Assistant Director of International Student Recruitment
Job ID 46059
Functional Title: Assistant Director of International Student Recruitment
Position Type: Administration – Staff
Position Eclass: EP – EHRA 12 mo leave earning
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit
The purpose of the International Programs Center (IPC) is to coordinate and develop the University’s international activities and to advance the University’s comprehensive internationalization goals as stated in its Strategic Plan. Specific activities include: developing and managing education abroad programs; providing support services to degree-seeking (F1) and exchange (J1) international students and to visiting international scholars; leading recruitment efforts for international students at UNCG (both undergraduate and graduate); developing and managing outreach programs to the campus and local community. The International Programs Center financially supports international-related studies, research, and projects for students, faculty, and staff with generous support from donors. IPC serves as the liaison for the Interlink Language Program, New Mind Education activities on campus, and the Global Pathway Program. IPC oversees the management of 2 positions that support the internationalization goals of all 16 UNC System institutions.
This 12-month exempt (EHRA) position is created to support Global Engagement, a strategic initiative that is one of the three pillars of UNCG’s new strategic plan. Reporting directly to the Associate Provost for International Programs, the Assistant Director for International Recruitment will have career-defining opportunities to build upon and expand UNCG’s long-standing reputation in global education and international student success.
The Assistant Director of International Student Recruitment participates and assists in planning international recruitment activities, workshops, and related events and activities; engages in agent management; serves as liaison and maintains and develops relationships with various offices on campus and external agencies as well as partners. The Assistant Director researches, identifies, analyzes, and troubleshoots international application processing issues. The incumbent serves as a contact for prospective degree-bound and degree-seeking students interested in applying to UNCG. Interprets and explains the university’s admission policies and requirements to prospective F-1 and J-1 visa students to help them better understand the application process. Collaborates with various departments on campus such as the admission office, the graduate school, etc. to follow up on application progress and regularly corresponds with students to ensure application procedure is completed. Advises newly admitted F-1 visa students on matters relating to university regulations affecting their stay at UNCG as well as completion of all required procedures for enrollment.
- Bachelor’s degree with an international focus or related field.
- Two years oUS-based professional work related experience in international recruitment and/or admission advising at a higher education setting
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally, with extensive international experience, either professional or educational;
- Exceptional interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, and communication skills – both written and verbal;
- High level of initiative and goal orientation, including motivation to achieve aggressive goals;
- Knowledge and experience working with Foreign Credential Evaluation;
- Experience working with international student mobility and recruitment trends
- Familiarity with academic and cultural issues confronting international students from diverse backgrounds in U.S. university and community settings;
- Knowledge of U.S. institutions’ admission policies, higher education policies and practices;
- Familiarity with communication applications such as Skype, Zoom, Facebook, etc.;
- Skilled in diverse social media platforms used by prospective international students around the world like WeChat, Viber, Line, etc.;
- Ability to advise students individually and in groups
Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates
- MA degree with an international focus or related field;
- Five years oUS-baseded professional work related experience in international recruitment and/or admission advising at a higher education setting
- Proficiency in a second language;
- Experience working with U.S. and foreign government agencies and related organizations regarding international education;
- Experience with recruitment agent management;
- A record of active participation in appropriate organizations such as NAFSA and AIRC;
- Experience living or studying abroad;
- Experience working with F and J immigration regulations.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Recruitment Range: $44,384 – $53,000
Org #-Department: International Program Center – 11101
Job Open Date: 09/08/2023
For Best Consideration Date: 10/09/2023
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Type of Appointment: Permanent
If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.
Number of Months per Year: 12
Percentage Of Time: 35
Key Responsibility: International student recruitment
- In collaboration with the Associate Provost for International Programs, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, and the Dean of the Graduate School develop and implement an overall international student recruitment strategy.
- Provides input and assists with the development and implementation of marketing efforts such as publications, advertising, website information, and social media and evaluates their effectiveness and makes modifications as needed);
- Identifies strategic recruitment markets, makes recommendations on partnerships, collaborates with members of the admissions staff with international admissions responsibilities, plans international inquiry and yield events, etc.;
- Plans, organizes, and executes necessary travel needed to recruit international students and maintains and develops international partnerships (e.g., high schools, universities, EducationUSA Offices, and funding agencies abroad as deemed necessary);
- Participates in professional organizations and professional development activities.
- Prepares annual budget for international recruitment travel.
- Participates in University meetings and committees as necessary; prepares reports as requested; and performs special projects and other duties as assigned
- Researches and remains up to date with the latest data and policy trends impacting international students seeking higher education in the US.
- Works with the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Career Services Office to engage international alumni in the recruiting process.
- Works with the International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) unit of IPC to create events that will incentivize prospective international students.
- Acting as an ambassador and representative of the University internationally both as an individual and in concert with senior officers of the University
Percentage Of Time: 35
Key Responsibility: Agency Relations
- Oversees partnerships with recruiting agencies, recruiters, and specific schools (domestic and international);
- Recruits, coordinates, and monitors a network of agents to support international recruitment goals at UNCG;
- Develops effective domestic and international working relationships with a range of constituencies to foster greater familiarity with UNCG programs and to ensure proper oversight of the programs including UNCG units [e.g., Graduate School and Enrollment Management], campus faculty, external university admission offices, home/embassy office advisors of sponsored students, community contacts, and course instructors);
- Assists as necessary in advising (sponsored) students on immigration, taxation, budgeting, academic and personal issues; cultural adjustment, and campus resources as part of the recruitment process.
- Collaborates with the ISSS unit of the International Programs Center on Crisis and Enterprise Risk Management.
- Critically assesses and evaluates recruitment activity with respect to return on investment in relation to targets, makes recommendations, and improvements as necessary
Percentage Of Time: 20%
Key Responsibility: Supports admission decisions for undergraduate students
- Collaborates with Undergraduate admissions for timely and effective application processes.
- Serves as a resource in the international student admissions process to advise on and inform prospective students and family members of visa and compliance regulations.
- Responsible for rendering timely and accurate admission decisions on international undergraduate applications.
- Assists sponsored students preparing for UNCG admission/conditional admission into graduate and undergraduate programs;
Percentage Of Time: 10%
Key Responsibility: Articulation Agreements and Sponsored students support
- Works with academic departments to identify academic programs that can benefit by creating articulation agreements as a recruitment tool
- Creates and implements articulation agreements for targeted geographic regions and areas of study;
- Works with governmental, university, and sponsoring agencies to recruit international students
- Participates in sponsor site visits and special programs as needed;
R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).
Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions – F, Hand Movement-Grasping – F, Finger Dexterity – F, Reading – C, Writing – F, Hearing – C, Talking – C, Standing – F, Sitting – F, Walking – F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. – O
Inside – C, Driving – Standar/Automatic – O, Night/Dark – O