Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G0057 / Intnl Admissions & Rcmt Splst
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 11

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, determines the admissibility of all undergraduate and graduate international students. Reviews all international documents to determine authenticity and accreditation of institutions using a variety of research methods. Admits qualified undergraduate students and submits screening of graduate students to appropriate departments for final approval. Designs and coordinates admissions outreach services and associated events. Develops and implements international recruitment programs and related initiatives designed to attract suitable candidates in support of the university's enrollment objectives. Establishes and delivers a wide range of advisement and liaison services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides information to prospective graduate and undergraduate students who are not citizens of the United States regarding admission requirements, visa regulations, immigration procedures, and other information regarding the programs of the university and this country.
  2. Provides career and academic counseling, planning, and advising to potential students on various academic programs of study at both graduate and undergraduate levels.
  3. Participates in the development of student recruitment and retention plans, strategies, and written materials.
  4. Promotes and represents the university at various recruitment events at both domestic and international locations.
  5. Creates and distributes resource materials for student recruitment and retention programs; develops mentorship programs; analyzes trends in recruitment and retention programs; develops strategies for program evaluation. Prepares reports and proposals as requested from leadership.
  6. Researches and verifies credentials of applicants and determines authenticity of documents; uses internet, personal contacts, print resources, and professional evaluators in research process.
  7. Screens applications and credentials for compliance with admission requirements. Admits qualified undergraduates and submits screening to graduate departments for final approval.
  8. Visits middle schools, high schools, and colleges at both domestic and international locations, speaks to groups and individual students, and meets with school counselors and administrators to promote outreach activities.
  9. Responds to inquiries, provides information, and researches and resolves problems related to international students' applications.
  10. Reads and responds to requests for applications; determines which application and information to send in response to inquiries.
  11. Participates in the development of operating goals and objectives for the unit; recommends, implements, and administers methods and procedures to enhance operations, as appropriate to the unit.
  12. May supervise the work of other staff, students, and/or volunteers.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
  • Knowledge of admissions standards.
  • Ability to evaluate student transcripts and/or records.
  • Skill in accessing internet information services.
  • Knowledge of immigration procedures and visa regulations.
  • Ability to plan and evaluate programs.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to administrative support staff and/or students.

Conditions of Employment

  • Ability to travel by vehicle or air, locally, statewide and/or out of state.
  • A valid driver's license, or ability to obtain a valid driver's license within thirty days of hire, is required for this job.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017