International Recruiter Job at Olympic College, Bremerton, WA

  • Olympic College
  • Bremerton, WA

Job Description


International Recruiter Salary: $67,725 - $73,752 Classification: Administrative Exempt Reports to: Dean of Student Success and Engagement
The Office of International Education and Study Abroad (OIESA) is responsible for increasing the visibility of the College locally, nationally, and internationally to generate leads, accurately representing the College to help students make an informed decision about school selection and providing timely support to convert applicants to enrollees at the College. The recruiter assists with advising in designing and delivering effective pre-arrival support to accepted students. The International Recruiter (IR) reports directly to the Associate Vice President of Student Development and Engagement and processes inquiries and applications on a daily basis, as well as does educcational agent management. The IR provides a wide range of support to the Associate Vice President of Student Development and Engagement to develop, deliver, and evaluate the strategic annual marketing and recruitment plan to increase and diversify new first-time international student enrollment in degree and non-degree programs in designated areas. The IR manages and tracks daily communication with prospective students through telephone, emails, online meetings, and in-person, and accurately advises on admission requirements, deadlines, costs, degree options, and general F-1 visa rules. This position assists the Office of International Education and Study Abroad with routinely updating the website and social media contents, creating short videos, working with the Office of Communications to design those, as well as purchase promotional materials, managing mass email campaigns/promotions, collecting testimonials from a variety of sources, and composing the quarterly newsletter. This position travels domestically and internationally to recruit students approximately two to three times a year.
The Office of International Education and Study Abroad provides primary support for students on an F (and occasionaly J) visa who plan to enroll in College-Credit, High School Completion (HSC), Intensive English and short-term customized programs and Study Abroad opportunities outside the US. OIESA services include international recruitment, admissions, accident and sickness medical benefit matters, student engagement, and housing referrals. In addition, OIESA works with on and off-campus partners to develop and deliver international student programs that support student success, retention, and program completion. Essential Functions

  • Travel domestically and internationally to build relationships and partnerships abroad, recruit qualified students and provide information sessions. Consult with the Dean and execute agreements. Submit a recruitment report including trend analysis, takeaways, and self-evaluation of the effectiveness of the trip.
  • Plan, promote and facilitate virtual recruitment events as well as participate in virtual recruitment events organized by partners.

  • Cultivate relationships with existing partners and identify new potential partners through U.S.-focused recruitment channels such as EducationUSA advisors, school counselors, faculty members, agents, and government organizations.

  • Meet annual international student enrollment targets through recruitment and retention of students.

  • Develop and produce outreach materials (application materials, web materials, admissions brochures, posters, outreach displays, general program brochures for admission purposes, banners, videos and other pertinent prospective student materials) for international programs. As well as select appropriate giveaways.

  • Liaise with assisting agencies such as the US Department of Commerce, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Association of Washington International Student Affairs (AWISA), WCCCSA (Study Abroad) etc.

  • Process international student online and paper applications, issue 1-20's and prepare monthly inquiry reports of potential students; conduct follow-ups for all electronic and paper-based inquiries and applications, as well as provide courteous and timely customer service to prospective students at all stages in the admissions process (i.e., inquiry to enrollment).

  • Monitor the effectiveness of international recruitment and the development of a short- and long-range plan, as well as maintain the Salesforce database for tracking prospective students.

  • Establish strategic agreements and partnerships with international high school and university officials, government agencies, educational organizations, and professionals who serve international students.

  • Lead efforts to leverage the diversity, knowledge, and relationships of the college's existing international student, faculty, staff, and alumni population in the development of a broader network to support international recruitment.

  • Oversee the communication with the business office and outside vendors to pay OC's education agents and make sure payments are up to date each quarter.

  • Routinely manage and update relevant content of OIESA's social media such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.

  • Act as an advocate for international student concerns.

  • Analyze data to achieve international student enrollment goals. Keeping the AVP informed of overall recruitment progress and concerns from partners on a regular basis.

