International Recruitment and Partnership Specialist

Job description

The Office of International Education and Programs at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of International Recruitment and Partnership Specialist.

Posting Date: March 30, 2018

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin April 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit:   or

Date of Appointment: On/around July 1, 2018

Description of Responsibilities:

The International Recruitment and Partnership Specialist reports to the Associate Director for International Student and Scholar Services, duties and responsibilities include:

a. Recruit international students for degree-seeking academic programs, intensive English programs, and special cohort programs at SUNY Oswego contributing to overall recruitment strategy in a professional, ethical, and positive manner;

b. Advise and counsel students, parents, and other recruitment contacts to help students select and apply to SUNY Oswego, explore program options, resolve application problems, and overall provide excellent pre-arrival support;

c. Utilizing effective and professional communication/ marketing skills, generate and respond to international inquiries, provide consistent and professional recruiting information, and communicate proactively with personnel at partner universities, schools, and recruiting organizations in a timely, ethical, and sophisticated manner;

d. Represent SUNY Oswego professionally, ethically, and effectively at international and domestic recruiting events, conferences, and meetings, traveling independently as well as part of recruitment circuits;

e. Deliver marketing and promotional presentations to promote SUNY Oswego to diverse audiences domestically, internationally, virtually, and through key partners;

f. Collaborate on the formation of departmental recruitment calendar working with supervisor, departmental staff, and Oswego colleagues (Admissions, Extended Learning, Graduate Studies, schools / colleges) to maximize recruiting effectiveness and outcomes;

g. Maintain existing and develop new relationships with international student recruiting agents, overseas universities, high schools, and other feeder partners for new freshmen and graduate students, transfers, and special cohorts;

h. Assist with itineraries and hosting visiting faculty / staff of international partners, contribute to publications and web sites, and engage with on-campus and SUNY colleagues effectively;

i. Contribute to growing and sophisticated partner contact and enrollment databases in order to track leads, applications, and enrollments and to effectively gauge successful recruitment methods and efforts;

j. Assist with development of alumni relations abroad, utilizing former students and friends of SUNY Oswego throughout the world to enhance international enrollment;

k. Reporting to the Associate Director for International Student and Scholar Services, contribute independently and as part of a team to build an ever stronger, more diverse, and sustainable international student enrollment at SUNY Oswego.


In addition, will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree at time of application
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in higher education administration, or related field such as relevant business, marketing, or public sector experience
  • Evidence of professional and ethical conduct based on performance in prior employment and/or academic roles        

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Admissions or international education experience

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Search Committee Chair, Gabriela Lozanova, Associate Director for International Student and Scholar Services

(Phone) 315-312-5775

(E-mail) [email protected]

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position. 

Description of Department:  The Office of International Education and Programs (OIEP) is primarily responsible for education abroad and international student and scholar services and recruitment. In collaboration with other offices on campus it supports international activities of the university’s academic departments and encourages comprehensive campus internationalization. It promotes the internationalization of the curriculum and campus cultural life and works to increase the number of international students attending Oswego and the number of Oswego students studying and conducting research abroad. OIEP is recognized as one of the top international programs in SUNY and nationwide.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected]  

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery) on the Human Resources Website:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]   




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Posted: 3/30/2018
Application Due: 5/29/2018
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