Coordinator, Sponsored International Student Recruitment
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|Location:||Michigan, United States|
Michigan State University
AP 14: Admissions Assistant Director
Position Title: Coordinator, Sponsored International Student Recruitment
Administering Units: Office of Admissions, Graduate School, International Studies and Programs
A growing number of countries operate sponsored student programs as part of their efforts to develop a highly trained workforce for the 21st Century. MSU has made great progress in competing for sponsored students. Sponsored students typically have nearly complete funding for degree programs provided by government agencies, non-profits or corporate sources. Funds normally cover tuition, living costs and incidentals. Due to the highly competitive nature of these programs, sponsored students are among the best and brightest from their respective countries. In order to continue to be competitive in attracting these talented undergraduate and graduate students and to gain visibility with and access to sponsoring organizations and funding sources, this position will establish and maintain an institutional presence for this purpose.
The position reports administratively to the Dean of International Studies and Programs. It is funded and performance is reviewed jointly by the Office of Admissions, the Graduate School and International Studies and Programs.
Job Summary: Help inform appropriate student recruitment goals, including new sponsored students from regions which align with broader institutional goals. Participate in developing and implementing the strategic plan for countries in which MSU will recruit sponsored international students. Coordinate with MSU admissions and graduate programs to identify and build linkages to sponsored international students. Market and recruit students to MSU through global travel (which must be coordinated with admissions and the academic colleges for undergraduate and graduate student recruitment respectively). Educate academic and support units across the campus regarding sponsored student opportunities and train them on steps they can take to attract highly qualified and funded sponsored students. Identify opportunities for “faculty ambassadors” and others to augment marketing and recruitment efforts while in travel status abroad, and to coordinate such efforts. Work with International Sponsored Student Programs in the Office for International Students and Scholars to ensure: timely response to applicants and funding sources; effective involvement of appropriate departments on campus; a smooth transition for and support of sponsored students on campus; and consistent relations with sponsoring agencies.
Required: Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Higher Education, International Studies, Marketing, etc.. In addition, three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in professional admissions work, including planning and implementing admissions programs, linking institutional knowledge resources to prospective international student at the graduate and undergraduate level, developing and implementing marketing and recruitment plans and strategies, researching and analyzing admissions data and making formal presentations. Significant experience traveling overseas in a professional capacity, especially in developing countries. Ability to travel independently for extended periods of time. Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse cultures. Strong organizational skills. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Desired: Master’s degree or higher. Familiarity with international sponsored student programs. Experience working with foreign embassies, universities, and NGOs. Dynamic multidisciplinary individual who works well in a team environment and can clearly communicate the MSU vision and story to those outside the University.
Applications: To apply, please go to www.jobs.msu.edu and under the support staff positions find posting number 7414. Attach a resume and cover letter along with the online application. Applications will be accepted through March 27, 2013.
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