Central Michigan University DIR/INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH & RECRUITMENT in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Position Information

Position Summary

The Director will develop and lead CMU’s international recruitment efforts including but not limited to: strategic planning; social media and marketing; management of the recruiting staff; budget management; development of new recruiting connections; etc. The Director will advise the Executive Director, colleges/departments as requested on the international student market and potential recruitment strategies.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree or equivalent. Three years’ experience in a university or international organization setting with a significant amount of international experience/responsibilities. Personal experience studying or working abroad. Ability and willingness to travel 20-40% of the year. English fluency. Experience as, or working with, international students and faculty. Understanding of international student recruiting methods and markets. Prior supervisory experience. Demonstrated experience with fiscal and crisis management. Excellent written and spoken communication skills. Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive image. Ability to perform the essential functions and requirements of the job. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in foreign business and social settings. Ability to maintain an annual travel schedule of 20-40% per year travel schedule to promote and recruit for CMU programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated understanding of a language other than English. Ability to negotiate, and effectively collaborate with, constituencies within foreign institutions, organizations, and governments to increase CMU’s recognition and positive reputation abroad. Extensive study or work experience within Asia, the Middle East, Africa and/or Latin America.

Duties & Responsibilities

Develops a strategic plan for international marketing and recruitment for undergraduate, graduate and ELI programs. Develops and manages multi-year strategic plans and proposals for inclusion in the ESS Enrollment Management Strategic plan. Develops proactive and nimble strategies to adjust to the changing environments and trends in recruitment and admission of international students. Conducts an international student market analysis and identify CMU’s strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. Provides overall leadership and supervision to the recruitment, scholarship, and admissions efforts of international applicants. Manages the unit budget, being responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive international enrollment plan for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Organizes and participates in recruiting visits to foreign universities and organizations to promote CMU and increase applications. Participates in recruiting fairs. Works with senior university officials and faculty and staff to encourage the development of academic programs of interest to potential international students. Works with academic colleges to identify and develop opportunities within foreign markets. Assists in coordination of visits by representatives of international universities and organizations to CMU. Identifies and manages overseas education agents and in-country liaisons to achieve enrollment and revenue goals. Facilitates introductions to encourage and support the development of agreements with other institutions and organizations. Develops and manages communication strategy throughout the admissions funnel – from leads/prospects through enrollment. Oversees student services as required for Canadian MA Education – Community College program. Oversees alumni development for Canadian MA Education – Community College program. Liaise with the Executive Director of International Affairs, and other relevant campus departments, as necessary regarding partnerships and agreements with international entities. Participates in the management of internal and external scholarship programs for international students. Performs other duties as directed.

Message to Applicants

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie.)

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Position Number: 73720

Type of Recruitment: External


Supervision Exercised: Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University and foster a culture that inspires excellence. The Leadership Standards define how we lead and treat others in our teams. As leaders, it is our responsibility to seek input from our teams to continuously improve leadership abilities and demonstration of the standards. Additionally, it is our responsibility to encourage and support the growth and development of those whom we lead. At CMU, we encourage employees to grow both personally and professionally, and thus advance CMU’s culture of excellence.

Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Salary

Pay Range: $50,000 - $65,000

Division: Enrollment and Student Services

Department: Admissions Recruiting

Position Status: Regular

Employment Status: Full-Time

FTE: 1.00

Position Type: 12 month

Weekly Work Schedule: 8 AM until 5 PM weekdays, evenings and weekends as required

At Will?: No

Location: Mount Pleasant, MI

Posting Begins: 01/13/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes