TITLE International Admission Coordinator
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1697
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director of International Services
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Executive Director, International Center
The primary job duties of the International Admission Coordinator are admission of international students, immigration advising of enrolled international students, and establishment of systems and processes to improve office workflow. The International Admission Coordinator reviews and evaluates academic credentials, financial resources, and English language proficiency of prospective students from other countries in order to determine eligibility for admission to the University and the acceptability of documentation for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Form I-20 and U.S. Department of State Form DS-2019. The International Admission Coordinator evaluates courses taken at international institutions for transfer credit by locating resources to assist in the evaluation, advises international students and applicants about admission and U.S. immigration laws and regulations, monitors international student status, and evaluates actions to be taken when an international student’s status changes. The International Admission Coordinator communicates regularly with officials at foreign embassies in the U.S. regarding government scholarships and other student financial aid. The International Admission Coordinator designs and assists with the development of systems and processes to improve office workflow and automate routine administrative process, enhancing the ability of staff to accomplish the mission of the department. The International Admission Coordinator may be asked to schedule and plan recruiting trips to other countries to inform prospective international applicants about the University, working with U.S. embassy officials to get current information about the institutions and advising centers they will be visiting during the trip.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor's degree is required.
Experience: One year of experience in the area of international student recruitment, admission, and services at the college/university level is required. Experience using the Student and Exchange Visitors Information Tracking System (SEVIS) is required.
Skills: Computer proficiency is required. Knowledge of recruitment and admission procedures and policies regarding international students and the SEVIS program is required. Strong oral and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills are required. Interest in and the ability to work with individuals from a large variety of U.S. and world cultures is required. Familiarity with languages other than English is desirable.
Other: Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, eligible by law to access the SEVIS database.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Facilitates achievement of established goals and objectives for international student enrollment by performing research to determine and obtain information needed to evaluate international student applications, evaluating and processing applications, obtaining information needed to evaluate courses and transcripts from educational institutions outside the United States (with curriculum and grading systems which are different that the U.S. educational system and can be different form other institutions within the same country), and determining the equivalency of those courses and transcripts for transfer credit.
2. Determines the validity and acceptability of the student’s financial resources and the adequacy of the student’s English language proficiency by using University and U.S. Department of Homeland Security criteria.
3. Utilizes an understanding of U.S. immigration laws and regulations to evaluate and determine the appropriate course of action when there is a change in student status of international students.
4. Advises enrolled international students regarding accomplishing their educational goals while maintaining immigration status by providing information, monitoring student status, and advising students of possible courses of action and consequences of actions.
5. Enhances the staff’s ability to accomplish the mission of the department by designing and assisting with the development of systems and processes to improve workflow and automating routine processes.
6. Builds the pool of prospective international students by planning and completing recruiting trips outside the U.S. and working with tour companies and U.S. State Department officials in determining the institutions and advising centers to visit.
7. Serves as a liaison between the University, the student or prospective student, and foreign governments by communicating regularly with government officials in foreign embassies in the U.S. about scholarships and student financial aid from the student’s home country.
8. Encourages increased cultural awareness of students, faculty, staff, and the local community by assisting with planning and coordination of special events relating to cultural awareness such as International Education Week.
9. Facilitates the academic and personal success of international students by assisting them in effectively utilizing the resources of the University and serving as a liaison between the Office of International Services and other University offices that provide services to international students, such as Academic Advisement, the Graduate College, Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services, the Career Center, University Safety, and academic departments.
10. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of International Services.
11. Contributes to the overall success of the Office of International Services by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The International Admission Coordinator is supervised by the Director of International Services and may supervise student and non-student part-time employees and graduate assistants.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED DECEMBER 2010