  • Conceptualize, craft scripts, select models, shoot, edit and upload short videos and routinely add new videos following the College's guidelines.

  • Design, interview, write articles and provide visual imagery for the quarterly newsletter, as well as for multiple advertising venues.

  • Identify needs and develop training resources for partners to accurately represent the College to prospective students and set up on-demand online training sessions.

  • Train Ambassadors and volunteers to connect with prospective and new students.Help prospective students through telephone, email, online meetings, and in-person.

  • Plan and facilitate routine information sessions and develop recorded sessions for the website.

  • Maintain an accurate agency and student database through Salesforce.

  • Stay abreast of OC's programs and services, current events, immigration updates, and local, national, and international trends that affect international student enrollment.

  • Maintain, develop and advertise OC's Study Abroad program throuw WCCCSA.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited College or University.
  • 2 years of work experience in international student recruitment, international admissions, or a closely related field.
  • Experience with international student admissions and F, M, and J visas.
  • Intermediate computer competency, including Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign and Photoshop), Canva, basic website maintenance, and photo and video-editing abilities.
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment with diverse employees and student/customer groups, especially with populations where English is not their first language.
  • Experience in web design with an understanding of content management systems and search engine optimization principles, and international web protocols as well as management of social media accounts.
  • Valid driver's license and passport, ability to travel domestically and internationally for extended periods of time with short notice.
  • Flexibility of schedule and willingness to work select evenings and/or weekends.
    Effective written, verbal, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience at a two-year college in admissions, advising, or outreach.
  • Two (2) years of experience in student recruitment, marketing, and special recruitment travels, preferably international student recruitment in a higher education setting in the US.
  • Demonstrated understanding of other countries educational systems and trends.
  • Knowledge of Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), International Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced (A) Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB), Advance Placement (AP), and Washington State's College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs).
  • Experience in CRM and student management system.
  • Experience living, working, or studying abroad.
  • Ability to read, speak, and write in another language in addition to English.

Successful Applicant Will:

  • Demonstrate success in recruiting for international college admissions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the unique needs of international students
  • Interact successfully with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate and build rapport with colleagues, staff, and students as part of an educational team.
  • Effectively direct the work of others to achieve department goals.
  • Demonstrate excellent skills with technology such as student management systems, SEVIS database, and office applications.
  • Understand complex oral and written instructions.
  • Display strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Independently prioritize and organize assigned work.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills, including building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Olympic College mission, vision, and values.
  • Demonstrate ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
Additional Information

Terms of Employment :This is a full-time exempt position scheduled to work Monday through Friday. The salary range for this position is $67,048 - $73,752 annually, which includes a generous benefits package that includes the following. Medical/vision, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, and accidental dismemberment, Flexible Spending Arrangement, Dependent Care Assistance Program, Wellness Programs, SBRP retirement plan administered by TIAA, Deferred Compensation Program (DRS) retirement savings plan; TIAA supplemental retirement savings plan, 11 paid holidays, leave – vacation/sick/personal holiday, Aflac, auto/home insurance, space available tuition waiver, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), fitness center, reduced rate and priority consideration on-site child care on a space available. For more information regarding benefits, please visit our website here .Conditions of Employment Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. In addition to the background check, candidates will be required to complete the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form as required WB HB 2327. Olympic College seeks candidates for employment who share our commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive learning environment (read our Equity Statement ). All applicants are required to submit a statement of 500 words or less, describing the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the higher education environment and their prior, current, and/or potential contribution(s) to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion as an employee.
How To Apply To be considered for this position a candidate must apply online through the Olympic College website and submit the following required materials: Olympic College Online Application Resume Cover Letter - in your cover letter describe how your experience sets you apart for this position. Unofficial college transcripts. Official transcripts and copies of mandated certifications will be required of the successful candidate.
EEO Statement Olympic College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Olympic College Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination and accommodation policies: or at 360-47-7300. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Work experience placement, Local area, Flexible hours, Weekend work, Afternoon shift, Monday to Friday,

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