Dec 19, 2019

Director of International Student Recruitment and International Student College Advisor

  • Wheaton Academy
  • Wheaton Academy, Prince Crossing Road, West Chicago, IL, USA
Full time Counseling Education K-12 School Jobs Marketing

Job Description

The Director of International Student Recruitment / International Student College Advisor provides international student recruitment strategy oversight.  He or she strategically coordinates recruitment trips, social media campaigns, and website so Wheaton Academy and WA Global Network are well represented abroad.   He or she will travel at least once a year to represent Wheaton Academy and WA Global Network overseas.  Additionally this person delivers academic and university counseling for 15-20 international students annually, most of which aim to be admitted to highly selective universities.  He or she will also develop international university counseling curriculum and support structures in collaboration with other Wheaton Academy college counseling staff.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  1. Develop and manage team timelines and responsibilities for recruitment trips and marketing ventures.
  2. Track stats and lead evaluation/ reflection of initiatives.
  3. Interview network school applicants to determine if students are mission fit.
  4. Oversee and recruit sponsorships for the International Student Program Conference (ISPC).
  5. Serve on the SEI Leadership team to develop programming with a focus on recruitment.
  6. Attend SEI with a focus on relationship building and consulting with study abroad candidates.
  7. Develop recruitment relationships in new countries for SEI and study abroad.
  8. In collaboration with the Wheaton Academy College Counselors, advise international students through all four years of study with a focus on 15-20 international students wanting highly selective university admissions.
  9. Counsel freshman and sophomore international students to ensure they are performing in a manner that will set them up for highly selective university admission.   Communicate college application updates to international and host families monthly.
  10. Counsel junior and senior international students weekly to plan and oversee college admission application. Communicate college application updates to international and host families weekly.
  11. Coordinate a comprehensive ACT/ College Board testing/ TOEFL preparation and testing plan for each student, and offer advice on requesting letters of recommendation.
  12. Develop partnerships with colleges and universities that can provide a high level of financial aid to under-resourced international students.
  13. Plan college visit trips for international students – oversee all logistics beforehand and serve as the trip leader.
  14. In collaboration with the WA college counselor, deliver periodic parent seminars on the college admission process.
  15. Travel internationally at 2-3 weeks a year to represent Wheaton Academy and WA Global Network and meet personally with international families regarding university counseling.
  16. Assist with other department duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

The Director of International Student Recruitment / International Student College Advisor must be a spiritually sensitive individual who understands the mission of Wheaton Academy and is committed to help see it become a reality in the lives of our students by manifesting, by precept and example, the highest Christian virtue and personal decorum, serving as a Christian role model (I Timothy 4:12) both in and out of school (Luke 6:40), and as an example to parents and fellow employees in judgment, dignity, respect, and Christian living. 

The ideal candidate will have cross-cultural work experience; demonstrate strong initiative; be well organized; effectively build relationships; be goal-oriented; and solve problems independently and proactively.  Mandarin speaker preferred.  Experience in either admissions, business, or private school guidance is a plus.


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