Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Mon Apr 15 2019 Job Description:
Western Kentucky University's (WKU's) Office of Global Learning and International Affairs (GLIA) is seeking applicants for the position of International Recruitment and Admissions Counselor. The International Recruitment and Admissions Counselor serves as primary administrative support of the University's international enrollment recruitment efforts. This is a full-time position under the supervision of the Coordinator, International Admissions.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Participate in global and domestic recruitment activities to sustainably grow and diversify both undergraduate and graduate international student populations at WKU, partnering with academic Colleges, departments, and other units to ensure right-fit recruiting and student success
Assist Global Learning and International Affairs and Global Engagement with various recruitment and outreach projects designed to support the overall divisional and office-level goals
Develop, cultivate, and maintain mutually supportive agent and university partnerships, serving as the primary point of contact, ensuring proper vetting, providing necessary training and updates that align with WKU's strategic plan
Assist with recruitment/admissions-related communication efforts, including, but not limited to, developing market-focused publications, producing video and social media content before, during, and after recruitment events both domestically and internationally
Using data driven techniques, develop and maintain new partnerships for recruitment purposes that support and are aligned with WKU's strategic plan
Utilizing analytic methods, conduct and provide extensive market research and analysis for recruitment purposes, ensuring maximization of resources and market-appropriate engagement
Incorporate fiscally-responsible recruitment practices that follow the approved budget policies and procedures of WKU
Develop clear, measureable recruitment strategies, with results, in cooperation with existing strategic plan
Coordinate and facilitate monthly (or as-needed) recruitment committee meetings for the purpose of developing and implementing recruitment strategies, reviewing, and analyzing efforts
Generate custom and standard reports on matters related to prospects, recruitment sources, application and admits ,and return on investment
Collect and report relevant data and information to facilitate assessment of recruitment efforts and initiatives
Process undergraduate international admission applications, including the completion of credential evaluations
Maintain general knowledge of all University academic programs and admission requirements, both graduate and undergraduate, country-specific admission requirements, and non-United States academic credentials for potential undergraduate students
Update and maintain the comprehensive recruitment calendar and tracking document for the purpose of determining return on investment
Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) and maintain basic immigration knowledge
Extensive international as well as some domestic travel may be required
Maintain a high level of positive customer service to all stakeholders
Engage in professional development related to international student admissions, recruitment, and immigration
Other duties as assigned
Previous recruitment experience
Valid driver's license
Attention to detail
U.S. Passport or ability to obtain documents necessary for international travel
Ability to serve as Designated School Official
Salary Grade: 107 Salary Range: $29,858 - $40,000
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.
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