Assistant Director of Admissions for International Student Recruitment and Programs
Position Summary: The Assistant Director of Admissions for International Student Recruitment and Programs is responsible for all non-academic aspects of international student support, for facilitating the coordination of this support with academic support, and for all aspects of the recruitment of international students.
Supervision Received: This position reports primarily to the Director of Admissions and secondarily to the Associate Vice President for Student Opportunity and Diversity.
Essential Functions: The Assistant Director of Admissions for International Student Recruitment and Programs has primary responsibility in the following areas:
- Provide leadership for the recruitment, credential evaluation, and admission of international students.
- Coordinate international student financial aid awarding policies, in conjunction with the Vice President for Enrollment, Director of Admissions, and the Director of Student Financial Assistance.
- Plan and implement outreach strategies to develop and enhance international partnerships with individuals, international and governmental agencies, international schools, and other organizations.
- Serve as a college official for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement SEVIS program.
- Work cooperatively with faculty and college offices involved in international outreach efforts.
- Ensuring that Alma College is in compliance with all legal requirements involving international students. These responsibilities include:
- Completing and maintaining all student records and documents required by DHS, SEVIS and other relevant policies, procedures, and regulations; and
- Counseling students on relevant procedures and regulations.
- Orienting and supporting international students in their adjustment to Alma College. These responsibilities include:
- Helping students become familiar with U.S. culture, with the U.S. Educational system, and with Alma’s policies, expectations, and culture;
- Creating and implementing programs that facilitate students’ successful integration into the campus community;
- Providing support for students in day-to-day campus life;
- Aiding students in crisis situations; and
- Facilitating the cultural readjustment necessary for students’ return home.
- Helping the campus as a whole create a welcoming environment. These responsibilities include:
- Creating faculty, staff and student programs that promote sensitivity to cultural differences and international student needs, and encourage constructive responses to these needs;
- Developing programs that encourage campus understanding of international students’ contributions;
- Advising the college on retention strategies for international students;
- Serving as a liaison between offices on international student issues;
- Collaborating effectively to help integrate existing campus supports; and
- Advocating within the institution for the needs of international students.
- Regularly assessing international student support and the needs of international students, and prioritizing responses to identified deficiencies.
- Aid the Enrollment and Student Life sectors in the creation of a Strategic Plan for International Student Recruitment and Support.
- A bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience working with international students and international student programs.
- Strong presentation, organizational, and communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in international, cross-cultural and interdepartmental exchanges.
- Self-starter who has the ability to create and lead new initiatives.
- Proficiency in languages other than English.
- A master’s degree and three years of experience working with international students and international student programs.
- Experience with best practices in international and English Language Learners student support and recruitment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of DHS, SEVIS and other policies, procedures and regulations pertaining to international students.
Mostly desk work and presentations when in office; some international travel required.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current résumé, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers for three references to Kelly Austin, Administrative Assistant, Alma College, 614 W. Superior St., Alma, MI 48801. Materials may be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Desired start date is July 1, 2013
Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Posted: Tue, April 9th, 2013 at 4:45PM