Coordinator, International Student Recruitment and Outreach 443495
Position Type: Staff
Position Number: 20111978
Department: Office of International Education and Services
Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: The primary role of this position is to seek, attract, and successfully recruit prospective international students (domestically and internationally) to Lamar University, with the ultimate goal of significantly increasing international student enrollment at the University. This will be accomplished through meaningful collaboration and partnership with all LU academic colleges (especially the Colleges of Engineering, Business, Arts and Sciences and Graduate College); Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid; and the Division of Student Engagement.
Essential Job Functions: Building and leading campus collaborative for International Student Recruitment:
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Coordinator will build partnership and work collaboratively, effectively, and efficiently with the appropriate key University constituents to identify and recruit high-quality and diverse international students domestically (within the U.S.) and abroad for all academic programs and all levels of study with particular emphasis on conditionally admitted, transfer and sponsored student populations.
Building and sustaining effective and successful international student recruitment/admission pipelines:
The Coordinator will provide the Executive Director measurable outcome-based proactive support in the development of partnerships, connections and recruitment pipelines between Lamar University academic colleges and entities from abroad (i.e., institutions, organizations, agencies, foreign embassies/consulates, and sponsors).
Develop and implement creative and effective domestic and international marketing strategies for international student recruitment:
In collaboration with the Executive Director and subject to his final approval, and with a strong understanding of current global recruitment trends, the Coordinator will develop and implement creative and effective marketing strategies for the successful recruitment of international students to Lamar University within current and emerging domestic and international recruitment markets.
Engaging in ongoing proactive, timely, effective and supportive communication with prospective international students and their families:
In collaboration with the Executive Director, the Coordinator is responsible for proactively and frequently reaching out to prospective applicants in a timely manner; engaging and communicating about the value of Lamar University education to them; and managing the conversion of inquiries to applications/admissions hand-off processes
Engaging in dual measurable outcome-based Online and In-Person recruitment activities:
Frequently planning and participating in online and in-person recruitment events, transfer fairs, school visits, and other related recruitment activities both domestically and internationally as directed by the Executive Director of International Education and Services.
Production of periodic and annual progress report on International Student Recruitment efforts:
The Coordinator will provide the Executive Director with periodic verbal and written progress report as requested, as well as an annual measurable outcome-based comprehensive progress report on International Student Recruitment and Outreach activities.
Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to needs of the university.
Minimum Experience Required: At least three (3) years of direct professional experience in international student recruitment, admissions, and services in public or private college settings with demonstrated track record of successful international student recruitment and/or international admissions; Progressive professional experience involving international travel and recruitment-focused marketing strategies. Expert and direct knowledge of trends in international student recruitment and emerging student markets. Three (3) years of direct professional experience developing and managing international higher education networks, working with sponsored agencies and country-specific recruitment funnels. Experience in providing excellent and timely customer service to prospective and current international students and campus stakeholders. Extensive experience in seeking, attracting, and successfully recruiting prospective international students (domestically and internationally), with the ultimate goal of significantly increasing international student enrollment at the University. This will be accomplished through meaningful collaboration and partnership with all LU academic colleges (especially the Colleges of Engineering, Business, Arts and Sciences and the College of Graduate Studies); Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid; and the Division of Student Engagement. Work closely with Marketing and Communication Department to produce print and digital marketing materials
Key Competencies: Extensive experience in administering sponsored international student programs. Familiarity with a variety of English Language Proficiency Tests including TOEFL, IELTS, English3, etc. Knowledge and experience working with foreign credential evaluations. Previous experience living or working abroad. Record of active participation/engagement in relevant professional associations: NAFSA, NACAC, AACRAO, AIRC, etc. Ability and willingness to engage with partners and prospective students remotely/online, travel domestically and internationally. Strong computing skills and expertise utilizing computing applications with various university systems: Banner, CMS and Formstack, Commitment to a student-centered/customer service-oriented philosophy. Effective communication in individual settings and in group presentations including virtual/remote delivery.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to remain in stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods. Must be able to have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement to work on computer and/or related office equipment. Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces. Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another. Adjusting or moving objects up to 25 pounds in all directions. Communicating with others to exchange information.
Job Conditions: Work is conducted mostly indoors. Some evening and weekend work may be required. Travel, including international, required.
Lamar Expectation of Quality: Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana
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