Associate Director of International Admissions

Posting Date: February 4, 2019

Closing Date: Open until filled

Under the direct supervision and leadership of the Associate Vice President for University Admissions, the Associate Director of International Admissions oversees the enrollment of new graduate and undergraduate international students. The Associate Director will be responsible for the continued development and implementation of a comprehensive international recruitment plan. Additionally, the Associate Director will assist prospective students and applicants throughout the admission process including the review of applications and rendering of decisions. The Associate Director collaborates with deans, faculty, and other campus constituents involved in the enhancement the international recruitment and enrollment process.

Opportunities to Contribute:

To the development and execution of a university wide strategic enrollment management approach for international students. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead efforts focused on graduate and undergraduate international recruitment and outreach, holistic application review and academic credential evaluation of international undergraduate and graduate applicants, including comparability of degrees earned and the granting of transfer credit
  • Relate effectively with diverse constituencies, including students, faculty, government officials and alumni
  • Participate in overnight or long-term (2-3 weeks at a time) international and domestic travel representing the university at high schools, college fairs and special recruiting functions including those specific to international populations
  • Advise senior staff on current practices and strategies for recruiting international students
  • Set measures and assess international recruitment strategies by utilizing data and trend analysis to identify key markets and regions that will support enrollment initiatives
  • Serve as one of the Designated School Officials (DSO) for F-1 international students and F-2 dependents.
  • Issue SEVIS Initial Form I-20 for all students as necessary and in compliance with F-1 regulations         

Required Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field of study
  • A minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience as an international admissions representative in higher education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including experience writing, creating and coordinating content for social media platforms
  • Previous experience in development and implementation of recruitment strategies
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of software
  • Must possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey for required work related travel
  • Possess a valid passport for international travel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in an appropriate field of study
  • Working knowledge of CRM software
  • Proficiency in language/s in addition to English

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Demonstrates principled leadership
  • Advocates effectively for this underrepresented population                     
  • Uses technology on various platforms
  • Thinks innovatively and creatively
  • Thrives in a fast paced and high volume environment


About William Paterson:

The University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.


Invitation to apply:

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Interested candidates will be prompted to:

Complete an application.

Submit a cover letter and resume.  

Provide three (3) professional references

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.


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William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.