Jill Stoffers first became interested in working with people from different countries during high school when she was part of the AFS (American Field Service) club and participated in Model United Nations. In college she spent part of her sophomore year in Sheffield, England and part of her senior year in Brussels, Belgium.
Today she is the senior director of institutional partnership at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, where she works to meet the enrollment goals of the Institute and employment goals of our graduates. She also teaches Marketing and Recruiting and Practicum courses in the International Education Management program.
Stoffers has been an enrollment management professional for 20 years, starting her career at Portland State University in Oregon in undergraduate admissions, where she worked with community college transfer and international students. She has spent the past the past 17 years at the Institute, where she has gained extensive experience recruiting and admitting international graduate students, managing staff across three departments, awarding scholarships and meeting enrollment and budget goals.
Areas of Interest
Jill is interested in helping students realize their full potential in and out of the classroom. She enjoys encouraging them during the program but especially as they make the transition from student to professional, helping them make connections and negotiate their salary in that first job after MIIS. She loves it when students stay in touch with updates, seek advice or to collaborate on projects.
Jill is also interested in mindfulness and hosts weekly meditation sessions on campus. When not working, Jill loves gardening and cooking, being outside, reading and working on her family’s farm in Oregon.
MA in Commercial Diplomacy, Monterey Institute of International Studies
BA in International Studies (minor in Economics), Portland State University
Truman Scholar, ’94
Professor Stoffers has been teaching at the Institute since 2012.
The Middlebury Institute attracted a record enrollment of Peace Corps participants this fall, reflecting the common values underlying their long partnership, which was recently renewed for another five years.
A new memorandum of understanding with UNICEF reserves internship slots at the UN agency for two Middlebury Institute students each year, offering an accelerated path into the international development field.