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Director of International Admission, CGE

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Position Title Director of International Admission, CGE
Department Center for Global Engagement
Classification Exempt
Job Summary

The Director of International Admission reports to the Assistant Academic Vice President (AAVP-CGE), and is the strategic leader for Gonzaga’s international student recruitment, admission and retention. The Director establishes a comprehensive marketing and recruitment strategy for ESL, Global Bridge, undergraduate and graduate, programs, working closely with the Director of the English Language Center, and various university departments in the creation and execution of strategies. The Director also represents Gonzaga University as an international admission official at high schools, community colleges, and other recruitment venues and opportunities

Work Schedule

While in the office, the hours will usually be Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm, with occasional evening or weekend hours required. Must be able to travel domestically and internationally four plus months per year.

Hours per Week 40
Months per Year 12
Employment Status Regular
Temporary or Fixed-Term Assignment End Date
Total Rewards $66,416
Essential Functions

Primary Responsibilities
Managerial Functions (35%)
1. The Director prioritizes and manages multiple projects at one time, and is accountable for delivering work by prescribed deadlines.
2. In collaboration with the AAVP-CGE, the Director is responsible for the management of recruitment agents abroad, using analytics and reporting to identify areas of strength or concern, executing performance appraisals of agents in support of university policies and procedures, and proactively seeking new opportunities to ensure international admission goals are achieved.
3. Routinely compiles and interprets data and indicators related to recruitment, reporting on projections, and goals, evaluating staff effectiveness, assessing outcomes and initiating process changes to achieve recruitment goals.
4. The Director manages a staff of 1.5 FTE as well as travel and recruitment budgets, and is a member of the CGE leadership team.
5. Serves on relevant University committees.

Travel, Marketing and Recruitment (35%)
1. Provides leadership in the overall planning of Gonzaga’s comprehensive international enrollment strategy.
2. Works in partnership with the Director of the English Language Center on the unique marketing and recruitment strategies necessary for an Intensive English Program.
3. Creates and oversees the recruitment and enrollment process for international students.
4. Represents the University at international recruitment fairs and events, advising prospective international students and international partners regarding Gonzaga admission policies and procedures.
5. Develops and manages the international marketing strategy including communications, print and web advertising and social media.
6. Cultivates new and existing relationships with international institutions, agencies and individuals influencing students in making decisions to study abroad in the U.S.
7. Manages effective communication plans and tracks prospective international students from inquiry to enrollment.

Admissions and Student Review (25%)
1. In close collaboration with University partners:
a. Monitors the application process for international students
b. Evaluates international applicant files for admission recommendations.
c. Monitors incoming student registration.
2. Conducts student interviews (high school and transfer international students)
3. Manages communication with international students, from inquiry through enrollment.

Professional Development and Miscellaneous (5%)
1. Develop and maintain a professional development plan in collaboration with the AAVP.
2. Maintain regular training and professional organization memberships (NAFSA, AAIEC, IACAC, etc.).
3. Other duties as assigned.

Other Functions
Supervision Given/Received

This position reports to the AAVP- CGE and is part of an inter-institutional team that supports admission of international students into the institution.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3-5 years of international admission (recruitment to enrollment) experience, or master’s degree with a minimum of 2-3 years of international recruitment experience.
2. University admission, marketing or related experience with proven abilities in effective sales and/or recruitment.
3. Knowledge of current trends in international admission recruitment and evaluation.
4. Experience with international educational credential assessment and evaluation
5. Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
6. Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends
7. Self-motivated, strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
8. Demonstrated commitment to ideals of international/cross-cultural exchange; appreciation for and interest in diverse cultural practices and customs.
9. Working knowledge of word processing, data management and electronic technology
10. Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
11. A valid driver’s license and passport

Desired Qualifications

1. Bi-cultural/bi-lingual preferred.
2. Overseas living experience
3. Experience with SCT/BANNER and NOLIJ

Physical Demands

Ability to read and follow written instructions. Ability to travel internationally. Ability lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally. Ability to utilize PC, including hand and wrist movements for keyboarding. Ability to bend, crouch, and kneel as needed during normal office work.

Open Date 12/05/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Review Begins On 12/18/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

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A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3-5 years of international admission (recruitment to enrollment) experience, or master’s degree with a minimum of 2-3 years of international recruitment experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents