Lead Admissions Counselor for Recruitment Coordination
Montclair State University
July 9, 2018
Montclair, New Jersey
Higher Education Institution
Under the supervision of the Associate Director, Recruitment & Community engagement, the Lead Admissions Counselor works to recruit and enroll students to Montclair State University. The Lead Admissions Counselor participates in the development of strategic recruitment initiatives in consult with the Associate Director and provides guidance and support to the Admissions Recruiters in the execution of their roles.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages a local travel territory; responsible for territory analysis, decision making and planning of the territory. Delivers presentations and represents the University at college fairs, high school visits, and other recruitment events in the assigned territory and elsewhere as needed.
Serves as a primary contact for prospective students, parents, school administrators, and community officials. Regularly meets with walk-in visitors and advises on the application and enrollment process.
Manages graduate student worker who is tasked with serving as guidance and school counselor concierge; serves as main professional staff point of contact for guidance and school counselors.
Participates in the development of a strategic recruitment plan and execution of strategic recruitment and yield initiatives to support University enrollment goals.
Creates and analyzes recruitment and enrollment related reports from Slate, Banner, and other sources; makes data-driven suggestions to the Associate Director and office leadership team.
Identifies opportunities for increased recruitment and engagement of targeted populations for enrollment.
Maintains a centralized recruitment calendar for the recruitment team, maintains records of and payments for events as needed and ensures the calendar is efficient and robust.
Serves as a point of contact for Admissions Recruiters/Counselors in addition to the Associate Director. Mentors and assists in the onboarding of new Admissions Recruiters/Counselors.
May be responsible for a special population of applicants, such as College of the Arts applicants.
Assists with execution of Undergraduate Admissions events, including but not limited to Open House, Accepted Student Day, Scholar Dinner, and Counselor Workshop.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
Two or more years of experience working in a fast-paced setting with direct exposure to undergraduate admissions
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (written and spoken) and to conduct large and small group presentations to a variety of constituents
Willingness to travel regularly throughout New Jersey and the surrounding regions, sometimes overnight
Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid driver's license with full-time access to a vehicle.
Some evening and weekend work is required.
Master's degree in Higher Education or related field.
Demonstrated comfort using technology and software related to the recruitment of undergraduate students, including but not limited to Banner and Slate.
Strong organizational skills, analytical ability, inquisitive spirit, attention to detail, and the willingness to work collaboratively and autonomously are preferred.
Internal Number: V-1497
About Montclair State University
With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is designated a Research Doctoral 3 University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 10 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at montclair.edu