This position is part of the Undergraduate Admissions Office recruitment and enrollment team and is focused on enrolling diverse and talented prospective students aligned with institutional goals to the University. The position is involved in all aspects of the recruiting, deciding, and enrolling processes including, but not limited to: planning and conducting on-and off-campus recruitment events; interviewing students; providing counseling and service to students and families about the University and the college decision process; reviewing and evaluating applications to render admission decisions; developing and maintaining strategic relationships with school counselors and others who influence students’ college choices.
CRITICAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE: (Knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the job. Example: excellent oral and written communication skills)
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent decision-making skills, strong judgment when communicating with prospective students and public.
Strong organizational skills.
Willingness to work hard, good sense of humor, strong team player, positive attitude.
Ability to take initiative for projects and improvement.
Ability to work outside of standard University work hours.
DECISION MAKING AND IMPACT: (Provide an example of a typical decision made as part of the regular job duties. Describe the impact of decisions on work unit, other departments or university.)
Must be able to handle routine questions and problems and have some ability to recognize complex issues and interpret and apply policy to non-routine situations. Has admission decision-making authority to influence and decide who is admitted to the university.
FINANCIAL / OPERATIONAL IMPACT: (Describe any significant financial responsibilities for which the position is held accountable. This includes work related to departmental and other budgets, revenues, contracts and grants.)
Must follow university guidelines when traveling and complete expense reports to department accountant in a timely way. Some projects may have budget components. Has decision making authority to use university resources when deemed necessary for travel and events.
Internal: (Describe the nature, purpose, and frequency of typical contacts within the University.)
Members of Undergraduate Admissions staff; university staff and faculty members from various departments and at various levels.
External: (Describe the nature, purpose, and frequency of typical contacts outside the University.)
Prospective high school students and their families; high school counselors; university alumni
Given: (List the number and level of employees this position supervises both directly and indirectly through other employees)
May supervisor student workers/volunteers who work in the admissions office.
Received: (Describe the frequency and types of interaction between the employee and the supervisor.)
Will be assigned a supervisor for direct supervision and annual performance reviews. Will also be assigned peer mentors.
Does this position have regular exposure to confidential information? (If yes, describe the nature of the materials and specify if patient information is involved))
This position has access to confidential information (including demographic and financial) on prospective students and applicants to the University. Sensitivity is crucial when using this information.
WORKING CONDITIONS / EQUIPMENT: Describe any special working conditions or physical demands of the job (this may include exposure to loud noise, chemicals, radioactive material; any lifting required and approximate weight and frequency; ability to work on call; any heavy equipment used; ability to travel to on- and off-campus locations, etc).
The position will be located in an office environment. Travel and attendance at many events on and off campus is necessary, which may include international travel. Must transport recruitment materials to high school visits, college fairs, and group meetings. Work outside of normal business hours is necessary throughout the year. Position requires heavy use of the computer including an electronic application reading system in the office and at home. Ability to lift/move up to 20 lbs.
Internal Number: M5CE71
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