Indiana Tech is a thriving, independent, teaching-oriented institution with a focus on career/professional programs in business, engineering, information technology and computer science, criminal justice, life sciences, human services and many other concentrations. Indiana Tech enrolls approximately 1,600 students in its traditional programs on its main campus and nearly 6,000 students in its College of Professional Studies programs at 17 regional locations and online. Degrees are offered at the associate, bachelor’s, masters and doctoral levels. Over 48% of our students are either globally or domestically diverse; this contributes to our unique vibrant and inclusive campus community. Indiana Tech’s picturesque main campus is located on 45 acres near downtown Fort Wayne. All academic programs are designed to provide students with relevant and practical experiences, including an emphasis on internships. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
This position will be responsible for recruiting, advising, processing and evaluating international student applications. This will include students enrolling in Intensive English Program (IEP), as well as undergraduate and graduate degree seeking international students. The International Admissions Counselor will counsel students throughout the recruitment cycle, from inquiry to enrollment status and will also help students when they arrive in the U.S. for the first time to pick them up from the airport and get them settled into their dorms or residences. Having the ability to be proactive, to communicate promptly with students, make admissions decisions, assist students with financial documentation, meet with students and families and work closely with partnership programs is a necessity. The International Admissions Counselor will be responsible to manage recruitment strategies to meet the international enrollment goals while complying with state and federal accreditations, university and federal immigration policies and regulations.
This position will require traveling locally, regionally, nationally and overseas, as needed. This position will also serve as the Designated School Official (DSO) through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Applicant must have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.
In order to be considered for this position, you must attach a cover letter and resume to your application.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
Build relationships to grow incoming international student enrollment
Recruit international students and process international admission applications, advise applicants of program options and admission requirements
Process student files, review scholarship plan for international students, conduct credential evaluation and GPA calculations, and issue Acceptance/Denial decisions
Promptly and courteously, respond to phone calls, emails and other requests from students
Collaborate with co-workers regarding new recruitment strategies, make suggestions on new strategies to increase marketing opportunities for international recruitment
Serve as one of the DSO’s for Indiana Tech
Process immigration documents in compliance with Homeland Security Regulations
Travel abroad for international student recruitment and represent Indiana Tech in the international higher education community
Extended travel may be required during recruitment season
Stay up-to-date on government/legislative changes pertaining to international higher education
Utilize recruitment tools such as social media platforms, personal contacts, international educational fairs, presentations, etc.
Maintain and update international student files with the assistance of admission reports.
Assist in development and execution of the international recruitment plan and the international orientations
Collaborate with other departments to assist in recruitment and enrollment efforts
Work with international partners institutions on collaborative projects
Sit on campus-wide committees as requested / required.
Support the mission, vision, and strategic plan of Indiana Institute of Technology.
Other duties as requested by the Director.
Bachelor’s degree required
Two to five years of experience working in an international admissions or international programs office, preferred.
General understanding of international recruitment and education systems, preferred
Strong communication skills, creativity, the ability to work in a results-oriented group, strong interpersonal skills, in–depth understanding of diverse cultures, and the ability to learn independently
Experience in working with partner institutions and government sponsored international students, preferred
Basic knowledge of the F-1 student visa processing, preferred
Minimum of one year experience with SEVIS as a DSO in international admissions or an international programs office, preferred
Must have U.S. citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency as per U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) guidelines for DSO and ARO.
Must have an interest in building a rapport with prospective and current international student populations at the university.
Sensitivity to, and understanding of, the needs and concerns of a diverse international population and respectful of different cultures
Proficiency in Spanish preferred
Must be insurable for driving company vehicles.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment with occasional domestic and international travel required.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Inclusion Statement: Indiana Institute of Technology embraces diversity and equal opportunity intentionally. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success with respect to educating our students to become global citizens. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Length of Posting: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For preferred hiring considerations, please apply by 9/27/2019.
About Indiana Tech
Indiana Tech is a thriving, independent, teaching-oriented institution with a focus on career/professional programs in business, engineering, computer sciences, criminal sciences, human services and many other concentrations. Indiana Tech enrolls approximately 1,700 students in its traditional programs on its main campus and over 8,000 students in Professional Studies programs at 17 regional locations and online. Indiana Tech’s picturesque main campus is located on 45 acres near downtown Fort Wayne. All academic programs are designed to provide students with relevant and practical experiences, including an emphasis on internships. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.Indiana Tech has big plans for its future. Learn more at strategicplan.indianatech.edu.