Walton International Scholarship Director

Posted 12/1/2017

Position Summary

Responsible for the management of the Walton Scholarship Program.  Recruits and advises students from Central America & Mexico.  Supports Walton Scholars during their studies at JBU and facilitates their return and completion of the program requirements.  Provides effective communication, relations, and administration.  Working knowledge of Spanish and/or experience in Central America preferred.

Role Qualifications

  • Strong ability to create good will with staff, faculty, parents, donors, and students, especially in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Effective leader; self motivated; goal oriented; ability to confidently make decisions; servant attitude.
  • Commitment to the Articles of Faith, Mission, and Objectives of the University.
  • Role model for students by demonstrating an active Christian faith in personal example and in work related responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities

  • Sets goals and objectives and manages available resources to achieve objectives, without need for frequent follow up, including but not limited to travel arrangements, tax filling, student advising, book purchase, etc.
  • Recruits students for Walton International Scholarship Program. 
  • Organizes and manages WISP students’ community service opportunities and social events. 
  • Promotes and organizes WISP alumni events. 
  • Promotes and organizes relationships with WISP students, their families, and business professionals in Central America and Mexico. 
  • Designated School Official for ICE in partnership with the Senior Director of International Programs, with the potential for taking the PDSO role in the future. 
  • Counsels and advises Walton International Scholars, with sensitivity to cultural adjustments.
  • Prepares WISP budget for the program. 
  • Teaches WISP Freshmen and Senior courses along with monthly WISP student meetings. 
  • Maintains WISP database. 
  • Prepares reports to the President, the Vice President for Student Development, and the Walton Charitable Support Foundation. 
  • Primary point of contact with the Walton Charitable Support Foundation 
  • Collaborates with WISP directors from University of the Ozarks and Harding University.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Significant international living or work experience in Central America preferred.
  • Proven experience in working with college age students.
  • Broad knowledge of field of international/intercultural affairs specifically and education in general. 
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written. Working knowledge of computer applications.
  • Working knowledge of Spanish preferred. 


  • Master’s degree preferred.  

Reporting to this position

  • Walton work-study staff and part time administrative assistant.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; stand; sit; travel; use hands; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.


About JBU

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Please complete the application and then upload it along with your resume and cover letter to the "Upload Your Documents" tab on the left. Only complete materials will be reviewed. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the university.

Contact Information:
Office of Human Resources
John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479.524.7123
e-mail: jobs@jbu.edu


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