Job Opening: Assistant Director – International Recruitment & Admissions, Tacoma Community College

Institution: Tacoma Community College
Location: Tacoma, WA
Application Due: 04/27/2015
Type: Full Time
Education: BA required, MA preferred

The position is responsible for international student marketing and recruitment. This position reports directly to the Director of International Programs.

  • Recruit, unconditionally, students from all backgrounds, regardless of ethnicity, socio-economic status, or gender, as well as through respectful interactions with other TCC representatives in compliance with TCC’s Non-Discrimination Policy.
  • Respond to inquiries from students, staff and the public regarding international student services programs.
  • Develop annual marketing plan and establish yearly travel proposal.
  • Communicate with the campus community regarding events and new developments in the International office.
  • Coordinate overseas student recruitment advertisements.
  • Select overseas publications; work with the TCC Marketing department or contracted designer to develop overseas publicity for both electronic and hard copy; manage budget and billing for promotions.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with prospective students and TCC alumni; attend fairs to promote TCC; follow up on all visits with appropriate correspondence to prospective students and agencies.
  • Establish travel itineraries and complete necessary travel documents within Washington State purchasing and travel guidelines.
  • Develop relationships with overseas agents and various agencies (consulate offices) as appropriate; provide information about TCC as requested.
  • Develop relationships with local high schools and recruit international transfer students.
  • Create and maintain all necessary contracts, records, and department related databases.
  • Work with the Information Systems department to update information on the TCC website and lead the international database projects.
  • Work directly with the Admissions Specialist to help problem solve admission issues.
  • Coordinate commission payment structure and timeline with the Admissions Specialist.
  • Have basic knowledge of F-1 visa process and I-20 rules and regulations in accordance with SEVIS Immigration policies.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Marketing, International Relations, Student Affairs, Education, Human Development, Student Personnel Administration, or related field from and accredited college or university.
  • Two (2) years of experience in international business, Higher Education, student development, recruiting, or related field.
  • Fluency in a foreign language.
  • Computer literacy and experience with business management software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Business, Marketing, International Relations, Student Affairs, Education, Human Development, Student Personnel Administration, or related field from and accredited college or university.
  • Fluency in Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese.
  • Experience in strategic planning and marketing development.
  • Supervisory experience.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successfully complete a criminal history background check.

The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate

  • A history of innovative, change management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with students, faculty, staff and external community partners.
  • Commitment to a diverse community.
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and quickly.
  • Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment.
  • An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues and staff representing diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and learning abilities.
  • Commitment to functioning as an effective team member.
  • Knowledge of academic and student support activities that promote student learning, orientation to college systems and academic success.
  • Knowledge of the principles associated with a learning-centered college.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

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