Committee: International Enrollment Management Knowledge Community (IEM KC)
Position: International Outreach Coordinator 
Term Dates: Two-year term, renewable for one additional term 

The International Enrollment Management Knowledge Community provides professional development opportunities, programs and resources for those in the fields of admissions, credential evaluation, marketing and recruitment, overseas educational advising, intensive English programs, and sponsored program administration. The International Outreach Coordinator is charged with staying abreast of trends and issues in the overseas advising sector of the field and sharing that knowledge with the IEM KC team in order to guide the team’s activities and initiatives. Additionally, this volunteer position develops and manages resources related to overseas educational advising.

Position updated July 2016

Applications are not currently being accepted.
Major Functions and Responsibilities
  • Serves as a liaison between the overseas advising community and the IEM KC.
  • Keeps abreast of trends and issues in the overseas advising sector of the field and brings them to the
  • attention of the IEM team.
  • Conducts outreach to overseas advisers to ensure they are aware of the resources available to them
  • through NAFSA and what expertise they can in turn contribute to the IEM KC.
  • Works closely with the IEM chair stream and takes the lead in projects as assigned by the Chair.
  • Collaborates with other network leaders on cross-network resources and discussions.
  • Coordinates the creation of high quality & timely resources related to overseas advising.
  • Ensures the review & revision of existing resources as needed.
  • Works with the IEM Chair to identify future leaders from within the IEM community.
  • In accordance with member needs and the Strategic Plan, makes recommendations for
  • consideration for the annual IEM work plan.
  • Promotes professional development for members involved with overseas advising.

All NAFSA leaders are expected to foster an inclusive environment and seek to learn and understand the multicultural perspectives of the committee/team, our constituents, and stakeholders to align with the NAFSA Diversity and Inclusion Statement. An expression of leadership in this area includes:

  • Engaging the committee/team to identify and implement strategies for increased personal outreach, recruitment, and onboarding for all, especially diversity-focused and underrepresented groups
  • Increasing accessibility and participation from underrepresented groups, individuals, and institutions
  • Expanding educational content within the committees’ purview through intentional outreach and recruitment of diverse presenters and institutional types in partnership with various NAFSA groups

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is a professional association driven by its Strategic Plan as established by the Board of Directors.  The success of the association depends on the productive engagement of three key constituencies: the Board, member-leaders, and staff.  Member-leaders are advocates for the association’s mission, vision, values, diversity and inclusion, and ethical principles. They align their work closely with the Board through its vice presidents and with staff to carry out the Strategic Plan. Member-leader roles are guided by objectives assigned by the Strategic Plan, by outcome accountabilities outlined in the Standing Rules, and by position descriptions for specific roles.  

  • This position collaborates closely with other NAFSA leaders to enhance work efforts across the association. 
  • This position partners closely with the NAFSA staff partner assigned. Effective relationships reflect and include responsiveness to phone calls, email correspondence, timely delivery on responsibilities, open communication, and mutual respect, among other characteristics. 
  • Commit to serving a two-year position term.
  • Estimated time commitment is four to six hours per month on various tasks: outreach and engagement with NAFSAns, postings to NAFSA discussion forums, assist in the deliverables with annual workplan, e-mail communication, preparing for annual conference activities, participating in leadership cultivation and other duties as assigned by chair.
  • Participate in monthly conference calls with the IEM Team.
  • Participate in KC team meetings at the Washington Leadership Meeting in January (participation is funded by NAFSA).
  • Attend NAFSA’s annual conference each May & participate in the IEM team meetings at the annual conference, usually Monday (leaders are responsible for travel, hotel, and meal costs for the AC).
  • Current NAFSA membership throughout length of volunteer service.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in the IEM field with specific knowledge of overseas advising.
  • Strong analytical abilities and leadership skills in communication, delegation, and project management with a willingness to engage with members to discuss current issues, ongoing priorities, and agency engagement efforts.
  • Institutional support for this volunteer commitment to participate in monthly conference calls, perform the duties of this position, and attend the annual conference to participate in IEM KC leader meetings.
  • An active interest in assisting colleagues with professional and leadership development.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.