Assistant Director for Admissions

Position: Assistant Director for Admissions
Department: International and Multicultural Student Services
Location: Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
Deadline: 8/29/14
Hire Date: 10/2014

Arkansas Tech University is seeking an Assistant Director of International and Multicultural Student Services for Admissions. This is a non-tenure track, 12-month position and will begin October 1, 2014. Primary job functions and duties and responsibilities are listed below. Salary range is $30,000 to $42,000 depending on experience. Send a letter outlining your qualifications, a curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three references to Judy Crouch, Admissions Officer, International and Multicultural Student Services, Arkansas Tech University,1507 N Boulder Avenue, Tomlinson 29, Russellville, AR 72801, (479)964-0832 or via email at Closing date for accepting applications is August 29, 2014.

Primary Job Functions: Participates in developing effective recruitment strategies for international students; Assists in the development of print, online and social media marketing campaign promoting the universitys programs and services internationally; Conducts recruiting activities and follow-up with prospective international students and their parents; Assists in the coordination of international student admissions; Serves as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the university; Processes and files immigration forms, and updates Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) information as required by U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Advises students regarding financial, housing, academic, insurance-related, cross-cultural and personal adjustment matters; Develops and promotes programs to foster multicultural awareness among students, faculty, staff and the local community; Assists international and multicultural students with adjustment to university life and life in the Russellville, Arkansas area.

Duties and Responsibilities: Reviews applications for admissions and credentials; Reviews applications and issues I20s and DS2019s as appropriate; Processes and files immigration forms, and updates SEVIS as required by federal regulations; Coordinates overseas university exchange programs and promotes study abroad opportunities; Assists with International Student Orientation each semester for incoming international students; Assists with the production and updates of the office web site, the application for admission, and all other publications released by the office; Acts as advocate for international and multicultural students within the university community; Plans and sponsors inter-cultural programming for universitys students and campus community; Maintains knowledge of current immigration regulations; Provides seminars/workshops to international students, faculty and staff on international education; Informs students regarding responsibilities to Internal Revenue Service; Supervises student workers; Serves as advisor to international/US student clubs on campus.

Required Qualifications: Masters degree in an appropriate academic area; One or more years of experience in international student services; One or more years of experience as a P/DSO and RO/ARO in SEVIS.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of F1/J1 regulations; Knowledge of USCIS regulations and SEVIS system; Strong computer, web development and fsaATLAS skills; Experience working with international students and their families, including those for whom English is a second language; Knowledge of one or more foreign languages; Study abroad or other overseas experience; Knowledge of international credentials; Understanding of and respect for other cultures; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Detail oriented and the ability to prioritize; Familiarity with FERPA; Ability to work nights and weekends when necessary; Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. AA/EOE