TITLE International Student Recruitment Specialist
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1694
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Executive Director, International Center
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Associate Provost for Student Development and Public Affairs
The International Student Recruitment Specialist helps to achieve established enrollment and recruitment goals and objectives by helping to develop a strategic plan for the recruitment of international students, establishing and maintaining effective communication with prospective international students, parents, and overseas advisors, coordinating international recruitment outreaches, assisting with the development of publications and personal correspondence for prospective and admitted international students, developing and maintaining the International Center website and related websites, and working alongside the International Services and English Language Institute offices to assure completion of essential tasks, such as assisting with admissions efforts as needed and performing other activities as assigned by the Executive Director of the International Center.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree in Student Affairs or a related field is preferred.
Experience: Experience in an international education office is preferred. Experience with Missouri State University academic programs, facilities, student activities and organizations or at least two years of similar work experience at another institution of higher education, is preferred. Experience working in diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.
Skills: Excellent oral and written communications skills and sensitivity to issues related to the recruitment and retention of international students are required. Excellent organizational skills are required. Effective supervisory skills are required. Must have the ability to motivate employees to meet established goals and objectives. Computer skills are required. Database knowledge is preferred. Web maintenance proficiency is preferred.
Other: The scope of the job may require occasional international travel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coordinates the international student recruitment effort at Missouri State University by ensuring representation at overseas educational fairs, arranging recruitment visits to foreign embassies in the U.S., advising prospective students and their parents regarding admission requirements, academic programs, financial aid, scholarships, residence hall, and student organizations and activities, assisting with the development of publications used for international admissions and recruitment, responding to written, phone, email, and in-person inquiries, and meeting with visiting students and pare. Employs a variety of venues for international student recruitment, including the International Center website and related links, commercial internet marketing tools and publications, and educational fairs.
2. Employs a variety of venues for international student recruitment, including the International Center website and related links, commercial internet marketing tools and publications, and educational fairs.
3. Maintains a database of prospective international students and alumni to facilitate effective, frequent communication with prospective students and international alumni.
4. Ensures that all recruiting materials are current and coordinates mailings of materials and updated information to overseas educational advisement centers, as needed.
5. Selects and develops an effective international student recruitment team of Missouri State University students to work in conjunction with a corresponding faculty committee for international student recruitment.
6. Builds the pool of prospective international students through recruiting trips outside the U.S., representing the University (or arranging for representation) at destinations best suited to the recruitment goals of the University, such as educational fairs, foreign universities, high schools, and advising centers and works with the international student recruitment team and faculty committee to determine the most appropriate destinations for recruiting trips.
7. Informs supervisory personnel of the progress of ongoing responsibilities by monitoring and maintaining accurate records of international student contacts and preparing reports concerning recruitment and admission activities.
8. Provides and analyzes information for management purposes by producing reports as needed, utilizing familiarity with student databases and using query tools.
9. Helps to build a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
10. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training as requested by supervisor.
11. Ensures that miscellaneous assignments are completed in the best interests of the University by accepting and accomplishing tasks which are delegated by the Executive Director of the International Center.
The International Student Recruitment Specialist is supervised by the Executive Director of the International Center.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED DECEMBER 2010
JOB FAMILY 4
Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery
Level 1 - 500 Points: Knowledge of principles, processes, methods, and procedures associated with a limited range of healthcare, technical, scientific, administrative support, communications, or social science program objectives or common problems. Knowledge permits the employee to complete routine medical and healthcare procedures, common administrative support tasks, operate basic equipment and instruments, carry out a variety of interrelated tasks and recurring assignments, assist individuals, answer common questions, and/or elicit information from a variety of sources. Professional knowledge, skill, and technical mastery at this level are typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience beyond a high school diploma.
Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility
Level 1 - 50 Points: Typically, little, if any, supervision of others is required. The job may require irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers and/or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. The amount of time spent on directing the work of others is normally a small portion of total work time.
Factor 3: Interactions with Others
Level 4 - 500 Points: Interactions with others are somewhat unstructured. The purpose may be to influence or motivate others, to obtain information, or to control situations and resolve problems. Interactions may be with individuals or groups of co-workers, students, or the general public, may be moderately unstructured, and may involve persons who hold differing goals and objectives. Individuals at this level often act as a liaison between groups with a focus on solving particular unstructured problems. Interactions at this level require considerable interpersonal skill and the ability to resolve conflict.
Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines
Level 2 - 250 Points: The employee carries out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the employee must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines and make minor adjustments to methods. Unforeseen situations are normally referred to others for resolution. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on the assignment, the employee uses diverse, but conventional, methods, techniques, or approaches. Employees in jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.
Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility
Level 2 - 400 Points: Work involves services including collecting, processing, and disseminating information and providing advice to others. Work activities may be complex and likely affect the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services to the extent that others rely on the advice given in order to make decisions. Work activities typically affect the efficiency of the department but have relatively minor effects on operations within the cost center. Individuals in jobs at this level are often responsible for actively documenting, monitoring, and controlling expenditures. Incumbents may recommend minor expenditures, but have no substantive authority over budgets.