Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the three years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.
Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.
The Associate Director of Admission performs a wide variety of admission and recruitment duties in support of the Undergraduate Admission Department and the University's strategic admission goals and objectives, including recruitment travel, high-level data collection and analysis, and development of strategic recruitment planning.
Specific responsibilities may include coordination of admission committee, oversight of new employee training and on-boarding, and coordination of team development.
Plan and execute fall and spring recruitment for assigned territories.
Run reports and analyze data to select high schools and college fairs.
Serve as the primary contact for prospective students, families, and counselors from assigned territories.
Read applications from assigned territories, make recommended admission decisions in accordance with established policies and guidelines, present at admission committee, and perform follow-up communication with applicants from assigned territories.
Maintain knowledge and understanding of the National trends in Higher Education, particularly in the areas of admission and Enrollment Management.
Present on- and off-campus information sessions to large groups.
Present on admission and/or University-related topics as assigned to various constituencies.
Perform managerial responsibilities for the Assistants, Counselors and/or students. Develop a comprehensive training program and be the primary staffing and scheduling coordinator.
Supervise the dissemination of work responsibilities and priorities, training, and personnel resolution.
Write and distribute performance evaluations.
Mentor and motivate staff to achieve peak production and performance.
Manage major responsibilities and/or programs as assigned.
Committee Participation and Collaboration
Participate in University Committees as assigned.
Collaborate with University faculty and staff as it related to admission events, application review, and/or admission communications.
Minimum of three years of progressive admission and/or higher education experience.
Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation with the ability to convey and obtain information amongst a variety of audiences such as students, parents, alumni and staff.
Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines and adept at shifting skills to accommodate changing priorities with the ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Valid driver's license.
Ability to travel 30-40% of the time.
Ability to work some nights, weekends, and holidays.
Spanish language fluency.
Master's degree in student services or a related field.
Prior experience in a lead admission role.
Ellucian software experience.
Roger Williams University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.
For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit: rwu.edu/NDT9
At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.