In a selective admissions environment, reviews and evaluates applications for admission to the University. Responsible for recruitment of students in targeted areas, including advising them on every aspect of the admissions process as well as information regarding the University. Represents University through on and off campus presentations to prospective students, their families, and guidance professionals. Assists the admissions team in meeting goals and expectations.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university plus one year related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid driver license with good driving record: must be insurable.
Strong writing skills are necessary to create reports, business correspondence, marketing brochures and publications. Effectively present information verbally as well as written. Must be able to respond directly to questions asked by students, their parents and the general public in a group setting and/or on a one-to-one basis. Must be able to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, and/or governmental regulations.
Math aptitude is required to correctly calculate mathematical problems such as discounts, interest, proportions, and percentages.
Strong leadership and supervisory skills
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
Proficiency in MS Office Suite
Knowledge of Colleague and Recruiter (Ellucian) or experience working in a relational database and CRM preferred.
Knowledge of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr preferred.
To properly handle and reasonably control any situation which may arise. Interpret a variety of instructions as given whether in written, oral, diagram, of schedule form.
Traveling is a requirement of this position.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Counsel and advise students and their parents on every aspect of the admissions process including application requirements, deadlines, academic programs, activities and criteria for scholarships and financial aid.
Review assigned student applications for admission, verify and evaluate credentials, and recommend acceptance decisions based on institutional guidelines. Provide assessments of student ability as a member of the Admissions Committee.
Develop a relationship with schools and individuals to discuss Stevenson's offerings, as well as answer questions about enrollment and benefits of the University
Assist the admissions team in meeting annual goals and expectations
Maintain up-to-date information on the university's academic programs, activities, scholarships, etc.
Maintain a working knowledge of the computer system and programs used by the admissions staff, including Ellucian Colleague and Recruiter, Doc e Scan, Microsoft Office, etc.
Recruit prospective new students in assigned geographical territory: - Maintain a current knowledge of application requirements and admission criteria - Work with student inquiries, applicants, and accepted students for schools within assigned territory - Visit high schools and conduct presentations about Stevenson University, attend college fairs, and schedule interviews in assigned territory - Coordinate all special events (i.e. admitted student receptions) within assigned territory - Meet or exceed established goals set for assigned territory
Present admissions information sessions for prospective students and their families, conduct on- and off- campus interviews with prospective students
Create, post, monitor, and update content on a variety of university social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr) to allow prospective students to receive accurate information in the setting of their choice.
Responsible to work occasional evenings and Saturdays throughout the year
Assist with planning and execution of numerous Open House and recruitment events, both on- and off-campus,
Work with academic departments in identifying information necessary to the recruitment of students for their individual programs.
Attend training workshops and conferences as a representative of the University, as well as for professional development.
Maintain current information on admission guidelines and regulations, as well as current trends and issues within the profession.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.
The U...niversity imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by entering graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.