Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
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Comprehensive Benefit Plan

International Student Program Associate Director

Reports To: International Student Program Director

Status: Full Time, 11 Months, Exempt, Starting Immediately

Job Summary:

The Associate Director of the International Student Program fully engages in all areas of the international student's experience, ensuring their time is memorable and successful. This position will be directly involved with students, host families, natural parents, faculty, industry professionals, and the ISP team. Providing guidance and interacting with students to ensure they are fully engaged and making the most of their opportunities while also engaging with other significant partners to continue to grow and expand the program to provide opportunities for students globally. This position will be involved in providing input on future goals, planning, best practices, and developing innovative opportunities for students while being uniquely engaged in the day-to-day experience that allows for a deep understanding of the needs of the students, families, and faculty as the program grows.


  • Minimum of three years of experience in professional educational setting, preferably with high school students or international community. Related professional experience will also be considered.
  • International or multi-cultural experience personally or professionally preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Comfortable with relevant software and a willingness to master new technology and utilize tools available to highest degree to advance program efficiency.
  • Confident working with students, host parents and natural parents in a culturally diverse setting to build positive and trusting relationships with students and families.
  • Extremely detail oriented and experienced in administrative duties associated with project management and managing multiple projects at one time.
  • Comfortable contributing to event planning and executing events for the department.
  • Work well in a dynamic, fast-paced environment requiring flexibility and adaptability with an attitude that is optimistic, encouraging, and positive.
  • Confident having sensitive conversations with students and host families requiring a balance of empathy and warmth with a firmness to uphold program guidelines and academic standards.
  • A practicing Christian with a vibrant faith who is committed to the mission and values of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and focused on building and developing relationships with students and families while having a heart for the complexities of working through cultural differences.
  • B.A, B.S., or equivalent degree
  • Possess positive attitude, strong focus, social intelligence, gratitude, hope, love, and a sense of humor. Be self-aware and understands own strengths and weaknesses; be committed to continuous personal growth, professional development, and mentorship opportunities.
  • Comfortable working in a multi-denominational Christian Community

Duties and responsibilities

  • Promote and build a future of growth and opportunity for the International Student Program at CHCA.
  • Take a lead role in recruiting and managing host families. Providing ongoing training and support while also maintaining close connection with host families and natural parents in home country. Prepare monthly hosting report from current host families for natural parents.
  • Lead organization and planning of New Student Orientation at start of school year.
  • Work closely with students encouraging and inviting participation and involvement in all areas of opportunity available to them. Monitor student engagement and overall well-being, intervene as needed to provide support and resources.
  • Oversee student registration in school community activities, Intersession, athletics, fine arts, and encourage participation.
  • Organize monthly country spotlight lunches to allow students to highlight their home country and share their culture. Provide monthly social opportunities for students as schedule allows.
  • Gain fluency in details of International Student Program to provide support for department in areas of marketing and recruitment as needed.
  • Provide support for internal department procedures and document management. Train to understand SEVIS, medical insurance, and other compliance areas of document management.
  • Work collaboratively with the ISP team, faculty, and staff providing support as needed to create an environment for each international student to find success and flourish.

CHCA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will be considered.

Essential functions under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include any of the duties, knowledge and skills listed above. This list is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by employees in this position. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job.

The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

MENTAL FUNCTIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to compare, analyze, communicate, copy, coordinate, instruct, compute, synthesize, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, compile and negotiate.

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