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Assistant Director of International Admission/International Admission Counselor

DePauw University
Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Start date
Jul 14, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
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Employment Type
Full Time
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DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The Assistant Director of International Admission/ International Admission Counselor is responsible for meeting enrollment goals and objectives for an assigned international territory in each admissions cycle. Responsible for the coordination of recruitment efforts in assigned territory which includes representing the University at in-person and virtual international high school visits, college day/night programs and college fairs; and conducting follow up activities designed to enhance international student's interest in DePauw. Responsible for providing high-quality customer service and enrollment counseling to prospective international students and their families and in assessing match/fit and how DePauw could help to achieve their educational goals. Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Vice President for International Enrollment, the position helps create an annual international recruitment and communication plan. Responsible for using data and trend analysis to shape recruitment priorities and strategies and helps to maintain relationships with current partners and develop new partnerships.



Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Manage an assigned international territory, including contacting prospective and accepted international students and traveling internationally up to eight to ten weeks per year. Recruitment travel includes event scheduling, attendance and follow up data entry of prospects and event notes. Some recruitment events are virtual.
  • Recruit diverse and academically talented international students while serving as the University liaison for prospective international students from initial inquiry to enrolled status.
  • Assist Assistant Vice President for International Enrollment with identifying and fostering new and existing markets for prospective international students using data and trend analysis.
  • Assist with new international student orientation and other activities and events.
  • Serve as a contact for counselors, agency partners, and government entities to maintain strong relationships.
  • Serve as a DSO for DePauw University and issue immigration documents for international students.
  • Review international undergraduate application documents for accuracy and completion.
  • Perform the unweighting of international GPAs.
  • Supervise and mentor the international admission interns.
  • Maintain the International Email account and ensure timely response to emails.
  • Understand and be prepared to clearly respond to questions or concerns regarding scholarships and funding resources for international students.
  • Understand and be prepared to clearly articulate DePauw University’s mission, benefits, key features of all academic programs, campus life opportunities, campus amenities, and any other key points of interest to all prospective students, their families, and/or their college search counselors or representatives.
  • Assist the Office of Admissions with general prospective student events and outreach when needed.
  • Complete other duties or special assignments as assigned by the Assistant Vice President for International Enrollment.



Competency Statement(s)

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Active Listening – Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • Analytical Skills - The ability of the individual to gather raw data and to process that data into a meaningful form.
  • Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Customer Oriented - A desire to serve both external and internal clients by focusing effort on meeting the clients’ needs, understanding their concerns, and seeking to build trust.
  • Decision Making - Ability of the individual to select an effective course of action while controlling resources and expenditures.
  • Diversity Oriented - Commitment to valuing a variety of different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type.
  • Financial Aptitude - Ability to understand and explain economic and accounting information, prepare and manage budgets, and make sound long-term investment decisions.
  • Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
  • Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information. 
  • Management Skills - ability of the individual to achieve desired outcomes by setting goals and priorities that deliver results.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Presentation Skills - Ability to effectively present information publicly.
  • Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
  • Self-Motivated - Ability of the individual to reach a goal or perform a task with little supervision or direction.
  • Strategic Planning – Ability to develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which the long-range goals can be achieved. 
  • Team Builder - Ability to help ensure that team members are invested in team activities and decisions, and that the team works together to achieve a goal.
  • Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.


Education: Bachelor’s degree required.


Experience: Minimum one year working in an undergraduate international admissions office is required, as is the ability to articulate the value of a liberal arts education. Experience as an undergraduate admissions intern, student ambassador, or student volunteer is strongly preferred.


Communication/Language:  Ability to effectively communicate and/or present information to top management, peers, and public groups.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

Computer Skills: Experience using a complex admission CRM, preferably Technolutions Slate; experience working with spreadsheets and shared calendar systems.


Other Requirements:

  • Ability to travel internationally, as needed
  • The successful candidate must be committed to the values associated with a nationally respected liberal arts, residential university, including those related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including written and oral skills are required, as is ease in speaking with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Knowledge of immigration policies, procedures, and regulations as applicable to international student
  • Proven organizational and multitasking skills, maintain deadlines, set priorities, creativity, initiative, a high degree of energy, and the ability to work as a team member in an enrollment management setting are all required.
  • Ability to speak a second language preferred
  • Strong understanding of the admission cycle and contemporary practices in college student marketing and recruitment
  • Experience using a student information system or customer relationship management system
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
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