This position is responsible for 1) Expanding and implementing the university’s recruitment and yield strategy for students who identify as Hispanic/Latinx 2) Working with University Guides/Diversity Ambassadors on diversity-related initiatives 3) Developing, in coordination with Director of Campus Visit, a comprehensive tour guide training program with emphasis on diversity and inclusion 4) General admissions counselor responsibilities including territory management, application review, campus visit support, and application decision-making
Bachelor’s degree required.
Special Skills Or Experience:
Spanish proficiency. Public speaking, networking, interpersonal and counseling.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Diversity Recruitment: Is responsible for developing and implementing a recruitment plan for students from traditionally underrepresented populations to meet university enrollment goals.
Plans and implements a program of travel to significantly increase number of visits to diverse high schools - Researches inquiry, application and enrollment trends for underrepresented populations - Evaluates success of previous years' travel - Schedules and attends college fairs and individual visits during September – May - With the Director of Diversity Recruitment, identifies and plans travel in new areas - Develops and fosters strong relationships with high school guidance counselors, independent counselors, community-based organizations, career centers and outreach organizations - Maintains planning of college day programs, individual visits and financial reporting - Identifies and records students who are highly interested in Elon or who are a good fit - Identifies students interested in special programs or activities and takes necessary steps to ensure that they receive information
Plans and implements a program of communication with diverse populations of students and their families to increase the number of applications and matriculants; assists with the development of appropriate publications to meet these goals
Evaluates applications for admissions, consults high school guidance officers and students as needed to complete files for reading
Plans and implements special events, including Phoenix Fusion, GAME Day, Diversity receptions and other campus recruitment events.
Assists in the recruitment and training of an admissions intern and Elon Diversity Ambassadors, a student group to support university diversity recruitment efforts
Assists with campus visits, group visitors, weekend events and other special events of the Admissions Office
Recruit from and increase yield in primary travel territory
Prepares independent travel schedule to include high school visits and college fairs, during an 8-10 week period, including fall and spring
Supports campus visit program by conducting campus interviews/information sessions with prospective students and their families (including Saturday rotation)
Compiles and evaluates applications; consults high school guidance offices and students to complete files for decisions
Assists with the implementation of weekend events including Open Houses, Orientations and Scholarship days
Organizes and hosts November receptions in travel territories if applicable. This also includes and is not limited to diversity-themed receptions
Manages a personal expense report online via Elon's procurement card site
Other duties as assigned
Accesses completed files from assigned territory and completes the initial review of the application. Quotas to be read per day will be assigned on an as needed basis, depending on the number of applications received
Participates in admissions committee meetings to finalize admitted students from both Early Action and Regular Deadline pools
Assists with the mailing process for decision letters for Early Action and Regular Deadline applicants, including verifying each applicant's status, checking addresses and stuffing envelopes
Serves as the Counselor of the Day on a rotating basis, responsible for taking and following up on incoming calls from prospective students, parents and guidance counselors
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered university that values experiential learning and strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon's 7,000 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for engaged learning programs in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, leadership and community service. Elon is ranked the nation's #1 master's-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. Elon leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report recognition for academic programs that
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered university that values experiential learning and strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 7,000 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for engaged learning programs in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, leadership and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. Elon leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report recognition for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 435 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private uni...versities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university’s 656-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.
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