Framingham State University was founded in 1839 for a singular purpose - meeting a public need to promote the public good. At our founding as the nation's first public normal school, that need was for comprehensively educated public school teachers who would, in turn, promote an educated citizenry. FSU continues to offer exceptional teacher education programs and, while we are proud of our roots as a teachers' college, we have grown far beyond them. Public need continues to evolve and FSU right along with it. Our students and alumni are making waves in the fashion industry, designing nutrition plans for professional athletes, writing for major media and news organizations, and working for Fortune 500 companies right here in Framingham. FSU is unapologetically a public institution offering accessible, affordable educational opportunities that integrate an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our programs have expanded but our purpose and commitment to public education for the public good remain steadfast.
At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence and strive to promote a culture of antiracism, encouraging a challenging yet collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We are honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.
FSU currently enrolls about 3,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and professional students, offers 39 undergraduate majors, and enrolls 41% BIPOC students in our undergraduate programs. Ideally situated between Boston and Worcester, FSU and the surrounding area are steeped in history, achievement, and innovation and provide access to urban hotspots, verdant landscapes, natural and cultural amenities, and diverse communities.
Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and truth moral." Early leaders found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH aptly reflects our past and our pledge for the future as it continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State University.
Assists the Dean of Enrollment Management and other admissions personnel in the planning, organization, and administration of the undergraduate admissions program at the University. Assists with graduate recruitment activities and enrollment management functions as needed.
Supervises subordinate classified, contracted, and student employee personnel assigned to the area (at the discretion of the Associate Dean of Admissions/Director of Undergraduate Admissions); serves a leadership role with assigned tasks.
Reports directly to the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions; will work on team projects under the leadership of designated team leaders.
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Recruits and selects prospective first year, and transfer applicants for Framingham State University.
Manages an assigned recruitment territory. Guides prospective students and applicants through all phases of the enrollment funnel (inquiry to matriculation), including financial aid advisement and post-deposit activities (e.g., "summer melt" mitigation).
Travels to high schools, community colleges and college informational fairs and attends programs on and off campus as required.
Meets with prospective students and communicates application procedures to students, parents, high school counselors, and community college advisors.
Serves as member of the Admissions Committee; independently reviews applications and makes admissions decisions and merit-based scholarship decisions.
Assists with non-matriculated student registration, graduate recruitment, and prospective student advising regarding University degree requirements.
Conducts admissions information sessions (individual and large group formats).
Assists in preparation of statistical data/reports appropriate to the Admissions Office.
Assists in the evaluation of the publications, programs, and overall recruitment strategies of the Admissions Office.
Available to serve on special and/or standing committees of the University.
Assumes major responsibility for one or more assigned areas.
Assumes responsibility for special projects as assigned.
Weekend and evening work, a valid driver's license, and access to reliable transportation is required.
Strives to maintain and augment knowledge and skills in the admissions field through advanced study, professional activities or participation in conferences, seminars, workshops and similar professional gatherings.
Actively contributes to deliver a working environment that promotes optimism, collaboration, respect, solutions conscious dialogue, and exceptional service to everyone.
Ensures that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally part of all actions and decisions within the scope of duties.
Work occurs on and off of the FSU campus and includes frequent regional travel for recruitment activities.
Outdoor recruitment activity and event participation required.
Ability to lift 40 pounds and sit or stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to help with event set-up and clean-up (ex. physical set up of recruitment tables/booths/transfer fairs).
Will need to occasionally work outside of standard business operating hours include evenings and weekends.
Demonstrated knowledge of higher education principles, practices and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, administrative staff, classified personnel and students.
Demonstrated ability to express oneself effectively in written and oral communication.
Knowledgeable of Framingham State University's programs.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and strategies to engage persons in these mediums.
Bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese.
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Association of Professional Administrators (APA) bargaining unit with a title of Staff Assistant. The anticipated starting salary is $50,000.
It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must apply online by submitting:
Equity and Inclusion Statement*,
Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.
*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.
For best consideration, application materials should be received by May 26, 2023.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.
Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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