International Admissions Counselor - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Admissions/Recruitment Services, the position coordinates the admission and recruitment process for international students and serves as the primary contact for international students seeking admission, students who may qualify or have questions about the ASSET tuition classification, and shares broad recruitment and enrollment responsibility with other members of the Office of Admissions. In addition, the position also provides customer service, general admissions counseling, event planning, and educational planning advice to prospective students in select high school settings. The position’s primary responsibilities are to provide customer service and general admissions counseling and educational planning advice to prospective, new, continuing, and graduate MSU Denver international and other students via telephone, mail, e-mail, or direct in-office communications as these activities relate to recruitment efforts. The position performs its duties within the Admissions Office, as well as off-campus and outreach recruitment activities. The position also maintains a regular visitation schedule to local area high schools, providing MSU Denver specific presentations and assistance with the application and enrollment processes and represents the university at high school and community fairs.


40% – Serves as a Designated School Official (DSO) responsible for maintaining and updating SEVIS (Student & Exchange Visitor Information System) records, the internet-based tracking system that monitors the visa status for non-immigrant student visa holders and their dependents. Prepare I-20 immigration documentation (Certificate of Eligibility for F1 Status) in SEVIS for graduate and undergraduate students. Familiar with all F1 federal regulations and check SEVIS alerts daily to ensure compliance. Provides regulatory guidance to new and transfer international students on F1 visas such as keeping I-20 valid, maintaining status, reinstatement and school transfers, change of program or educational level and work authorization. Advises international students on issues relevant to U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USICS) guidelines and SEVIS compliance. Provides in-office admissions and enrollment counseling to prospective international undergraduate and graduate students. Conducts extensive file reviews and evaluates application materials and foreign credentials and makes admissions decisions for international applicants. Processes all international student applications upon submission, including data entry into Banner, acceptance letters, and next steps for enrollment. Conducts targeted, written follow-up communications (email, phone, web) to inquiries, applicants, accepted and enrolled international students. Participates in International Student Orientations and is involved with international student campus wide events. Collaborates with staff members from internal departments such as processing, transcript evaluation, and advising and immigrant services to ensure proper implementation of institutional policies and procedures in accordance with F1 regulations for international students. Works closely with other higher education institutions to coordinate the transfer process.

25% – Serves as a MSU Denver representative for various recruitment activities including high school visits, high school fairs, community fairs, and other activities as assigned. Prepares and delivers MSU Denver-specific presentations to prospective students, parents and other interested groups, with an emphasis on underrepresented groups. Conducts targeted, written follow-up communications (email, phone, and web) to inquiries, applicants, accepted and enrolled student groups. Provides in-office admissions and enrollment counseling to prospective, new, and continuing students. Serves on admissions review committees and other internal and external committees as required, and assists in planning and coordinating on-campus visitation events and tours.

20% – Provides admissions counseling and educational planning to prospective students. Activities include but are not limited to, academic planning, admissions application process, college essay and resume writing, financial aid and scholarship application processes, and goal setting. Also provides assistance with event planning and on campus events. Use Constituent Relationship Management system (CRM) to communicate with students.

10% – Serves as the primary contact for students who have questions about ASSET tuition classification, coordinating ASSET application days and collaboration with other offices in regards to ASSET. May occasionally provide presentations and communicate with students and parents in Spanish.

5% – Other duties as assigned.
Upholds and interprets standards of ethical practice in University admissions to assist with broad recruitment activities in the high school, transfer, and adult market as needed.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree.
• A minimum of one (1) year experience working with a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students in a college or university admissions setting
• At least one (1) year experience in international admissions, and/or international student services, college recruiting, admissions marketing or related field
• Experience with a student information system and a CRM system

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree.
• A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working with diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students in a college or university admissions setting
• Demonstrated successful experience with outreach and recruitment efforts of underrepresented students, including but not limited to students of color
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Valid driver’s license
• Experience with Banner as well as Ellucian Recruiter CRM system
• Bilingual in English/Spanish
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish
• Knowledge of ASSET Bill and eligibility requirements
• Experience and Knowledge of immigration documentation and the regulatory compliance needed for specific student status eligibility
• Experience using Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
• Experience creating and implementing presentations

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

Please note that references refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Keyword Phrases

  • Admissions Office
  • International Admissions Counselor
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Admissions & Enrollment / Recruiting
  • International Programs
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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