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Associate Director for International Recruitment

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: Undergraduate Admissions
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Feb 13, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 05001
Position ID:: 172595

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Associate Director for International Recruitment

Salary: Staff Associate (SL-4)

Binghamton University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions seeks an experienced professional for the position of Associate Director for International Recruitment. The Associate Director will foster international undergraduate student enrollment by assisting in the creation and implementation of an institution-wide, data-driven strategy for international student recruitment and enrollment. This position will build Binghamton's market presence internationally and increase the quantity of highly qualified international students enrolling at Binghamton.

The Associate Director will:

  • Collaboratively establish international recruitment goals and develop partners including community colleges, Education USA centers, ESL programs, consular and embassy officials in strategically identified global markets.
  • Manage and maintain relationships with established international partners; recommend and vet potential new partnerships.
  • Assist the director of undergraduate recruitment in building and implementing a strategic international student recruitment plan that coexists with and complements the University's overall strategic plan and vision.
  • Assess current practices and make recommendations to the director regarding the value of all recruitment and yield activities.
  • Develop data-driven strategies and initiatives to break into new markets as well as increase applications in existing markets. The strategy should include but is not limited to: on-the-ground student recruitment, armchair recruitment and staying up-to-date with current trends and best practices in international student recruitment and admissions, including the effective use of social media.
  • Oversee all international travel and international application review with a strategic focus on enrolling students that will be successful at Binghamton.
  • Track prospects, inquiries, applications, and deposits in international territories taking action as needed.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and deep understanding of foreign educational credential systems and be able to advise on authenticity of credentials.
  • Develop communication plans and maintain strong relationships with prospective students, parents, counselors, and other influencers.
  • Travel to key regions throughout the year.
  • Supervise professional staff.
  • Work closely with and manage agent relationships. Assess and propose new partnerships.
  • Coordinate the International Student Ambassador program.
  • Maintain relationships with key offices on campus.
  • Serve on appropriate committees and task forces dealing with international students and enrollment.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of five to seven years of progressive professional experience in international admissions or education with an emphasis on student recruitment
  • Proven track record of success including breaking into new markets and relationship-building
  • Demonstrated ability to present effectively
  • Previous supervisory experience managing professional or student staff
  • Strong intercultural communication skills and an ability to effectively communicate with international students, parents, and educators
  • Knowledge of best practices in international student recruitment, including SEVIS regulations and issues related to visa processing
  • Familiarity with foreign educational systems and the demonstrated ability to evaluate international applications and provide direction to others on a wide range of matters related to international admissions and enrollment
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage technology
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines while managing multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated commitment to data-driven decision-making, including effective analytical skills and proven results in achieving objectives and goals
  • For extensive travel purposes, a valid passport and driver's license
  • Ability to work nights and weekends to meet demands of the position and connect with staff and stakeholders in other time zones

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency in a second language and/or experience living abroad
  • Master's Degree

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: February 28, 2024

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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