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Assumption College
Admissions Counselor  
  Posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017
 

BASIC PURPOSE: Assists in the recruitment and selection of students in support of the mission of the College.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1. Responsible for managing a geographic territory with goals for applications and deposits.

2. Evaluates the qualifications of prospective students and makes admissions recommendations, which are in the best interest of the student and the College.

3. Represents the College at conventions, College night functions, fairs and high school visits, etc. in an effort to promote Assumption and encourages prospective students to apply for admission here.

4. Assists in developing and implementing international recruitment programs, partnerships and related initiatives designed to attract suitable candidates from other countries.

5. Conducts personal interviews with prospective students in order to familiarize them with the College’s programs and policies, and to assess their interest and goals.

6. Makes presentations promoting the College to various groups of students, parents, and guidance personnel.

7. Assesses students’ requests for financial aid and makes recommendations for scholarships and grants on the basis of scholarship, character and financial need.

8. Maintains contacts with the College’s Alumni as a source for prospective students.

9. Assists with planning and implementation of on-campus events for prospective students and families.

10. Serves as a Campus Security Authority for Clery reporting purposes and a Responsible Employee for Title IX reporting purposes.

11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: ?

* Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the College as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption College. ?

* B.A. required. ?

* Strong verbal and written skills required. Ability to speak a second language a plus. ?

* Solid interpersonal skills and ability to relate using multiple communication channels. ?

* Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. ?

* Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality required.

* Strong computer skills required. Experience with relational databases and research methodology helpful. ?

* Ability to work evenings and weekends, including overnight (and some international) travel as required. ?

* Valid driver’s license required.

SCOPE: ?

* Interacts on a daily basis with prospective and current students, parents, alumni, and high school representatives. ?

* Travels extensively 4-6 months of the year making approximately 250 visits to high schools, conventions, and fairs per year.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Sitting, standing, walking, and bending are required of this position. Use of a computer keyboard and computer screen for periods of time with close vision and the ability to adjust visual focus plus manual dexterity are required.

MENTAL DEMANDS: The mental demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Examples of mental demands include reading (documents), detailed work, confidentiality, language, math, reasoning, oral communications, written communications, customer contact, multiple concurrent tasks, constant interruptions, and performing calculations when necessary.

Assumption College, a Catholic liberal arts and professional studies college, was founded in 1904 by its sponsoring religious community, the Augustinians of the Assumption. Assumption College is part of Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA) and an Affirmative Action/EEOC employer encouraging candidates who would enrich the College’s diversity.

Apply on line only:www.assumption.edu/hr

Contact:

Elizabeth Dunbar
Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester MA 01609
USA
Phone: 508-767-7318
edunbar@assumption.edu
 

Assumption College
Associate Director of Visit Experiences  
  Posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017
 

BASIC PURPOSE: Leads the development, organization, assessment and continuous improvement of campus visit programs that assures a positive experience for all admissions visitors.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1. Responsible for the planning and coordination of existing on-campus admission events including but not limited to Open House, Discovery Days, Greyhound and Accept Assumption Days.

2. Responsible for the planning and coordination of existing off-campus admission events including but not limited to off-campus regional receptions.

3. Coordinates visiting campus groups including Guidance Counselors and high school groups.

4. Serves as an integral influencer within the admissions team in the development of new on-campus admissions events.

5. Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision and assessment of all student Admissions Ambassadors (tour guides).

6. Supervises the Visit Experience Receptionist.

7. Manages the day to day flow of visitors and groups within the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, tailoring each visit to achieve the most positive experience possible.

8. Serves as on-site and on-call troubleshooter to handle problems or requests for additional appointments, including evenings and weekends.

9. Develops goals and sets priorities for Campus Visit Program growth and enhancements; participates in developing goals and setting priorities desired to achieve the college’s enrollment goals.

