Senior Assistant Director of International Recruitment
FLSA Status: Exempt
Months Per Year: 12
Employment Status: Full-Time
Work Model: Hybrid Available
University will be one of the most innovative and progressive Jesuit and Catholic
universities in the world, educating with excellence at the undergraduate,
graduate, and professional levels. We embrace an intersectional framework for
defining diversity in its broadest sense, including differences in gender,
gender identity, race, ethnicity, generational history, culture, socioeconomic
class, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status,
political perspectives, geographic origin and physical ability. Seattle
University strives to be a welcome, open and safe campus climate for all who
learn, live and work at Seattle University.
Reporting to the Associate Provost & Dean of Admission, the Senior
Assistant Director of
International Admissions (Senior Assistant Director) oversees all
activities related to the recruitment, outreach and yield activities
related to prospective international students. This
includes coordinating efforts to align strategies to meet the university’s
enrollment goals, both overall and international goals specifically, and
working closely with campus partners on shared international student outreach
efforts and initiatives and making informed recommendations on both established
and emerging international student markets for Seattle University to focus
Senior Assistant Director is the primary relationship manager and recruiter
for international prospective students. This role travels extensively and is
in regular communication with prospective students and their families.
This position advises
on and contributes to the operations and processes within the Admissions
Office that support international students’ needs which includes managing
undergraduate application process review and making the initial
undergraduate admission recommendation for international applicants in accordance
with university selection criteria. The Senior
Assistant Director provides training for the Admissions Evaluators concerning foreign
credential evaluation and will advise on proof of English proficiency for
both domestic and international students and is the primary decision maker
for reviewing these requirements under the advisement of the Dean of
Admissions, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Director of Graduate
This role serves
as the Admissions liaison to the International Student Center, Education
Abroad, the Office of Global Engagement and international Athletics for
The Senior Assistant
Director plans and manages own extensive domestic and international travel
schedule as part of the University’s international recruitment outreach and work with partner organizations both
domestically and internationally. This position will represent Seattle
University with professional organizations such as NAFSA, Education USA,
International ACAC and others and serves as a Designated School Official
(DSO) with the Department of Homeland Security and be the primary manager
of other DSO’s affiliated with admissions for the purposes of immigration.
- Develop and execute international recruitment and outreach strategies in
collaboration with Global Engagement [J3] and other key academic
and administrative campus partners.
- Plan and manage own extensive domestic and international travel schedule as
part of the University’s international recruitment outreach, and
include/represent other university partners as appropriate.
- Advise both internal and external parties on matters of initial
immigration, SEVIS requirements, English proficiency standards, policies
around international admissions and transcript evaluation, and incoming
transfer related issues.
- Interview students, engage in telephone and e-mail communications. Serve as
liaison for Admissions to campus stakeholders including Education Abroad,
Cultural and Language Bridge program and the International Student Center.
- Review and evaluate foreign credentials for undergraduate applicants.
Collaborate with Graduate Admissions on external evaluations of foreign
credentials for graduate applicants.
- Provide advisory support for the recognition and evaluation of foreign
institutions for other campus departments. Develop and manage conditional
admission process for international applicants from partner institutions.
- Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO). Perform initial immigration
for incoming international (F -1) and processing for incoming reciprocal
exchanges (J-1) students.
- Coordinate immigration advising and processing for all incoming
international students with International Student Center staff. Review
undergraduate acceptance packets for the appropriate Datatel Colleague
coding, provisions, and acceptance packet materials. Communicate admission
decisions to applicants with international addresses.
- Represent the University through professional organizations. Participate in
Admissions Office planning, events and activities. Perform other duties as
- Other Function 1: 25% Development
of publications and for creating a robust communications plan that utilizes
print, email, digital and social media channels
- Other function 2: 20Advising,
Customer Service, and Liaison. Advise both internal and external parties on
matters of initial immigration, SEVIS requirements, English proficiency
standards, policies around international admissions and transcript
evaluation, and incoming transfer related issues. Supervise student
employees serving international needs.Respond to telephone and internet inquiries. Provide telephone
support for the Undergraduate Admissions general telephone line. Act as
liaison for Admissions to Education Abroad and the International Student
- Other Function 3: 20% Oversee International
Student Application Review and Credential Evaluation. Review and evaluate
foreign credentials for undergraduate and graduate applicants. Make initial
admissions decision recommendation and provide advisory support for the
recognition and evaluation of foreign institutions for other campus
- Other Function 4: 20% Collaborate
with campus partners on shared international
student outreach efforts and initiatives. Work closely with international
student advisors at regional community colleges to establish regular and
frequent visits and presentations to make students aware of transfer
opportunities. Make informed
recommendations on both established and emerging international student
markets for Seattle University to focus its efforts.
- Other Function 5: 10% Immigration
documentation and processing. Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO).
Perform initial immigration for incoming international (F -1) and
processing for incoming reciprocal exchanges (J-1) students. Coordinate
immigration advising and processing for all incoming international students
with International Student Center staff.
- Other Function 6: 5% International
Admissions Research and Best Practices. Collaborate with professional
organizations such as NAFSA, AWISA, and AACRAO to assist in maintaining
current best practices and policies in international admissions and
evaluation. Research new trends and developments in worldwide educational
systems and the field of international education.
- Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of three or
more years in undergraduate or graduate international admissions or
international student center of a post-secondary educational institution or an
equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully
perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
- Knowledgeable about federal immigration laws and SEVIS.
- Must possess well-developed organizational skills, strong oral and written
communication skills and establish and maintain cooperative and effective
working relationships with others.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and manage marketing plans in support of international
student recruitment strategies and extensive knowledge of trends and best
practices in international education.
- Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as necessary.
- Demonstrated skills in working with students from diverse populations.
- Experience using an ERP and CRM specifically Ellucian Colleague system and Slate
Please attach a cover letter with your resume when applying. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.
Compensation at a Glance:
Salary Range: $65,479 - $70,000
Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents
its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the
time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be
determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected
candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity
considerations, and available market information, and not based on a
candidate’s gender or any other protected status.
Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck.
Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement
contributions that add to your total compensation package.
Benefits at a Glance:
Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution
for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution
and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to
a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at: https://www.seattleu.edu/hr/benefits/