Program Director

## Position Overview
IRUA Mission:
In support of KU?s international mission to expand the diversity of its student population: IRUA serves to promote, integrate, and support international and global dimensions throughout KU?s research, teaching, and service endeavors through the recruitment, admission, and enrollment of international students on the Lawrence Campus.
Our Students:
KU?s international student population continues to grow in size and diversity. IRUA has a broad mandate to strategically enhance KU?s international student presence through partnership development, recruitment efforts that promote access and diversity, streamlining and enhancing admissions processes, and the creation of new articulation agreements with universities abroad. The recruitment, admission, and enrollment of both degree-seeking and non-degree international students are critical to KU and the first steps in a comprehensive international enrollment management plan.
Position Overview:
The Program Manager oversees and coordinates international undergraduate and graduate student recruitment, as well as the admission of international undergraduate students and evaluation of transfer credit earned abroad. This includes facilitating the development and application of policies and processes, supervision of international recruitment and undergraduate admissions staff, day-to-day budget management responsibility, and management of the office. The Program Manager plays a critical role in the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of the international marketing and recruitment plan. Interacting frequently with prospective students, families, sponsors, school counselors, and educational advisors, the Program Manager also develops presentations; coordinates web-based outreach; establishes and maintains relationships with vendors/partners; and manages a travel schedule. In addition, this position provides support in the way of outreach, research and analysis toward the development and support of relationships between KU and its partners. Some extended travel is required to represent KU at domestic and international recruitment venues, as well as at national and international meetings and conferences. The Program Manager works closely with the offices of International Programs, International Student Services, the Applied English Center, Study Abroad, Graduate Studies, the Academic Accelerator Program, Marketing Communications, Institutional Research and Planning, Admissions and Scholarships, as well as with KU academic departments and professional schools. Extensive collaboration is also expected with a network of external constituencies both in and outside United States.
## Job Description
Provides leadership to shape and build consensus around the university?s position on key emerging issues related to international enrollment management;
Coordinates and directs the workflow and activities of staff members responsible for KU?s international recruitment and undergraduate admissions processes;
Supervises all staff in the unit, including immediate supervision of the Communications Coordinator and the Education Program Coordinators for International Transfer Credit & International Undergraduate Admissions;
Recommends for hire, oversees training, and distributes the workload of IRUA staff;
Develops and implements strategies and systems for the effective day-to-day management of the office;
Oversees the application of policies and practices that fulfill Kansas Board of Regents and University requirements;
Develops new policies and procedures to facilitate international student recruitment and admissions that reflect current understanding of the international admissions field and professional best practices;
Provides leadership in developing, implementing and continually improving systems, processes and technology designed to ensure admissions operations support the recruitment effort and facilitate international student enrollment to the university.
Provides leadership and innovation in the development of recruitment and marketing strategies and materials;
Develops a comprehensive plan for recruitment and yield initiatives and for implementing a 12-month recruitment calendar;
Oversees and conducts recruitment trips overseas and domestically;
Coordinates the preparation of the IRUA team and other KU staff and faculty for recruitment travel;
Is responsible for the strategic planning process for targeted recruitment activities;
Liaises with KU offices that generate broader marketing materials and strategies directed toward prospective students;
Administers necessary policy or process changes related to recruitment and on the strategic investment of resources related to KU?s recruitment efforts.
Oversees the application of policies and practices for evaluating academic credentials and supporting documents submitted with international undergraduate applications;
Manages and maintains policies for determining the admissibility and placement of all international students into undergraduate degree programs;
Ensures appropriate application of policies related to advisement of international and U.S. students regarding transferability of academic work completed abroad to the University;
Oversees the development and maintenance of the electronic application for admission, the internal process and records system, and the official IRUA website;
Coordinates the screening, admission and selection of international undergraduate scholarship recipients;
Makes necessary policy or process changes related to admissions and the strategic investment of resources related to KU?s admissions efforts.
Manages the day-to-day budget for the office to ensure that allocated resources are aligned with the office mission and goals of the strategic plan;
Makes decisions on use of funds for purchased items and services;
Advocates for increased resources as needed to fulfill mission.
Oversees the storage and maintenance of systems that contain official academic records for international undergraduate students throughout the admission process and period of undergraduate students? enrollment at KU;
Enforces and applies federal, state, and institutional regulations and policies related to privacy;
Generates regular statistical reports and analysis of application, admissions, and enrollment data;
Provides narrative reports as required and on a regular basis, including the annual strategic planning document and OIP unit report, as well as performance evaluations.
Serves as the primary liaison between IRUA and other KU units and external constituencies;
Oversees the advising of prospective and currently enrolled students on admission policies and procedures, transferability of credit, financial aid, academic offerings and general information about the University;
Initiates and responds to correspondence from students, government offices, ministries of education, U.S. consulates, sponsoring agencies, educational placement agents, foreign/international/domestic high schools and post-secondary institutions;
Communicates with deans, associate deans, and chairpersons to clarify and improve existing policies relating to international student recruitment and admissions;
Oversees the development of the annual strategic communication plan, including standardized form letters, e-mails and supplemental materials;
Coordinates the development and revision of publications and information provided to prospective international students;
Communicates the outcome of admissions cases requiring special consideration to appropriate constituents.
Maintains professional knowledge related to international recruitment and admissions through active use of relevant professional networks, web-based resources, and interaction with other recruitment and admissions professionals;
Attends regional and national professional conferences and seminars related to international recruitment and admissions;
Shares knowledge with colleagues through active involvement with professional associations and communities;
Serves the profession by developing and offering recruitment- and admissions-related workshops and training sessions to KU, as well as to regional and national professional associations.
## Required Qualifications
1. Master?s degree and 3 years of relevant experience in international recruitment and admissions work at the post-secondary level, or Bachelor?s degree and 5 years of progressively more responsible experience in international recruitment and admissions work.
2. Two years of supervisory experience.
3. At least one year experience working with people from another culture or country, preferably with international students in a university environment as evidenced in application materials (can be concurrent to above work in international admissions and recruitment).
4. At least three months public speaking or presentation experience as demonstrated in application materials (coursework, extra-curricular activities or professional presentations).
5. Knowledge of international education systems.
6. Experience with credential evaluation and international transfer credit determination.
7. Excellent oral and written communication skills as evidenced by application materials and interview.
Position Requirements:
1. Available to travel by plane, bus, train, public transportation or automobile in the U.S. and abroad.
2. Some evening and weekend work required.
3. Must hold or be eligible for a valid passport.
## Preferred Qualifications
1. Proficiency in another language.
## Additional Candidate Instruction
Applicants should attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references to this online application. Please use your cover letter and resume/CV to address how you meet the required and (if applicable) preferred qualifications.
An online application must be completed to be considered for this position.
Apply by the priority date of November 15th, 2016 for best consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
## Contact Information to Applicants
Charles Bankart,
## Disclaimer
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information and retaliation in the University's programs and activities. Access to information regarding equal opportunity and diversity worksite posters is available at or you may contact 785-864-4946 or for alternate access options. Any inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.
Auto req ID: 7325BR
Posting Title: Program Director
Position Number: 00067243
Department: IRA Recruitment & UG Admission
No. of Positions: 1
Location/Division: Lawrence
FTE: 1.0
Reg/Temp: Regular
FLSA Status: Administrative
Employee Class: U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am ? 5pm
Advertised Salary Range: Starting at $53,546
Application Review Begins: 15-Nov-2016
Anticipated Start Date: 01-Jan-2017 cbe7117bab614655ba5f4d8c01359754

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