Internationalization Strategist/Senior International Recruiter

St. Louis
Mar 31, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Internationalization Strategist/Senior International Recruiter
Location: St. Louis
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36115
Hiring Department UMSL Global This position requires local and international travel. Responsibilities

The Internationalization Strategist/Senior International Recruiter will be responsible for driving the university’s international recruiting operations, expanding on existing strategies and on consumer engagement using their strong skillset of data analysis for regular reporting and further strategizing. In addition, this position will plan and oversee engagement opportunities for customers in target markets that are mainly, but not exclusively, overseas; such opportunities include prospective undergraduate and graduate students, agents and partner organizations.

The incumbent will be one of the leading team members within the UMSL Global Office which is the university’s nexus for international admissions, recruiting, student services, global engagement and impact, and currently serves several hundred international students, faculty and staff.

UMSL Global is looking for a well-rounded personality with enthusiasm for service-oriented engagement with people and with the same level of passion for strategic planning and data-driven internationalization management. This role will provide the incumbent with excellent opportunities to connect professionally with our great UMSL faculty and staff community and strategically with partners around the globe.


This position reports to the Executive Director of UMSL Global and will work hand in hand with the International Admissions Manager within UMSL Global. The incumbent will also work collaboratively with all other UMSL recruiting entities across campus, including UMSL (local) Admissions and Recruiting, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, and others.

Within the UMSL Global office, this position will work frequently at the intersection of International Partnerships and the ISSS team.


  • The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills (writing and speaking) and genuinely enjoy practicing both; will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for work in the traditional and nontraditional enrollment management profession; and possess a willingness to work long hours when needed.
  • The incumbent should be a creative and an energetic personality who possesses excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and who enjoys working toward measurable goals. He/she will have experienced living abroad for at least 6 months and will be fluent in at least one language other than English.
  • Moreover, the Internationalization Strategist/Senior Recruiter represents the University externally at numerous events and forums, such as international education fairs, college fairs, high school visits, international events, and internally at various on-campus events and regular meetings.
  • The incumbent will coordinate regular online information sessions / webinars on various topics while targeting a variety of recruiting markets and while demonstrating high levels of flexibility necessary to accommodate and cover international time zones and individual agent requests.
  • The Internationalization Strategist/Senior Recruiter will be instrumental in helping the UMSL Global office with relevant data analysis, forecasting and data presentations and will be open to take on additional duties when needed.
  • The incumbent has the ability and the desire to be an essential part of the university’s strategic growth, both qualitatively (recruiting tools and strategies) and quantitatively (e.g. student numbers).
  • Ideally, the incumbent is also experienced in: supervising employees and delegating work appropriately; working with international agents or other third-party partners and in managing/establishing agents and/or partner agreements.
  • Ideally, the incumbent has: Experience with international university rankings and associated metrics; profound student markets experience and expertise in selected markets; first experience supervising employees and delegating work appropriately.

In addition, core responsibilities include:

  • Enrollment Analysis & Reporting
  • Under general oversight of the Executive Director and in close collaboration with the International Admissions Manager, help to build out the international recruiting strategy.
  • Collaborate with the Admissions teams to design and coordinate strategies that drive consumer engagement and deepen the relationship with customers throughout each phase of the enrollment cycle.
  • Utilize Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology, in concert with other relevant data, to maximize lead generation, manage prospects and track ROI.
  • Use market insight and intelligence to analyze student demographic information and behavioral data as it relates to the enrollment cycle and outreach efforts to maximize impact.
  • Apply deep understanding of needs and motivations of target populations to drive outreach efforts that grow our customer base and help us meet strategic objectives.
Minimum QualificationsA bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience) and at least 3 years of experience. Preferred Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university is required along with at least 8 years of experience in international recruitment, strategy and/or similar enrollment role in a university setting or a related field, such as staffing, talent recruiting (agent or company), international market forecasting or others.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage micro and macro objectives and ability to execute toward multiple objectives concurrently.
  • Ability to conduct interviews of and presentations to prospective students and their families, educational agents, and others in the recruitment network.
  • Knowledge of CRM techniques to ensure relationship building with different audiences, especially the international student population.
  • A positive attitude, can-do mentality and high service standards.
  • Enthusiasm for proactive international engagement with set goals.
  • Superior interpersonal, listening and oral/written communications skills, including excellent presentation development and delivery skills.
  • Strong marketing, sales and business development interests and ideally first-hand experience in these areas.
  • Interest in first-hand experience with and strong ambition for systematic data management and analysis.
  • Readiness for budget management, including setting budgets and budgetary priorities, forecasting, and meeting targets.
  • Demonstrated track record of responsibility for and proven success in recruiting students and/or talent.
  • Knowledge of international student markets and talent acquisition processes and methodology, search tools and technology.
  • Ability to engage with a variety of constituents (prospective and current students, alumni, faculty, agents, institutional partners etc.) from many different cultural backgrounds.
  • Creativity and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to think outside the box to achieve established goals in accordance with timelines.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Proficiency with MS Office and CRM tools, such as SLATE, TerraDotta, and/or others.
  • Ability to interact confidently and positively with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face-to-face and online, as well as presenting data to university leadership.
Minimum Salary$47,476-$65,468/annual Application Deadline
April 12, 2021 Application Instructions

In addition to a complete online application, including contact information for three professional references, please submit:
• A cover letter that clearly addresses the qualifications of the position and how you meet those qualifications.
• A résumé that details educational and professional experience.

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

For questions about the application process, please call (314) 516-5805. If you are experiencing technical problems, please email [email protected].

Benefit Summary

The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, vacation and sick time accrual, four personal days per year, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, pension and employee and dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefits, please visit

UMSL is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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