Assistant Director of International Admission

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jun 14, 2022
Jul 15, 2022
Position Type
Assistant Director
Organization Type
College / University
The Assistant Director of International Admission ensures institutional, departmental, and individual student/Exchange Visitor compliance with two distinct bodies of federal regulations – the US Department of State regulations for non-immigrant visitors in the J visa classification and the US Department of Homeland Security regulations for non-immigrant students in the F visa classification.
The Assistant Director also represents Marquette University in an effort to recruit and admit qualified international undergraduate degree-seeking students who will study at MU on an F-1 visa as well as other students who have studied outside the US.
1. Ensure institutional, departmental, and individual student/Exchange Visitor compliance with federal F and J visa regulations via:
a. Mastering and applying F and J regulations across all phases of the student/Exchange Visitor life cycle;
b. Advising MU F visa students and J Exchange Visitors on their legal obligations, rights and related regulatory procedures via individual appointments, group sessions, regular email reminders;
c. Authorizing or recommending F and J legal benefits for students, Exchange Visitors and their families including issuance of I-20s and DS-2019s;
d. Monitoring student and Exchange Visitors compliance with F and J regulations including maintaining accurate and complete student records in the US government’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) as well as university based records as required by federal regulations;
e. Evaluating departmental, College, and administrative policies and procedures that intersect with the F and J regulations to ensure that these policies and procedures are in line with regulatory requirements and initiating collaborative updates of policies and procedures as necessary;
f. Creating and delivering cultural programming as required by the J-1 regulations
2. Manage international undergraduate degree-seeking application processes in Slate and related student employee processes. Work closely with Operations team to ensure timely rollout of admissions and scholarship applications and ensure ongoing file review process consistency. Monitor and respond to 24/7 emergency phone calls for the office providing direct emergency response to international students during and outside of business hours as needed.
3. Serve as an international admissions counselor. Contribute to and help execute recruitment strategy for select global regions, including managing all communication with prospects, applicants, and regional recruiting sources/resources/partners; collaborate with Enrollment Management to contribute to the development of overall international undergraduate recruiting strategy of the university. Participate in on- and off-campus recruitment events, presenting on behalf of Marquette University as needed.
4. Make admission decisions and related international credential evaluations for all undergraduate, degree-seeking international students; help to facilitate transfer credit evaluations. Support file review for domestic and international admissions and scholarship programs as needed.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; Master’s degree in a related field preferred
Three years in the field of international education required.

Requires extensive knowledge of and experience with interpreting and applying federal F and J visa regulations; extensive knowledge of foreign and US secondary and tertiary academic systems, academic credential evaluation and credit transfer knowledge; and international/intercultural experience/competence.
Excellent communicator, in both verbal and written format
Exhibits a high level of professionalism and ability to succeed in a fast-paced work environment
Shows attention to detail and good organizational skills
Demonstrates and ability to exhibit empathy and enthusiasm in interactions with students, parents, faculty and staff.
Computer proficiency, including knowledge of Microsoft Office products