This is a full-time position in the International Education Programs division at Seattle Central College. This position's primary function is to create, develop and implement a variety of marketing plans, projects and initiatives with the objective of increasing international student enrollment.
This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by AFT-Washington and is subject to union shop provisions.
Markets Seattle Central's educational products and services and disseminates information (academic program, admission, cultural, immigration) to prospective international students, schools, agents, and organizations .
Establishes, cultivates and maintains relationships with prospective international students, schools, agents, and organizations locally, nationally, and internationally.
Develops and implements marketing plans and projects. Manages assigned marketing region(s) and associated budget.
Travels domestically and internationally to promote Seattle Central. Completes all travel documents, required paperwork, and student/partner follow-up prior to and upon completion of travel.
Oversees the campus visitation program.
Manages the prospective student and agent messaging systems.
Assists in developing social media plans, electronic and print materials, and other information necessary for meeting the needs of international audiences.
Attends quarterly district wide management meetings to develop district strategic plans. Serves as International Education Programs representative on external boards and committees as needed.
Performs other duties appropriate to the position as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited 4-year institution AND at least one year of experience working in domestic or international outreach/marketing/admissions, or international student advising
Demonstrated ability to work with successfully individuals from outside the United States
Excellent command of the English language, including the ability to read, write, and speak clearly and professionally
Demonstrated excellent public relations and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated aptitude for sophisticated technology applications, databases, CRM systems and associated reporting/queries.
Evidence of being highly organized with the ability to work rapidly and under time pressure
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as cooperatively within a group
Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects, conduct research, analyze data, draw conclusions, and create strategic plans
Demonstrated ability to supervise and evaluate the performance of others
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a budget
A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to international education
A valid driver's license
Ability to travel independently internationally and domestically several weeks per year
The Seattle College District serve all of metropolitan Seattle and its surrounding communities, and comprise the largest community college district in the state, educating more than 50,000 students each year.
The first classes were held in the Edison Vocational Technical Institute on Capitol Hill, when "Seattle Community College" — now Seattle Central College — opened in 1966 as part of the pu...blic school system.
The State Community College Act of 1967 established college districts apart from the public schools, with a mandate to provide "an open door to education" for all who seek it. A long-range plan called for three campuses in the city, and planning began immediately for North Seattle College and South Seattle College.
By September 1970, all three colleges opened together for the first time as a multi-campus district. Seattle Vocational Institute, affiliated with Central, joined the district in 1991 under the state’s Work Force Training and Education Act. The district also includes four specialized training centers located throughout the city:
•Seattle Maritime Academy and Wood Technology Center, affiliated with Central.
•Georgetown Campus and NewHolly Learning Center, affiliated with South.
Students choose from an array of more than 135 academic and career-technical programs, the largest number in the state. The curriculum has led the way as the Puget Sound area moved from a manufacturing and resource-based economy to information-based industries.
Like the region, the college population is dynamic. The student body is the most diverse in the Northwest, reflecting nearly 80 different languages spoken in homes throughout the city.
By design, each of the colleges reflects its community. While the colleges are an integral part of their neighborhoods and offer certain unique educational programs, all are comprehensive and offer programs in college transfer, professional-technical training, adult basic education, and continuing education.