International Faculty Ambassador

Per the NFA Contract, Article 9, TMCC is announcing to all eligible Academic and Administrative faculty that a need exists for an International Faculty Ambassador. Travel and work associated with this additional assignment are scheduled to occur during periods when instructional academic faculty are off contract. As a result, the option for course release does not apply.

Posting Date

Jan. 23, 2024


Provide support for International Student Services in accomplishing department goals for overseas recruitment in 2024 by complementing existing international travel plans of selected faculty to host or attend international events on behalf of the College. The International Faculty Ambassador supports the College’s values of “embracing diversity and inclusion” by diversifying the campus community by attracting more international students to the campus and welcoming the students to the campus community.

Scope of Work

Calendar year 2024 for unspecified dates, not exceeding two weeks in duration at a time, when instructional academic faculty are off contract.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  1. Coordinate with the International Student Services Director and Manager regarding upcoming engagement opportunities like visits, presentations, and meetings with educational partners or organizations.
  2. The coordinator will supervise textbooks and other ancillary material orders.
  3. Assist with recruiting international students interested in studying in the United States on an F-1 visa.
  4. Plan and schedule various meetings and fairs to represent the College and provide relevant information to prospective students.
  5. Keep track of prospective student data.
  6. Strengthen existing partnerships and/or create new ones with prospective students, high school counselors and/or agents.
  7. Complete recruitment and admissions training with International Student Services before travel.
  8. Complete one follow-up activity with prospective students from the assignment.


  • Must have been employed by TMCC for at least two years.
  • Candidates must have confirmed International travel plans independent of this assignment. Please use Open Doors and/or U.S. Department of State date (or similar) to demonstrate country/region is a worthwhile investment for TMCC prospective student recruitment.
  • Must demonstrate connections with international partners (such as high schools) where eligible prospective students have an interest in study abroad opportunities in Reno, Nevada and have a chance at the F-1 visa (through historical data).
  • Must be willing to complete enrollment and admissions training to learn the requirements of admissions for F-1 international students at TMCC.


A monetary stipend is $1,000 to $2,500, based on the proposal presented.

Reports To

Virag Nikolics, International Services Manager

Application Process

Interested faculty will submit a letter of interest describing special qualifications and background information including itinerary with location (city and country), exact dates and available time slots for program participation (2-4-hour window), purpose of visit (e.g. guest lecture, personal visit, conference attendance, etc.), scope of recruitment effort, number of expected prospective student contacts, and rationale for serving as an International Faculty Ambassador on behalf of the College on a particular visit. A successful candidate will demonstrate how they plan to support efforts to grow the number of prospective students interested in a study abroad experience at TMCC. Letters of interest should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on March 8, 2024.

The letter should be addressed to Virag Nikolics, Manager. Note: Administrative faculty must include a documented plan for the separation of the additional assignment work from regular work time.

Selection Process

The International Student Services Manager will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before the proposed travel date.