The University of Kentucky seeks an International Recruiter to play a key role in the university's new strategic international recruitment initiative. This initiative will increase the number of qualified undergraduate applicants to the university and support the growth of diverse international enrollment on campus. This high-energy and motivated individual will report to the Director of International Recruitment, and will be a member of the University of Kentucky's International Center (UKIC) team. The International Recruiter will be responsible for the implementation of international student recruitment efforts. This position plays a very important role in the recruitment and outreach activities of the UKIC. This staff member will meet with prospective students and their parents, secondary school counselors, various groups on and off campus, alumni, and other contacts in a variety of venues to promote the opportunities offered at the University of Kentucky, and support undergraduate applications to the University of Kentucky. A significant part of the recruitment process will be establishing and nurturing relationships that serve as a conduit for international students. This staff member will collaborate with other Enrollment Management staff members, working together to coordinate recruitment and admissions activities, and to ensure effective and supportive communication with prospects and applicants. In addition, this staff member will collaborate with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services to ensure a smooth transition for admitted international students. All responsibilities shall be executed while demonstrating a commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
Valid driver's license (or ability to obtain a valid driver's license)
Valid passport (or ability to obtain a valid passport)* *If the applicant's ability to obtain the necessary visas for international travel required for this position will be restricted due to the passport-issuing country, this factor will be taken into consideration by the university.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Experience in international student recruitment
Experience working in higher education with students from diverse backgrounds
Ability to engage in extensive international and domestic travel as required by the position. Some evening and weekend work is required.
Professional written communication and public speaking skills
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple competing priorities
Familiarity with computer applications
Ability to speak multiple languages preferred
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.