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Assistant / Associate Director, International Recruitment and Admissions

Gies College of Business, Business Graduate Programs (BGP)


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Primary Position Function/Summary:

Responsible for recruiting international students for Business Graduate Programs, with a primary focus on programs with large international student populations.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Recruiting:

  • In collaboration with program leadership, BGP Director of Recruitment and Admissions, and Marketing and Communications (MARCOM) execute recruiting strategy for each recruiting cycle focused on international applicants to programs within BGP in coordination with specific program staff.
  • International travel for recruitment and relationship-building events as necessary. Estimate 25-35% travel required both internationally and domestically.
  • Provide Mandarin translation support for communication and marketing materials.
  • Deliver internal and external public presentations to international candidates.
  • Establish, enhance and maintain relationships with alumni (in collaboration with Gies Advancement) who can assist in our recruiting efforts.
  • Some night and weekend obligations as well as occasional domestic and international travel for recruiting events, etc.

Admissions:

  • Provide support for interviews of potential candidates.
  • Support admission process and nurturing of applicants through enrollment.

Miscellaneous:

  • While primary duties will be focused on recruitment and admissions, part of the role could include supporting student services programming for enrolled international students.
  • Help maintain databases and other tools for meeting the team goals.

Education:

Required: Bachelor’s degree

Preferred: MBA or other relevant master’s degree

Experience:

Required: Experience working with a diverse population.

Preferred: Knowledge and experience in working with international graduate students; higher educational experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, and proven success in managing across multiple stakeholders.
  • Must demonstrate a service-oriented attitude for working with faculty and students.
  • Working knowledge of computer-related databases and office-related software.
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin. Familiarity with social media and messenger platforms like WeChat, Baidu and WhatsApp.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities for Associate Director:

Recruiting

  • Lead, coordinate and execute in-country pre-arrival events for international students.
  • Design and implement strategies to attract international students with a focus on diversifying the current international population of students in coordination with specific program staff.
  • Develop partnerships in coordination with the Assistant Dean of International Programs with external organizations, academic institutions and government agencies that will enhance the international student pipeline. This could involve suggesting cooperative academic agreements, and identifying government and corporate sponsorships.

Admissions

  • Work with academic units to monitor yield and develop strategies and tactics to maximize yield for targeted population

Additional Experience Requirement for Associate Director:

Required: At least five years of professional experience with at least two years of experience in recruitment, human resources, admissions, or relationship sales

Additional Duties and Responsibilities for Assistant Director:

Recruiting

  • Assist BGP Director of Recruitment and Admission in executing in-country pre-arrival events for international students.
  • Assist BGP Director of Recruitment and Admission in implementing strategies to attract international students with a focus on diversifying the current international population of students in coordination with specific program staff.
  • Assist BGP Director of Recruitment and Admission in creating opportunities for partnerships in coordination with the Assistant Dean of International Programs with external organizations, academic institutions and government agencies that will enhance the international student pipeline. This could involve suggesting cooperative academic agreements, and identifying government and corporate sponsorships.

Admissions

  • Work with academic units and BGP Director of Recruitment and Admissions to monitor yield and develop strategies and tactics to maximize yield for targeted population.

Additional Experience Requirement for Assistant Director:

Required: At least three years of professional experience with at least two years of experience in recruitment, human resources, admissions, or relationship sales.

Salary and Appointment Information:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time (100%), benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month basis. The position is available as soon as possible after the closing date.

To Apply:

For full consideration, all applicants must create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references by August 4, 2021. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For further information regarding application procedures, email [email protected].

University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:Business Category:5-Education and Student Services Title:Assistant/Associate Director, International Recruitment and Admissions - Gies College of Business, Business Graduate Programs (BGP) (148854) Open Date:07/21/2021 Close Date:08/04/2021 Organization Name:Business Graduate Programs

Organization

Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.

Faculty

A talented and highly respected faculty is the University's most significant resource. Many are recognized for exceptional scholarship with memberships in such organizations as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering. 

