ICOS

ICOS - Executive Director

ICOS is now seeking a new Executive Director who will offer dynamic leadership to the organisation as it seeks to consolidate and enhance its position as the leading voice for international students in Ireland.

Appointed by the Board of ICOS, the Executive Director will act as representative for policy fora, work collaboratively within their team to enhance the public influence of ICOS, explore potential funding opportunities and strengthen membership engagement.

ICOS require a dynamic, innovative and driven professional with a minimum level 8 qualification. You will have experience working at senior management level with a sound knowledge of the Irish higher education system. Proven experience in advocacy and immigration matters would offer distinct advantage to your application and you will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the NGO/Charity sector.

ICOS launches Diverse Voices - training for working with international students

Our colleagues at The Irish Council for Overseas Students (ICOS), an independent, national membership-based organisation that advocates for the rights of international students who choose Ireland as a study destination, have developed a training resource called "Diverse Voices," comprising a video and guide for higher education professionals working with international students in Ireland. The video looks wonderful. It is composed of short, thematic sections exploring topics such as cross-cultural adaptation, culture shock and homesickness; cultural difference and cross cultural communication; adapting to a new academic environment (including language, intercultural classroom, approaches to assessment); and advice on supporting international students. ICOS interviewed over 35 international students and staff (both academics and support staff) from five higher education institutions as part of the video project. It includes a genuinely diverse range of participants.

https://vimeo.com/71323288

The resource pack is being made available free-of-charge to ICOS member institutions and also is available for purchase – see www.icosirl.ie.