The Assistant Director will represent the University at select on and off-campus programs (i.e. high school visits, college fairs, Nova Nation Presentations, case studies, panels, etc.) for recruitment and yield purposes in a designated territory (TBD). In addition, this person will serve as a resource to campus visitors, such as students, parents, school counselors, alumni, etc. in regard to the application process. This person is responsible for organizing, implementing, and managing Villanova’s recruitment efforts and yield activities, as well as the enhancement and continued maintenance of the volunteer Alumni Recruitment Network (ARN) from said region. The Assistant Director will also holistically read and assess applications assigned for admission review. Extreme confidentiality and discretion is required in regard to recruit and applicant information. This individual will also assist with other duties as assigned by the Associate Directors and Director of University Admission.
The Assistant Director serves as an integral team member relating to initiatives that are aligned with the University’s mission statement and goals, and designated by the leadership of the Office of University Admission. This individual must be involved in professional organizations necessary to accomplish job responsibilities. Perform other duties and tasks relating to the recruitment and engagement of prospective and admitted students.
Coordinate eight to ten weeks of travel annually in a designated geographic territory for the purpose of recruitment and yield at college fairs, high schools, forums/panels and communicate with prospective students and their families on an individual basis. Will maintain and adhere to a budget for recruitment and yield activities in the region and be able to provide a detailed record of expenses. Extensive weekend and evening hours are required.
Other job responsibilities may include assisting other staff members with their responsibilities in coordinating on-campus events, communications, scholarship, social media, etc. Holistically review, assesses and be accountable for all applications from the designated region, serve on admission committees to make sure all decisions are fair and equitable as possible. Will also help with reading applications from other regions as assigned.
Actively assist with Nova Nation Presentations, yield events, and serve as Counselor of the Day (COD), which involves meetings and answering questions with visiting students, families, and school counselors regarding the admission process, scholarships, financial aid, etc.
This individual will serve as an integral team member relating to initiatives that are aligned with the University’s Strategic Plan. Perform other duties and tasks as assigned relating to the recruitment of prospective students and the yield of admitted students. Maintain membership and representation within the various regional admission counselor association(s) for networking and professional development. Attendance of at least one annual conference to benefit the University is strongly encouraged.
Bachelor’s degree is required. Two to three years of working experience required, with preference given to those working in the field of college admission. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. In addition, the individual must be extremely well organized and be able to work independently, manage their budget allocation for recruitment and special programming, and be comfortable with a variety of technology and software (Concur, Banner, SLATE, Prezi, Microsoft suite, etc. The individual must also have a valid driver’s license, and be comfortable with air travel.
Internal Number: 20181881S
About Villanova University
Villanova University is a Roman Catholic institution of higher learning founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842. Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others. Villanova is located twelve miles West of the City of Philadelphia, PA.Villanova’s academic experience, rooted in the liberal arts, forms an environment in which students and professors are partners in learning. Every member of the Villanova community is dedicated to providing a personalized experience that fosters every student’s intellectual and spiritual well-being. As part of their education, students are encouraged to enrich their own lives by working for those in greatest need. Through academic and service programs, students use their skills, knowledge and compassion to better the world around them.Over 10,000 undergraduate, graduate, and law students, take part in a wide variety of degree programs throughout the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing..., and the Villanova School of Law. These colleges are the setting for an experience that develops both the heart and the mind, and prepares students to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.