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International Admission Specialist

Employer
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 18, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, International Programs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Number A01704 Position Title International Admission Specialist Position Number E01039 Salary for Announcement
The salary range is $37,400-$46,800.
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.

Pay Grade
13 Employee Category Professional staff Department Admissions Office EClass Code Full Time Professional Staff Position Summary
The MSU Denver Office of Admissions is looking for an enthusiastic, highly responsive, detail-oriented individual to join our team as an International Admissions Specialist.

Under the supervision of the Director of Diverse Recruitment, the International Admission Specialist will facilitate the admission services for international students and manage all aspects of the international student application process. Develops contacts with high schools, colleges/universities, agents, foreign study abroad advisors, and US embassies; functions as a Designated School Official ( DSO ) and responsible officer to issue visa documents and handles admission related immigration issues for current and prospective students.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.
IND208 Duties/Responsibilities
40% STUDENT SUPPORT

· Provide high quality customer service and enrollment counseling to prospective international students, including phone, email, and text communication. Meet with students and families in-person or virtually.
· Collaborate with on-campus partners, including but not limited to the transcript evaluation team, the International Student Advisor and Compliance Specialist, admissions processing and recruitment, and the Office of International Studies to ensure timely application processing and effective communication with international students.
· Provides admission counseling to prospective students (e.g. guides students who are not in F1 status who wish to be full time international students).
· Monitor and maintain email inbox for timely response to questions and requests, within the department, with other departments, and with students/applicants
· Assist with new international student orientation and other activities and events.

35% DOCUMENT PROCESSING

• Serve as a Designated School Official ( DSO ) for the ability to effectively process appropriate international Visa paperwork

• Coordinates international admission services. Reviews and updates admission forms and letters.
• Review international undergraduate applications and documents, update student enrollment systems with student information, prepare materials for admissions review, and determine appropriate admissions decision.
· Provide clear guidance on the F-1 student visa process for applicants and admitted students and issue I-20s
• Evaluate international secondary school credentials.
• Track applicants, admitted students, and enrolled students to ensure accurate data of incoming international students each term.
• Create and maintain documentation for international application processing, secondary school credential evaluation and document review.

15% RECRUITMENT

• Oversees the development and implementation of specific marketing and recruitment strategies for international students. Visits high schools, language schools, colleges/universities to market and recruit international students. Provides information about educational opportunities at the college.
• Serve as the main contact for external partners of the university to assist in the recruitment of international students
• Identify and foster new and existing markets for prospective international students.
• Represent university at international recruitment fairs and events
• Assist Office of Admissions with general prospective student events and outreach.

5% PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND STAFF TRAINING

• Develop and improve knowledge and skills but not limited to international student recruitment, admission & enrollment; international credential evaluation; CRM and data management.
• Stay up to date with SEVP’s governing regulations for students and schools.
• Represent MSU Denver at StudyColorado meetings
• Stay current on best practices in international recruitment and admissions.
• Provide training for admissions and call center staff on international admissions policies and processes.
• Attend relevant professional development opportunities, such as conferences, workshops, etc. focused on international students.
• Serve on relevant internal and external committees.

5% OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree
• Experience in university admissions, student services, or related field
• Experience using a student information system or a customer relationship management system
• Evidence of providing strong customer service
• Strong written communication skills
• Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications. Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in international student admissions or international student services
• Familiarity with non-immigrant and immigrant visa processes especially for student seeking an F-1 student visa.
• Experience using Banner (student information system)
• Experience using Slate (customer relationship management system)
• Experience in document management or processing
• Evidence of strong oral and cross-cultural communication skills
• Designated School Official ( DSO ) certification Work Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with occasional evenings and weekends. Posting date 08/18/2021 Closing date Closing Instructions Open Until Filled To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 09/01/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants
IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com .

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and our prospective teammates are our highest priority and as an institution, we are required to have proof of vaccination on file for all employees.

MSU Denver is requiring all employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19, or to submit an exemption and be subject to following the Covid-19 safety protocols. As an employee of MSU Denver, an exemption or lack of proof of vaccination will require you to submit to weekly Covid-19 testing starting the week of August 23, 2021.
Additionally, all institutions on campus are requiring that masks be worn indoors regardless of your vaccinations status. Talent Team Representative Sophia Montano Talent Team Representative E-mail smontan7@msudenver.edu Benefits
MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement
Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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