10. Stays abreast of trends in higher education, information and visitor services industries.

11. Assists with on-campus interviews and information sessions.

12. Collaborates with enrollment marketing team to develop event promotions.

13. Incorporates technology to enhance a more effective visitor experience.

14. Recruits and manages community volunteers for on-campus admissions events.

15. Develops and manages Visit Experience budget.

16. Coordinates Admissions staff involvement in on-campus events, including presentation training and assessment.

17. Conducts personal interviews with prospective students in order to assess their interests and goals and familiarize them with the College’s programs and offerings.

18. Responsible for a small recruitment territory and its associated goals and application review.

19. Makes presentations promoting the College to various groups of students, parents, and guidance personnel.

20. Trains and mentors administrative employees.

21. Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: ?

*  Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the College as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption College. ?

* Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.

* Minimum of 4-6 years experience in college admissions and/or event planning required. ?

* Must be able to travel and work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. ? 

* Strong skills in project management and data collection; maintenance and retrieval of information. ?

* Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a close and integrated team of enrollment professionals. ?

* Strong interpersonal, management, excellent organizational skills with attention to details, good judgment, excellent verbal and written communication skills, a customer-centered philosophy; and a high-energy demeanor. ?

* Ability to think creatively and develop initiatives from concept to completion required. ?

* Excellent communication and public relations skills. ?

* Ability to motivate others. ?

* Ability to work on multiple projects at one time. ?

* A strong commitment to quality service. ?

* Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. ?

* Ability to prioritize and consistently meet deadlines required. ? Strong computer skills required. ?

* Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality required.

* Ability to travel and valid driver’s license with reliable transportation required.

SCOPE: ?

*  Interacts on a daily basis with prospective and current students, parents, alumni, high school representatives, college community, athletics, vendors and professional organizations of higher education.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:

• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

• No or very limited physical effort required.

• Ability to lift approximately 20 lbs. required.

• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Assumption College, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption and rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. We pursue these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and extending to the domain of professional studies. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason, we aim, by the pursuit of the truth, to transform the minds and hearts of students. Assumption favors diversity and ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals. Assumption College is part of Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA) and an Affirmative Action/EEOC employer. Applicants from underrepresented racial minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply on line only:www.assumption.edu/hr

Contact:

Elizabeth Dunbar
Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester MA 01609
USA
Phone: 508-767-7318
edunbar@assumption.edu
 

Academic Search, Inc.
Vice President for Enrollment Management  
  Posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017
 

The College of St. Scholastica (CSS), a vibrant, multi-campus institution in the Catholic Benedictine tradition with its main campus in Duluth, Minnesota, seeks a visionary, an inspiring and transformational leader to serve as its next Vice President for Enrollment Management (VPEM).  The College has experienced growth and expansion over the past several years and seeks a Vice President who will lead the development of the overall enrollment management strategy to ensure strategic enrollment growth and enrollment stability while ensuring alignment with the College’s mission, vision, strategic plan and inclusive excellence goals.

Founded in 1912 under the sponsorship of the Benedictine Sisters, the College’s mission is to provide intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work within the context of Catholic Benedictine values--- community, hospitality, respect, stewardship, and love of learning. The Sisters have created a close-knit and outstanding community of learners on and off the Duluth campus.

Programs are offered to more than 4,400 undergraduate and graduate students. As a result of the College’s recent period of rapid growth and expansion, it currently operates nine satellite campuses in addition to the main campus in Duluth. Graduate, Extended and Online (GEO) programs include traditional graduate programs which are offered on the main campus, accelerated programs offered at the extended sites, as well as online programs. The VPEM is responsible for the management and oversight of all student enrollment, including the GEO programs.

Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the Cabinet, the VPEM is responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership to the offices of Financial Aid, Admissions, and Athletics. The VPEM collaborates with the Vice Presidents of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to improve student retention and manage overall enrollment. Of significant importance, the VPEM will understand and support CSS’s long-standing commitment to Inclusive Excellence in student and employee recruitment, employee hiring, and developing students and employees to enhance their knowledge and skills related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and cultural fluency.

