Assoc Dir of Int'l Admissions & Student Success

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Aug 24, 2022
Sep 23, 2022
Position Type
Associate Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

Assoc Dir of Int'l Admissions & Student Success


University Job Title: Associate Director 1


Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)


Time Type: Full time


Duration Type: Regular


Compensation Grade: Administration & Operations


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Work Location: Central Campus


Worksite Address: 195 Prospect Street

New Haven, CT 06511


Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)


Searchable Job Family: Administration


Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5


Position Focus:


Working within the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, and reporting to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs with a dotted line to the Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid, the Associate Director of International Admissions and International Student Success works to support a newly developed global initiative aimed at expanding the corps of outstanding environmental leaders throughout the Global South by overcoming the barriers to advanced environmental education and training that many students from these countries and regions often encounter. Students in the program will receive expanded tuition support; non-tuition support in the form of elimination of the application fee; support for English-language training prior to arrival on campus; a program of community-building events specifically focused on international students and their families once on campus; support for identifying and facilitating mentoring partnerships with YSE alumni from similar backgrounds; funding to support summer internships in their home countries, helping to lay the groundwork for their return. This person will also work more broadly to increase the diversity of the Yale School of the Environment student body and support/enrich the cultural student experience of a global student community.


Admissions and Financial Aid. Serve as primary contact for prospective international students, engaging with constituents daily to provide information and guidance regarding YSE programs, the admissions process and requirements, policies, procedures, and associated topics. Devise, develop, and implement recruitment strategies and diversity and inclusion-related programming broadly. Lead and execute virtual, on-campus, and off-campus events to attract and recruit the strongest and most globally diverse student body. Analyze data on international markets, develop and implement strategic recruitment, communications streams, and marketing and yield plans for prospective international students while driving strategic actions to ensure that admissions goals are met. Collaborate with faculty, colleagues, students, and alumni to design programs and develop strategic relationships with international universities and organizations for the identification and cultivation of prospects leading to enrollment. Foster relationships with counselors at overseas schools, EducationUSA advisors and other constituencies to help maintain a pipeline of talented and diverse international students. Serve as a member of the Admissions Committee, responsible for evaluating international application files to determine student eligibility for admission to the School; process and evaluating applications and transcripts.

International recruitment travel as assigned.


Student Affairs. Create and plan events, programs and office initiatives related to international student advocacy, cultural adjustment, development of intercultural competencies and multicultural sensitivities. Work to create a strong cohort experience in support of the program scholars. In collaboration with the Student Affairs team, create and lead the work of the inaugural YSE International Student Working Group to identify areas of improvement and gather data to enhance future international student programs. Design and implement the execution of the first-year international student orientation program. Create appropriate schedules, determine content, and program materials. Manage the creation of a New International Student Reference Guide. Advise student leaders on the implementation and planning of international student programming and event logistics, in partnership with the Office of Strategic Initiatives. Engage broadly with the community to develop strategies, conversations and trainings to enhance understanding of DE&I across a global platform to better support our program scholars, YSE international students and our YSE community as a whole.


Essential Duties:


1. Directs, monitors, and assesses needs and directs the application of resources of an administrative University office dealing with one or more major functional areas. 2. Directs and implements solutions to problems that are routine to complex in nature and that affect multiple functional areas of responsibility. 3. Plans and/or participates in planning University activities on a long-term basis to comply with University goals and objectives. 4. Establishes and implements consistent university-wide policies in multiple functional areas of responsibility. 5. Ensures that University office policies and procedures are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. 6. Develops and monitors goals and objectives for managerial and professional staff in compliance with University strategies. 7. Directs a staff of exempt and non-exempt employees. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:


Bachelor’s Degree in related field and five years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.


Required Skill/Ability 1:


Superior interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Ability to establish rapport with and build relationships with a diversity of groups. Creative mindset and innovative approach to continuously improve programmatic offerings to best reach desired audiences.


Required Skill/Ability 2:


Demonstrated interest in learning across difference and fostering an inclusive environment for all students. Ongoing collaboration and ability to partner effectively across multiple stakeholder groups. Ability to initiate programmatic and individual activities while functioning in a matrixed team setting. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.


Required Skill/Ability 3:


Proficiency in basic data management systems (preferably Slate and Banner). Ability to lead, strong interpersonal and management skills, and the talent to meet all deadlines and hit all budgetary and other targets. Strong written, oral, numerical, and organizational skills.


Required Skill/Ability 4:


Ability to think creatively, problem-solve, respond with flexibility and imagination to unanticipated situations, and work independently and as a part of a team.


Required Skill/Ability 5:


Enjoy working with diverse students and a wide array of constituent groups, representing the YSE at meetings, conferences, and outreach opportunities within Yale and beyond. Vacation time may be taken by special permission only during the period of December 15 and April 1.


Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:


Prior experience and interest in recruitment and program planning in higher education with a global orientation. Experience or knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an international student focused context. Familiarity or interest with environmental issues; experience conducting data analysis, planning and executing events, and recruitment.


Drug Screen: No


Health Screening: No


Background Check Requirements:


COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:


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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.


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