International Admissions Coordinator, International Education Office

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February 24, 2021

Position Summary


The Office of International Education at Truman State University seeks a motivated and organized International Admissions Coordinator to efficiently process international applications and assist in the recruitment and admission of international students. This position helps facilitate the university’s mission to recruit, support and retain a diverse student body.


The successful candidate is expected to perform the following duties:


Admissions Processing:

  • Organize and carry out the expedient and efficient processing of international applications
  • Utilize the university’s recruitment and admission software program (CRM) and work to develop additional processes and functions within the CRM
  • Oversee and carry out communication with prospective international applicants
  • Verify and analyze international application credentials
  • Admit qualified undergraduates and pre-screen and recommend graduate applications to academic departments
  • Serve as Designated School Official for F-1 international student program
  • Serve as Alternate Responsible Officer for J-1 Exchange visitor program
  • Access the federal SEVIS database to create student records and documents for student visa processing and update the SEVIS database as needed in conjunction with the International Student Advisor
  • Supervise student staff on the Admission Team and participate in the management of other teams
  • Manage the enrollment process for new international students
  • Create reports as needed for recruitment planning and admission tracking



  • Assist in the planning and implementation of various recruitment activities for international applicants
  • Engage in some domestic and international travel for international student recruitment purposes
  • Develop and maintain recruitment relationships abroad and participate in the training and updating of partners and professional agents overseas
  • Work with the other professional staff members to develop communication plans for prospective students in general and for specific countries/regions of the world 
  • Participate in the development and updating of recruitment materials including brochures, profiles, videos, webpages and social media posts
  • Perform other duties as assigned


We seek candidates with the following qualifications:



  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to accept responsibility and display initiative
  • Experience with electronic communications and social media
  • The potential to be able to utilize and further develop processes within the university’s recruitment and admission software program (CRM)


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally for recruitment related activities
  • Must be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident and must be able to pass a background check


Compensation:  Truman State University offers a competitive benefits package that includes life, health, and disability insurance, retirement contributions.

Programs: The Office of International Education encompasses the Center for International Students and the Center for International Education Abroad. The Center for International Students Education functions as both the international recruitment and admissions office and the center for international student advising and support. The Center for International Education Abroad facilitates short-term and semester study abroad experiences for Truman students. Both offices are located in newly-renovated spaces on the first floor of Truman’s historic Baldwin Hall, along with the University’s Multicultural Affairs Center, a prayer room, and other interculturally-themed educational spaces.

The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 5,000 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the academic rigors of a highly selective university. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate or professional school within a year of earning a degree.

Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research, and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World ReportWashington Monthly has included Truman in the top five of its master’s university rankings in each of the past five years. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgements, visit

The Community: Located in Northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and has a medical school, dental school, and community college. The Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence, and the community takes pride in several annual events including the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, the NEMO Triathlon, and the Red, White, and Blue Festival. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to St. Louis provide quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at

Application: Electronic submission of applications is preferred. Documents may be uploaded at  Application materials may also be emailed to or mailed to:

Truman State University
Human Resources MC 101
100 E Normal Ave
Kirksville, MO  63501

Complete applications must include:

  • A letter of application that specifically addresses the required and preferred qualifications
  • Current resume
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Contact information for three professional references

Review of applications will begin March 10, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official copies of transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.

Questions about this position may be directed to Tim Urbonya, Executive Director of International Education, at or 660-785-7618. Questions may also be referred to the Office of Human Resources at or 660-785-4031.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or



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