International Admissions Officer

Shepherdstown, West Virginia
30,000 - 35,600 per year plus benefits
Aug 04, 2022
Sep 03, 2022
Knowledge Communities
International Enrollment Management
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

The international outreach and admissions officer is responsible for the management and implementation of the recruitment and admissions process of international students. This is accomplished through working collaboratively with undergraduate and graduate admissions, international students, international partners (institutions of higher learning, ministries of education and individual institutions) as well as high schools and colleges/universities within the United States and abroad. The international outreach and admissions officer collaborates with the Director of International Affairs on international recruitment activities both on­ and off-campus. Additional responsibilities include maintaining prospective student files, issuing appropriate non-immigrant documents for F-1 and J-1 students (such as the I-20 form and DS2019 form), assisting prospective students with the application process, and working with campus organizations on the transition of the international student from acceptance to enrollment and final arrival on campus.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Knowledge of admissions procedures
  • Per federal immigration regulations regarding SEVIS, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • Valid driver’s license – needed due to extensive travel requirements.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or CRM tool such as Target X; Zoom and/or MS teams.

Equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered as meeting the minimum qualification, at the direction of the hiring supervisor.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience as a Designated School Official (DSO) providing counseling and advising for international students in higher education or other similar settings.
  • Have experience living, working and/or studying abroad
  • Knowledge of a foreign language

Appointment to this position will be contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

We believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. Shepherd University offers generous employee benefits, including:

  • 13 paid holidays
  • 24 days annual leave (vacation) per year
  • 18 sick days per year and the flexibility to use that time to care for immediate family members
  • Wide range of health insurance and other benefits
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% contribution match; eligibility to continue health insurance post-retirement, and other retiree perks
  • Tuition waivers for employees and their dependents