Associate Director of Admission for International Recruitment
University of Puget Sound
Job ID: 4475
Location: Admission Office
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Position Description: The Associate Director of Admission for International Recruitment is responsible for all aspects of international undergraduate admission. In addition to being the primary contact for prospective students and their families about the admission process, the associate director analyzes institutional data and international trends to inform decision making and strategic planning; maintains active partnerships with government agencies and professional organizations including but not limited to NAFSA, International ACAC, CIS, and EdUSA; develops and manages Puget Sound's relationships with international agents; partners with organizations that serve international students domestically (e.g. - English language programs at community colleges), develops and implements international student admission policies and processes; and works with colleagues in the Office of International Programs to develop processes for successfully onboarding international students. In this inaugural role at the university, the associate director will lead a team of professional staff in the creation of a strategic international recruitment plan in support of the university's enrollment plan, strategic plan, and diversity strategic plan. Using best practices and an entrepreneurial approach to international recruitment, this plan will include a strong emphasis on relationship development and a collaborative approach to recruitment. In addition, the associate director will develop and manage relationships with recruitment agencies, vendors providing international recruitment and marketing support, U.S. based community colleges, and boarding schools. As a member of a talented and diverse leadership team, the associate director will be counted on to bring an innovative and strategic approach to conversations and decision making. The successful candidate will have outstanding communication skills, comfort with technology, a dedication to team-building and staff mentorship, a commitment to diversity, strong analytical skills, a well-informed and global perspective, integrity, an innovative spirit, and an understanding of the value of a liberal arts education. The associate director will supervise one admission counselor responsible for assisting in the recruitment of international students, and will report to the Director of Student Recruitment. Responsibilities:
Manage international recruitment
Maintain historical records of travel, key school/alumni contacts, and outcomes
Track international higher education trends and bring this perspective to admission leadership team conversations
Develop and execute strategic international recruitment plan to support the University's strategic plan
Develop and maintain relationships with government agencies, professional organizations, international agents, domestic institutions serving international students, an on-campus partners
Be an active attendee at professional development conferences focused on international student marketing and recruitment
Represent the university at recruitment functions including high school visits and college fairs; travel will consist of approximately 8-12 weeks, including evening and weekend commitments, concentrated in the fall and spring
Represent the University to prospective students and families, communicating the distinctive aspects of the university, along with an in-depth knowledge of the university's mission and academic and co-curricular programs throughout the recruitment process
Partner with the Associate Director of Admission for Communications and Marketing to develop and implement communications plan for prospective international students
Serve as a liaison to connect prospective students with key university resources such as office of international education, financial aid, housing, intercultural student center, academic departments, athletics, performing arts, current international students and alumni
Apply university standards and institutional priorities to the holistic review of undergraduate applications for admission
Serve as an active member of the admissions team, contributing to the development and implementation of strategies to achieve the university's enrollment goals
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required
Three to five years of experience as an international admission professional that has included recruitment travel to regions outside of North America
A proven record of affinity for students with an international background
Commitment to the values of a liberal arts education
Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, and written communication skills
Strong relationship building skills
Demonstrated experience building relationships and working with agents
Experience developing recruitment plans
Demonstrated experience supervising and mentoring professional staff
Commitment to a diverse working environment and to cultivating a diverse campus community
Ability to work creatively and efficiently, both independently and as part of an engaged, caring, professional, and fun office
Ability to anticipate and embrace change; demonstrate a willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills; and flexibility in changing conditions
Strong technological skills including mastery of the Microsoft Office Suite and social media.
Ability to travel independently and extensively for 8-12 weeks annually
Experience working with a customer relationship management system (CRM). Preference will be given to candidates with experience using Slate.
Ability to speak and/or write in a language other than English
Must be able to lift at least 35 pounds
Ability to travel independently and extensively for 8-12 weeks annually including evenings and weekends
Valid driver's license required
Valid passport required
We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/ Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations. This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/. Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than December 3, 2018 to ensure consideration. Required Documents: Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
Letter of Interest
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment. The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
About Puget Sound Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA