Assistant Director of Admission, Admission Department, Doheny Campus
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To provide high school and transfer students applying to MSMU with information about the University as well as support during the application process. Direct the recruitment activities within given geographical areas for prospective students and evaluate applicants for admission to MSMU. Oversee major recruitment programs and assist Director with program planning and mentoring of new staff members.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Engage with prospective MSMU students by visiting high schools and community colleges and attending college fairs throughout California and various western states to generate applications for admission
Cultivate positive relationships with counseling staff at high schools and community colleges so they can partner with the University in generating applications for admission
Plan and execute on- and off-campus programs for prospective students and their parents, high school and community college counselors, and independent educational consultants to generate interest in MSMU
Interact in a professional manner with a variety of constituents outside of the University who are in a position to influence prospective students
Work closely with prospective students and applicants through the admissions process via telephone, email, and personal contact throughout the course of the admission cycle
Plan, confirm, and execute a schedule of recruitment activities including high school and community college visits, college nights and fairs, workshops and presentations. This includes managing all travel arrangements within a stipulated budget
Analyze and evaluate admission applications documents (i.e. school transcripts, test scores, references, essays and resumes) for assigned recruitment territories
Coordinate, manage, and participate in on- and off-campus Admission Office programs throughout the year
Maintain a visible relationship on both MSMU campuses and represent the Admission Office in the absence of the Director or Associate Director of Admission
Manage the department's publication suite from development through delivery with support and direction from the Director of Admission
Assist the Director of Admission in training and mentoring new staff members. This includes supporting counselors with their recruitment, evaluation, and matriculation responsibilities. Assist counselors in their program and event planning in the absence of the Director or Associate Director of Admission.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Organize, plan and execute programs designed to support the overall recruitment efforts of the MSMU Admission Office.
Participate in professional association meetings (e.g. Western Association of College Admissions Counselors) when appropriate.
Work evenings and weekends, as needed.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
Working knowledge of the structure of college admissions and of public and private high school counseling; analysis of transcripts and standardized admission tests; and the role of an Associate of Arts degree versus a Bachelor's degree. Understanding of financial aid policies and procedures is required.
Abilities and Skills:
Able to independently exercise sound judgement, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop practical though creative solutions.
Consistently meet deadlines.
Effectively manage multiple projects and follow through to completion.
Demonstrate professionalism and comfort in speaking to groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Work well alone and in a team.
Exercise excellent organizational ability, prioritization, customer service, oral/written communication, as well as interpersonal, public relations and presentation skills.
Possess high energy level along with patience and flexibility.
Willing and able to travel extensively.
Possess a valid California driver's license and reliable vehicle.
Good sense of direction and/or ability to read maps is very helpful.
Bachelor of Arts degree, preferably from a small liberal arts institution.
Participation in national and/or regional professional organizations helpful.
Minimum of three years of experience working in a high school or an institution of higher learning (e.g. in counseling, admissions or as a teacher/faculty member) or other related field.
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.