Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Admissions Officer for Undergraduate Admissions- New Brunswick. This position reports to the Associate Director for Recruitment & Outreach. The Senior Admissions Officer, focusing on Diversity and Access, plans and implements a full range of recruitment and yield activities focused on diverse student populations, including (but not limited to) underrepresented minorities, low-income, first-generation, EOF (educational opportunity fund)-eligible, and other historically disenfranchised or traditionally under-served groups that have experienced barriers to accessing higher education.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Oversees the planning, coordination and implementation of programming, including high school and college visits, fairs, panels, receptions, and other initiatives directed towards student, parent, counselor, and other educator populations.
Works closely with Admissions' Marketing and Communications team to develop a communications outreach plan to engage the audiences above.
Manages a programming budget and provide guidance to temporary and/or student employees.
Analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of activities with comprehensive year-end reports.
Reviews, evaluates and makes decisions on assigned proportion of applications. Works to identify and eliminate potential barriers to applying and enrolling for undeserved students, and serves as primary admissions counselor to underrepresented minorities, first-generation, EOF and other under-served populations.
Represents Undergraduate Admissions on campus-wide committees and collaborates with key campus partners that support diversity initiatives, (e.g., EOF administration, Office of Financial Aid, Office of Student Access and Equity, Cultural Centers, Veterans Affairs, underrepresented student and alumni groups, etc.)
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
A minimum of five (5) years of overall professional experience within admissions, higher education, or high school counseling.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Highly motivated and imaginative, with the ability to handle a fast paced environment and varied responsibilities.
Outstanding organization, writing, and public speaking skills.
Works well individually as well as on a team and represent the university professionally and enthusiastically.
Understand the communication needs of a variety of external constituencies and adapt university messages so that they resonate with varied audiences while supporting the Rutgers brand.
Ability to manage both a budget and personnel.
Familiarity with social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., as well as knowledge of the Enrollment Planning Service (EPS) of the College Board.
Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license would be required for this position.
Must also pass a background check.
Significant experience engaging students of diverse backgrounds.
Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Explorer, etc.
Social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Occasional lifting of heavy boxes containing recruitment material is required.
Ability to work some nights and weekends.
Position start date is July 1st 2020.
Pass a background check.
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 20ST0419
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 110849
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.