The Admissions Counselor – International is responsible for recruitment of international prospective students for The Culinary Institute of America. This position conducts recruitment via various types of group and individual communication, campus events, admissions presentations and candidate file review.
Responsible for development and implementation of an international recruitment plan that will include communication outreach, campus events, and personalized contact.
Communicates with prospective students through phone, email, text and other types of personalized communications to guide and manage their advance through the admissions funnel process to enrollment.
Conducts CIA presentations to groups of students, educators, parents and other influencers to share information about CIA and build relationships.
Forms relationships with key CIA Alumni, educators, and student supporters to support CIA recruitment and assist with student recruitment events.
Coordinates, plans and executes on and off campus admissions events to assist in student recruitment.
Manages students through admissions process including making decisions about whether students should be admitted to the college. Communicates with admitted students to encourage enrollment and enlist support of other CIA departments. For applicants who present unusual and/or legal issues, consults with supervisor to determine final admissions decision.
Manages operational and recruitment expenses to approved budget.
Prepares and submits regular reports on status of accomplishments and activities.
Responsible for working with Ellucian Recruit and other business software.
Any and all other duties as assigned.
Prior experience in leadership and communication-intensive activities.
Licenses / Certifications:
Valid Driver’s License with no more than one (1) moving violation in the past year required.
Two (2) years of international admissions recruitment experience.
Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills; ability to be adaptable, dependable and handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
Ability to use sound judgement and discretion in handling sensitive issues with confidentiality and discretion as well as the ability to determine when situations require escalation or may be handled independently.
Must display a high level of energy and self-motivation.
Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills required. Must have demonstrated ability in organizational, time management, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated experience in effective communication that engages guests and employees around a shared vision. Must have an excellent and welcoming presence in front of prospective students, families and employees.
Strong computer experience, which must include abilities to grasp new computer programs and work effectively with MS Office suite products, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Solid organizational skills to maintain appropriate follow-up and records of activity.
Must be available to work nights and weekends as required due to business needs.
Must have ability to travel within US fifty percent (50%) of the time, depending on work assignment.
Able to lift fifty (50) pounds of admissions recruitment material.
Able to bend, stoop or reach as needed.
At The Culinary Institute of America, it is important to us that we support our employees with a substantial and meaningful package of benefits. We believe in supporting our employees with benefits to assist with work life balance.
Benefits are offered based on the position type and status. Benefits offered may include;
Medical and prescription drug plan
Dental plan, Vision plan
Insurance: Life, Home, Auto, even Pet!
Short- and long-term disability plans
Generous paid time off programs, including paid holidays
Retirement savings plan 403(b) with company contribution
Employee assistance program
Tuition assistance programs
About The Culinary Institute of America
The CIA, renowned for its culinary education since 1946, has four campus locations. Our primary location is in historic Hyde Park, NY approximately 90 miles from New York City. On the west coast, the CIA's California campus is located in the small town of St. Helena, within the lush Napa Valley. Additionally the CIA has a campus located in the historic Pearl Brewery district in San Antonio, TX. The CIA's first international campus is located in Singapore, providing the CIA's renowned educational programs to students outside of the U.S.