International Admissions Counselor

Employer
Florida Institute of Technology
Location
Florida Tech Main Campus Melbourne

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Exercises discretion and independent judgment with matters of significance directly related to enrollment of students. Supports the recruitment and retention of international students with special emphasis on first year and transfer applicants. Assists in managing all inquiries and applications of international students in an effort to meet enrollment goals. Counsels international students and families on admission criteria and process. Welcomes and advises prospective international students and families during campus visit events. Conducts university information sessions for visiting international students and parents. Conducts formal presentations to student, parent and teacher groups. Evaluates international undergraduate applications, makes admission decisions, communicates admission decisions and tracks enrollment outcomes. Coordinates and assesses the productivity of international recruitment agents and recommends programs to increase awareness and qualified matriculates to the university. Assists with on-campus recruiting events that are conducted after normal business hours. Attends conferences for professional development. Travels domestically and internationally as needed. Develops and manages relationships with high school guidance counselors, independent counselors and contracted international recruitment agents. Supervises an assigned college work study or college roll student.

Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluates international undergraduate applications by reading and assessing transcripts, leaving exams, essays, letters of recommendation and determines admission to the university. Communicates admission decision to prospective student and related constituents.
  • Responds to electronic correspondence (email, text, social media) from prospective international students and their family members in a timely manner.
  • Counsels and evaluates prospective international undergraduate students and families concerning requirements for the enrollment process, scholarship opportunities, English language proficiency, the I-20 and student visa process.
  • Conducts university information sessions both on and off campus, providing information regarding courses of study, scholarship guidelines, and other facets of the University for students, families, agents, counselors and other specialty groups.
  • Assists in the development of a strategic recruitment strategy for all international students by assessing geographical regions to determine best opportunities for enrollment and the generation of inquiries, applicants and admitted students.
  • Plans and conducts travel, as needed, to a designated geographical region to represent the university to international students and their families.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent knowledge obtained through a combination of education, training and experience).
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Minimum 0–2 years of relevant work experience required.

Official transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Human Resources Office prior to the first day of employment. All international degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).

Equal opportunity

Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy, parenting status, veteran status or retirement status in its activities and programs. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Office of Title IX at John E. Miller Office Building (401QAD), 150 West University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901, TitleIXCoordinator@fit.edu, or 321-674-8885, or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling the Office of Human Resource at 321-674-8100.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Clery Act, the University annually provides a report to each student and current employee, as well as to prospective employees and students, that provides a detailed disclosure of information regarding campus security practices (including Emergency Response Plan, Timely Warnings, Emergency Notifications, Missing Persons, fire safety policies, fire prevention data, and Crime Log policies), as well as crime and fire-related incident statistics for the preceding year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.fit.edu/media/site-specific/wwwfitedu/security/documents/20200776_FINAL2_ASR-MainCampus.pdf


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