Member, Focus on Conferences and Training, IEL KC

October 04, 2016 Download pdf


The International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC) addresses the needs of Senior International Officers (SIOs), those international education leaders who are engaged in visioning, leading, and building commitment for internationalization by working at the nexus of administration, faculty, and international education services.

This position will assist in the development of the Symposium on Leadership, a NAFSA Signature Program of the IEL KC, as well as with other conference programming to support the needs of SIOs.

Major Functions and Responsibilities

  • Serve on the IEL planning team for the Symposium on Leadership, assisting with the development of the theme, potential speakers, and the most effective format to deliver the topic. The planning team will participate in conference calls August-May to ensure the program is of the highest quality.
  • Lend a critical eye to the needs of SIOs and leaders in internationalization in other aspects of the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, such as of the IEL Networking Center topics, workshops, the IEL KC Update Meeting, etc.
  • Ensure that the IEL KC conference offerings meet the needs of SIOs from all institution types.
  • Along with the other team members, represent the IEL KC team at the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo by facilitating events such as Networking Center meetings and by participating in the IEL KC Update Meeting.
  • Encourage new and experienced SIOs to get involved with the IEL KC.
  • Work on other IEL KC team projects as needed.