Dean College seeks an experienced, motivated and innovative professional to join the Office of Admissions in the role of Associate Director. Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Admissions, the Associate Director will oversee the planning and implementation of on-campus recruitment events. The Associate Director also serves as a recruiter and territory manager in the Office of Admissions; supervises and trains three admissions counselors; provides oversight for the Student Ambassador (tour guide) program and the program coordinator; and oversees transfer recruitment and admissions.
In addition, this position assists the Associate Vice President/Dean of Admissions and Executive Director of Admissions in providing leadership and direction for the Office of Admissions.
Planning and implementing recruitment travel in a defined territory.
Conducting student interviews and evaluating perspective students.
Reviewing first-year and transfer applications for admission.
Contacting prospective students and applicants using all methods available including phone, email, texting and social media.
Representing Dean College at college fairs, high school visits and other recruitment events.
Counseling students through the application process and facilitating questions related to the college's academic, social, cultural, financial, and athletic programs.
Coordinating admissions-related activities, processes and procedures.
Providing admission presentations to campus visitors and varying constituent groups.
Completing routine reports related to recruitment, projections, personal schedule, travel, special programs
Overseeing the planning and implementation of on-campus recruitment events, including open houses, accepted student events, preview days and Saturday visit days. Working closely with the Executive Director of Admissions and the Director of Events to ensure successful events throughout the calendar year.
Training and supervising three Admissions Counselors.
Overseeing the transfer recruitment and admissions strategy. Reviewing a portion of transfer candidates for admission.
Planning and executing school counselor events on- and off-campus.
Assisting the Executive Director of Admissions with communication planning and execution specific to on- and off-campus events
5+ years of admissions experience, including event planning experience
Self-starter with strong analytical skills, an attention to detail, and a proven track record of successfully meeting enrollment goals
Experience working with various offices across campus
Works effectively with ethnic, culturally and socially diverse students, staff, faculty and administrators.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and maintain strong organization.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
Takes initiative and works independently with successful outcomes.
Strong professional knowledge and experience with the ability to train and mentor admissions counseling staff.
Evening and weekend work will be required, including recruitment travel which is heaviest in September, October, November, March and April
Master's degree (candidates with extensive experience and a bachelor's degree will be considered)
Valid driver's license
Performs other duties as required or assigned
Flexibility, a desire to be a team player and a sense of humor will be keys to success in this position
About Dean College
Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition in which all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community, for more than 150 years Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility, and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.
Recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report, Dean serves over 1,100 full-time students and close to 200 part-time students, offering bachelor's and associate degree programs as well as a robust schedule of part-time continuing and professional education credit and certificate programs.
Dean College is situated perfectly in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence. Approximately 90 percent of the college's entire student population lives on campus in one of 13 residence halls.
Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. T...he Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility, and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 15 varsity sports and more than 40 on-campus groups and organizations.
Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, the Kraft Sports Group, the Boston Ballet, the Broadway Dance Center, and more.