The Associate Director of Admissions is responsible for leading the recruitment, evaluation and enrollment of international applicants to the University of Florida. Knowledge of all levels of admission, both domestic and international is required for this position; special attention will be given to international admission requirements. Duties include assisting with freshman holistic review, international/domestic recruitment travel, responding to inquiries by phone, email and virtual platforms, and supervising international admissions team to include hiring, training, and evaluating team performance. The employee in this position must exercise a great deal of independent professional judgment.
The Associate Director is responsible for developing strategies for the recruitment of international students to the University of Florida. The Associate Director will advise the Director and other senior staff on current practices and strategies for recruiting international students. The Associate Director will set measures and assess international recruitment strategies by utilizing data and trend analysis to identify key markets and regions that will support the university enrollment initiatives. In addition, the incumbent will maintain database of international student contacts and prepare regular reports regarding marketing, recruitment and communication plans. In collaboration with the Communication/Publications team, leads effort to develop and maintain the general brochure, website and other admission/recruitment materials targeted toward the international student population. Participates in international and domestic travel representing the university at high schools, college fairs and special recruiting functions including those specific to international populations. Collaborates with the Associate Director for Recruitment and Outreach and Assistant Director for Scholarships to maximize the effectiveness of freshman scholarship programs to align with recruitment efforts. Serves as lead liaison with the International Center, Graduate School and English Language Institute to ensure mutual understanding of rules or regulations regarding the recruitment, evaluation and enrollment of international students.
The Associate Director is the lead reference point for undergraduate and graduate international credential evaluations and a support reference for university departments. The incumbent leads an international admission team that is focused on undergraduate international recruitment and outreach, application review and academic credential evaluation of international undergraduate and graduate applicants. Guides team in identifying emerging markets and assessing international student mobility trends that will support the undergraduate recruitment plan. Remains current on best practices in the field of international education through on-going research and participation in international professional organizations and annual/regional conferences. The incumbent reviews undergraduate and graduate international applications for admission. Advises faculty coordinators and university support staff regarding policy related to international student admissions, the comparability of degrees earned and the granting of transfer credit. This position also serves on the Graduate International Credential petition committee.
The Associate Director will assist with admission presentations/events and Admission Office visitors. In addition, the incumbent will respond to telephone and email/web inquiries, counsel domestic and international undergraduate applicants regarding admission policies and procedures, and review freshman applicants holistically.
The Associate Director will participate with the Director of Freshman and International Admissions and other members of the management team in office-wide planning, resource allocation decisions and long/short term goal setting.
Master's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience.
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