International Recruiter and Admission Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative, Staff

Position Title: International Recruiter and Admission Coordinator  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

31502 - OIE Recruiting

Advertised Salary: $47,000-$52,000. Salary commensurate with education, experience, and other requirements. Comprehensive benefits package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Reporting to the Executive Director of International Education, the International Recruiter and Admission Coordinator serves as a primary contact for potential international students interested in Ferris State University. This person will be a key university representative to implement the recruitment strategy and assist with orientation and student/campus programming. In country and international will be required.

The anticipated start date for this position is April 2024. However, this is an estimated date and can be revised if needed.
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor's degree  
Required Work Experience: Experience working in admissions, communications, with international students, travel, or diverse populations. Must be detail-oriented, organized, fluent with Microsoft, and be able to effectively communicate in a team environment.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Sitting
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: • Master's degree
• Ability to speak, read, and write in a second language
• Experience working with educational agents
• Familiarity with both online and web-based recruitment techniques
• Knowledge of foreign educational models
• Knowledge of Slate or Banner
• Previous experience working with diverse populations
• Previous experience working with university recruitment
• Previous work experience with student management systems
• Previous work with international admissions or international grading systems
• Previous work with the SEVIS system
• Strong knowledge of cross-cultural adjustment
• Travel or living abroad
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: • Serve as Designated School Official (DSO) through the SEVIS immigration system
• Provide admission reports that include admission and applicant numbers
• In collaboration with the Assistant Director, manage the recruitment agent network
• Identify potential agreements with educational institutions, governmental authorities and corporations with a focus on beneficial outcomes for the institution
• Cultivate relationships with partners (current and potential) and other educational professionals who work with international students
• Assist with the development and maintenance of the content regarding international student admission requirements on the university website, marketing materials, and other forms of communication
• Compile reports reflecting figures with regard to international student enrollment
• Perform evaluations of academic credentials in order to make an admissions determination
• Assist in building effective communication plans
• Identify and follow-up with prospective international students and families
• Develop strategies and manage activities to meet the university's international recruitment objectives
• Engage in recruitment efforts in assigned territory to achieve enrollment goals

• Assist with creating effective marketing materials abroad
• Perform evaluations of academic credentials and supporting documents in order to make an admission determination for graduate and undergraduate admissions
• Follow up with admitted students
• Attend regular admission meetings that provide admission updates and academic requirements
• Advise international students through the enrollment process
• Assist in the orientation for all incoming international students
• Represent the school as a recruiter at various international recruiting events (in country travel will also be required)
• Supervise student employees as assigned. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with university policies and applicable laws
• Assist with international student and campus programming
• Interpret and analyze data from a variety of sources to determine the most effective utilization of available resources
• Maintain an understanding of the various factors that affect international recruitment; as approved by a supervisor, participate in conferences that address these issues
• Serve and participate on university committees that pertain to international student issues (as assigned by the Executive Director)
• Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
• Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Represent Ferris State University at various conferences and meetings.  
Skills and Abilities: • Ability to communicate with and relate positively and persuasively to people from a wide variety of cultures.
• Ability to successfully carry out projects by collaborating with a team involved in planning, executing and providing support services.
• Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds
• Good organizational, interpersonal, group facilitation, writing and public speaking skills
• Ability to speak, read, and write in a second language
• Strong knowledge of cross-cultural adjustment
• Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of an unofficial transcript of your highest earned degree.
Transcript must include the institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, and degree awarded. The finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
April 1, 2024  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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