Graduate School - Director of International Admissions and Student Services

The Graduate School invites applications for the Director of International Admissions and Student Services.  This is a leadership position which directs the efforts of a team of two individuals (including this position) to develop and implement graduate and international admission processes to meet institutional enrollment and retention goals. 

Bradley University is a distinctive, medium-size, comprehensive private institution of higher learning. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students, Bradley offers the opportunities and choices of a larger university (with over 130 programs in five colleges, plus a graduate school) and the quality, personal attention, and challenge of a small private college. Bradley is rich in tradition and full of promise to become one of the nation's best comprehensive universities.  For additional information about the University visit www.bradley.edu.

The Director serves as the institutional lead resource for the process of evaluating international academic credentials for all international applications.  The incumbent supports academic departments in the development of ongoing implementation of cooperative international recruitment programs and evaluation of files.  This position is critical to the Graduate School as this person is responsible for: Financial Requests (e.g., conditional/ unconditional, GAs and Summer classes), Admits and Denials, I-20s for International Students, working on Visa designations (such as F-1s), conducting graduation audits, aiding dismissed students with reinstatement, and assisting with new student orientations. This position will work closely and collaboratively with International Student Programs on SEVIS and other federal reporting conducting by that office as well as international student orientation programs. 

A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in higher education recruitment or student services are required.  A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred as is specific demonstrated success in recruiting international or graduate students.  Candidates must be able to obtain a valid passport.  F1 and J1 visa training or experience and familiarity with the SERVIS system is preferred. Fluency in more than one language is a plus.  Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be able to travel internationally, make independent judgments under pressure, demonstrate an aptitude for accuracy and detail, be willing to work occasional irregular hours, and demonstrate that they can work effectively with individuals from a variety of cultures.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position, resume and complete contact information for three professional references electronically to internationaldirector@fsmail.bradley.edu  To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by July 8, 2013.  Applications, however, will be accepted until the position is filled.  Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.