The Placement Advisor is part of a dynamic team that is responsible for the critical process of matching applicants and participants to a variety of degree and non-degree academic programs. In this role you will conduct research and advise on academic and training opportunities that best match participant’s academic goals and sponsoring program priorities. The Placement Advisor will establish new, and cultivate existing, relationships with a variety of university offices at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the US and abroad. The Placement Advisor develops competitive and appropriate submission plans on behalf of participants and apply for admission and financial assistance on their behalf. He/she will track progress from start to finish and report on the applications’ status to both internal and external stakeholders
For assigned caseload, conducts review of all submitted applications to ensure they accuracy and completion.
Reviews participants targeted fields of study identifying suitable academic programs matching study goals and sponsor priorities.
Advises participants on options, creates academic submission plans, manages application process ensuring that applications are submitted by appropriate deadlines and documents meet department and university requirements.
Serves as student and sponsor advocate; handles all correspondence between schools and students responding to general and specific questions, inquiries and correspondences and troubleshoot issues.
Prepare and host webinars with participants and partners on various topics throughout the placement cycle.
Prepare and send survey to participants and partners as needed; Seeks admission and funding; announces admission decisions and suggests final placements that will further interests of participant and sponsor goals.
Maintain and update resources for assigned caseload.
Generates placement reports for various audiences, including schools and sponsors.
The Institute of International Education (“IIE”) has a hybrid work environment that allows team members a combination of in-office work and telework at any of the locations listed above.
Education and Work Experience:
Requires a Bachelor's degree in order to apply a working knowledge of the theories and principles in a specialized field or work discipline.
Requires at least two years of related work experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of U.S. and International higher education system and admissions process, a plus.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, and negotiation skills.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as contracts, policy and procedure manuals and write complex reports and correspondence.
Previous experience working with an extranet, web, database software, and social media networks preferred.
To help promote and ensure the safety of our employees and those we work with, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees that have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation. State and local guidelines apply.
Work Conditions & Physical Demands:
Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Established in 1919 with the founding premise that international exchange could make the world a more interconnected place, the Institute of International Education has championed international education and pioneered new models of collaboration across institutions of higher education with a worldwide reach. Today, IIE proudly supports flagship educational and cultural exchange programs on behalf of the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, in addition to government, corporate and foundation programs. IIE is proud to assist scholars, students and artists threatened by conflict and unrest in their home countries.