CONTEXT OF JOB: Under general direction of the Director of International Admissions, the Assistant Director is responsible for the coordination of activities that enhance the recruitment, evaluation, and selection of first-year and transfer international students. This position will participate in the development and implementation of the annual plan for recruitment and admission as well as research-based management of foreign and domestic recruitment territories. Domestic and international travel is required along with the participation of the application review process for international first-year and transfer students. The Assistant Director is also responsible for maintaining relationships, providing information about campus and admissions policies and processes to audiences on and off-campus.
Conceptualizes and implements strategic initiatives that are of critical importance to meeting the enrollment goals of the University.
Responsible for carrying out some aspects of the admission and recruitment process including, but not limited to, fall and spring international and domestic recruitment travel. This person will be specializing in recruiting, admitting and converting potential UD students in assigned global territories. Ten or more weeks of international travel each year is expected.
Maintains record storage and retrieval systems for efficient access to data. Manages recruitment data and analyzes for results and trends. Prepares reports and provides statistical data as requested.
Maintain records of interviews and meetings with agents, parents, etc. Through individual and group interactions, counseling prospective students, parents and guidance professionals throughout the college application and selection process.
The candidate will have an excellent ability to write and communicate clearly and effectively. S/he will communicate extensively and regularly with international prospects during the admission process; through electronic communication efforts, and chat procedures, and other forms of both traditional and new media.
Coordinate with the marketing department and/or contracted designer to create advertising, promotional materials and communications for both electronic and hard copy.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree, Masters degree preferred, and three years of job-related experience. International admissions experience strongly preferred. Effective organization, interpersonal, and intercultural communication skills necessary. Knowledge of student recruitment, retention issues and admissions standards. Ability to present effectively to small and large groups and to work productively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to manage multiple projects, work independently, and collaborate as a team member to achieve common goals. Bilingual fluency is desirable along with previous experience working with international educational documents and systems. Ability to exercise sound judgment and make independent decisions. Proficient computer skills and use of presentation software. Special Requirements: Valid drivers license and regular access to private reliable means of transportation. Position requires travel, including overseas travel, as well as work on weekends and evenings.
Internal Number: 494464
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