TITLE China Admission Coordinator
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1699
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director of International Services
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Associate Vice President for International Programs
The primary job duty of the China Admission Coordinator is admission of international students from the LNU/MSU College of International Business in Dalian, China, other Chinese partner institutions, and Executive MBA (EMBA) students from China. The China Admission Coordinator reviews and evaluates academic credentials, financial resources, and English language proficiency of prospective students from China 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 China Admission Coordinator evaluates courses taken at Chinese and other international institutions for transfer credit and GPA requirement, advises Chinese students about admission and U.S. immigration laws and regulations, monitors Chinese student status, and evaluates actions to be taken when a student’s status changes. The China Admission Coordinator communicates regularly with officials at the Chinese Consulate in Chicago and the U.S. Department of State regarding government scholarships and other student financial aid. The China 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.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master's degree is required.
Experience: At least five years of living in China is required. One year of experience in international student admissions and services at a U. S. college or university is required. Familiarity with the Student Exchange Visitors Program (SEVP) and the Department of Homeland Security policies and procedures regarding international student admissions is required. One year working at a Chinese institution of higher education or other Chinese business entity is preferred. Experience in translation and interpretation is preferred. Budgetary analysis and financial planning experience is preferred.
Skills: Verbal and written fluency in both English and Mandarin Chinese is required; effective verbal and written communication skills are required. Effective interpersonal skills are required. Computer proficiency is required; the ability to learn Banner admission processes and International Student and Scholar Management (ISSM) functionality in order to admit international students and maintain their immigration status is required. Interest in and the ability to work with individuals from China and a large variety of world cultures are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Facilitates achievement of established goals and objectives for Chinese student enrollment by evaluating and processing applications, obtaining information needed to evaluate courses and transcripts from Chinese educational institutions, 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. 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.
4. 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.
5. Serves as a liaison between the University, the student or prospective student, and Chinese consular posts in the U.S. as well as U.S. consular posts in China.
6. 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.
7. Facilitates the academic and personal success of Chinese 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 the Office of China Programs, Academic Advisement, the Graduate College, Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services, the Career Center, University Safety, and academic departments.
8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
9. 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.
10. Contributes to the overall success of the Office of International Services by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The Chinese 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