Our faculty have been awarded Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, and the Fields Medal in Mathematics.The success of our faculty is matched by that of our alumni: 11 are Nobel laureates and another 18 have won Pulitzer Prizes.

Academic Resources

Academic resources on campus are among the finest in the world. The University Library is one of the largest public university collections in the world with 11 million volumes in its 37 unit libraries. Annually, 53,000,000 people visit its online catalog. Students have access to thousands of computer terminals in classrooms, residence halls, and campus libraries for use in classroom instruction, study, and research.

Research

Students and scholars find the University an ideal place to conduct research. The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology is a model for interdisciplinary research, where eighteen research groups from sixteen University departments work within and across three broadly defined themes: biological intelligence, human-computer intelligent interaction, and molecular and electronic nanostructures. The University is also home to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

Undergraduate Education

The University has a fundamental commitment to undergraduate education. Nearly 28,000 undergraduate students are enrolled in nine undergraduate divisions, which together offer some 4,000 courses in more than 150 fields of study.

Undergraduate admission is highly selective. In the 2001 freshman class, students in the middle 50% had ACT scores between 25 and 30 and ranked between the 83rd and 96th percentiles of their high school graduating classes.

The University enrolls over 9,000 graduate and professional students in more than 100 disciplines. It is among the top five universities in number of earned doctorates awarded annually in the United States.

Also integral to the University's mission is a commitment to public engagement. Each year about 65,000 Illinois residents participate in scores of conferences, institutes, courses, and workshops presented statewide. Research and class projects take students and professors off campus to share expertise and technical support with Illinois farmers, manufacturing firms, and businesses. In a typical year, student volunteers log more than 60,000 volunteer hours.

The Arts

A major center for the arts, the campus attracts dozens of nationally and internationally renowned artists each year to its widely acclaimed Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The University also supports two major museums: the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion; and the Spurlock Museum, a museum of world history and culture. 

Other major facilities include the multipurpose Assembly Hall (16,500 seats); Memorial Stadium (70,000 seats), site of Big Ten Conference football games; and the Intramural-Physical Education Building, one of the largest recreational facilities of its kind on a university campus.

Inclusive Illinois, one campus, many voices

Inclusive Illinois is the University’s commitment to cultivating a community at Illinois where everyone is welcomed, celebrated, and respected. Illinois is about how we value difference to make a difference. http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu/

As evidence of the University’s commitment to enhance the working, living, and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students, the University will encourage a standard of conduct and behavior that is consistent with the values of inclusivity. In an environment of inclusivity, there is no place for acts of hatred, intolerance, insensitivity, bigotry, threats of violence, harassment or discrimination.

Inclusive Illinois, one campus, many voices

Inclusive Illinois is the University’s commitment to cultivating a community at Illinois where everyone is welcomed, celebrated, and respected. Through education, engagement, and excellence, each voice creates the Inclusive Illinois Experience.

How can we appreciate difference to make a difference?

Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. We value it because we know that we have so much to learn from each other in our living, learning, and working environment.

Illinois is the place where we recognize the power of possibility and where great potential is realized. Inclusive Illinois is the vision of that place: a vision made real by leadership and commitment.

Illinois is the place where consensus is forged by discourse and where everyone’s contributions are recognized: significant contributions that elevate us because they are informed and enhanced by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, physical ability, religion, class, and national origin. We are enriched by these perspectives, and we are united by the very discourse that brings these views together.

It is a process. It is transformative. And we celebrate the remarkable changes we set in motion here … taking an important step … crossing boundaries … starting with our own.

It all starts with each of us: with our willingness to embark on the journey in the search for answers, and with our openness and acceptance of the answers we find. Illinois is the place where it all comes together.

Learn more about how Inclusive Illinois promotes diversity here.

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

The commitment of the University to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms, whether or not specifically prohibited by law. Among the forms of invidious discrimination prohibited by the University policy but not law is discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of sexual orientation. Complaints of invidious discrimination in violation of University policy are to be resolved within existing University procedures. The policy of the University of Illinois is to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations. The University will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs and activities

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