The Admissions Counselor for the College of Optometry is a member of the Office of Student Services and reports to the Director of Student Services. The student services team works collaboratively to create an excellent student experience for Doctor of Optometry (OD) students that facilitates holistic leadership and professional development within all aspects of the student life cycle from recruitment to graduation and beyond. This position will focus primarily on the recruitment, application and admission of students, but will play a role in the entire student lifecycle. This position involves travel, as well as evening and weekend hours.
Communication and Matriculation Initiatives for Prospective and Admitted Students: Creates and executes communication initiatives designed to convert prospective students into applicants, generate ongoing excitement and engagement within the applicant pool, and encourage matriculation among admitted students. Creates and executes ongoing follow-up initiatives with students within various stages of the admissions process from initial recruitment, through the application and interview process, and from admission to matriculation. Creates and maintains written recruitment material in the form of brochures, e-mail campaigns, and website content for prospective and admitted students.
Recruitment: Serves as initial admissions contact for the College of Optometry. Meets with prospective students, applicants and admitted students and promotes Ohio State Optometry admissions policies, procedures and general information. Conducts college and campus tours; presents Ohio State Optometry information sessions to prospective student groups. Coordinates the planning and execution of on-campus recruitment events. Assists the Assistant Director of Admissions with travel to local and national recruitment events. Creates and coordinates relationships and initiatives that increase diversity within the applicant pool and among matriculating students.
Admissions: Assists in the coordination of the annual admission process. Maintains applicant and enrolled student information on OptomCAS, university and college databases. Compiles information from OptomCAS and OSU supplemental applications, and verifies application completeness. Processes and evaluates information needed for admissions decisions. Coordinates the planning and execution of admissions candidate interview process and on-campus interview days.
Other Duties: Assists with annual events and initiatives for current students. Serves as backup to Assistant Director of Student Affairs on scheduling and student registration as well as other administrative duties. Serves on university and college committees. Completes special assignments within the Office of Student Services
Bachelor's degree; minimum three years of professional work experience; strong written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation and facilitation skills; demonstrated experience in program and event planning; strong attention to detail; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and priorities; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team setting.
Master's degree; experience working directly with graduate or professional students within a higher education setting; experience serving and/or recruiting diverse student populations; experience creating communication initiatives and materials.
Target Salary: $48,000.00 - $50,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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