Reporting to the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, the position will lead and manage the international admissions team and manage undergraduate and graduate international recruitment activities. The incumbent will be responsible for identifying new recruitment opportunities in existing and new markets that includes establishing university partnerships (MoU's), government/agencies that offer/administer scholarship programs to help attract highly qualified and diverse students to S&T. The Director will develop and successfully execute an international strategic enrollment management plan that will support the strategic goals set forth for the division at S&T.
The incumbent will perform significant recruiting and admissions functions such as meeting with prospective students, attending international graduate and professional education fairs, university visits, university/government partnerships, webinars, chat sessions, and planning and organizing recruitment events leading to significant generation of inquiries at the top of the funnel. The position will create and execute a lead nurturing process that yields more applications and enrollments.
Provide day-to-day oversight, hire and train international recruitment and advising staff and student workers.
Provide direction, set priorities and create recruitment/yield plans in accordance with the international goals set for the department
Collaborate with the operations team to develop predictive modeling tools that will help in the creation of a successful recruitment plan needed to shape the student population, improve enrollment yields and selectivity to meet the division goals
Participate in all events (on and off-campus, including international) as scheduled in the recruitment plan ensuring increase in lead generation and applications
Create a robust, targeted communication plan using multi-channel communication with the leads/inquiries and successfully execute it.
Work closely with recruiting agents ensuring quality of applicants, engaging agent counselors; ensuring all internal set standards for agents are met, ensuring prompt payment as needed
Create and maintain reports for all international recruiting initiatives that include tracking ROI.
Identify new recruitment opportunities in existing and new markets that includes establishing university partnerships (MoU's), government/agencies and nurturing these relationships to yield quality students to S&T.
Create effective remote recruitment/yield opportunities to engage/enroll students
Utilize social media to create effective campaigns, monitoring effectiveness of the campaigns
Liaise with the alumni office to leverage alumni for networking and recruiting events
Effectively use data to assess strategy and priorities
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
A master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 7 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
At least 7 year years of higher education experience in admissions of which at least 5 years must have a focus on international recruitment that includes representing the university at international graduate fairs, working with foreign universities to create recruitment opportunities.
At least 5 years of experience managing a team and working with local and national organizations to enhance outreach initiatives.
Demonstrated successful experience in developing, evaluating, and improving recruitment, enrollment, and marketing strategies from a data-driven perspective, including the use of integrated marketing campaigns and social media to improve the recruitment and enrollment of international students.
Proven success launching effective recruitment campaigns from concept to deployment to results within a given budget.
Has a record of success in meeting international enrollment and geographical diversity goals.
Willingness to work non-traditional hours, including early morning, evening and weekends during peak times is necessary and expected.
Willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the year.
Possess excellent written and oral communication, outreach, public speaking/presentation and networking skills, including the ability to professionally interact and communicate with internal and external constituents.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with leadership, faculty and staff.
Ability to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and diplomacy.
Stellar managerial and leadership skills.
Strong organizational skills; ability to multitask; attention to detail; and ability to meet aggressive deadlines is of great importance.
Excellent project and time management skills.
Highly skilled in the use of MS Office Suite, CRM (preferably Slate), and Student Information systems (Preferably PeopleSoft) is required.
A motivated and enthusiastic work style.
The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.
All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
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