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Assistant Director of International Recruitment and Admissions

Apply now Department: 3670003520 Recruitment and Admissions
Job no: 513527
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Student Affairs / Services
Pay Grade: 10A

About This Role:

The Assistant Director of International Recruitment and Admissions will serve as a key role within the Office of Recruitment and Admissions (ORA) by providing leadership and guidance in meeting the university’s international student enrollment goals. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Supervise and develop the team comprised of four professionals and 4-6 student staff charged with attracting, admitting, and enrolling new international students
  • Identify, develop, and implement data-driven strategies to grow enrollment such as establishing recruitment geography, implementing marketing efforts, and initiating internal and external partnerships to increase enrollment
  • Responsible for the daily operations of all international admission processes including admission decisions and issuance of immigration documents in compliance with the requirements of SEVP
  • Serve as a Designated School Officer (DSO) authorized by the Department of Homeland Security and requires U.S. permanent residency or U.S. citizenship for such designation.
  • Serve as a liaison to partners within the university community to ensure successful student experience from application to arrival in U.S.
  • Values a high level of customer service and assists students directly as needed via phone, email, and in person interactions

This position will be housed in the Berney Family Welcome Center – an $18 million dollar University facility. It is the premier location for prospective students, families, current students, employers, donors, alumni, and community members.


Why Join Us:

Office of Recruitment and Admissions assists student and families in the college search process and transition to K-State. ORA offers quality programs and services designed to provide information, guidance, and access to our campus community.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Three to five years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in higher education with a focus on recruitment, admissions and/or student services specific to international student populations
  • Fluent in English
  • Two years of successful supervision of full-time professional employees
  • General or basic understanding of international student Pathway programs, English proficiency testing and IEP programs
  • Social and communication skills and the ability to engage with others of diverse backgrounds
  • Possess a high energy level and be able to work under strict deadlines
  • Strong ability to lead, multitask and stay organized; exceptional communication skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology including Customer Relationship Management tool (experience with Technolutions Slate or Salesforce is helpful), Student Information System such as PeopleSoft, Microsoft Office, efficient use of email, etc.
  • Master’s Degree

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • This position will serve as a Designated School Officer (DSO) authorized by the Department of Homeland Security and requires U.S. permanent residency or U.S. citizenship for such designation.
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Three Professional References

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by August 29, 2022.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$51,500 - $63,500

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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