Careers at IAU College

Admissions Counselor

Due to unprecedented enrollment growth, IAU College is seeking an admissions counselor to join its U.S. Office of Admissions and Alumni Affairs team based in its San Diego, California office.

Position Description

The admissions counselor will join a dedicated, loyal, and energetic staff that includes full-time employees and student interns. They will be responsible for executing IAU's admissions strategies including marketing and recruitment efforts for its study abroad and degree programs. In addition, the admissions counselor will represent IAU College at U.S. partner and prospective partner campuses as well at industry events and conferences. Interfacing with students, parents, study abroad advisors, and professors will be an important part of this position.

The admissions counselor will counsel and advise prospective and existing applicants on the admissions process, their applications, and the opportunities available at IAU College. One-on-one admissions counseling on course registrations is an important responsibility of this position. Admissions counseling occurs primarily at study abroad fairs as well as via phone calls and emails. In most cases, the admissions counselor will also be assigned to other duties and projects based on the needs of the admissions and alumni affairs office. Support of IAU’s Alumni Affairs operations will also be expected including responding to alumni queries and assisting in the planning for alumni events and activities. Significant collaboration with office peers, IAU administrators, and colleagues on IAU’s campuses is expected. 

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree with at least one year of admissions/study abroad counseling and advising, or the equivalent, is required. Experience studying abroad is required.

Planning and implementing recruitment activities for assigned colleges and territories will be paramount to this role and will include heavy domestic travel in the fall and spring to U.S. college campuses and conference sites with the possibility of international travel to IAU locations in France, Spain, and Morocco. The position requires the ability to load and transport admissions and alumni materials, displays and other equipment. Some evening and weekend hours required, especially during the travel season.  Strong interpersonal, phone, writing, and computer/IT skills are necessary including public speaking and the ability to present IAU College in a positive way to diverse populations. The admissions counselor will also possess the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.


The ideal candidate is an IAU College alumnus with three or more years in an international education setting, is fluent in French and/or Spanish, and has proven student support, collaborative, and innovation skills. Experience coordinating or advising for study abroad programs is also preferable. Former student ambassador, tour guide, RA, orientation leader, or similar student involvement is extremely attractive as is experience with contact management software and social media marketing.  The new admissions counselor will report to IAU's assistant director of its U.S. Office of Admissions and Alumni Affairs and will start by February 1, 2017.

Application Details

Salary is commensurate with experience. Additional benefits include a full medical plan, vision, dental, and life insurance, three-week per year vacation pay plus major holidays, a matching 403(b) plan, and an employer-sponsored Health Savings Account (HSA).

Qualified and interested candidates should send their CV, a cover letter, and name and contact information of two references to Mr. Kurt Schick, Dean of Admissions and Alumni Affairs, at No phone calls please.