Recruitment & Admissions Officer Job Opening

Location: New York, NY

Department: AFHU

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Recruitment & Admissions Officer Job Opening     

The Recruitment & Admissions Officer will serve as a member of the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) of the Rothberg International School (RIS) staff in New York City. The Officer will work closely and collaboratively with the OAA Associate Director and support staff in all admissions and recruitment-related tasks including, but not limited to, recruitment, orientation planning, counseling, program advising for potential students, research, and all functions of the university admissions pre-post process. The Officer will work creatively and strategically to seek out and attract prospective students and university/community partnerships, presenting them with the benefits of study abroad and student life at the Rothberg International School in Jerusalem.

 

Job Description:

 

1. Recruitment & Outreach:

  • Reports directly to the Associate Director of Office of Academic Affairs, and assists with the development and implementation of recruitment objectives and strategy.
  • Seeks out new promotional avenues for maximum outreach potential to currently untapped markets.
  • Presents the benefits of RIS study abroad at university/college study abroad fairs, high school gap year fairs, Hillel events, and other community and campus events. 
  • Frequently conducts campus visits, engaging in meetings with study abroad professionals, faculty members, academic departments, and prospective students and alumni.
  • Serves as first point-of-contact for prospective students via phone, email, and face-to-face communications. 
  • Develops and maintains meaningful and lasting relationships with partner institutions.
  • Prepares and designs publications, newsletters, RIS program PDFs, advertisements and multi-media presentations for outreach to existing and potential University partners and prospective students.

2. Admissions:

  • Compiles and processes program applications including following up on pending or incomplete applications.
  • Conducts application reviews, including the evaluation of supplemental application materials, in order to determine eligibility for RIS admissions.
  • Maintains correspondence with applicants and their respective study abroad offices throughout their application process.
  • Regularly updates computer database with student information and applications status.

3. Administrative:

  • Maintains a database of campus site visits and fairs and produces recruitment data reports upon request.
  • Plans and implements pre-departure orientations for outbound students.
  • Builds and maintains records and files as needed.
  • Coordinates travel plans for all campus site visits, including flights, rental cars and hotel reservations, within the designated budget.
  • Develops and regularly maintains an in-depth knowledge of all existing and future RIS programs.
  • Additional daily administrative responsibilities, as needed (phones, mail, fax, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The Recruitment and Admissions Officer must be extremely organized, capable of multi-tasking, and able to work both independently and in a team setting. Familiarity with higher education in Israel and with the general field of study abroad is required for the success of this position.  We are looking for a results-driven individual with an outgoing and positive demeanor, and a professional business ethic. The Recruitment & Admissions officer must be able to communicate with confidence, diplomacy and discretion with academics and administrators alike, as well as with prospective students and their families.  Strong presentation skills are required, as well as the ability to communicate persuasively both verbally and in writing.  Given the frequent travel required during peak seasons throughout the year, the Recruitment & Admissions Officer must be able to travel extensively (roughly 50% of the time during peak periods) and work non-traditional hours including nights and weekends, as needed.

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Familiarity with the Hebrew language is preferred.
  • Israel experience and knowledge of studying abroad in Israel is preferred.
  • Computer literacy in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, although a Master’s degree is preferred. The degree may be in, but not limited to, the fields of educational administration, international education development, marketing and sales, and social sciences.
  • Valid, unrestricted state driver's license, as long-distance driving is common.
  • Ability to load, unload, transport and assemble display materials.

 

Compensation:

Based on education, skills, and prior work experience. Benefits package includes health and dental insurance, as well as an optional retirement account, after meeting the probation period.

 

Non-Discrimination Policy:

The Rothberg International School is an equal opportunity employer. 

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