Curry College is accepting applications for an Assistant Director/Senior Assistant Director (AD / Sr. AD) of Admission- First Year and Transfer Recruitment (based on experience).Under the direction of the Director of Admission, the Assistant Director of Admission (AD), Senior Assistant Director (Sr. AD) is responsible for all aspects of the admission recruitment cycle as it pertains to all transfer students as well as First-Year students within an assigned geographic recruitment territory. Responsible for interpreting the mission of the College to external constituencies to include prospective students, school and college counselors, college transfer counselors and other school personnel, parents, alumni and independent consultants. Responsible for meeting transfer recruitment goals, and First-Year recruitment goals within the assigned territory. Participates in a wide variety of admissions functions to include travel, interviews, analysis and review of applications, interviewing, personalized follow-up, telemarketing and social media activities. The AD/Sr. AD represents Curry College at regional/national conferences. This individual works closely with the Academic Provost Office, Registrar, and other relevant offices to update current and create new transfer Articulation Agreements and Joint Admission Programs with community and 2-year colleges. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for creating and maintaining strong relationships with community college advisors and other potential referral sources. The AD/ Sr. AD also assists with mentoring of newer admission counselors. This position requires flexible evening and weekend hours and the ability to travel.
Assist the Associate Vice President with determining appropriate travel plans, itinerary within travel and budgetary guidelines as it relates to the recruitment of transfer students and traditional First-Year students from an assigned recruitment territory;
Plan and execute travel for recruitment purposes to include high school visits, college nights and transfer fairs;
Recruit prospective students to the College through attendance at college fairs, transfer fairs and other on and off-campus programs;
Develop new and manage key referral relationships with college advisors, school counselors, educational consultants, transfer advisors, and other constituencies directly supporting the college search process for students;
Organize on and off campus events and conduct presentations about the College and the admission process;
Generate reports to help guide the recruitment activities for transfer students and traditional First-Year students within an assigned recruitment territory;
Responsible for all external communication to parents of prospective students, students, and school personnel;
Respond to all student, parent, and school counselor inquires or requests regarding college admission requirements, programs and other related matters pertaining to application to the College. Assure that communications are accurate and timely;
Determine when to correspond to students or refer to other constituencies on campus to include faculty, coaches, staff or current students;
Lead the coordination and/or contribute to the success of various student visit programs designed to recruit targeted prospective applicants to the College;
Manage ongoing strategic communications with high school, Community College partners, and independent counselors, including email, print, and other digital/social media.
Strategic Transfer Student Recruitment Planning:
Create and implement an aggressive multi-year strategic plan relating to distinct student population – transfers;
Collaborate with the Academic Provost Office, individual Academic Departments, and the Registrar to update current and create new Articulation Agreements and Joint Admission Programs for the recruitment of transfer students;
Evaluate and make recommendations on specific advertising opportunities relating to transfer student recruitment;
Generate appropriate reports to assess outcomes of strategic initiatives and use assessments in future strategic planning;
Maintain familiarity with current trends and best practices for recruitment of transfer students within the industry; use knowledge in strategic planning.
Facilitate the Admission Process for First-Year and Transfer Students:
Interview and follow-up with prospective students, assist in the completion of applications, communicate and follow-up regarding missing documents and evaluate applications to determine acceptance, denial or referral to Committee for further review;
Responsible for data entry of application decisions when appropriate;
Participate in new student orientation programs;
Communicate admission decision with applicants;
Provide timely or on the spot tentative credit evaluations in collaboration with the Registrar’s Office to transfer students;
Participate in transfer student orientation programs.
Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 2 years of progressive admission experience;
Commitment and comfort with digital communication available for recruitment purposes;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Ability to communicate with various constituencies including prospective students, parents, referral sources and colleagues;
Ability to multi-task and make independent judgement;
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite/computer applications and all social media platforms;
Understanding of new and emerging technologies as they relate to recruitment;
Ability to travel to remote locations and to load and transport admission materials, displays and other equipment;
Ability to work nights and weekends when required;
Valid driver’s license.
Master’s Degree; experience with Admission/Recruitment of Transfer Student population; experience working with multiple constituencies at the college level regarding articulation agreements;
A current relationship with community college advisors is desirable;
Knowledge of transfer and traditional First-Year student populations and changing demographics;
Salesforce CRM Experience.
At the College’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs and a variety of continuing education certificates and programs.
Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations.
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