Director, International Admissions

Tucson, Arizona
Jun 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

Admissions and New Student Enrollment, a unit under the division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management | Academic Initiatives and Student Success is seeking candidates for the positions of Director, International Admissions. As a key member of the University of Arizona International Education and Admissions and Enrollment Management Leadership Teams, the Director, International Admissions serves as the senior most international enrollment officer on the campus. The position is responsible for the management of international recruitment planning and strategy and enrollment counseling, development of partnerships with campus, organizational and governmental partners for the recruitment and enrollment of students and works closely to build the University of Arizona brand in the international landscape. Work may require evening and weekend work hours.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversight of a comprehensive office of International Admissions, including recruitment, enrollment counseling and yield
  • Strategic enrollment management planning, including goal setting for international market share and target markets for further outreach and recruitment
  • Development and execution of region and country specific recruiting strategies.
  • Budge maximization – identifying where and how dollars are spent on personnel and resources in order to bring in a diverse international class
  • Build policy and procedure for recruitment and admission of international students
  • Build policy and procedure and monitor brand management for recruitment, enrollment counseling – including transfer articulations, yield and enrollment of international students
  • Facilitate relationship with partners including, but not limited to, Embassies, Recruiters, Recruitment Travel Companies, Education USA and International School Counselors to position the University of Arizona as a top of mind school when advisors work with students on the U.S. college selection process
  • Review and establish policies for admission application submission, review and evaluation
  • Build a process for the standardization of international transfer course articulation
  • Collaborate with the UA Center for English as a Second Language to build a pipeline for degree seeking applicants who do not meet University of Arizona English language proficiency requirements
  • Work with the Office of International Education in building 2+2 pathways for international transfer students from partner institutions abroad
  • Work with the Office of International Education in building procedures for the efficient admission of students at global distance locations (micro-campuses), and oversee the implementation and execution of these procedures.
  • Collaborate with University of Arizona Study Abroad to develop specific admissions processes for students on in bound exchange programs
  • Oversight of the International Tuition Award allocation process
  • Work with Visit Tucson and other local organizations for cross promotion in international markets
  • Development of a ‘Study Arizona’ cross marketing and promotion with other higher education entities to extend recruitment opportunities (possible expansion to all of Arizona)
  • Educate campus groups on the institutional focus on, and growth amongst, international students
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience in Higher Education with 5-10 years in student services; OR, Master’s Degree and five years of experience in higher education with 2-5 years in student services.
  • Demonstrated experience of functional areas in enrollment management.
  • Extensive experience in University Administration.

Additional Minimum Qualifications:

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with an organization’s leadership, students, faculty, and staff, as well as community and government agencies.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and ability to summarize and effectively present data.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a leadership position of an enrollment management functional area with an emphasis on a broad scope of administrative experience.
  • Ability to present to small and large groups