The Assistant Director of Admissions is a full-time position that focuses on the recruitment of prospective students, the review of applications, and active participation in yield activities to ensure enrollment of a talented and diverse class. The Assistant Director of Admissions engages with transfer and International prospective students in an assigned territory and manages the interactions and various forms of communication with students, parents, community college counselors and alumni in that region. The Assistant Director conducts information sessions, confers with admitted students/families and contributes to the success of visitation/recruitment programs. Collegial interaction with several College departments and external partners is on-going. The Assistant Director of Admissions will assist the Director of Admissions with strategy, the training of staff, and maintaining a strong office culture. Some evening and weekend work will be required so the Assistant Director of Admissions must be committed to working flexible hours to meet office and team needs. Additional special projects will be assigned by the Director of Admissions as needed.
Bachelor’s degree, required.
A minimum of 2 to 3 years of Admissions experience, preferred.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty and the public.
Knowledge of Slate CRM, preferred.
Strong time management and perceptive interpersonal abilities.
Operate effectively in both independent and team environments.
Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written) in both individual and group settings.
Knowledge of social media platforms, a plus.
Desire to take initiative and be creative.
A valid driver’s license, required.
Manage a recruitment territory, including occasional travel and virtual engagement for recruitment.
Work directly with international and transfer student population.
Utilize data systems in the recruitment process.
Handle admissions office correspondence on a daily basis.
Communicate with a wide spectrum of constituencies including but not limited to students, parents, guidance counselors, alumni, current students, and community-based organizations.
Coordinate recruitment activities. Participate and take the lead in planning on and off campus admitted student yield events.
Organize work to provide maximum time for follow-up by telephone and other forms of contact, so as to secure a specified number of campus visits, applications, acceptances, deposits and matriculations with some projects requiring evening and weekend work hours.
Conduct campus tours and presentations to prospective students, families, and special groups.
Act as liaison with other campus offices to ensure excellent customer service to prospective students/families.
Manage special interest group(s) to enhance the scope of recruitment to enroll and shape a diverse class.
Assist in the development of marketing/promotion materials and strategies to improve outreach and enrollment.
Work in cooperation with the Financial Aid staff to provide families with effective financial aid counseling.
Assist the Director of Admissions in the continued development and implementation of the admissions communication flow, strategy, and standard operating procedures.
Assist the Director of Admissions in maintaining a strong office culture.
Assist with the training and supervision of staff as necessary.
Be proficient in his or her knowledge of Newberry College.
Complies with all rules, policies, and procedures as established by Newberry College.
About Newberry College
Newberry College has a rich tradition of providing personal attention, challenging academic programs, and a close-knit community that welcomes everyone. We combine our strong liberal arts foundation with specialized professional degree programs to prepare students such as you for successful futures.