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.
As a member of the Admissions staff at Grand View University, this individual will recruit first year and international first year and transfer students within an assigned recruitment area, complete recruiting telephone calls, provide office coverage when not traveling, and provide back-up services to transfer recruiters.
Essential Functions of Job:
Develop and implement a written, comprehensive plan to recruit students to Grand View College. This plan should include marketing through telephone (reach telephone goals on a weekly basis), letters, high school visits, college fairs, church visits 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 College.
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, school counselors, 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. (Primary)
Provide pre-admission counseling services for applicants, including interpretation of ACT/SAT test results, information on programs offered by the University, and other assistance in arriving at a choice for major.
Coordinate recruiting activities with academic departments.
Coordinate recruiting activities with other admissions staff.
Serve on selected committees which support Admissions and the College overall.
Maintain confidentiality as appropriate.
Participate in professional development to continuously improve skills.
Will join SEVIS as a DSO (designated school official) and comply with best practices to better serve International Students.
Will work with the Multicultural and Community Outreach Director to help facilitate the international student orientation.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelors’ degree required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills needed.
Knowledge of College 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 office hours from 8:15 – 4:30, Monday through Friday. Extended evening or weekend hours may be required.
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.