The new VPEM is expected to assume office early-to-mid-July.

Procedures for Application and Nomination

A full profile of the Vice President for Enrollment Management position, including procedures for nomination and application, is available at Academic Search, Inc. For more information about the College of St. Scholastica, please visit http://www.css.edu/.

The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by Wednesday, June 14, 2017 can be assured full consideration. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with Maya Ranchod Kirkhope, Senior Consultant with Academic Search, Inc. by contacting mrk@academic-search.com or (703) 380 9195.

Contact:

Maya Kirkhope, Senior Consultant
Academic Search, Inc.
Washington DC
Phone: 703-380-9195 mrk@academic-search.com
 

University of Great Falls
Admission Counselor  
  Posted Monday, May 15, 2017
 

Position Title: Admission Counselor

The University of Great Falls is a four-year, private, Catholic liberal arts university with a main campus located in Great Falls, Montana offering both face to face and online programs. The University is committed to its mission of educating students for living and making a living. Founded by the Sisters of Providence, the University is a ministry of Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH.) Shared Providence values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship shape the missions of both the University and PSJH. Applicants must possess a personal philosophy compatible with a Catholic university environment.

Wage category: Full time, benefit-eligible, exempt

Department: Office of Admissions

Supervisor: Vice President for Enrollment Management

Number of Open Positions: 2

Job summary

The purpose of this position is to find and attract qualified students to enroll at the University of Great Falls and to help meet University enrollment goals. The admissions counselor will manage a geographic recruitment territory, but will also work with the rest of the Admissions Department to develop recruitment plans, provide service to students throughout the admissions and enrollment process, organize admissions events, and engage other faculty, staff and students in the recruitment effort. The admission counselor is expected to be well-informed about University programs, policies, standards; to embrace the University identity and brand; to be able to articulate authentically the UGF student experience; and to convey that information compellingly to prospective students and their families.

General responsibilities

  • Identify students in the assigned territory who may be a fit for the University and engage them in the admissions process through a systematic effort of personal contact.
  • Manage enrollment funnel in the assigned territory by moving students from inquiry to applicant to admitted student to deposited student to enrollment.
  • Provide proactive, thorough and timely information to students about the admission process, financial aid and costs, academic program, and student experience.
  • Work with the rest of the admissions staff to develop the annual recruitment plan, including the annual calendar of admissions events, and implement activities and events as assigned.
  • Assess the effectiveness of various recruitment tactics and initiate new activities and programs to support the achievement of enrollment goals.
  • Cultivate relationships with high school counselors, teachers and administrators, and with students and their families.
  • Conduct engaging and effective campus visits for individuals and groups.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Enrollment Management.

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least one year of experience in admissions or sales-related field.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the philosophy, mission, core values, and goals of the University and PH&S, including:
    • The university’s mission, as a private Catholic liberal arts institution that prepares students for living and for making a living.
    • The ability to integrate values of justice, respect, compassion, excellence, and stewardship into programs and services.
    • Previous work record demonstrates personal integrity, veracity, and trust.

Required skills

  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Competency with Microsoft Office products, calendaring software, customer relationship management software and student information systems.

Typical physical activity

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds on occasion
  • Standing 10%, walking 10%, sitting 60%, driving 20%

Typical environmental conditions

Office environment; occasional outdoor activity for campus tours and events. Travel may involve driving in inclement weather on occasion and long work hours.

Travel requirements

20% travel, typically from September through November.

Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self or others.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references to ugf.hr@ugf.edu or Human Resources, 1301 20th Street South, Great Falls MT 59405.

Contact:

Jacob Sutton
University of Great Falls
1301 20th St South
Great Falls MT 59405
US
Phone: 406-791-5976
ugf.hr@ugf.edu
 


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