Assistant Director for International Admissions


Enrollment Services


The Assistant Director for International Admissions serves as an integral member of the enrollment management team at the University of New Orleans. The employee must be a naturally persuasive, creative problem solver who thrives in an upbeat environment with non-standard and varied working hours. A self-motivated, enthusiastic, goal-oriented individual with superior presentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills and will have demonstrated ability to follow direction, problem solve, manage multiple priorities and meet goals. This is a sales-like admissions and prospect management approach to international admissions in an environment where recruiters are responsible for reaching enrollment assigned to them. Daily responsibilities include communication with prospective undergraduate and graduate students through heavy phone outreach, personal e-mails, notes, individual appointments, and group presentations. This position will involve the planning of prospective student recruitment activities, outreach and travel.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Evening and weekend work • Extensive phone use and telemarketing • Travel • Individuals and group presentations • The Recruiter must become knowledgeable about all aspects of the University of New Orleans including academic programs, financial aid, billing, college policy, and important dates • Performs other specific functions as assigned. 2. ROUTINE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Through heavy use of outgoing contacts via phone, email, etc., cultivates, engages, grades, persuades and closes prospective undergraduate and graduate international students. Always qualifies conversation and generates next steps (application, FAFSA, registration, etc.). Leads group information sessions and also meets one-on-one with prospective students to provide information and assist in the application process. The Assistant Director is responsible for recruiting undergraduate and graduate international students by: • Recruitment travel both internationally and domestically. Domestic travel will focus on locations and schools with large international populations. • Serve as one of the primary contacts for international prospective students, their families, and other constituencies. Correspond effectively including written communication, interviewing, group presentations, and event planning. • Build and enhance relationships with counselors overseas, advisors, and other constituencies to help maintain a pipeline of talented and diverse international students. • Coordinate with the Office of International Studies on travel, recruitment activities, and other topics as needed. • Help manage relationships with alumni abroad, and work closely with alumni in order to recruit students. • Develop new and existing communication systems for international recruitment to engage and yield international applicants. 3. PROGRAM INTERACTION: The Assistant Director continues to support and works with the Graduate Programs Office and faculty to: • Ensure the marketing messages meet the program’s ability to deliver. • Understand the programs processes and requirements for admissions. • Update the enrollment strategies on a quarterly basis. • Develop reports for the program directors and deans on a quarterly basis. • Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree and excellent oral and written communication skills. A minimum of 2 years of admissions experience. Willing to do extensive travel and work non-traditional hours. Able to speak publicly both in person and via web-based tools, i.e. Skype/WebEx, customer service and public relations skills. Must possess the ability to relate to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Possess strong interpersonal skills.


Master’s Degree. 2-3 years of international recruitment experience. Second language proficiency.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.




Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration priority will be given to resumes received by July 6, 2017.




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