Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Admission and External Relations, the Dean of Admission will be responsible for developing and implementing the plans and supporting systems to identify, recruit and enroll prospective first year, transfer and international students in the College, and analyze progress towards annual recruitment goals utilizing various reporting systems. The successful candidate will be energetic, motivated and organized. and work collaboratively with the College community toward the annual enrollment goals for the Admission division.
The Dean 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.
Provide leadership, training and development to the Associate and Assistant Directors for Admission to execute approved annual recruitment and marketing plans and all related activities and events to meet enrollment goals for the College.
In coordination with the Senior Vice President, define the recruitment territories for each Associate and Assistant Director for Admission, and oversee and approve the annual recruitment plan for each territory. Monitor and recommend refinement to the territory plans throughout the year to reach goals.
Oversee the Admission Operations team efforts, ensuring the integrity of data processes within the Admission office and in coordination with both financial aid, Slate and Banner systems and external partnerships.
Ensure the accuracy of applicant data 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 and sharing of information with other College offices as appropriate.
Monitor and analyze recruitment data from various admission systems including Banner, Slate, Noel Levitz, as well as external partner sources, to assess progress against goals throughout the recruitment cycle. Provide routine update reports to the Senior Vice President and senior management.
Responsible for managing the approved undergraduate admission selection and scholarship program processes, including those for transfer and international admission. Manage the application review process; approve recommended admission decisions on all prospective applicants after initial review by the Associate and Assistant Directors of Admission. Ensure the accurate and timely notification of admission decisions and enrollment process information to prospective students.
Responsible for a local recruitment territory; travel as needed in assigned territory, representing the College at High School visits with prospective students, and at college fairs. Travel may also include international travel and recruitment initiatives, and in support of other territories. Build and maintain relationships with High School guidance counselors to promote the College as a strong option for their students.
Will work closely with the Director for Financial Aid and staff in communicating accurate, timely financial aid information and procedures to prospective students and their families to assist them with the financing of their education.
Responsible for working with faculty, administrators and athletics staff to assist in the recruitment of undergraduate students. Develop and coordinate recruitment efforts for special programs including HEOP, NSF Scholars, and the College’s premier scholarship programs to meet enrollment goals for those programs.
Assist the Senior Vice President on all admission related projects including the development of marketing materials and activities, e-communication, recruitment plans and events, financial aid and enrollment efforts, and other duties as assigned.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred), driver’s license in good standing, as well as the ability to travel seasonally and work at evening events and some weekends. Five years of experience in admission demonstrating progressive responsibilities is also required. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and follow up protocols are required. Knowledge of Microsoft office, and experience with Banner, Slate, or related admission and communications systems strongly preferred.
Candidates should have a strong interest in pursuing a career in higher education, an appreciation of liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition, and desire 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.