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Director of International Admissions

IUPUI Office of International Affairs
Indianapolis, Indiana
Salary range: $75,000 - $85,000
Closing date
Feb 4, 2023

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Administration, Admissions, Enrollment
Knowledge Communities
International Enrollment Management
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

Job Details

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) seeks a collaborative, innovative, and strategic international enrollment management professional for the position of Director of International Admission. This position will help lead IUPUI’s international admissions and recruitment efforts into a bold new future as we transform our campus into the state’s next-generation urban research university, Indiana University Indianapolis, through our Vision 2024 initiative.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, IUPUI / Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Indiana University, the DIA serves as a key member of the Office of International Affairs leadership team. The DIA will develop, lead, and execute the vision and strategy that will help align international enrollment levels with the University’s mission and strategic plan. The DIA will oversee recruitment and admissions of undergraduate international students and provide baseline recruitment support for international graduate student recruitment and admissions. The position will lead a dynamic and talented team of eleven employees, will supervise six direct reports including an India-based Recruitment Manager.

This is primarily an on-campus role in Indianapolis, Indiana with hybrid work options available after a period of initial onboarding. The University aims to fill the position in the spring of 2023.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred), successful and progressive professional and leadership experience suitable for a director level, and demonstrated success in planning, developing, and implementing international enrollment management initiatives.

Apply at – search Job Opening ID 304375


Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, IUPUI and the Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Indiana University, the Director of International Admissions (DIA) leads the development and implementation of a strategic recruitment plan for international students while also facilitating admission of international students and supporting the development and implementation of recruitment-based cooperative international enrollment agreements with international institutions.

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides dynamic leadership for the International Admissions Office a team-based unit comprised of 12 full- time staff who work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment to carry out essential international enrollment functions, including development and deployment of recruitment strategy, implementation of university enterprise systems to support undergraduate and graduate international admissions operations, international credential evaluations, and issuance of initial immigration documentation.
  • Directly supervises 4 Assistant Directors, an India-based Recruitment Manager, and a CRM Business Analyst who manage graduate and undergraduate operations, recruitment, and communications.
  • Serves as a trusted voice in the highly competitive international student enrollment environment to cultivate external relationships and position IUPUI and the future Indiana University Indianapolis as a world-class institution.
  • Participates in building global networks, while promoting innovative, data-informed international recruitment
  • strategies.
  • Provides strategic leadership and direction in international undergraduate, transfer, and graduate admissions, including international and domestic recruitment travel and outreach strategies.
  • Provides baseline campus support for international graduate student recruitment.
  • Directs 4 assistant directors charged with management of admissions operations such as application processing, foreign credential evaluation, and communication/outreach to prospective, applied, and admitted students.
  • Ensures a creative and productive team-based work environment that values collaborative problem-solving and exceptional service to internal and external partners.
  • Sustains strong relationships across the various campus and university units engaged in student enrollment management functions to ensure effective integration of international admissions processes across the institution.
  • Articulates data and functional requirements for effective support of the international admission process throughout the enrollment funnel.
  • Works collaboratively and creatively with academic units engaging in recruitment-based international projects and collaborative agreements.
  • Provides strategic advice regarding academic credentials, enrollment trends, and facilitates credit transfer articulations.

General Responsibilities

  • Provides highest level of operational leadership and coordination of assigned staff members to define admissions and recruitment methodologies and standards; provides direction and guidance on high priority admissions and recruitment projects/initiatives.
  • Establishes short-term business plans and long-term operational objectives, including managing project timelines/deliverables and developing resource plans for multi-project/multiphase admissions and recruitment initiatives.
  • Conducts a variety of personnel actions to include, but not limited to hiring, promotion, performance management, and dismissal.
  • Manages high level assignments and allocation of admissions and recruitment resources, including negotiating and coordinating initiatives that involve staff in other departments/areas/teams; may coordinate large-scale admissions and recruitment projects with a wide audiences in support of academic initiatives. Makes budgetary recommendations/proposals based on resource needs and ensures cost containment.
  • Researches and stays up-to-date on new industry admissions and recruitment standards, technologies, policies, and procedures; responsible for the implementation of new protocols/procedures to address business needs.
  • Works collaboratively with other admissions and recruitment leaders across departments in recommending standards, best practices, and related policies/procedures.
  • Prepares management reports and summaries for senior administration, executive, steering and advisory committees; acts as advisor to executive committees; serves on various university committees, communities of practice, and task forces related to admissions and recruitment




Bachelor's degree in business, public policy, or related field


  • Master's degree in communications, public relations, media arts, graphic arts, or related area



  • 4 years in admissions, enrollment management, higher education student affairs, business, or related field 1 year of management experience in relevant field.
  • 1 year of management experience in relevant field.


  • 5 years progressively responsible administrative management experience, including oversight of admissions staff and a proven track record in building enrollment.
  • Direct experience in leading international recruitment and admissions operations within a doctoral level institution

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered



  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback Instills commitment to organizational goals
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision-making skills Effective conflict management skills
  • Builds and manages effective teams Ability to inspire and develop staff
  • Develops and delivers effective presentations
  • Ability to represent the company with external constituents Commitment to working with people of diverse backgrounds Interprets federal, state, and institutional rules and regulations


  • Effective leadership qualities
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of admissions information systems and Microsoft Office, especially Excel. (Exposure to 2 of the following systems preferred: WebAdMIT, Salesforce CRM, SUNAPSIS, The Common Application, OnBase).
  • Exceptional intercultural and interpersonal skills

Apply at – search Job Opening ID 304375


As one of seven Indiana University campuses, IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) is Indiana’s premier urban research and health sciences institution and is dedicated to advancing the intellectual growth of the state of Indiana and its residents through research and creative activity, teaching, learning, and community engagement. IUPUI offers more than 450 programs through 17 academic schools and awards degrees from both Indiana and Purdue universities. Its nearly 30,000 students represent 140 countries. IUPUI pursues its strategic planning goal of becoming a global campus in a global city through building effective international partnerships, creating international opportunities, and graduating students able to operate in a globalized world with skill, wisdom, and responsibility. The IUPUI Office of International Affairs is a comprehensive office of international education that coordinates and serves as a catalyst for a broad range of international activities, including international student recruitment and enrollment. The OIA’s service responsibilities include the main IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis, affiliated extension campuses in Columbus and Fort Wayne, and the IU School of Medicine statewide medical education centers. In Fall 2019, IUPUI enrolled 1850 international students, and enrollment is expected to return to this level within 1-2 years. Equal Employment Opportunity Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination.

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