Job Information

University of Utah Asst Dir for International Admissions Operations in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 02/15/2022

Requisition Number PRN29374B

Job Title Manager, Administrative

Working Title Asst Dir for International Admissions Operations

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F 8:00-5:00

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00295 - Office of Admissions

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $50,000 - $52,000 annually, commensurate with experience

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Office of Admissions is excited to add an Assistant Director for International Admissions Operations to the team. This position oversees full-time evaluators in three areas—International Undergraduate Admissions, I-20 Processing, and Utah Global (an English language pathways program developed in partnership with Shorelight). Our evaluators are thoughtful and dedicated, espousing a strong sense of responsibility to the students and institution we serve. We seek a leader with experience in international admissions or an adjacent field who enjoys supporting their colleagues and contributing new ideas. The Assistant Director for International Admissions Operations reports to the Senior Associate Director for Admissions Operations and works closely with a wide swath of university partners to meet shared goals. Ideal candidates are patient, strategic, empathetic, adaptable, and detail oriented.


1. Oversee administrative matters regarding the day-to-day operations of the International Undergraduate Admissions, I-20 Processing, and Utah Global areas.

2. Assist in setting department short and long-term goals. Establish internal objectives and implement procedures to meet goals.

3. Evaluate effectiveness and provide periodic progress reports.

4. Assess related training needs and coordinate training programs to meet those needs.

5. Recruit, hire, train, and supervise full-time evaluators as well as student clerks.

6. Organize and delegate workload on a daily basis.

7. Work closely with the other members of the Operations Management team to support an office culture of accountability and empathy.

8. Assist with review of admissions applications and initial I-20 processes for incoming students.

9. Collaborate with University partners, departments and offices to streamline international student enrollment and experience.

10. Other duties as assigned.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Remote work policy: After 90 days of employment, and with supervisor approval, employees may work remotely 2 days per week.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four years of progressively more responsible management experience (management can refer to the supervision of processes and/or people.)

Master’s degree in a related area may be substituted for 4 years of experience.

Background knowledge of international admissions or an adjacent field in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to leadership. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning projects and managing and/or collaborating with coworkers. Excellent interpersonal and writing abilities. Is careful but also creative and has the ability to exercise sound judgment. Must be able to meetrequirements ( for becoming a Designated School Official ( DSO ).

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Understanding of international education systems, credit evaluations, and testing practices. International admission or international student services experience. Exposure to and/or working knowledge of the U.S. immigration policies for F1 and other visa types. Verbal and written proficiency of a language other than English and/or experience living abroad. Experience working with databases and online platforms. Ability to build consensus while also motivating staff to achieve unit and office goals. Background in leading a dynamic team.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Priority Review Date: March 11, 2022

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.