The assistant director is an admission officer at Rice University, a highly-selective research institution in the heart of Houston, Texas. Reporting to a deputy director, this individual will manage projects and programs that have a defined scope and moderate levels of complexity. Such projects may include but are not limited to recruitment programs, marketing, campus engagements, DEI recruitment and events, staff training and development, coordinating the file review process, etc. Knowledge of Rice University and/or experience in a higher education environment is desired.
Works with other members of the admission staff on projects related to recruitment, evaluation and selection, marketing and communications, access and inclusion, on-campus programming, alumni engagement, staff training, budget management, and staff development as assigned
Collaboratively works with supervisor on year-over-year planning, process, and project management
Manages a specific recruitment territory and engages in all aspects of recruitment, evaluation, selection, yield, measurement, and planning to ensure the development of a geographic pipeline to Rice
Conducts informational sessions
Establishes and maintains strong relationships with high school counselors
Evaluates applications and makes recommendations on selection utilizing the committee-based-evaluation process
Ensures compliance with federal and state laws concerning college admission, FERPA, and affirmative action
Responds to inquiries timely providing accurate information
Performs all other duties as assigned
Interpersonal skills that demonstrate professionalism, relatability, and collegiality
Familiarity with the multiple work areas of a modern admissions office including CRM systems, reporting and analytics, recruitment, evaluation and selection, marketing and communications, access and inclusion, on-campus programming, staff training, budget management, and staff development
Proficient in using admission and enrollment data to make data-informed decisions, measure and assess progress toward strategic goals, present data, and revise practices as needed
Strong verbal and written communication, presentation, and customer service skills
Strong reading comprehension and ability to make distinctions among competitive applicants
High level of proficiency in MS Office suite including Excel and Access
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Ability to present meaningful information that helps to inform decision making
Familiarity with whole-file application evaluation
Experience in a highly selective university or college admission office.
Experience in DEI recruitment and engagements
Experience in marketing and communications, strong writing skills desired.
Experience with campus event management and managing student volunteers/campus programs.
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
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Education, Experience, and Licenses/Certifications Requirements
2 years of experience
Type of experience: related experience working in a college or university admission office, or as a high school college counselor or teacher.
No substitutions for education or experience allowed