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Director of Admission, International

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 12, 2023
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Department Code

Office of Admissions

Job Title
Director of Admission, International

Syracuse, NY

Pay Range
Commensurate with Experience

Staff Level

FLSA Status


Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type

Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code
Not Applicable

Job Description

The Director will be responsible for researching, developing, and implementing the international strategic plan. Responsibilities will include supervising and training 6 staff members, overseeing international application review, engaging in international partnerships in tandem with other departments across the institution, and providing expertise for the Deans and campus community on all issues related to international enrollment management.

Activities will include outreach to all audiences (prospective students, parents, counselors, alumni, etc.); both domestic and international travel to include attendance at college nights and fairs; panels, visiting high schools; conducting interviews; virtual events, programming to support the colleges and diversity initiatives. The Director will also serve as a team leader and member of the Admissions Committee, evaluating international credentials and rendering decisions.

  • 8+ years of experience in college admissions or a related field
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • U.S. Driver’s license
  • U.S. Passport
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Keen attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Teams
  • PeopleSoft
  • OnBase
  • Customer Relationship Management/ Slate
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Knowledge of International student market and key data sources
  • Knowledge of Higher Education in the United States
  • Knowledge of international credentials
  • Knowledge of additional languages preferred

In consultation with the Deans, develop and implement a market and institutional data-based undergraduate international strategic plan and international enrollment goals for Syracuse University.
  • Implement the strategic recruitment and admissions plan for the purpose of increasing the diversity and overall enrollment of undergraduate international students at Syracuse University.
  • Enhance the University’s presence and visibility among the various international populations and constituents.
  • Serve as the University’s principal liaison for all matters pertaining to international student enrollment and financial aid.

Facilitate the planning, coordination, and implementation of recruitment and admissions activities conducted abroad by the University’s schools and colleges and regional staff.
  • Supervise the coordination of international recruitment and admissions activities in conjunction with campus and field programs/activities and University schools and colleges.
  • Represent the University at international recruitment events: college fairs, college panels, etc., both in-person and virtually.
  • Conduct admissions and financial aid programs, workshops, and seminars designed to inform parents, students, and other appropriate constituent groups.
  • Principal liaison with all international recruitment partnerships and collaborative initiatives across the institution.
  • Conduct student interviews.

Discriminately read applications for admission and demonstrate a strong understanding of the review strategy and aspirant profile for each school/college and applies appropriate judgment when rendering admissions decisions. Meets all numeric targets for review within specified timeframe.
  • Act as the team leader for the International Admissions team, and coordinate application review of international applicants, as well as domestic applicants outside of the United States
  • Lend expertise to the Admissions Committee in reviewing international credentials from across the globe.
  • Lead the International Scholarship committee.
  • Collaborate with other units across campus to develop communications and marketing strategies, as well as international partnerships to build additional enrollment pipelines and enhance the institution’s brand-awareness internationally.
  • Develop on-going staff training and professional development plans for the International Admissions Staff.
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Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

EEO Statement

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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