Reporting to the Director for Admission, the Assistant Director for Admission will identify, recruit and enroll prospective students from their assigned territory to enroll in the College. The successful candidate will be energetic, motivated, organized and work collaboratively with the College community toward their individual annual enrollment goals, as well as the goals for the Admission division as a whole.
The Assistant Director has the following specific responsibilities and duties:
Develop and maintain strong understanding and knowledge of the College, its academic and student life programs, and policies in order to communicate accurate and current information to prospective students, families and high school guidance counselors.
Travel extensively in assigned recruitment territory, representing the College at high school and community college visits and at college fairs with prospective first-year and transfer students.
Build and maintain relationships with school counselors to promote the College as a strong option for their students.
Maintain ongoing communication with individual prospective students throughout the recruitment process; participate in follow up activities as defined by the Director.
Maintain records and prospective student information in the College’s systems for recruitment and applicant records, ensuring proper documentation and tracking of progress through the recruitment cycle. Analyze progress against goals for assigned territory, and provide periodic update reports.
Interview prospective students; participate in coordinating campus visits with students and their families.
Evaluate and recommend admission decisions on all applications in the assigned territory.
Complete 85-90% of applications in the assigned territory.
Produce annual research to review production in the prior year and formulate more effective and efficient strategy for the new recruitment cycle in coordination with Director for Admission and the Senior Vice President.
Assist with all on-campus recruitment events, including information sessions, Open House, Accepted Students Day, and others as defined.
Participate in College-wide events.
Other duties as assigned.
Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree, driver’s license in good standing, as well as the ability to travel seasonally and work at evening events and some weekends. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and follow up protocols are required. Knowledge of Microsoft office and Excel required, familiarity with admission systems Slate, Ellucian Banner and Argos. 1-3 years of experience working in an admission or advancement/development office is preferred. Bi-lingual Spanish is highly desirable. Candidates should have an interest in higher education, a work environment which demands flexibility, encourages creativity and collegiality while emphasizing accountability for meeting goals.
About College of Mount Saint Vincent
About the Mount A Place Apart—and Yet Connected On a 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River, just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers excellent academic and professional programs to more than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students. It’s a special place—a supportive academic community enhanced by the excitement of Manhattan’s world-class businesses and cultural institutions.