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Senior Admissions Counselor - International Students

Belmont University
Nashville, Tennessee
Posted Date
May 11, 2023

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Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  

Responsible for recruiting and counseling prospective international students and general office duties. Provide leadership to other processes as necessary.

  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the academic, social, and spiritual composition of Belmont University in order to perpetuate the Belmont vision.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive recruitment plan for international students to include targets and strategies for increasing international student numbers and diversity within an assigned territory.
  • Must partner with key university offices in support of international recruitment.
  • Manage the international applicant review, admission, and yield of each year’s class of international students.
  • Manage and leverage the use of financial aid resources for international student recruitment and yield.
  • Understanding and experience with College Board ISFFA and COF documents.
  • Educates the admission staff and campus community on matters impacting international students in the admission process and represents the undergraduate admission office to the campus community on matters related to international recruitment and admission.
  • Responsible for domestic admissions counseling, recruiting, and general administrative duties for first-year applicants from the geographical area in which assigned.
  • Serve as a mentor to all counselors and assist with day-to-day operations.
  • Assists with all on campus events.  Leads information sessions on campus, participates in all scholarship interview days, and attends Preview Days and Be Belmont Day.
  • Evaluate credentials of applicants to determine academic and personal compatibility with the goals and mission of Belmont University.
  • Exercise knowledge of the financial aid programs available to Belmont University students and provide financial aid counseling to prospective students. Participate in the awarding of merit-based scholarships to admitted students deemed most qualified.
  • Develops effective and on-going relationships with personnel of secondary schools.
  • Participate in cross-functional improvement teams and initiatives.
  • Assist Enrollment Services and other offices as assigned.
  • The above statements describe the job's essential responsibilities and requirements.  They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents

Required Qualifications: Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service. 


  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Basic knowledge of marketing and higher education.
  • Ability to apply processes and policies with sensitivity and to make the final decision.
  • Superior presentation and oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Strong knowledge of international recruiting best practices
  • Knowledge of procedures for employment, change of visa status, reinstatement and other complex F and J authorizations and processes.
  • Event planning and management experience required.
  • Ability to work independently and excel at time management
  • This position requires frequent night and weekend responsibilities.
  • Must have a valid passport and be willing to travel internationally.
  • Ability to travel 20-30% of the time.


  • Bilingual 

Required Education: Bachelor's degree required.    

Required Experience:

  • Previous private college experience as a student or employee preferred.
  • Must possess a current valid driver’s license with good driving record.
  • 1-3 years' experience in higher education, enrollment management and/or development.
  • Familiarity with international credential evaluation processes.

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