Longwood University, a historic public liberal arts institution and host of the 2016 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate, invites candidates to apply for Assistant Director of International Admissions and Recruitment.
A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good. Longwood recently celebrated its 175th anniversary and is the third-oldest public university in Virginia, behind William & Mary and the University of Virginia.
Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one-hour’s drive from Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville, at a historic crossroads near where the Civil War drew to a close and powerful strides in the civil rights movement began. Today, Longwood has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 34,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, one of just a few dozen nationally accredited university art museums. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level. Longwood’s 26th President, W. Taylor Reveley IV, took office in June 2013.
The Assistant Director of International Admissions and Recruitment reports to the Director of International Admissions and International Student/Scholar Services and represents Longwood University as an international admissions official at high schools, in the United States and abroad, community colleges, and professional organizations. The Assistant Director works with the Director to establish and implement marketing strategies and international admission goals; works with the Office of Admissions and uses the CRM software to coordinate electronic application processing, write reports, and communicate with prospects and applicants; evaluates international academic credentials and provides admissions decisions and scholarship recommendations for all international student applicants.
Participates in the overall planning of Longwood’s comprehensive international enrollment strategy
Represents the University domestically and internationally at recruitment fairs and events, advising prospective international students and international partners regarding Longwood admission policies and procedures
Assists in the development and implementation of the international marketing strategy including communications, print and web advertising, and social media
Cultivates new and existing relationships with international institutions, agencies and individuals influencing students in making decisions to study abroad in the United States
Effectively communicates with and tracks prospective international students from inquiry to enrollment using the university’s CRM software
Serves as Longwood representative to the Study VA consortium and assume leadership roles as requested by the Director
Under the supervision of the Director, manages recruitment agents contracted by the University to support recruitment goals. This includes regular ROI indicator reporting for designated markets, and performance appraisal of agents in support of university policies and procedures
Monitors the application process for international students in matriculated undergraduate programs
Evaluates international applicant files for admission recommendations
Monitors incoming student registration
Prepares admission letters for admitted students, and communicates with coordinator of international student services to facilitate the mailing of acceptance packets and visa documents
Produces statistical reports and enrollment projections upon request
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or email@example.com.
The Annual Fire and Security Report(s) include campus security information, campus fire statistics, safety procedures, and provides statistics for criminal and disciplinary offenses. The report(s) are provided annually in compliance with the Clery Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Longwood University’s Annual Safety and Security report and the Annual Fire Safety report is available at: http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/police/solomon/ASA-2015-2016.pdf. A hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety reports and/or a copy of the Fire Log are maintained at the Longwood Police Office and will be provided upon request.
A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA (07/05/2017)
Master’s degree required or Bachelor's degree with equivalent combination of training and work experience
Minimum two years of experience in higher education
Marketing or related experience with proven abilities in effective sales and/or recruitment
Ability to travel domestically and internationally four plus months per year
Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends
Self-motivated, strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
Demonstrated commitment to ideals of international/cross-cultural exchange; appreciation for and interest in diverse cultural practices and customs
Demonstrated office skills including word processing, data management, and electronic technology
Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
A valid Driver’s License and passport
International recruitment experience preferred
University admissions experience preferred
Proficiency in a second language preferred
Overseas living experience preferred
Experience with SCT/Banner, NOLIJ, Sales Force/TargetX preferred