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Assistant Vice President, International Admissions and Enrollment, Arizona Global

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Administrative Vice Presidents

Posting Number: req9973

Department: Arizona Global

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

International engagement is a central pillar of the institution. The University of Arizona currently enrolls 5400 international students from more than 80 countries. Join our team of more than 100 employees representing every region of the world. Arizona Global is the driving force for the University of Arizona's international engagement and education. We are creating new opportunities, advancing cutting-edge learning modalities, and leading the field in international collaboration, research, and innovation in higher education.

Arizona Global seeks to recruit a talented strategic and academic planner with a creative approach to problem solving to lead international student recruitment for the Tucson campus, support admissions for our eleven international Microcampuses, and online Global Direct programs. The position holder will play a key role in supporting the university's strategic objectives, as contained in Pillar 4 (Arizona Global) of the university's strategic plan, primarily through the recruitment of international students to the University of Arizona.

The Assistant Vice President for International Admissions and Enrollment reports to the Associate Vice President for Global Affairs, working closely together to develop and support the recruitment and enrollment infrastructure for international prospects looking to pursue a broad portfolio of programs across all levels. Specific duties include ongoing development of processes for consistent communications flows and outreach to prospects, tracking interactions through Slate, streamlining processes for recruitment planning/tracking, ensuring that IEM's reporting needs are met and supporting operationalizing and implementing strategic initiatives. A successful candidate will be a team player with a demonstrated ability to successfully work independently, and who actively contributes to the office welfare in a high volume, fast-paced environment.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work closely with AVP Global Affairs to establish international enrollment strategy and objectives
  • Develop, execute, and monitor strategies, systems, processes, learning experiences and networks to accomplish institutional international enrollment goals, facilitate Arizona Global new initiatives and programs
  • Travel internationally on behalf of the institution for recruitment purposes
  • Produce routine and ad-hoc reports, identifying and monitoring key performance indicators, opportunities, challenges, and anticipated changes
  • Lead international student scholarship discussions and strategy with the Global team and campus enrollment leaders
  • Collaborate and interact with campus partners and recruitment partners to facilitate international student recruitment
  • Work with university admissions office on all aspects of the international student application, evaluation, and selection process
  • Collaborate with the director for international marketing and communication to develop and adjust international marketing strategy
  • Identify, and coordinate with professional organizations, stakeholders, government officials and other strategic influencers who directly serve eligible international students
  • Create, implement, and monitor a multi-year international student recruitment plan for new and target international recruitment markets, which align with UA's enrollment goals
  • Facilitate and manage agent agreements and partnerships, as well as oversee the vetting and training of agents
  • Collaboration with Global and campus community to support international student retention efforts
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with campus and community constituents
  • Ability to travel internationally to represent the university of Arizona to prospective students, universities, and partners
  • Positive and collaborative attitude, with a high-level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with university leadership, faculty and staff in coordinating university programs and initiatives
  • Superior communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with academic and administrative colleagues at all levels
  • Ability to gather and interpret prospect student information, create enrollment projections and international student retention
  • Ability to work successfully within large and complex organizations
  • Open-minded and able to adapt to new ideas
  • Ability to undertake successful contract negotiations with external partners/agencies
  • Excellent organizational skills, the ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Demonstrate knowledge and intentionality of in-country recruitment management practices

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 9 years of international recruitment related work experience, including 5 years of managerial experience
  • Experience leading a team, project, program, or function 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree
  • Experience developing an international strategic recruitment plan
  • Experience with international educational issues and trends
  • Experience leading effective enrollment teams involved in telephone, email, and digital outreach
  • Experience developing relationships with external partners and recruitment agencies
  • Experience with CRM or a student database to analyze data and inform planning

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Student Services

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $96,814 - $126,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Recruitment & Admissions

Job Function

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Daniel Palm

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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