Recruit and evaluate first-year and transfer applicants to support enrollment goals. As member of recruitment team, focus on international outreach and oversee global student ambassadors. Exercise discretion in the review of confidential admission materials. Plan and implement strategic recruitment practices, both long-term and short-term, to achieve University undergraduate enrollment objectives. Provide detailed and nuanced counseling to students, families, counselors and alumni.
Please Note: Some evening and weekend work required. Frequent travel by airplane. 3 - 5 weeks annual travel, frequently outside Illinois required. Ability to lift 20-pound boxes of recruitment materials.
Raise awareness of programs, resources, and student support offered at Northwestern among students, families, and counselors internationally. Recruit international students to increase the university’s international population, creating ways to effectively deliver university messaging to international audiences. Provide detailed counseling to students, parents, and counselors on admission policies and procedures.
Manage an international regional recruitment territory. Plan and execute outreach activities to meet University enrollment goals and University strategic plan. Develop, implement and assess strategic recruitment by targeting schools, programs, and students within territory. Build and maintain productive working relationships with college counselors and community based organizations (CBOs) to establish a successful recruitment campaign. Track, evaluate and report relevant recruitment statistics. Organize high school visits, college nights, on-campus events, and other strategic recruitment events. In a non-pandemic year, expect roughly 6–8 weeks of out-of-town travel.
Lead on-campus information sessions as on-duty director in visitors center on rotational basis. Answer student/family queries by phone, email, and in person.
Read, evaluate, and render an admission decision for a minimum of 1,800 first year and transfer applications. Apply independent judgment by interpreting institutional priorities during the application evaluation process to determine applicant admission to the first year and transfer class. Must exercise independent judgment to interpret and apply university admissibility standards to meet enrollment targets. Plan and organize reading quotas to meet deadlines. Interpret, review, and understand foreign credentials and documents in order to develop high quality academic evaluations. Develop in-depth knowledge of the secondary and tertiary education systems around the world and stay current with changing educational curriculums and grading systems.
Hire, train and supervise Global Wildcat coordinators and set expectations for on-campus and volunteers abroad. The Global Wildcats, an international student ambassador group, assist with the recruitment of international students, connecting prospective students with the Northwestern community and its resources.
Liaise with other undergraduate admission student employee teams to align recruitment efforts, cross-train, and support like-minded initiatives.
Liaise with other University offices who advise international students.
Liaise with communication team to create and edit email campaigns and international student web resources.
Liaise with international alumni and alumni clubs involved in the admission process (AAC).
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree.
1-3 years’ experience in college admission/recruiting or equivalent experience.
Valid driver's license.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Excellent writing and editing skills.
Strong speaking/communication skills and ability to speak effectively before audiences of up to 500 people or more.
Ability to work effectively with time and volume pressures. Must be able to meet deadlines.
Ability to communicate inclusively with all members of Northwestern community (students, faculty, staff, alumni) as well as prospective students and families from around the world.
Ability to meet department and University goals.
Ability to work outside normal business hours including evening and weekends.
Requires valid driver’s license and requires valid US passport.
Requires frequent domestic and international business travel by plane.
Requires independent judgment, discretion and diplomacy.
Familiarity with Northwestern
Strong customer service instincts
Creative, innovative, and highly organized.
Collaborative spirit and sense of humor.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Excitement about global learning and international cultures
Familiarity with Slate Technolutions CRM.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40806
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.