Radford University invites applications for an International Admission and Recruitment Coordinator position. Reporting to the Chief Global Officer & Assistant Provost for Global Education and Engagement, the International Admission and Recruitment Coordinator serves as a primary university contact for potential international students interested in studying at Radford University. This position will work as a key university representative to identify and develop partnerships, programs and resources internationally, and work as a team member to execute the implementation of the recruitment strategy for the McGlothlin Center for International Education. For more information regarding the Center please visit: https://www.radford.edu/international. 

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 

  • Develop strategies and manage activities to meet the University’s international recruitment objectives.
  • Engage in recruitment efforts in assigned territory to achieve enrollment goals.
  • Identify and follow-up with prospective international students.
  • Advise international students through the enrollment process.
  • Compile reports reflecting figures with regard to international student enrollment.
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Provost, manage the recruitment agent network.
  • Identify potential agreements with educational institutions, governmental authorities and corporations with a focus on beneficial outcomes for the institution.
  • Cultivate relationships with partners (current and potential) and other educational professionals who work with international students.
  • Maintain an understanding of the various factors that affect international recruitment; as approved by a supervisor, participate in national conferences that address these issues.
  • Interpret and analyze data from a variety of sources to determine the most effective utilization of available resources.
  • Perform evaluations of academic credentials in order to make an admission’s determination.
  • Send admission letter to students.
  • Follow up with admitted students.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the content regarding international student admission requirements on the university webpage, catalogs, and other forms of communication.
  • Serve and participate on University committees that pertain to international student issues (as assigned by the Chief Global Officer & Assistant Provost for Global Education and Engagement).
  • Assist with new international student orientation and student programming.

Education/Experience

  • Advanced degree; or Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated experience and/or equivalent training that equates to an advanced degree.
  • One year of experience working in a higher education setting, preferably in an international or domestic admission office.
  • Strong knowledge of cross-cultural adjustment.
  • Good organizational, interpersonal, group facilitation, writing and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituencies, including alumni, faculty, students, parents and staff.
  • Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for and skills to engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member.
  • Familiarity with both online and web-based recruitment techniques.
  • Valid passport, or the ability to obtain a passport upon hire.
  • Ability to travel independently to international locations.

Preferred

  • Master’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in international education.
  • Experience working with educational agents.
  • Knowledge of foreign educational models.
  • Proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Experience living, working or studying abroad.
  • Knowledge of Slate, Banner, report writing features, database modules and web page modification/creation.
  • Strong knowledge of Outlook, Excel, Word and other Microsoft programs.

Application

Please apply directly at: https://jobs.radford.edu/postings/13122

About Radford University

Nestled in the New River Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 40 miles from Roanoke, Radford University is a co-educational, doctoral/professional national university. Radford University is a student-focused institution offering 76 bachelor’s degree programs in 47 disciplines, two associate degrees, and six certificates at the undergraduate level; 28 master’s programs in 23 disciplines and six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and 17 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master’s certificate, preparing students to become successful and productive leaders in the community.

In 2022, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education elevated Radford University to the Doctoral/Professional classification due to the increased number of doctoral degrees awarded. In Top Public Schools – National Universities, Radford University tied with other schools ranked #169 and ranked at 118 in Top Performers on Social Mobility among public universities in the National Universities category. Radford University was recently recognized among the top National Universities by the U. S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Colleges report. In addition, Radford University was recognized as one of the “2022 “Best Regional Universities in the South” by the Princeton Review in 2022 and ranked as 14th Top Public Schools in the South in 2022 by US News and World Report. Radford University was also recognized as one of the Best Colleges of Public Distinction and Best Colleges of Virginia Distinction for 2022-2023. Radford University prides itself on its strong commitment to teaching and research. Please visit the Radford University website at http://www.radford.edu.

Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, activities, admission or employment practices.

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