Washington College seeks qualified applicants for the Associate Director for Transfer Admission position. This position is accountable for the effective planning and implementation of transfer student recruitment in accordance with established goals and in compliance with federal, state and institutional guidelines and/or regulations. This position requires a collaborative style that combines specific individual transfer goals with assisting in the planning of all territories to increase transfer enrollment. This position reports to the Vice President for Enrollment Management.
QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires an individual with a Bachelor’s Degree and three to five years’ experience which demonstrates professional growth and development in the admission field, with specific background and experience recruiting and counseling transfer students and a strong commitment to client-centered services. Experience should demonstrate familiarity with marketing practices, management skills, and strong oral and written communication skills. Experience with standardized tests and interpretation of educational records as they apply to students with multiple transcripts is essential, as well as experience in applying federal guidelines governing admission practices. Demonstrated experience with computer applications is required. A valid driver’s license is required. Extensive travel is required.
Effectively supporting the recruitment of transfer students to fulfill annually established College goals and identified characteristics.
Managing assigned territory through all aspects of recruiting. This includes travel, analysis, cultivating new and strengthening existing relationships with community colleges and working with the WC community to develop articulation agreements.
Projecting a professional image of the College, developing a thorough knowledge of the admission process, and transferring of credits.
Interviewing prospective students and effectively conducting pre-admission counseling to ensure a thorough understanding and acceptance of Washington College and its programs.
Representing Washington College at community colleges, college fairs, and on- and off-campus events as needed, and participating in the formulation of events when appropriate.
Reviewing and evaluating application materials in a thorough and timely manner, recommending admission and eligibility for academic scholarship in keeping with established guidelines.
Developing relationships with prospective students and families by guiding them through the Washington College admission process.
Researching, developing and implementing office-wide strategic transfer recruitment initiatives.
Developing on campus programs for prospective transfer students in conjunction with current students, the Registrar and student affairs staff.
Supporting the implementation of the College's overall recruitment / marketing strategies.
Performing other related responsibilities as assigned.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal by clicking here. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.
About Washington College
Washington College is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who will support the College’s mission to challenge and inspire students to discover lives of purpose and passion. Washington College ranks among the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges and is composed of a diverse student body of 1,450 undergraduates from 33 states and 22 nations. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12-1 and of our 98 full-time faculty members, 94% hold a Ph.D. or equivalent. Faculty and students are supported by a staff of roughly 500 employees.Founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, Washington College was the first college chartered in the new nation. An intellectual and cultural hub now in its third century, Washington College holds a significant place in the history of American higher education. The 120-acre campus is located in Chestertown, Maryland a residential community with a population of just over 5,000. Chestertown is less than 90 minutes from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.