Grand View University aspires to serve a diverse community of learners- students, faculty, and staff- in an inclusive and equitable environment with the goal of empowering all to achieve their fullest potential. Our objective is to sustain a campus environment that is free from the power imbalances and institutional biases that contribute to systems of oppression, while preparing our students to stand against those inequities when they leave Grand View.
Grand View University is dedicated to the goal of an inclusive campus where people of diverse identities feel welcomed and empowered to shape our culture and processes. At Grand View University we view diversity through the collective or group and we welcome and affirm the thoughts and experiences each distinct member brings to our community of learners.
General Purpose of Job: As a member of the Admissions staff at Grand View University, this individual will recruit transfers within an assigned recruitment area, meet with prospective students and families, complete recruiting communications, provide office coverage when not traveling, and provide back-up services to transfer recruiters. This individual will also manage the student ambassador staff.
Essential Functions of Job:
Develop and implement a written, comprehensive plan to recruit students to Grand View University. This plan should include marketing through text, programming, telephone, email, personal notes (reach communication benchmark goals on a weekly basis),letters, college visits, college fairs, and other field activities appropriate to the marketing of the University and its programs. This plan will encourage students to visit campus, apply, complete financial aid applications and attend Grand View University.
Maintain electronic information on each prospective student and complete student profile information to move prospects from one level to the next.
Coordinate financial aid awarding and follow-up.
Assist with the development of information necessary to inform prospective students and other interested parties of admission policies, requirements, and procedures.
Plan and participate in campus visit days, departmental action days and scholarship events.
Develop and maintain relationships with high school counselors, coaches, and teachers to facilitate recruitment of students.
Provide pre-admission counseling services for applicants, including interpretation of the transfer admissions process, information on programs offered by the University, and other assistance as needed.
Coordinate recruiting activities with academic departments.
Coordinate recruiting activities with other admissions staff.
Serve on selected committees which support Admissions and the University overall.
Maintain confidentiality as appropriate.
Participate in professional development to continuously improve skills.
Interview, hire and train the student ambassadors to give tours and complete other duties and tasks as assigned. This includes working visit day programs and scholarship day programs.
Manage the student ambassador work study budget.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills needed.
Knowledge of University goals, objectives, procedures, and publications needed.
Emphasis with small, private college desirable.
Must be able to travel extensively and stay overnights; some weekend activities may be required.
Regularly scheduled hours are 8:00 – 4:00, M-F. Extended evening or weekend hours may be required.
A criminal background check will be conducted on the final candidate.
A valid driver’s license is required. A driving record check will be conducted on the final candidate.
Requires skills for succeeding in an office environment with use of technology and equipment including computers, phones, fax machines, copiers. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information.
Work is performed in a normal office setting. Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during working hours. During course of day, can interact with students, faculty, and staff by computer, phone, or in person. This individual will have the opportunity to work remotely one assigned day per week.
All applicants must apply through our online application system.
Grand View University is an equal opportunity employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.
Grand View is a Liberal Arts University that supports a diverse student population of approximately 2200 full and part-time students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. A University of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Grand View was founded in 1896 and is located in Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines offers exceptional facilities for the enjoyment of lectures, concerts, museums, sporting events, and other cultural opportunities. Grand View welcomes traditional students and adult learners representing a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds.