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Position Summary:
Are you a dynamic leader with experience in international student recruitment and engagement looking to join a exciting team of passionate higher ed professionals committed to advancing the common good? If that is you, the University of Dayton recruitment and admissions team encourages you to learn more about our Director, International Recruitment & Admission Programs. The successful candidate will enjoy traveling abroad and representing the University of Dayton in the recruitment of international students in addition to working with internal and external partners to further the mission of the University. This is a full-time benefit eligible position that offers health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, tuition assistance for you and your dependents, vacation/sick accrual and holiday pay.

Reporting to the Associate VP for Enrollment Management & Dean of Admissions and working collaboratively with the Managing Director of UDayton Global, the Director of International Recruitment and Admission Programs has responsibility for the strategic planning and execution of a comprehensive international undergraduate recruitment and marketing plan.

This position will utilize an extensive network of on- and off-campus resources, including alumni, government and non-government organizations, recruiting agencies, institutional partners, IB Institution relationships, and key contacts from the University of Dayton. This position will work closely with the Office of International Student Services, academic departments, schools, and key internal and external stakeholders involved in international recruitment initiatives. The Director will develop and drive the recruitment strategy, with success being measured by meeting international enrollment targets developed in collaboration with the AVP and Dean of Admission, the VP for Strategic Enrollment Management, and the Provost.

At the University of Dayton, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are inextricably linked to excellence. As a Catholic and Marianist institution, we embrace diversity as a gift of God’s creation, and are committed to honoring the intrinsic value and dignity of all people. In addition, we understand that diversity creates a workplace population with representation that is similar to the markets in which it operates, it demands that the workplace is safe and inclusive for all individuals and organizations, and it develops a collective behavior that encourages all individuals and employees to best use their talent. Capitalizing on a diverse workforce enhances the organization’s competitive position in the marketplace.

Key characteristics of the Director will include:

*Embrace of UD’s mission, vision, and commitment to advancing the common good
*Inherent curiosity and passion for the use of data to catalyze change
*Agile mindset, including the ability to read the signs of the times and translate constituent needs into educational solutions
*Understanding of the power of partnership and collaboration, diversity and inclusion, for generating creative insights and excellence
*An equity orientation, seeking ways to understand and advocate for underserved students and colleagues
*A fundamental belief that higher education is transformational and a model for learning and growth.

Minimum Qualifications:
*A MA/MS degree
*At least 5 years of progressive experience and leadership in international student recruitment and engagement
*Experience in developing or managing partnerships to grow undergraduate enrollments
*Expertise in international credential review and evaluation
*Strong project management skills and the ability to produce high-quality deliverables in a fast-paced and high-demand environment
*Effective written and verbal communication skills
*Ability and desire for international travel of 4-6 weeks per year at a minimum and opportunities for further travel will also be considered
*Valid drivers license with low risk driving record
Preferred Qualifications:
While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

*Experience working within the Agile/Scrum framework
*Knowledge of best and emerging practices in international recruitment
*Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities
*Fluent in multiple language outside of English
*Familiarity with immigration procedures, SEVIS, I-20 process and foreign educational systems

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must be authorized to work in the US on a full time basis.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.
Closing Statement:
Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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