration of the International Programs department in accordance with the organization’s overarching policies, procedures, and strategies. This position serves to contribute to the enhancement of an environment that supports student learning and showcases HTIC as an American educational institution.

Essential Functions:

*Manage and direct the daily operations, facilities, and personnel of the IP department.
*Direct the planning, coordination, and implementation of all IP events to include scheduling, arranging activities, and transportation, reserving classrooms and equipment, and arranging special meal requests.
*Provide direct supervision to IP personnel (interviewing/hiring, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approving time off, etc.) in compliance with HTIC policies and procedures.
*Liaison with international establishments, Tokai University Educational System (TES), and secondary school (including TES affiliate school) teachers/coordinators in order to plan, update, and coordinate IP events.
*Translate and respond to verbal and/or written inquiries/statements concerning program or student matters from Japanese to English and/or English to Japanese.
*Establish current and long-range departmental goals, objectives, plans and policies; review the operation results of the department.
*Develop and administer short and long-range IP budgets in support of the strategic plan.
*Negotiate and work with vendors and third-party representatives for goods and services that support the IP department’s operations.
*Participate in official school activities and functions; represent the IP department at internal and external events.
*Develop curriculum of IP programs in accordance with HTIC’s Mission, IP’s PLOs and exchanging school’s goals.

Supervisory Responsibilities

*Directly supervise 13+ employees, to include IP Adjuncts and Activity Chaperones. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies/procedures and applicable laws.

*Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Minimum Qualifications

*MA in TESOL, Education or related field, plus five years’ experience; or Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject area, plus seven years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated.

*Strong Japanese, and/or Chinese, and/or Korean language proficiency, including advanced reading/writing and listening/speaking skills.

*Strong managerial skills and demonstrated capacity for strategic leadership.

*Demonstrated experience in higher education administration.

*Able to read, analyze, and interpret common professional/technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.

*Able to write professional business documents that conform to prescribed style and format.

*Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule (evenings, weekends, and holidays).

Preferred Qualifications

*PhD in TESOL, Education or related field.
*Experience working with international students.
*First Aid, CPR, AED certification.

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About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.
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