Assistant Director of International Admissions (1292)
December 15, 2017
Higher Education Institution
This Assistant Director (AD) position is responsible for the recruitment and admission of freshman and transfer applicants from specific countries or regions outside the United States, and includes international recruitment travel. The international AD is also responsible for the evaluation and file review for freshman and transfer applications from any country outside the US as needed. This position is responsible for assisting with the coordination and staffing of on-campus programs and online events for prospective students, and for supporting domestic recruitment travel when needed.
The Assistant Director of International Admissions, as a representative of the university to diverse cultures and populations within the U.S. and around the world, must demonstrate highly developed interpersonal, cross-cultural and public speaking skills. Organizational skills to conduct demographic, geographic and historical research, as it pertains to American University’s applicant trends, are essential. The ability to successfully mentor and supervise student assistants is required. The incumbent is expected to be able to work independently, take initiative, and be an active member of the International Admissions team. The Assistant Director of International Admissions contributes to the team-oriented environment within the Office of Enrollment. The position requires significant travel internationally and within the U.S., a passport for travel outside the U.S., and work on evenings and weekends.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree preferred.
At least 2 years of professional experience including a minimum of two years of demonstrated international admissions, file review, transcript evaluation, credentials evaluation, and international recruitment experience
Knowledge of trends and best practices in international education
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the evaluation of international secondary and post-secondary (bachelor’s degree) educational credentials and transcripts
Demonstrated cross-cultural communication skills, writing and public speaking ability, problem-solving ability, events and overseas travel planning, public relations, customer service, and computer skills are essential.
Regional expertise in Latin America and/or South and East Asia areas.
A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.