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St. John's University


International Admission Counselor

Administrative/Professional --> Global Studies

Queens, NY
ID: 218844-951


St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. 


A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.  


International Admission Counselor


Department:  Office of Global Programs

Campus:  Queens


Job Description:

Reporting to the Associate Director of International Admission, the International Admission Counselor will assist in the execution of an effective recruitment strategy in order to meet undergraduate and graduate international student enrollment goals.



Based out of the Queens campus, the International Admission Counselor is expected to:

  • Conduct effective international recruitment efforts through high school visits, college fairs, and agent and guidance counselor events in designated territories abroad.
  • Primary travel territories include but are not limited to the Southern Asia region and Africa (Western, Central, Eastern, Southern).
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of both undergraduate and graduate programs with primary focus on undergraduate programs. This requires close collaboration with both admission departments.
  • Research, coordinate, and conduct recruitment initiatives within domestic high schools, targeting international students living and attending high school within the United States.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with international agents and professional associations as assigned.
  • Review undergraduate first-year and transfer applications with foreign credentials in a timely manner, consistent with departmental policies. This requires close collaboration with undergraduate transfer admission.
  • Participate in online chats for prospective international students throughout the admission process.
  • Assist with the daily operations of the Office of Admission through daily admission presentations, interviews, on and off-campus admission events, Open Houses and Accepted Student Days as well as email, online chats and call campaigns. This includes, but is not limited to working with domestic freshmen, international students, and transfer students.
  • Liaise with various offices throughout the University as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.



The ideal candidate must be willing to travel, work evenings and weekends and juggle multiple tasks.  The ideal candidate must also work well individually and as part of a team.  Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as a high energy level are essential. 


  • A Bachelor’s degree and a valid driver license are required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Knowledge of Banner and Technolutions Slate is preferred.
  • 1-3 years of previous admission experience is preferred. Previous experience working with international and transfer student admissions preferred.


All persons hired are required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions of applicable law.


If access to a University vehicle is required for the position, a DMV check for driving record and valid driver's license is also required.


St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events. 


Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education. 


St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


This position is located at 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY. View the Google Map in full screen.