Director of International Recruitment

Position Number 999171

Functional Title Director of International Recruitment

Position Type Administration - Staff

Position Summary

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for the position of Director of International Recruitment. This 12-month exempt (EHRA) position is created to support Global Engagement, a strategic initiative that is not only one of the three pillars of UNCG's new strategic plan, but also the focus of our current Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Reporting directly to the Vice Provost, the Director of International Recruitment will have career defining opportunities to build upon and expand UNCG's long-standing reputation in global education and international student success. One critical initiative will be building and launching the UNCG Global Academy by partnering with various constituencies. Beginning with Graduate and Undergraduate Pathways Programs, the Global Academy will eventually become an innovative platform for University Partnerships, Faculty Exchange, Research Collaboration, and a variety of meaningful programs for both domestic and international students.

The Director will:

  • Serve as a highly visible liaison to key members of our community.
  • Build solid relationships with Faculty, the International Programs Center, Enrollment Management, and the Graduate School in order to establish and execute a comprehensive international student recruitment plan.
  • Provide leadership for controlled growth in international enrollment.

International travel is expected several weeks per year.

Responsibilities include the following areas:

  • Conceptualizes and implements strategic targeted recruiting initiatives for both graduate and undergraduate students, including marketing efforts (e.g., in marketing, provides input and assists with marketing efforts such as publications, advertising and web site information, social media; evaluates effectiveness and makes modifications);
  • Identifies strategic recruitment markets, makes recommendations on partnerships, collaborates with members of the admissions staff with international admissions responsibilities, plans international inquiry and yield events, etc.;
  • Designs and sustains effective and highly automated international admission processes that could maintain very high team efficiency and admission effectiveness;
  • Plans, organizes and executes necessary travel needed to recruit international students and maintains and develops international partnerships (e.g., high schools, universities, EducationUSA Offices, and funding agencies abroad as deemed necessary);
  • Creates and implements articulation agreements for targeted geographic regions and areas of study;
  • Incorporates constituency groups in international recruitment: current students, faculty, staff, and alumni; including follow-up.
  • Participate in professional organizations and professional development activities.
  • Prepare annual budget for international recruitment travel.
  • Participates in University meetings and committees as necessary; prepares reports as requested; and performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Agency Relations:

  • Has a working knowledge of governmental, university and sponsoring agencies information related to admissions;
  • Participate in sponsor site visits and special programs as needed;
  • Assists with sponsored students preparing for UNCG admission/conditional admission into graduate and undergraduate programs;
  • Develops effective domestic and international working relationships with a range of constituencies to foster greater familiarity with UNCG programs and to ensure proper oversight of the programs (including UNCG units [e.g., Graduate School and Enrollment Management], campus faculty, external university admission offices, home/embassy office advisors of sponsored students, community contacts, and course instructors);
  • Assists as necessary in advising (sponsored) students on immigration, taxation, budgeting, academic and personal issues; cultural adjustment, and campus resources as part of the recruitment process.
  • Collaborates with the International Programs Center on Crisis and Enterprise Risk Management.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a world-class, research intensive, regional University with a diverse portfolio of expertise and a particular focus on fostering healthy lives, vibrant communities and global connections. UNCG is a leading institution within the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. Recognized for its programs in the Music, Theater and Dance; Nursing; Business; Education; Life and Physical Sciences; and Health and Human Sciences, UNCG continues to grow its enrollment and enjoys the most diverse student populations of all the UNC system universities. With more than 19,000 students, UNCG has a significant and positive impact in North Carolina and the Greensboro/Triad area in particular. UNCG is nationally recognized for its distance learning initiative and serves many rural areas of North Carolina with its highly rated online educational programs. Established in 1892, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded as the first public university in North Carolina for women. In 1963 the school became co-educational, but the legacy of providing both opportunity and excellence continues today.

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Health Insurance - NC State Health Plan (NC Smart Choice)
  • Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, FSAs and more (NC Flex)
  • Retirement (Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System and Optional Retirement Program)
  • Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation, Sick, Community Service, FMLA Leave
  • Holidays
  • Longevity Pay
  • Eligible to become a member of the State Employees Credit Union
  • Employee Award Programs
  • Employee Wellness Resources
  • and more

Minimum Qualifications
  • A master's degree required;
  • Five years of increasing responsibility in international higher education administration (preferably in international recruitment and/or admissions;
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, with extensive international experience, either professional or educational;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, and communication skills - both written and verbal;
  • High level of initiative and goal orientation, including motivation to achieve aggressive goals;
  • Expert knowledge/experience working with Foreign Credential Evaluation;
  • Knowledge of trends in international student recruitment and emerging student markets;
  • Familiarity with academic and cultural issues confronting international students from diverse backgrounds in U.S. university and community settings;
  • Knowledge of U.S. institutions' admission policies, higher education policies and practices, F and J immigration regulations.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree in a relevant field;
  • Proficient in multiple foreign language;
  • Experience working with U.S. and foreign government agencies and related organizations regarding international education;
  • A record of active participation in appropriate organizations (such as NAFSA, EAIE, and their state and regional affiliates);

Tenure Status N/A

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications must be processed through UNCGjobsearch referencing position 999171. Materials requested include:

  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • List of three professional references

All materials must be submitted electronically with your electronic application.
Applicants may direct questions regarding this position to Ms. Mitzi Burchinal:
Review of applications will begin 9/08/2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

UNCG is an AA/EOE employer.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with Experience

Org #-Department Graduate School - 11401

Job Open Date 07/10/2017

For Best Consideration Date 09/07/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Unofficial Transcript(s)
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3
  4. Other Documents

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
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    • Other
  2. * If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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