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International Admissions Counselor

Employer
Stevens Institute of Technology
Location
Hoboken, NJ
Closing date
Jun 3, 2024

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Specialty
Admissions
Position Type
Counselor
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Non-profit
The International Admissions Counselor will be responsible for recruiting and evaluating international undergraduate applicants, providing guidance and support throughout the admissions process, and contributing to the overall international student enrollment goals. The International Admissions Counselor collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to implement effective recruitment strategies, assess international credentials, and ensure a seamless transition for admitted international students.

The primary responsibilities are, but are not limited to:
  • Develop and execute comprehensive recruitment strategies with the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and other team members to attract highly qualified international undergraduate students. This includes identifying target markets, attending international recruitment events, visiting schools and colleges, and establishing relationships with international partners.
  • Review and evaluate international undergraduate applications in a holistic manner, considering academic records, standardized test scores, personal statements, recommendation letters, and other relevant materials to make informed admissions decisions.
  • Provide guidance and support to prospective international students throughout the admissions process, including advising on application requirements, deadlines, visa procedures, and financial aid options.
  • Assess international educational credentials, including transcripts and grading systems, to determine their equivalency to the U.S. educational system.
  • Work closely with various teams across campus to ensure a seamless and efficient admissions process for international students, including the coordination of interviews, campus visits, and information sessions.
  • Represent Stevens Institute of Technology at international recruitment events, college fairs, and information sessions both domestically and internationally. Contribute to the development of marketing materials and digital content targeted towards prospective international students.
  • Collaborate with various offices on campus, such as International Student and Scholar Services and Student Life, to provide support services for admitted international students, including pre-arrival information, orientation programs, and ongoing advising.
  • Stay informed about immigration regulations and requirements affecting international students and ensure compliance with all relevant policies and procedures.
  • Collect and analyze data related to international student recruitment and enrollment trends. Prepare reports and presentations to inform strategic decision-making and support departmental goals.
  • Stay abreast of trends and best practices in international student recruitment and admissions, including market conditions, educational systems, and cultural considerations.
  • Maintain compliance and adherence to all regulations and policies for recruitment, admissions, and financial aid within higher education.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in international admissions or related field within higher education.
  • Comprehensive understanding of international student recruitment strategies, admissions processes, and educational systems around the world.
  • Knowledge of immigration regulations affecting international students in the U.S.
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage with diverse populations, including prospective students, parents, international partners, and campus stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in using admissions management systems (Slate), CRM tools, and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Strong analytical and data management skills with the ability to collect, interpret, and present data effectively.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally for recruitment purposes.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends, and as necessary to assist with on-campus/virtual events as well as recruiting duties off campus in non-standard work hours.
  • Fluency in one or more foreign languages is preferred.
  • Passion for international education and a commitment to promoting diversity and global perspectives in the student body.

Department

Undergraduate Admissions Recruitment

General Submission Guidelines:

Please submit an online application to be considered a candidate for any job at Stevens. Please attach a cover letter and resume with each application. Other requirements for consideration may depend on the job.

Academic Submission Guidelines:

Please submit:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement that includes a) teaching interests, b) teaching philosophy, and c) a plan on how to create an inclusive environment for students of all backgrounds in terms of classroom teaching, student advising, and graduate student mentoring
  • Contact info for at least 2-3 references (school-specific; please refer to job posting)

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Jobs@Stevens.edu.

EEO Statement:

Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status.

Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and strongly encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.

NSF ADVANCE Institution Stevens values diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds. We are an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies and strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minority candidates, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure:

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