Human Resources

Assistant Director of Admission, Transfer Recruitment

Department

Admission

Overview

The Assistant Director (AD) of Admission plays a key leadership role in the enrollment goals of Ursinus College, as well as maintaining the academic profile and fiscal health of the college. As a crucial member of the Office of Admission, the AD utilizes best practices, sound professional judgement and strategy development. Leading recruitment efforts for the college’s transfer population, the AD will fully invest in meeting the established enrollment projections and revenue goals of the college and specifically for transfer students.

Responsibilities

  • Advocate for the needs of transfer students as related to the recruitment and enrollment process
  • Maintain frequent telephone, email, written and personal contact with prospective students, families and school personnel
  • Manage application flow. Evaluate admissions applications and make admissions decisions or recommendations in a timely fashion.  Work closely with financial aid and other offices on campus to provide information students need to convert acceptances to enrollments
  • Monitor leads at all stages of the admissions process and use sound marketing techniques to determine student’s needs and match with Ursinus College
  • Develop marketing and recruitment plans to meet transfer enrollment and revenue goals.
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with community colleges. Visit these colleges twice a semester (or more) and participate in their transfer programs
  • Host an event to bring transfer college counselors and significant community college administrators to campus every other year (academic or social)
  • Maintain a list of community college transfer contacts, and coordinate with Enrollment Marketing to systematic communication to these individuals
  • Conduct interviews and information sessions for all populations, and when appropriate tours of campus
  • In conjunction with the Director and Associate Director of Admission, manage student-calling campaigns for transfer population
  • Promptly respond to phone calls, email and inquires (within 24 business hours)
  • Participate in extensive travel: visit schools and fairs (both in and out of state); attend special programs to talk with prospects, families, guidance counselors and school administrations about the college’s programs and offerings. Travel can range from 8-12 weeks annually
  • Collaborate with Student Financial Services, as well as other campus offices, to provide information necessary for conversion and yield of prospective students
  • Extremely frequent evening and weekend work required. While hours vary based on the admissions cycle, standard hours while in the office are 9-5, 10-6, or 11-7
  • Manage the application and enrollment process for all transfers, readmits and visiting students
  • Coordinate special projects as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications

  • A proactive and nimble approach to evolving environments in events and project management, collaborative campus partnerships, and higher education trends is needed for successful outcomes. In addition, the AD should possess the following qualities:
  • Bachelor’s Degree, with admission experience, preferably at a regionally accredited, liberal arts institution
  • An in-depth knowledge of, and passion for, the liberal arts
  • The character to embody the mission of the institution as a College That Changes Lives, both personally and professionally
  • A celebration of diversity, both in the workplace and in student population
  • The cultural competency needed to honorably and prominently promote diversity in all its forms
  • A high proficiency in multi-tasking as well as strategic thinking
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exemplary communication skills and a collaborative, transparent approach to problem-solving
  • A desire to play a significant role in the mentorship and guidance of staff
  • A desire to join and foster a dynamic, transformative campus culture
  • A collaborative and transparent approach to problem-solving
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to participate in travel which can range from 8-12 weeks annually
  • Experience with data and reporting, and a desire to provide enrollment research support
  • Ability and willingness to work night and weekend hours as needed
  • Ability to stand in one place for significant amounts of time and ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Master’s Degree and/or 2-6 years of admission experience at a regionally accredited, liberal arts institution
  • Experience with data and reporting, and a desire to provide enrollment research support
  • In-depth knowledge of Slate CRM and Colleague SIS

Anticipated Start Date

June 1, 2019

Application

Interested candidates should apply here.  Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database. 

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer.  Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.