See position posting at: https://calvin.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CalvinUniversityCareers/job/Grand-Rapids-Campus/International-Admissions-Counselor_R-1265
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. For designated territories, manage the recruiting process by developing communication strategies to guide prospective students and families, participating in organized college tour trips or self-planned trips, contacting prospective students, reading applicant files, conducting foreign credential evaluation, and making admission committee recommendations. Establish and maintain an open dialog with prospective and admitted students and their parents; communicating by telephone, e-mail or social media, and sending letters and notes to ensure individual attention. Participate in the financial aid process for incoming international students; ensure that appropriate communications are sent to students and that appropriate documentation of financial aid status is maintained and provided. Conduct financial aid review for international students, prepare student files for International Financial Aid Committee meetings and support the Associate Director of International Admissions at these meetings, as needed. Perform general student recruiting duties within the Admissions Office by answering telephone calls from students and parents, conducting office visits, meeting with walk-in visitors, and assisting with special events such as Fridays at Calvin, as needed. Establish and maintain contact with current Calvin international students and faculty members who travel abroad; provide application and information packets to enable them to effectively recruit new international students. Analyze international student enrollment patterns by reviewing current and historical geographic data to identify and develop strategies and contacts for reaching potential students. Develop and maintain a working knowledge of international student issues related to admissions, financial aid and immigration.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in business, communications, international relations or a related field; one to three years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Self motivation and high energy Patience and flexibility are needed. Ability to relate to all types of people including those of different race, age or gender Ability and desire to understand Calvin College. Ability to travel and be alone for long periods of time Enthusiastic supporter of Christian higher education and the goals of Calvin College is necessary. Related experience in admissions counseling and international admissions/immigration and/or training. Proficiency in a foreign language is preferred. Previous experience in International Admissions, including grade evaluation, is preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
A valid Michigan Driver's license is required. A valid Passport is required.
This position requires drafting correspondence; proofreading correspondence for spelling, grammar, and content errors; training or instructing employees; and/or performing other tasks requiring a significant level of communication skills. Maintain confidential information.
The position requires the ability to carry out detailed written/oral/diagram form instructions. Deals with
standardized situations involving several variables.
The position follows practices or routines that are established by others and/or provides support to employees within the same department.
This position regularly requires independent judgment in setting priorities and organizing work to accomplish results. Some of the responsibilities of this position are performed in accordance with existing procedures and instructions.
The position requires regular participation with employees or customers, deals with items of a routine nature with occasional supervision. Participants use information and expertise to influence outcomes and solve problems.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work in this position is performed within routine office conditions, usually without exposure to hazardous or unpleasant conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
2. Pushing or pulling of carts, dollies, and the like.
3. Driving an automobile on public roads and highways.
4. Proofreading and checking documents for accuracy.
5. Using a keyboard to enter, retrieve or transform data.
Internal Number: R-1265
About Calvin University
Calvin College is a Christian Liberal Arts college located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. There are approximately 3,800 students with a 12% international student population. The fall 2018 incoming class will consist of 17% international students. Calvin is a four year degree granting institution that also offers several Graduate programs. Calvin College will become Calvin University in 2020.