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Foreign Credential Evaluator

Employer
Drew University
Location
Madison, NJ, US

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Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, International Programs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

 

Drew University is seeking a Foreign Credential Evaluator in the International Admissions Department.

The Foreign Credential Evaluator is responsible for evaluating foreign applications and credentials to assist in the admissions decision process for international applicants to the Drew Direct Entry and the INTO Drew Pathway and Academic English programs. The incumbent also serves as the Designated School Official for F-1 student visa purposes.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates foreign credentials; converts foreign grading scales; and takes lead in the admissions decision processing for international applicants to undergraduate Drew programs, as well as INTO Drew Pathway and Academic English programs.
  • Serves as the Designated School Official for F-1 student visa purposes; and maintains current information on immigration matters.
  • Liaises with Drew’s Offices of Admission and International Student Services along with the INTO Application Processing Center on application decisions, processes, and procedures.
  • Provides support to the INTO Director of Marketing and Recruitment for all stages of the student enrollment journey from inquiry to pre-arrival support.
  • Evaluates financial and application documentation; issues immigration documents for new and continuing international students; and updates student records in various databases.
  • Conducts research to determine if post-secondary institution(s) are accredited and/or recognized using industry standards and internet resources to determine whether Drew requirements are met.
  • Makes informed decisions based on interpretation of complex standards and foreign credentials from all over the world; and serves a critical role in the student’s personal success and the reputation of Drew University and the INTO Drew program.
  • Works with enrollment managers and credential evaluators at other IUP partnerships to advance best practices.
  • Remains up-to-date on evaluation standards, educational practices, and the latest information on academic policy regarding international admissions standards at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Contributes to programs such as orientation, educational events, and other Center-wide programs and activities as assigned.
  • Performs other projects and duties as assigned.
  • This is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties.  Nothing in this job description restricts the right or authority to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time with or without advance notice. 

Required Qualifications:

 Essential: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • One year of experience evaluating academic credentials at a post-secondary institution
  • Strong communication and customer relations skills 
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, work under pressure and, when necessary, with minimal resources
  • All candidates must be U.S. Citizen or have Permanent Resident status at time of application in order to serve as a Designated School Official for F-1 visa purposes.
     
     

Desirable: 

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with international student programs such as ESL and academic preparatory programs
  • Experience using Salesforce and Slate, or similar CRM software
  • Experience using SEVIS and basic knowledge of US immigration and visa regulations
  • Detail oriented, organized, and able to juggle a fast-paced working environment
  • Ability to build effective relationships with key stakeholders and diverse groups
  • Ability to deploy and manage resources effectively with efficient priority and time management
  • Ability to maintain sound judgment and decision-making even when under pressure
  • Competent IT and analytical skills 
  • Knowledge of various countries’ educational systems and international credentials evaluation procedures
  • Proficient with Google suite and experienced with student data systems
  • Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse international student population
  • Designated School Officials cannot be fully remote positions per Federal guidelines. The candidate must be within commutable distance to the Drew campus in Madison, NJ

How to Apply: 

To apply, submit the following materials. 

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume

Contact Information of 3 professional references

Please apply by November 29, 2023. Application review will be on a rolling basis as applications are submitted; early applications are encouraged. 

                        

About Drew University:

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City.

It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in 40 disciplines and offers 19 dual-degree programs.

Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree, Launch, ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as seven New York City semesters and several international study abroad programs.

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers a wide array of distinctive and flexible advanced degree programs designed to meet the needs of almost any busy schedule. All programs are based on Drew’s renowned commitment to faculty-student mentorship, opportunities for out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, and facilitating a robust intellectual community. 

The Theological School has a distinguished history rooted in the United Methodist Church. Today, it serves many denominations as a center for preparing clergy and leaders for service in the church and the world. Its focus on biblical and theological scholarship and social justice has made it a sought after destination for students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees.

 

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Following federal and state requirements; a candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States if selected for hire. 

These positions are subject to a background check.

 

 

 












Organization

Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

 

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.

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Location
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