Plans, implements and evaluates continuing and new programs to recruit and retain targeted groups of students that includes domestic and international students. Responsible for developing initiatives to increase international outreach and access efforts, and implementing strategies to retain students at Father Ryan High School.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of best practices in international programs including current international student mobility trends, market forces, and recruitment strategies.
Knowledge of current market environments, and understanding of education systems in international locations.
Knowledge of regulations, systems, and processes for international student visa issuance, maintenance, and record-keeping including familiarity with SEVIS reporting system.
Demonstrated cultural competencies and intercultural communication skills are required for effective interaction with diverse populations including demonstrated skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, staff, and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated skill in student advising including knowledge of confidentiality requirements and ethical standards related to serving international and domestic students.
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills including the ability to initiate and manage multiple complex projects and initiatives, work independently or with limited supervision, and make decisions with minimal direction.
Basic knowledge of budget and general bookkeeping procedures.
Ability to travel independently, experience traveling and working in foreign environments, and flexibility to accommodate night, weekend, and other irregular hours.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with individuals at all levels in the organization, including students and external stakeholders such as international partners.
Ability to use thinking and reasoning to make decisions, find solutions, take actions and be proactive with problem solving. Demonstrated ability to work with detailed information, assemble and organize data and prepare reports.
Demonstrated skill in effective and professional oral and written communication.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in an organizational or group setting.
Demonstrated ability to use standard office technology for communications, data collection, record-keeping, and analysis. Microsoft Office skills are essential. Blackbaud database information system experience is a plus.
Ability to be flexible and adapt to a fast-paced office with a commitment to professional development.
Ability to work independently and in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
Bilingual language fluency in Spanish or Chinese is a plus.
About Father Ryan High School
Founded in 1925, Father Ryan is a private, college-preparatory, Roman Catholic high school
in Nashville, Tennessee, that currently enrolls 925 students. Its mission is to be an experience of the
living Gospel while challenging students to reach their spiritual, academic, and personal potential.
Father Ryan seeks to be a superior Catholic high school, providing excellence in religious and moral
formation, academics, athletics, and the arts while remaining accessible to those seeking an
education in the Catholic Tradition.