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University of San Francisco
  • Position Number: 1537807
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Position Type: Admissions/Enrollment

Associate Director, International Admission Asia and China
University of San Francisco

USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Associate Director, International Admission - Asia and China

Job Summary:
USF's student population of approximately 11,000 includes over 1500 international undergraduate and graduate students. Of these over half are Chinese citizens and another fifth come from other countries in Asia making these regions the largest source of international students for the University. Under the general supervision and direction of the Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management and in collaboration with other international admission colleagues, the Associate Director of International Admission, Asia and China contributes to the development of the recruitment strategy for the region and implements recruitment and admission activities for international undergraduate and graduate students in this large and critically important part of the USF community.

Full Job Description:
A. Identify key markets, strategies, and tactics to recruit and enroll prospective students.
  • Establish key geographic and institutional recruitment targets.
  • Utilize best practice tactics in working with feeder schools and colleges in recruitment.
  • Initiate effective communication avenues to prospective students, counselors and other key influencers.
  • Identify possible partnerships, such as 2+2 programs, with Asian universities.

    B. Recruit and Communicate with Prospective Students
  • Help identify prospective students in assigned territories, facilitate admissions process for potential undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Participate in international student recruitment tours, and serve as USF representative at select international student recruitment and education fairs. Ensure appropriate follow-up with prospective students.
  • Pay individual visits to international high schools and give presentations to the prospective students and the high school guidance counselors or career counselors.
  • Develop close relationships with the high school guidance and communicate with them on regular basis to facilitate their students' application process.
  • Identify potential public high schools.
  • Provide personal attention, deliver USF information (including USF programs, USF student life, USF facilities and services) and promote USF in a positive matter to the prospects.
  • Respond to prospective students' inquiries and send information as requested.

    C. Identify, Establish, and Manage Recruitment Contacts Abroad
  • Establish connections with Educational Advising and Information Centers affiliated with the US Department of State, as well as with Fulbright Commission, US Commercial Service and other Education USA-related offices abroad.
  • Work with Schools deans and their recruitment staff to develop graduate recruitment plans that will enhance and supplement school based efforts.
  • Explore and identify reliable education agencies in Asia and in U.S., and establish relations with education consultants that facilitate study in the United States.
  • Provide training session to the education agencies and to make sure they have the most updated USF information.
  • Collaborate with education agencies to streamline student applications, acceptance and admission process.
  • Provide recommendations for development of new student markets and outreach or recruitment efforts.

    D. Prepare and Produce Targeted Recruitment Materials
  • Assist in the production and dissemination of specially designed international student recruitment materials such as Application Forms, Flyers and booth design including those translated into the local language.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of communication plan of sequenced correspondence with prospective, applicant, and admitted international students.

  • Offer advice and guidance to international students and their families during the application and admission processes.
  • Correspond with candidates, counselors or others to confirm eligibility for admission.
  • Generate daily report through Slate to ascertain and analyze applicant completion status and reviewing progress.
  • Review assigned applicant files, notify applicants of missing materials, and monitor applications to completion through phone calls, text messaging and emails.
  • Evaluate first year applications upon completion and make admission decisions to the qualified Chinese applicants.
  • Evaluate transfer applications upon completion and make admission decisions to the qualified transfer applicants.
  • Evaluate and analyze transfer credits for transfer applicants. Post transferable credits via Banner to ensure transfer applicants receive proper and accurate college credits before enrolling and registering for classes.
  • Collaborate other department on campus to provide further college credits evaluation for continuing students as needed.
  • Ensure applicants provide financial and immigration documents necessary for issuance of Certificates of Eligibility (Forms I-20) to accepted students.
  • Facilitate and interact with current applicants during the admission peak season. Answer questions and concerns that current applicants and their parents may have, provide lots of personal attention and assistance as they need before making the enrollment decision.

  • Meet with visiting international students on USF campus.
  • Host education delegations, international visitors and other guests visit to USF.
  • Assist in design, development and delivery of special event and other yield activities for accepted undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Build relationships, provide ongoing communications, and develop partnerships with other offices to better serve applicants. Serve as an international admission liaison to various offices, especially including CASA, Academic English Multilingual Department, International Student Services, Residence Life, and Academic and Enrollment Services.
  • Other related duties as requested.

  • Bachelor's degree, Masters preferred
  • Three to five years of experience of international student recruitment preferred.
  • Must possess well-developed and successful administrative skills and experience, as well as independent judgment and ability to meet responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess proficient oral and written English communication skills. Must possess oral and written Mandarin.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with others and as a member of a team; assist faculty, students, staff, and others with tact, discretion, and courtesy; work efficiently and calmly under pressure; and keep faculty, staff, student and other records confidential.
  • Must be well-organized, flexible, and able to work in diverse situations and with demanding deadlines.
  • Must have, or be able to develop quickly, understanding of academic policy and administrative operations as well as credible stature with members of the academic community and public.
  • Must have ability to establish cordial, collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies: faculty, staff and other professional colleagues, students and their families, international educators and agents, et al.
  • Must have ability to develop strong working relationships with Undergraduate and Graduate Admission Office staff, as well as with Graduate Admission specialists in the Schools and Colleges, and staff in the Offices of International Student Services, Residence Life, and Accounting Business Services.
  • Familiarity with Banner applications, especially admission.
  • Familiarity with Slate, for application process.
  • Must be willing and able to travel extensively abroad.
  • Must possess valid driver's license and current passport, or ability to obtain both.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

    Full time

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