Edmonds Community College is committed to diversity, equity and social justice. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. We are intentional about social justice – the active engagement toward equity and inclusion that addresses issues of institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power and privilege.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT
The Associate Director for International Recruitment reports to the Director of International Recruitment and assists in the recruitment and retention of international students from around the globe, with emphasis on the People’s Republic of China and other areas as required.
Responsibilities will include:
In collaboration with the Director of International Student Recruitment and the marketing/recruitment team, develop an annual marketing and recruitment plan.
Remain abreast of global, local and national trends related to F-1 students; in particular students from China
Identify, recruit and develop relationships with overseas high schools, universities, and student recruitment agencies
Develop itinerary and schedule recruitment visits in the People’s Republic of China by utilizing current and prospective agency partner information, and country trends.
Conduct marketing presentations at secondary and post-secondary institutions, student recruitment fairs, individual meetings with prospective students, and parents.
Develop travel plan and schedule marketing and recruitment visits in China by utilizing current agency partner information, and country data and trends
Travel to recruit international students overseas approximately 5 months per year to implement marketing and recruitment strategies, and to establish and maintain positive relationships with business and academic partners
In collaboration with the Director of International Recruitment and the marketing/recruitment team, give input on incentive strategies to increase the network and production of high producing agencies
Post recruitment trip, submit written report on market trends, student and partner agency concerns/needs, for use by the college to improve student recruitment plans, services, and retention.
Subsequent to recruitment trips, follow up and communicate with business and academic partners and individual students and parents to answer specific questions about college programs and services.
Host visits to the college for international student recruitment agencies, foreign university and college representatives, prospective students, and parents. Organize individual and group meeting schedules, campus tours for delegation visits including involvement of campus faculty and administrators with occasional dinner or lunch meetings.
Provide input in the revision of the ISS college website, marketing materials, Facebook, and other social media specific to the People’s Republic of China.
Maintain up to date knowledge of college programs and services.
This is an exempt position reporting to the Director of International Recruitment.
For information on how to apply, please see Application Procedures and Required Documents, below.
PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
This position requires overseas recruitment trips approximately 4-5 months of the year to represent the college in recruitment fairs and exhibitions, conduct meetings with business agencies and colleges that send students abroad, follow up by email and phone to assure that such connections produce student applications and enrollment, and visit U.S. consular visa offices abroad to explain college programs for international students. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential. This includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English, and will include communication with people for whom English is a second language. Using a personal computer is required.
The salary range is $51,200 - $53,900 and is based on the current administrative/exempt salary schedule, with placement based on education and experience. The college provides an excellent benefits package including 24 vacation leave days per year.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire.
Criminal background check. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
All new positions are contingent upon funding.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
All applicants must apply online. No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted. Your online application must include the following documents in order to be complete:
Responses to supplemental questions (part of the online application). (These questions reflect the required and desired qualifications and are used in the screening process. Please provide thorough responses.)
Names and contact information for three references.
Transcripts(s) (unofficial transcripts can be submitted now, with official transcripts required at the point of hire)
For veterans’ preference, please scan and attach your DD214, Member-4 Form.
Established in 1967, Edmonds Community College is a public, two-year, state community college. It focuses on academic excellence, student success, and community engagement, which reflect the three aspects of its mission: Teaching | Learning | Community. It serves about 20,000 students annually, including more than 1,000 international students from more than 60 countries. The college offers nearly 70 associate degrees and 60 professional certificates in about 30 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts. The college is located in the center of the growing south Snohomish County communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, and Woodway. For more information, visit www.edcc.edu.
EEO/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:
Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 or 425-640-1832, and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.
Bachelor’s degree OR an Associate degree and two years of experience in marketing and/or customer service.
One year of experience working at a college or university in international recruitment/marketing, intl. advising or intl. programming role.
Six months experience working abroad, conducting research, or volunteering abroad.
One year of experience in a position conducting marketing, sales and/or business presentations at client offices in other states or countries.
Mandarin Chinese ability with oral and written proficiency to conduct business.
Experience working effectively with international student recruitment agencies.
Experience working effectively with populations representing diverse backgrounds, life experiences and abilities.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. (Application materials will be used to evaluate.)
Experience using a computer and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, the Internet and email.
Additional Salary Information: See Compensation section of announcement for details on salary and benefits.