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Assistant Director, International Admissions

at Stetson University

Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Reference #: 396

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396-280
Job Description

The Assistant Director is responsible for the planning, implementing, and evaluating of recruitment activities for international students, pursuing both degree and non-degree programs, such as summer camps and English language programs. In particular, effort will be expended to increase and diversify the undergraduate and graduate population through admission and recruitment efforts through creative and cost effective travel, and other tactics, statistical analysis, market segmentation, alumni support, academic evaluation, and the procurement of financial aid from sources both on and off campus. The Assistant Director works closely with the Vice President to develop strategies for international recruitment that are consistent with the University's mission and goals. The Assistant Director will also work with the enrollment leadership team, especially FTIC and Transfer, to support the overall achievement of goals and daily activity objectives of the office.

Employee must be a naturally persuasive, creative problem solver who thrives in an upbeat environment with non-standard and varied working hours. A self-motivated, enthusiastic, goal-oriented individual with superior presentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills and will have demonstrated ability to follow direction, problem solve, manage multiple priorities and meet goals. This is a sales-like admissions and prospect management approach to a designated recruitment territory in an environment where recruiters are responsible for reaching enrollment and net revenue goals assigned to them. This staff member must have a comprehensive understanding of international cultures, immigration policies and procedures, and federal government regulations for visa holders.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Through heavy use of outgoing contacts via phone, email, IM, Whatsapp, Skype, etc., the recruiter cultivates, engages, grades, persuades and closes prospective students. Always qualifies conversation and generates next steps (application, enrollment deposit, FAFSA, housing application, registration, etc.).
  • Render and communicate admission decisions for international students
  • Process or oversee the process of SEVIS and other US Department of Homeland Security requirements, to include I-20s, and all other related and required such documentation
  • Maintain SEVIS knowledge and competency and remain up to date on all regulatory issues relative to compliance and update policies and procedures accordingly
  • Leads group information sessions and also meets one-on-one with parents and prospective students to provide information and assist in the application process; gives campus tours
  • After receipt of application materials, determines and informs students of acceptance and award of Reviews files for acceptance and presents admission recommendation to admissions committee. Reviews files for scholarship. Makes financial aid packaging/depth sounding calls
  • Researches, plans and executes fall and spring travel for recruitment, by evaluating previous years' productivity; coordinates travel plans with college and guidance counselors; meets with prospective students at educational fairs to inform them about the college, i.e. application process, scholarships, financial aid, majors, campus activities and on-campus housing
  • Cultivate relationships with alumni, guidance counselors and other constituents in the territory to assist with the recruitment process
  • The Assistant Director will also work with the enrollment leadership team, WORLD staff, and faculty admissions and faculty international committees to support the overall objectives of Stetson University, as well as serve as a resource for members of the Stetson University community on international admissions requirements and standards
  • Performs other site and position specific functions, and other duties as assigned

ROUTINE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Regularly review status of all applicants as it relates to admissions and 1-20 documentation. Review and manage Materials Checklist and New Hatter Checklist daily
  • Determine the best next contact for each of the hot prospects in the territory. This involves regular use of the arsenal, which comprises both printed and web information collected for this purpose and members of the campus community- i.e., faculty, alumni, current students, coaches and parents of current students
  • Leads group information sessions and also meets one-on-one with parents and prospective students to provide information and assist in the application process; gives campus tours
  • After receipt of application materials, determines and informs students of acceptance and award of Reviews files for acceptance and presents admission recommendation to admissions committee. Reviews files for scholarship. Makes financial aid packaging/depth sounding calls
  • Supports regular FTIC, Transfer and graduate admissions office activities such as Territory back-up as assigned, and all file review , information sessions, open houses and all other recruitment support as needed.
  • Prepare weekly status reports and quarterly Board of Trustees status reports. Produce an annual report.
  • Performs other site and position specific functions, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree

Job Location
DeLand, Florida, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular