Manager of International Student Selection and Evaluation

About Quad Learning

Quad Learning, Inc. (QL) is a venture-backed startup with a mission to partner with leading higher education institutions to build global citizens. The company provides international recruiting and student support services.  QL has been featured in TechCrunch, Inside Higher Ed, Venture Beat, the Washington Post, and more. We are an energetic, driven, student-focused, and passionate group.

Job Purpose

The Manager of International Student Selection and Evaluation reports to the SVP of Academic Affairs and is responsible for the process of evaluating international credentials and applications, and recommending international students for acceptance to QL’s community college and university programs.  The Manager is responsible for recommending network wide standards, working with partner institutions to establish standards, training international admissions officers on standards, and ensuring the consistent application of those standards.  The Manager is responsible for developing implementing, and managing a scalable, efficient and effective process to ensure timely review of applications both internally and at the partner site.  The Manager is additionally responsible for implementing holistic review standards to identify and recommend students to honors or other selective programs.  The Manager has additional reports to the VP of International Operations to support improvements to the application and review process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Recommend and maintain network-wide and individual partner standards for admissions, and equivalency for international degrees and transcripts.
  • Provide training, support, communication and resources to support implementation of standards and broader awareness across the company (e.g. International Admissions Officers; overseas staff)
  • Implement a quality assurance process to ensure consistent application of those standards.
  • Develops and maintains internal database / resources relating to source market / country educational systems, credentials, and internal evaluation guidelines in order to inform admissions decisions and educate network colleges and universities on an ongoing basis.
  • Owns relationships with key partner site stakeholders, including international admissions committee members, in order to ensure partner and company expectations remain aligned around core applicant processes and mutually agreed upon SLA’s core to ensuring effective international student recruitment
  • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of (direct or indirect, e.g. through admissions team) processes to admit qualified students in conjunction with partners including (but not limited to) the following:
    • Application creation and delivery
    • Collection of additional materials
    • Internal review of applicants
    • Sending applications to admissions committees
    • Updating internal systems with admission committee decisions
    • Student notification of admissions decision
    • Student information/packet received upon acceptance
  • Focus on ability to scale selection process across multiple sites and locations.
    • Improve internal review processes to support target review turnaround of 48 hours
    • Design committee review process to support target decision turnaround of 3-5 days for selective programs and 48 hours for standard programs
  • Develop dashboards for managing selection and credential evaluation process
  • Provide actionable business insight on applicant data to improve marketing and student services; connect data of incoming applicant traits with student success to further hone profile of a successful student
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure consistent view of target QL student
  • Assist with application review, especially during peak seasons to ensure targets are met
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory, legal, and partnership obligations related to admissions and scholarship.

Skills & Experience

  • Experience in International Admissions, Selection, Registrar, or Credential Evaluation
  • Awareness of international credential standards, and international enrollment policies
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written skills.
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Entrepreneurial and results driven
  • Ability to present ideas internally and externally and fully represent the organization in any setting
  • Strong depth in key functions under purview
  • Exceptional strategy, analytical and quantitative skills
  • Demonstrated results focus and success.
  • Systems thinking and implementation experience

Qualifications

Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree required, relevant graduate degree preferred.  5-years of experience related to international student enrollment, preferably in selective admissions, international admissions, registrar’s office, or credential evaluation.

Communication:  This position requires the ability to respond effectively to clients, employees and management and handle sensitive and/or confidential student information.  This position requires a high level of skill in both oral and written communication and the ability to effectively present ideas and information.

Technical Skills:  Advanced computer skills including MS Powerpoint and MS Excel required.

Mathematical Skills:  The position requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and interpret reports.  This position requires the ability to apply such concepts to create reports and present them effectively.

Travel:  20% domestic travel required.

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Application Process

Please send your resume to Ben.Moritz@QuadLearning.com with the subject line: Manager of International Student Selection and Evaluation.

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*This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her manager(s).  This description is subject to review and modification at any time without notification.

 

Marketing Associate (Summer Internship)

Job Title: Marketing Associate (Summer Internship)

Reports to: Senior Director of Marketing, Quad Learning

About Quad Learning

Quad Learning, Inc. (QL) is a venture-backed startup with a mission to partner with leading higher education institutions to build global citizens. The company provides international strategic enrollment management services which includes recruiting and student support services.

