Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for International Programs and Admissions, the Director of International Admissions leads a team of professional staff to assist in the development and implementation of international student admissions policies and practices. The director’s responsibilities include counseling prospective students and their families about the admissions process, analyzing institutional data and global trends and assessing the effectiveness of recruitment and admission practices and methods, and administering the distribution of scholarship funds to best impact recruitment and enrollment. The director collaborates closely with regional offices and representatives and the other directors (including marketing, visa services, and student services) in the Office of International Affairs to assist the Assistant Vice President of International Programs and Admissions to develop and execute recruitment initiatives to support international enrollment goals.
In coordination with the Assistant Vice President and the regional offices and representatives, the director participates in the development of relationships with foreign institutions and other international partners.
The director serves as a liaison for the Office of International Affairs and collaborates closely with the Office of Enrollment Management, as well as other administrative units within Temple, to support the overall enrollment goals of the university.
The director for International Admissions will
Develop procedures for International Admissions that are consistent with the university and division goals, and recommend changes to division policies and procedures when needed;
Supervise and participate actively in the review of international undergraduate applications including foreign credential evaluation and scholarship decisions;
Manage all operations related to the application process to ensure timely, efficient, and student-friendly services;
Supervise, develop, train, and evaluate the performance of the International Admissions staff;
Participate in Open Houses, Admitted Student Days, and other events as appropriate;
Develop internal and external relationships for International Admissions and interact with all levels within the organization;
Act as a liaison between senior management and staff on work progress, goals, and strategy;
Exercise discretion and ethics in decision-making based on best practices, technical expertise, and professional judgment.
Collaborate with the Temple Center for American Language and Culture to support the recruitment and enrollment goals of the Conditional Admission program;
In coordination with the Vice President, AVP, OIA-inbound directors, and Temple’s overseas offices/representatives and campuses, plan and manage International Admissions travel, recruitment, and yield activities;
In coordination with the director for Marketing and Communication, develop annual marketing, publications and communications schedule;
In coordination with AVP, collaborate with Office of Undergraduate Studies to assist in developing MOUs, transfer agreements, and course articulations;
Cultivate relationships with overseas representatives, institutions, governmental organizations, membership associations, advising offices, and other international partners;
Travel locally, regionally and internationally on behalf of the University;
Represent International Admissions in university-wide working groups including Enrollment Management and Scholarship Planning Committees;
Give professional presentations to international and external audiences on a variety of topics; and
Represent Temple University before professional organizations, institutional partners, and membership associations on assigned missions.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study
At least six years of directly related experience in international admissions and recruitment in a college/university setting
Familiarity with international systems of education and foreign credential evaluation
Familiarity with admission policies
Demonstrated track record in building international student enrollment
Excellent interpersonal skills along with the ability to interact and work collaboratively with a diverse group of constituents both inside and outside the university
Substantial supervisory and leadership experience
Excellent written and oral communication
Outstanding organizational and analytical skills
Ability to travel locally, regionally, and internationally
Ability to attend off-campus or virtual recruitment activities
Master’s degree in a relevant field of study
Experience with Banner and other international-student management software
Experience with a CRM
Fluency in a foreign language
Experience studying or working abroad
Familiarity with immigration regulations affecting international students.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
Internal Number: 20001976
About Temple University
Established in 1884, Temple University currently employs a staff of over 7,600 employees; as a state-related, non-profit academic institution, we do not report earnings as gross annual income. Temple University is a comprehensive public research university with approximately 38,000 students. It has a distinguished faculty in 17 schools and colleges, including schools of Law, Medicine, Podiatry, and Dentistry, and a renowned Health Sciences Center. Temple is one of Pennsylvania's three public research universities, along with the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University. Temple University is the 27h largest university in the United States, and it is the fourth largest provider of professional education (law, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and podiatric medicine) in the country.