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Director of International Students/ESL Coordinator

Classification: Staff / Faculty

Description: The Director of International Students/ESL Coordinator is responsible to the Vice President for Enrollment Management. The position is Full-Time and does offer benefits.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of university mission, programs, and practices.
  • Must be a self-starter possessing organizational skills.
  • Must have values consistent with the mission and purpose of Hannibal-LaGrange University.
  • Must agree to, sign off on, and abide by the standards of employment on the back of the application, on the yearly contract, and in the staff handbook.
  • Graduate degree preferred.
  • Five years experience in a related field preferred.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Keeps up to date SEVIS records for all international students, produces I-20s, and ensures the institution functions under federal regulations for international students.
  • Directly responsible for academic advisement and scheduling classes for all ESL students during their first year at HLGU or until their associate degree completion.
  • Conducts entrance and exit exams for all international students that do not have an official TOEFL score.
  • Coordinates ESL graduation ceremony each semester.
  • Assist students with common needs such as obtaining a Social Security Number, bank account, etc.
  • Oversees and trains staff members and students participating in the Get2Work program.
  • Provides a monthly report to the VP of Enrollment Management on major events, recruiting numbers and other incidences relating to International Students.
  • Meets with all international students one on one to ensure renewal scholarship terms are clear.
  • Conducts unofficial, pre-admission evaluation of athletic eligibility for international student applicants.
  • Monitors student academic progress and stays current on international Student goals, such as Associate Degree, Transferring, etc.
  • Produces a recommendation on scholarship levels for International Students based on market competition and current international student ratio.
  • Reports quarterly to the president with complete and accurate numbers regarding international student population outlook and market trends.
  • Ensures International Student section of the website is kept up to date.
  • Meets with Financial Aid and Business Office periodically as a "bridge" between the institution and the international students.
  • Reports to retention office on accurate retention statistics for all international students.
  • Produces recommendations to the Academic Office regarding structure of the ESL Program.
  • Ensures that all inquiries made by international student applicants are answered in a timely manner to ensure a continuation of international student population body.
  • Handles initial contact and recruiting for all international students.
  • Communicates with the Athletic Department in an effective way to ensure coaches are well informed on the scholarship possibilities, guidelines, and limitations regarding international student admission.
  • Works directly with International Doorway to Education and Athletics (IDEA) and other well established recruiting agencies regarding academic and athletic scholarship agreements.
  • Keeps all copies of all admissions documentation for each student in addition to creating official folders with original documents for the Registrars Office.
  • Functions as an extension of the Registrar Office in assisting during the process of transcript evaluation.
  • Contributes to disciplinary Committee and administrative committees as needed.
  • Produces content required to publish PR press releases as needed.
  • Coordinates Airport trips/arrivals.
  • Assists students in applying for government work programs such as OPT and CPT.
  • Helps international students with academic, travel, and personal needs as appropriate.

Ideal Candidate: The University's mission statement and its affiliation with the Missouri Baptist Convention prescribe that employees must be professing Christians, actively involved in the church of their choice, and have values consistent with Baptist tradition.

Appointment: Review of applications will begin immediately and will conclude when position is staffed.

How to Apply:

An application may be downloaded here.

Please mail completed application, letter of interest, resume, and three current reference letters to:
Office of Human Resources
Hannibal-LaGrange College
2800 Palmyra Road
Hannibal, MO 63401
(573) 221-3675, ext. 3093


Hannibal-LaGrange University seeks to employ qualified individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, national origin, or disability, who can function effectively within the college’s mission and purposes.

You can contact the office of Human Resources by calling 573-629-3058

Contact Information

Office of Human Resources