QL has been featured in TechCrunch, Inside Higher Ed, Venture Beat, the Washington Post, and more. We are an energetic, driven, student-focused, and passionate group.

About the Role:

The Marketing Associate supports the marketing department in the marketing of our American Honors and American Success programs, as well as in support of our recent partnership with the University of Arizona.  Contributions will include the development of marketing and sales collaterals in digital and print channels, content/creative development, and campaign support  to help support our international and domestic recruiting efforts.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Under the direction of Senior Director of Marketing and student experience staff, the Marketing Associate will:

  • Assist in content marketing efforts through research, outreach, and development of new content items for domestic and international stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with marketing, recruiting, program, and sales teams to develop and deploy marketing collaterals in digital and print channels.

  • Update and manage existing website content for student stories, PR/media news, profiles, events, and program information.

  • Create content for paid social campaigns to raise awareness and help domestic recruiting efforts

  • Build and monitor community engagement on Facebook across our country pages (Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc.)

What You’ll Get From Us

  • The opportunity to contribute to the company’s international value proposition

  • An independent, fast-paced, and stimulating work environment

  • The opportunity to work across a variety of departments, including marketing, sales, and student services

  • Professional development and mentoring opportunities in the DC edtech ecosystem

  • This is a for-credit internship experience for a marketing major at the MBA level, advanced undergraduate students will also be considered.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:  Rising senior or MBA students with solid marketing and/or writing experience.

Language Skills:  This position requires the ability to read, write, analyze and interpret complex instructions, and/or technical documents.  This position also requires the ability to respond effectively to stakeholders, employees and management and handle sensitive and/or confidential communications.  This position also requires an entrepreneurial mindset and a knack for turning program features into marketing value propositions for domestic and international markets.

Technical Skills:  Advanced computer skills including MS Powerpoint, MS Excel and Adobe InDesign suite required.

Compensation

This is a for-credit internship opportunity.

To Apply:

Send your resume to jobs@americanhonors.org and brief cover letter with the subject line “Marketing Intern”

Student Services Internship

Job Title: Student Success Internship (Spring 2017 or Summer 2017)
Reports to: The Associate Vice President for Student Experience and the Associate Director of Selection
Team: Student Services & Selections Team
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About Quad Learning

Quad Learning, Inc. (QL) is a venture-backed startup with a mission to partner with leading higher education institutions to build global citizens. The company provides international strategic enrollment management services which includes recruiting and student support services.

QL has been featured in TechCrunch, Inside Higher Ed, Venture Beat, the Washington Post, and more. We are an energetic, driven, student-focused, and passionate group.

Job Purpose

The Student Success Internship supports our Selection Team and Student Services Team in developing criteria for student success for the American Honor (AH) and Academic Success (AS) programs. This will include researching and determining key risk factors for our student population.

  • Apply a holistic mindset when determining risk factors for student success.  

  • Research student applications and student learning journey factors to determine fit factors, retention risks, and formulate programmatic interventions to boost college readiness.

  • Collaborate with admissions and student services teams to ensure smooth transition and orientation programming for domestic and international students across eight campuses.

  • Formulate and optimize process and procedures for AH and AS programs.

  • Research retention best practices domestic and international student populations.  

  • Develop solutions for supporting students who are deemed “high risk”.

Skills and Attributes

Required Skills:

  • 1-3 years of work with college students, ideally in a higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-motivation
  • Highly detail oriented with a healthy sense of caution around handling sensitive student records.
  • Commitment to reflecting on practices to make efficiency improvements
  • Commitment to follow directions with precision when required
  • Ability to collaborate in team-oriented environment
  • Strong organizational skills

Desired Skills:

  • Data reporting and modeling (e.g. Salesforce, excel)
  • Statistical analysis experience (e.g. ANOVAs via SPSS or STATA)

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel.
• Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRM system is preferred.
• Only candidates that will earn college credits for the internship will be considered.

This position is located in Washington, D.C.

How to Apply

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to mrim.boutla@americanhonors.org with the subject line: "Student Services Internship"