The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
This position will be a veteran admissions professional whose responsibilities include the administration of a recruitment territory from inquiry to enrollment (both international and domestic), serving as a member of the core international recruitment team, evaluating application and supporting documentation, leading the international interview initiative, and coordinating the international communications plan. It will also serve as an enrollment liaison to the Center for Global Study and Engagement. In addition, this position will support the broader work of the enrollment division and its ongoing initiatives and goals by managing essential projects, representing the college virtually, on-campus, and off-campus, and seeking out leadership opportunities through regional and national organizations. Essential Functions:
Manage a primary international recruitment territory and a secondary domestic recruitment territory by cultivating and maintaining relationships with prospective students, parents, counselors, and alumni/parent volunteers. Evaluate international student/US citizens abroad applications (completing and reviewing candidate applications, making admission and scholarship recommendations to the committee, serving on the admissions committee). Serves as the enrollment liaison to the Center for Global Study and Engagement.
Represent the college by conducting/attending on-campus, off- campus, or virtual: interviews, information sessions, forums, receptions, open houses, school visits, and college fairs.
Supervise the document and file completion process. Review international financial documents as part of application review but also for financial aid review.
Oversee project management in functional areas of the admissions office (such as alumni volunteers, international online recruitment platforms such as Duolingo, MaiaLearning, InitialView, etc.).
Lead the international interview initiative and English language proficiency program.
Coordinate and develop enterprise level international communications plan in partnership with the admissions communication and systems teams.
Show cultural sensitivity and response to the needs of diverse constituencies; demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication, negotiation and consensus building skills and the ability to clearly communicate objectives, challenges and changes as well as attention to detail and confidentiality; Work well independently and in a team, initiate tasks needing to be done, and have the capacity to manage multiple responsibilities concurrently; Show institutional level thinking that demonstrates an understanding of the underlying environment and focus of Dickinson’s mission.
Department: Office of Admissions
Valid Driver’s License Valid passport required.
3-5 years of work experience (assistant director) 5-8 years of work experience (associate director)
Experience in international education (Counseling/administration) preferably abroad or international admissions experience.
Internal Number: 5729
About Dickinson College
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783. As of 2020, Dickinson has just under 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 144-acre campus is populated by students from 38 U.S. states and territories and 49 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 40 programs in 24 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities. Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges). Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Foun...ded in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hershey Park and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours. Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. Dickinson continues to be recognized both nationally and locally for the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus. Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives. The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.