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Assistant Director for Admissions and Recruitment

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Director for Admissions and Recruitment
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170229
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute (VTLCI) Director, the Assistant Director for Admissions and Recruitment plans, implements, and administers the program designed to target, recruit, evaluate and admit students to the VTLCI and ultimately Virginia Tech (VT). Core responsibilities of this position include:
- Develops and maintains an extensive network of national and international referral sources such as cultural missions, educational representatives and high school counselors.
-Administers and coordinates the conditional admission program and application process for the VTLCI. Through this program, students who otherwise meet university admission requirements but do not meet the minimum English language requirements and may not yet have taken the SAT, are offered conditional admission status at the university pending their successful completion of English and test requirements. These requirements are typically met in the process of a student’s studies at VTLCI.
- Reviews conditional admission applications, evaluates submitted materials, develops admission recommendations, and generates reports as needed.
- Develops and executes data driven international recruitment plans to support goal of attracting an academically talented and diverse student population to VTLCI and VT.
- Plans all aspects of and participates in domestic and international recruitment fairs as well as high school visits and training of educational representatives.
- Counsels and advises prospective students, families, and organizations/institutions regarding educational opportunities at VTLCI and VT, admission procedures, university policies, and entrance requirements.
- Serves a liaison with various internal and external constituencies as appropriate to include students, parents, school officials and offices, governmental organizations, and various external agencies.
- Investigates and responds to inquiries from students and advisers on recruitment, admissions, and retention issues.
- May supervise one or more employees.

Note: This position will require some evening and weekend work with extensive international travel (i.e. four to six months a year), along with some local and national travel.

Required Qualifications:

-Master’s degree in business, educational administration, international education or a related field.
-Previous experience working in an admissions setting.
-Previous experience working in a higher education environment.
-Ability and willingness to travel overseas up to 50% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Demonstrated success at recruiting a diverse student population.
-Experience working with diverse populations.
-Demonstrated organizational skills to accommodate multiple priorities.
-Exemplary intercultural competency, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills with individuals and large groups.
-Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and standard office computer functions such as word processing, spreadsheets, email, and internet navigation.
-Proficiency in a second language, such as Chinese and/or Arabic.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

This position will require some evening and weekend work with extensive international travel (i.e. four to six months a year), along with some local and national travel.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references to Apply to posting AP0170229. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: Based on continued funding
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: Up to a salary max of $65,000
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Language & Culture Institute_BB
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8-5pm, M-F with extensive travel
Job Posting Date: 08/14/2017
Review Begin Date: 10/02/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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