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Job ID: 123234

International Admissions Counselor, Office of International Students and Scholars
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted May 9, 2019
Title International Admissions Counselor, Office of International Students and Scholars
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Counseling Services
    Admissions/Student Records/Registrar


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an International Admissions Counselor opportunity within the Office of International Students and Scholars.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


The International Admissions Counselor will recruit and admit new undergraduate international students, primarily for the ELS Pathway and Direct entry programs. This person will advise incoming undergraduate international students regarding program offerings, scholarships, and application requirements at the undergraduate level and work directly with ELS to manage workflow of incoming ELS recruited students; communicate with prospective international students and their families using a variety of methods; and represent the University domestically and internationally through travel, presentations and trainings. In addition to their recruitment responsibilities, this person will be the primary person processing admission decisions related to ELS and evaluating foreign credentials for undergraduate incoming international students.

ELS Educational Services, Inc. is one of St. Thomas’ strategic partners for international student recruitment. St. Thomas and ELS work closely together for advertising/marketing/promotional activities, counseling students and parents, and managing international enrollment. Through this partnership, St. Thomas and ELS have established multiple methods for international students to enroll at St. Thomas, including intensive English programs (conditional admission), a first-year Pathway Program, and direct admission.


Manage enrollment funnel from inquiry to enrollment for ELS recruits and manage communication plan accordingly, in collaboration with ELS. Advise international students, parents, and sponsors on- and off-campus regarding college selection and the University of St. Thomas.
Travel domestically and internationally to promote international interest through high school visits, formal presentations, agent trainings educational seminars, and individual meetings with student, government, and private educational partners. Develop and manage budgets for individual recruitment travel.
Assist with and plan on-campus recruitment events and tours for individuals and groups.
Provide oversight for the International Admissions Ambassadors (volunteers) for recruitment of international students to yield students to campus.
Make admission decisions for undergraduate international students. Serve as primary point person for making admissions decisions for ELS recruits, evaluating foreign credentials, awarding initial scholarships. Travel and make on-the-spot admission and scholarship decisions abroad in key markets for recruiting.
Back up Associate Director on admission decisions for incoming international undergraduate freshmen and transfer.
Ensure all documents for student applications are uploaded and entered appropriately in Salesforce, Optix, and other software,
Maintain extensive up-to-date knowledge of immigration policies and procedures as they relate to student visas. Stay abreast of current world events, economies, U.S. Department of State travel recommendations, and cultural norms pertaining to the recruitment territory.
Actively serve on project and process teams; liaison with ELS and ITS for processing and Salesforce data consistency, assist with social media needs.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (U.S. or Foreign Equivalent)
One year of experience in an academic setting, preferably working with international students or in admissions
This position requires U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residency as required by the federal government to serve as a Designated School Official and an Alternate Responsible Officer.
This position requires extensive domestic and international travel

Preferred Qualifications

Significant international experience – study, work, or travel abroad
Proficiency in a foreign language


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

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