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International Admissions Specialist - GRAD

University of Central Oklahoma
Main Campus - Edmond, OK, 73034

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: Main Campus - Edmond, OK

Position Type: Staff

Salary Range: $16.18 - $17.00 Hourly

Job Category: OTRS Classified


Position Overview

Advises students concerning an appropriate academic schedule, choice of major, number of hours that may be taken, probation, and/or suspension. Contact may be on individual or group basis or be made by correspondence. Exclude instructional faculty. Advises students and evaluates their abilities, interests, talents, and personality characteristics in order to develop appropriate academic and career goals. Provides individual and group guidance services relative to problems of scholastic, educational, and personal-social nature to students. Suggests remedial or corrective actions and assists students in making better adjustments and in planning intelligent life goals. Plans and directs program to orient students and assists in their integration into scholastic life. Investigates reports of misconduct and attempts to resolve or eliminate causes of conflict. Interviews students to determine need for counseling. Performs work under minimal supervision. Handles complex issues and problems. Possesses solid working knowledge of subject matter.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

The Jackson College of Graduate Studies (JCGS/Graduate College) is dedicated to providing leadership and support in the development of high-quality graduate programs to serve the needs of students, faculty, and the university community as they compete in a global society. The JCGS serves a unique function at UCO in its support for and coordination of graduate studies as well as creative and scholarly activities. The JCGS collaborates with our five UCO academic colleges and the Forensic Science Institute in offering 6 master's degrees and an education specialist degree covering 40 graduate degree programs and over 70 different major areas of study with more than 1,100 graduate students.

This position:

  • Provides guidance and counseling to students in matters related to academic goals, choice of curriculum, course load, and graduate admissions for domestic and international prospective graduate students.
  • Completes admission and enrollment progress checks for individual students.
  • Assists with graduate student orientation and graduate student check-in.
  • Advises prospective graduate students associated with an assigned territory.
  • Initiates, develops, and maintains communication with prospective graduate students in relationship-building efforts.
  • Tracks, measures, updates, and analyzes the admissions funnel progression and performance from assigned territory.
  • Processes graduate admissions applications, interacts with prospective graduate students, and documents interactions through the CRM and Banner along with offering suggested improvements for CRM use.
  • Implements graduate admissions standards, graduate policies, and graduate program requirements.
  • Develops relationships and consults with graduate program advisors concerning admissions standards and processes.
  • Supports promotional activities to stimulate graduate enrollment.
  • Supports and assists with graduate recruitment and outreach.
  • Promotes graduate programs and the Graduate College through assisting in the development of graduate communication plans, correspondence, materials, handouts, publications, and other activities.
  • Completes graduate student admissions processes for international graduate students.
  • Collaborates with on- and off-campus units in an effort to ensure up-to-date information is provided to prospective graduate students.
  • Contributes to a supportive, team working environment with fellow graduate admissions specialists and other team members.
  • Collaborates with fellow team members in other academic units.
  • May serve as a primary point of contact for special prospective graduate student partnerships.
  • Provides high-level analytical support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, and handling information requests. associated with their assigned admissions territory.
  • Organizes and maintains prospective graduate student correspondence and Graduate College files.
  • Assists with annual projects, conferences and events.
  • Operates and maintains office equipment.
  • Interprets policies and procedures and handles confidential matters with discretion.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience Required

Requires a bachelor's degree in related field or 4+ years of equivalent work experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts; Requires strong written communication and organizational abilities.

Experience Preferred

Knowledge of graduate admissions standards and program requirements. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OnBase, Ellucian CRM Recruit, and Banner. Strong oral and written communication skills. Sound judgement, creativity, organizational, and clerical skills. Ability to foster teamwork.


Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, human relations, and organizational skills. Effective telephone and customer service abilities. Adaptable and flexible. Personable demeanor with a willingness to help. Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and interact professionally with all segments of the University community. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be detail oriented.

Will this employee supervise others?

No, this employee will NOT supervise other employees.

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Central offers an innovative learning community to its more than 17,000 students, where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university's roots as a teaching college. Students at Central develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time faculty, 450 adjunct faculty and over 850 staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives.

With 117 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Mass Communications, Accounting, the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies and the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district.

Central's appealing 210-acre campus is on track to become a certified botanical garden, offering both a pleasing learning and living environment and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. In fact, Central is ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top universities to work for by the "Chronicle of Higher Education." Central is also an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and hosted the 2010 World Sitting Volleyball Championships on campus.   Founded in 1890, Central is the state's first public institution of higher learning, and continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community and Civility each day.

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The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.


UCO will become one of the Top 10 metropolitan universities of our kind in the United States by providing a transformative education as well as development experiences that help learners achieve their highest level of leadership potential.


The University of Central Oklahoma transforms each student by focusing our resources on the Central Six tenets of transformative learning. 

All students will be transformed with:

  • Discipline Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • Service Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Global and Cultural Competencies
  • Health and Wellness

Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experience.

About Edmond/Oklahoma City Metro

The University of Central Oklahoma is located in Edmond, a part of the growing, thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area. At Central, our students, faculty and staff get the best of both worlds - the "small town" feel of Edmond, with the big city excitement of the Oklahoma City metro. Both the Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro consistently rank nationally among the safest, most affordable and most exciting places to live. In fact, Edmond recently ranked among the best places to live in the nation by Money Magazine and Family Circle magazine, and Oklahoma City ranked sixth in the nation for the "Best Places for Young Adults" by From year-round arts, music and theater offering, to exciting sporting events like the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, to first class shopping, dining and more, Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro offer a diverse, active, culturally enriched lifestyle that's on the move to even bigger and better opportunities.

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