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Associate Director of International Recruitment

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Job Description


Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Enrollment, the Associate Director for International Recruitment at UMSL is entrusted with spearheading undergraduate and graduate recruitment initiatives within an assigned international territory. This role emphasizes extensive travel to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, aiming to establish and enhance UMSL's global presence. Responsibilities include overseeing communication with overseas agencies and agents, leading the recruitment and application review process, and managing prospective student communications, playing a key role in cultivating international business relationships and agent agreements.

  • Territory Management: Develops comprehensive travel, telephone, and email communication plans from inquiry to enrollment, focusing on international recruitment goals.
  • Extensive International Travel: Requires frequent travel to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean to engage with prospective students and strengthen UMSL's global outreach.
  • Recruiting and Counseling Prospective Students: Cultivates strong relationships with agents, agencies, and prospective students, demonstrating independent judgment in evaluating candidates for both undergraduate and graduate admission.
  • Admissions Process Oversight: Ensures a seamless transition from admissions to student enrollment, including facilitating first-term registration processes for both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Info Sessions and Events: Conducts presentations, collaborates within admissions and across campus to achieve enrollment objectives, exercising discretion in planning international travel, receptions, and special events.
  • Application File Review: Reads applications, recommends students for review by the Admission Committee, and exercises good judgment in selecting candidates aligned with UMSL's diverse student body criteria.
  • Communication: Initiates tracked and documented telephone/email contact with prospective students and applicants, ensuring personalized and effective communication.
  • Collaboration: Collaborates with internal teams such as Admission Operations, Enrollment-Marketing, and New Student Programs on both internal and external activities.
  • Event Programming and Social Networking: Participates in planning and implementing on/off-campus events, as well as social networking initiatives for Enrollment Management and UMSL Global.
  • Financial Aid Knowledge: Develops expertise in describing UMSL's merit scholarships and financial aid policies, ensuring accurate and high-quality service to families.
  • Confidentiality and Professionalism: Safeguards confidentiality, upholding the highest professional demeanor and ethical behavior, staying current on external market conditions and best practices.
  • Management Responsibilities: Manages agent agreements, assists with strategic partnerships, and ensures compliance with all UMSL policies and relevant regulations.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The University will not sponsor applicants for this position for employment visas.


Hybrid Work Option Available
Flexibility may be required during peak periods

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 6 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to work with first-year, transfer, and graduate international students with diverse backgrounds and needs.
  • Ability to establish rapport with students, faculty, alumni, employers, and staff colleagues.
  • Must have the ability to travel worldwide without requiring additional support or arrangements.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • One to three years of college recruitment or relevant sales/recruitment experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in a second language, whether it be in written or spoken form, such as Spanish, Portuguese, or Mandarin, is desirable.
  • Preferred candidates should possess prior work experience in both higher education and/or international agent settings.
  • This position requires valid work authorization for the United States.
  • Admission Travel: Extensive international travel of 8-10 weeks in the fall and 3-5 weeks in the spring/summer may be required.
  • Lifting of 25-35 lb. rolling carriers and boxes of recruitment materials.
  • Standing and sitting for long periods of time.
  • Extensive phone work and email correspondence.
  • Travel by auto, train, and plane.
In this dynamic role within Enrollment Management, maintaining a robust presence on campus is a key aspect, requiring active engagement in a variety of physical settings. The position also entails extensive travel, providing the opportunity to represent the University globally. Additionally, a significant aspect of the job involves virtual engagement with students and families during evenings and weekends, reflecting our commitment to flexibility and accessibility. We recognize the importance of accommodating various workstyles to ensure the successful execution of essential functions.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Pay commensurate with education and experience.
Hiring Range: $67,746 – $97,103 Annual
Grade: GGS-012

Application Materials

Application materials include a cover letter and resume. Finalists will be asked to provide references at a later date.

Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment to the UMSL Job site:

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). For questions about the application process, please email If you are experiencing technical problems, please email

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-2146.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.



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