Assistant Director for International Admissions

Applications Accepted From
Public: Open to the public

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, after reviewing the position profile below, please submit the online application, a current resume, a cover letter addressing your professional interest in this role, and a list of three professional references. References will be used with discretion late in the process. Successful candidate must pass a comprehensive background check, university judiciary review, and driving record audit.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration apply by August 8, 2022.

This position is eligible for the following benefits
medical, vision, dental, basic and supplemental life, winter break closure, paid holidays, educational benefits for you and eligible dependents, sick leave, vacation, and retirement.

Posting Number: 20164525S

Job Description


At Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions, we believe in supporting and recognizing the talent that introduces thousands of students to OHIO every year. From a data-driven and competitive salary structure and comprehensive benefits, paid time off to flexible work arrangements, professional development opportunities to tuition benefits, affinity organizations to shared governance, and more, OHIO is proud to support our employees.


At Ohio University, we believe that the college experience should deliver more than a diploma. We offer an experience that will stick with students for the rest of their lives.

Without question, we take academics seriously. In fact, we are home to one of the most prestigious honors programs in the nation and several highly-ranked academic programs. And, we have a laser focus on career success through internship and job placement programs as well as lifelong assistance from the most loyal and supportive alumni group on the planet.

We also know that the University experience is shaped by many other factors. The stunning 1,740-acre main campus is located in what has been named one of America's best college towns and the University has been named #1 Best Value Public University in Ohio. OHIO has been recognized for extensive efforts in a number of arenas, including an institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion for which the University has been named a four-time Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winner.

With its historic main campus in Athens; five regional campuses; three extension campuses in the Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton areas; and one of the largest enrollments of online students among public universities in Ohio, the University has a collective enrollment of over 28,000 students. Learn more about the OHIO experience at and consider shaping that experience by applying for this role with undergraduate admissions!


Undergraduate Admissions supports outreach and recruitment strategy, admission policy and processes, and yield initiatives for domestic and international first-year, transfer, adult and non-degree students enrolling on the Athens campus and in OHIO Online programs. The Undergraduate Admissions team is comprised of more than 50 full-time staff members, including a talented recruitment team based in Athens, as well as a growing team of strategically positioned staff members in key markets throughout the U.S. and around the world. Undergraduate Admissions supports colleges, schools, and departments in the pursuit of academically specific recruitment and admission goals.


Position Summary: The Assistant Director for International Admission coordinates the admission and enrollment process for undergraduate international applicants to Ohio University. Under the direction of the Associate Director for International Admissions, the Assistant Director works alongside colleagues in Undergraduate Admissions to convert international students through the stages of enrollment, including lead generation, inquiry fulfillment, international credential evaluation and the review of applications for admission. This position will also travel for recruitment purposes during key times of the year.


International Applications: The Assistant Director for International Admissions serves as an expert in international educational systems. Authenticates and evaluates international credentials and executes the review of international student applications for undergraduate admissions. Coordinates the creation and maintenance of student and external institution records. Creates documentation and provides training within the department to allow for consistent, equitable and timely admission decisions for applicants. Counsels, advises and recommends to office leadership on the applicability of international educational systems by interpreting and applying rules and regulations to formulate best practices. Conducts training and review of staff on policies and procedures related to educational systems abroad.

Collaborates with colleagues in Undergraduate Admissions to review applications for admission, including specific requirements unique to the international student population, such as evidence of availability of funds necessary for issuance of immigration documents and proficiency of English language.

Recruitment: The Assistant Director for International Admissions serves as member of the recruitment team in Undergraduate Admissions with expertise in the international market. Manages the conversion of inquiries through a student lifecycle and to the point of enrollment. Provides excellent customer service, diplomacy and tact when assisting students. Exhibits effectiveness in handling complex issues related to applications for admission.

Represents the University both on- and off-campus to a wide variety of constituents, including prospective students and their families, secondary and postsecondary school personnel, community-based organizations, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process both domestically and abroad. Supports Undergraduate Admissions efforts in recruiting and yielding diverse student groups, including transfer students to the Athens and eCampus.

The Assistant Director for International Admissions uses knowledge of international educational landscape to inform recruitment and enrollment goals in consultation with leadership team. Develops data-driven strategies to research and identify emerging markets. Plans and executes effective international travel, utilizing creative and innovative approaches to leverage all available resources. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree conferred by start date.
Minimum of 3 years of related work experience.
Must have the ability to travel independently overnight.
Unrestricted and/or renewable legal authorization to travel internationally to and from the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree


Pay Rate: Based on extensive benchmarking data, the Assistant Director for International Admissions position is mapped to Pay Grade CA&P 15 at OHIO, with a target hiring range of $40,296-$45,837. The exact base salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities nationally.

In addition to a competitive approach to salary, Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes maternity care, transgender care, counseling and mental healthcare, prescription coverage, vision, dental, orthodontia care, and more. Our robust benefits package also includes paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% employer contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, flextime and flexplace policies, an employee assistance program, access to professional development programs, wellbeing incentive programs, and additional employee resources. Additional information is available at

Job Open Date

Posting Close Date

Position will remain open until filled; for full consideration apply by August 8, 2022.

Job Category: Administrative at-will appointment

12 month

Planning Unit: Enrollment Management

Work Schedule

OHIO and Enrollment Management proudly offers flextime in addition to flexplace, in support of our employees. While this position does require working on-campus, there is some opportunity for periodic remote workdays. Such arrangements will be negotiated at time of offer.

Monday-Friday; 8 am -5 pm; Some early mornings, evenings, and weekends.

Campus: Athens

Expected hours worked per week

Expected duration of assignment

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position.
Lila Thacker,

Diversity Statement

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

Job Family/Subfamily
Enrollment Services-Admissions & Recruitment

Career Track & Level
IC 3

Pay Grade

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