Job Summary The International Recruitment Coordinator will oversee international recruitment for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, which includes international travel, communication with international students, and developing recruitment strategies.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop an international recruitment and yield strategy plan annually within the confines of set budget.
Travel overseas 1-2 times per year.
Represent the Illinois undergraduate admissions office in assigned domestic and/or international regions and create and implement recruitment and outreach plans for those areas.
Manage a primary recruitment territory and develop comprehensive plans for travel and outreach based on the Illinois strategy of recruiting a highly diverse and talented applicant pool.
Counsel, provide information and advice about Illinois generally, and about its admissions procedures specifically, to prospective students, applicants, their parents and secondary school counselors in a prompt, professional, and courteous manner.
Reach out and encourage prospective students to explore and eventually matriculate at Illinois through staffing on-campus programs, scheduling personal visits to secondary schools, attending college fair programs, and engaging in correspondence, email, and/or telephone contact.
Analyze data to inform decisions on international recruitment.
Read and evaluate admissions applications? apply discretion and independent judgment in evaluating and comparing applications and gathering information in preparation for admission consideration? and make admissions decisions based on campus enrollment goals? chair a review committee as assigned.
Keep up to date on procedures and policies surrounding I-20s, DS2019s, visas and citizenship and residency assignments.
Assist with hiring, training, and mentoring new staff hires.
Assist with hiring, training, and supervising Global Ambassador student workers.
Serve as a resource and contact for colleges and departments, ISSS, and others with questions about international recruitment.
Collaborate with the communication staff to establish campaigns specifically for international populations.
Collaborate with the operations staff as appropriate for international recruitment items.
Responsible for updating information on admissions website pertaining to international issues.
Serve on professional development committees, and present at both regional and national conferences.
Represent the Director at meetings and other events as requested, particularly those focused on international issues.
May assist with domestic recruitment assignments, events, and on-campus presentations.
Additional Physical Demands International travel required. Evenings and weekends required as needed during peak recruitment periods.
·Two or more years of relevant experience.
·Valid driver’s license and passport.
·Direct experience with international recruitment and outreach efforts at the undergraduate level.
·Experience living or working outside of the United States.
·International travel or residence experience.
·Experience working with international students.
·Fluency in a second language.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities –
·Excellent oral and written communication skills.
·Strong presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
·High-quality customer service skills.
·Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
·Ability and willingness to travel to domestic and international locations.
·Ability to maintain strong work ethic and handle high volume of work, execute projects simultaneously, set priorities and meet deadlines.
·Understanding and commitment to affirmative action in educational access and employment.
·Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Banner, and Slate systems.
·Must be available to work evening and weekend hours.
·Ability to lift and move heavy boxes of materials.
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