Job Opening: International Student Admissions Specialist, Portland Community College

Institution: Portland Community College
Location: Portland, OR
Posted: 01/14/2015
Type: Full Time

Job Summary

The Admissions Specialist is responsible for the marketing, advising, and admitting efforts for an assigned program(s). Services may include enrollment services, new student recruitment, community outreach, public information, and program specific promotional events.

This classification is distinguished from the Student Outreach and Orientation Coordinator in that incumbents in the Admissions Specialist classification have program specific admissions responsibilities whereas the Coordinator is responsible for all admissions activities for an assigned campus as well as district-wide marketing and recruiting activities. The Coordinator also has supervisory and office coordination responsibilities.

Details on the International Education program can be found at:


  • Oversees the development and implementation of specific marketing and recruitment strategies for international students. Visits high schools, language schools, colleges and universities to market and recruit international students. Provides information about educational opportunities at the College.
  • Initiates phone, print and electronic contact with applicants and prospective students and provides follow-up with inquiries.
  • Coordinates international admissions services. Reviews and updates admissions forms and letters. Provides admissions counseling to prospective students (e.g. guides students who are not in F1 status who wish to be full time international students). Participates in planning and implementing international student orientation activities.
  • Collects and reviews documents submitted for admissions (e.g. foreign and domestic educational transcripts, health insurance documents and foreign and domestic bank documents as well as verifications from US sponsors including employment verifications and Affidavits of Support).
  • Coordinates dual admission process with partner institutions (UPF in Barcelona, Spain, Ansan College, Ansan Technical College, Daeduk University) as well as other educational institutions throughout Europe and Asia.
  • Collects and analyzes complex data and information regarding international admissions for college departments as well as partner institutions, scholarship agencies, study abroad agencies and international organizations.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the international admissions databases.
  • Tracks statistics gathers data, and creates reports (i.e. IIE, Japanese Census, ANDEO, etc.).
  • Monitors compliance with government regulations ensuring a high standard of cooperation with FERPA and Department of Homeland
  • Security regulations with respect to admissions practices.
  • Collaborates with staff and outside agencies in resolving complex prospective student issues relating to admission and all pre-arrival issues (e.g. VISA complications, payment of SEVIS fees, etc.).
  • Establishes cooperative and collaborative relationships with Study Abroad Agencies, Education USA advisors and US Embassy officials as well as business and industry representatives in the United States. Collaborates with US Immigration attorneys in the best interest of their clients seeking education.
  • Oversees the work of student and casual employees.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The education and/or work history sections of your online application form must demonstrate that you meet all of the following Minimum Qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application.
  • Satisfactory references and successful completion of the criminal background check are required to meet the minimum qualifications for hire into this position.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Liberal Arts, or related field (relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis).
  • Demonstrated experience in intercultural communication and working with complex local, state, and federal rules and regulations is required.

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