Director of Bi-National and International Programs

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Director of Bi-National and International Programs

Southwestern Community College District

Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: Student Services

District Values

Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.



The Director of Bi-National and International Programs develops, directs, and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the District’s Binational and International Program operations that both support student success and the educational interests of the District. Develops cooperative agreements with other agencies and organizations in support of the creation and development of bi-national and international partnerships and programs. Establishes appropriate service and staffing levels and confers with the District administration and elected officials in the planning and implementation of efficient and effective partnerships, outreach, and services; fosters cooperative working relationships among District departments and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to District administrators in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.


• Develops and executes new Bi-national and International programs and partnerships ensuring the needs of the college community are addressed and met.

• Manages a comprehensive fundraising program which includes planned giving, public and private grants, scholarships, special events, capital campaigns, alumni, District employees and community member annual giving. Explores, develops, and writes grants to support the bi-national and international programs.

• Develops, directs, and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the District’s Bi-national and international operations that both support student success and the educational interests of the District while generating revenue; within District policy, establishes appropriate service and staffing levels; confers with the District administration and elected officials in the planning and implementation of efficient and effective Bi-national and international programs.

• Coordinates the recruitment, application and admission requirements for International Students; monitors federal regulations and District policy and procedures for the admission of international students; maintains and applies current knowledge of SEVIS federal regulations and monitors District compliance with the guidelines for issuing I-20 forms for qualified students.

• Manages and participates in the development and administration of the Department’s budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, and supplies; approves expenditures and directs their monitoring; directs the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments.

• Selects, trains, motivates, and directs Department staff; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with Department standards including program and project priorities; conducts performance evaluations; provides or coordinates staff training; coaches employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns.

• Assumes accountability for the overall quality of the Department’s service by developing, reviewing and implementing policies and procedures to meet requirements and District needs; continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors the distribution of work, support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of change.

• Represents Bi-national and International Programs to other District departments, the Governing Board, and outside agencies; explains and interprets departmental programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves significant and controversial issues within limits of authority; works with other District departments to integrate bi-national and International Programs Services into the core of the District’s mission.

• Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities:


• Administrative principles and practices including goal setting, budget development, program development, implementation, and evaluation.

• Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs.

• Principles and techniques of fundraising.

• Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review, and evaluation, and the training of staff in work methods and procedures.

• Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs.

• Strategic planning principles.

• Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, business correspondence, research, and reporting, and information distribution.

• Technical, legal, financial, and public relations issues associated with the management of bi-national and international programs.

• Principles and practices of event planning.

• Recent and ongoing developments, current literature, and sources of information related to the operations of bi-national and international programs.

• English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.

• Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively interacting with students, staff, faculty, representatives of outside organizations, and members of the public, including individuals of diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, physical ability, and sexual orientation.


• Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable international, federal, state, local, and District laws, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures.

• Develop and implement tested methods of attracting donors and grant opportunities.

• Research, analyze, and evaluate new methods, procedures, and techniques for establishing partnerships and programs.

• Effectively administer special projects and ensure compliance with contractual agreements.

• Gather, analyze, interpret, summarize, and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner; evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations.

• Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.

• Effectively manage priorities in complex and diverse operational units.

• Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.

• Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.

• Use tact, initiative, prudence, ethics, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.

• Interact effectively with individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, including stressful or confrontational situations.

• Demonstrate a commitment to student success and contribute to an environment that is inclusive and promotes equity.

• Demonstrate conflict management and problem-solving skills and innovative thinking.

• Demonstrate strong mediation and decision-making abilities.

• Utilize data and assessment outcomes to make improvements for programs and services.

• Provide leadership and work collaboratively and productively with all stakeholders, including faculty, students, administrators, support staff, unions, and the community.

• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physical ability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

• Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in marketing, public relations, business administration, non-profit management, or related field AND Five (5) years of management, supervisory, and administrative experience in a related field.

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

Desirable Qualifications:

• Equivalent to a master’s degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in marketing, public relations, business administration, non-profit management, or related field.

• Spanish language proficiency desired.


Range 38, Steps 1-5, $9,375.83-$11,396.33. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents. This position is a classified exempt position in accordance with the Fair Labor Standard Act and California Education Code Section 88020. The employee holding this position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline

All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2021 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department. Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:

We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

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