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Assistant Counselor, International Admissions

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Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Kent Campus
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: OGE International Admissions - Kent Campus [101042]

Job Title:

Assistant Counselor, International Admissions

Physical Location:

 Kent OH



Basic Function:

To assist with admission, programming and retention of international students. May perform international credential evaluation of foreign transcripts. Perform a variety of duties and assist with special projects. Reports to Director of International Recruitment, Admissions and Sponsored Student Services.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Provide a variety of support to the staff and supervisor which may include assistance with sponsor requests, reports, special projects, and documentation.

May assist the international admissions team as needed.

Maintain professional relationships with academic units across the university and ouside constituents.

Perform related duties as assigned.


International Sponsored Student Services:

Assist in the development and implementation of a variety of special programs and services designed to meet the unique needs of international sponsored students and international admissions.

Serve as host institution advisor for international sponsored students, which includes but is not limited to, ensuring that students sign up for health insurance, planning a variety of activities for students, counseling students on cultural adjustments, and finding community services, internships and host families for students.

Assist in ensuring terms of appointment are met regarding sponsorship requirements; ensure that international sponsored students have completed sponsor forms; forward completed forms to supervisor.

Review and validate student fee waivers; verify information; coordinate issuance of transcripts to sponsors; identify problems and assist in correcting information.

Assist with orientation for J-1 students; which includes coordinating and organizing events and receptions; ensure students receive certification of completion at the end of the student’s program.

International Credential Evaluation:

Apply knowledge of procedures commonly used to identify fraudulant documents and the ability to identify anomalies or inconsistenies in educational records that may be indicators of fraud or that need special explanation in the evaluation. 

Perform international credential evaluation.

Use methods and practices commonly used by credential evalutors to conduct all aspects of credential evaluation.  

Research educational systems to which the original credentials are being compared.

Use bibliographic and reference sources employed in credential evaluation including internet resources.

Provide direct supervision of student employees engaged in credential evaluation.


Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in communication, comparative education, foreign languages, business, or a related field, and three months to one year of experience working with an international population. Must be able to work occasional weekend and evening hours.



Knowledge Of:

Personal computer applications (e.g. MS Office Suite including database, spreadsheet, word processing, internet, e-mail *

Skill In:


Written, verbal and interpersonal communication
Math, computation and data entry
Prioritization, meeting deadlines and working under pressure *

Ability To:

Apply analytical skills to a variety of situations
Develop and implement plans *
Work on a team as well as independently
To be detailed oriented and maintain accuracy and consistency of records*
Handle sensitive documents and maintain confidentiality *
Communicate and work effectively with all components of the university and external constituents involving diverse cultures *
To develop knowledge with CRM systems
Be flexible and willing to undertake and learn new tasks *

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:

Project management and international higher education experience; fluency in a foreign language.


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent will be required to travel from building to building and off campus (including international travel) frequently.

Working Schedule:


Additional Information:



The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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