This individual will support the international enrollment management goals of UNC Charlotte colleges to identify high-quality and diverse international graduate students. The position will provide assistance to faculty, researchers and administrators to formulate strategic and intentional activities aimed at recruiting Ph.D and Masters level international students. The primary role of this position, in collaboration with the academic colleges and the Graduate School, will be to assist in the development and execution a multi-year international enrollment management plan proposal in addition to a host of support services that will assist in the development of partnerships, connections and pipelines between UNC Charlotte colleges/faculty and entities from abroad (institutions, organizations and sponsors). This individual will also understand recruitment trends, market characteristics/intelligence and emerging regions best positioned to send degree seeking graduate students to the U.S Recruitment Strategy Development: Description: In collaboration with academic colleges and the Graduate School, assist in the development and implementation of strategic recruiting initiatives. Partnership Development and Management: Description: Liaise with relevant internal and external partners in joint/collaborative recruitment initiatives. Marketing/Promotion: Description: Develop a targeted outreach/communication plan for international alumni engagement. Recruitment Administration: Description: Develop management reports of recruitment yield and prospective student activity to determine ROI.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Master's degree in intercultural communication, international relations, global studies, international education, higher education administration or closely related field -Bachelor’s degree and three years of professional experience in international higher education administration (preferably in international student recruitment (degree-seeking or IEP), international admissions or international student and scholar services);
-Exceptional interpersonal, intercultural, organizational and communication skills: both written and verbal;
-Provide excellent and timely customer service to prospective international students as well as stakeholders;
-High level of motivation, initiative and goal oriented;
-Knowledge of trends in international student recruitment and emerging student markets;
-Well developed understanding and awareness of best practices in international student recruitment;
-Strong ability to develop and sustain relationships across various campus constituencies engaged in international student enrollment management;
-Extremely organized and detail-oriented with an ability to succeed in a fast-paced and dynamic environment;
-Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally;
-Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion;
-Strong computing skills and expertise utilizing computing applications with various university systems;
-Commitment to a student-centered/customer service-oriented philosophy;
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
-Five years of experience in international student recruitment (specific emphasis on China and India);
-Knowledge and experience in working with foreign credential evaluation;
-Existing relationships with governments, agents and consultants abroad;
-Understanding of U.S student immigration regulations;
-U.S. citizenship or lawful U.S. permanent resident status [in order to meet the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Department of State to be able to serve as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO)]
-Advanced level of proficiency in at least one foreign language;
-Previous experience living or working abroad;
-Record of active participation/engagement in relevant professional associations.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.