Assistant Director for Graduate Admissions


DEPARTMENT

Enrollment Services


POSITION SUMMARY

The Assistant Director for Graduate Admissions serves as an integral member of the enrollment management team at the University of New Orleans. The employee in this position must be a naturally persuasive, creative problem solver who thrives in an upbeat environment with non-standard and varied working hours. A self-motivated, enthusiastic, goal-oriented individual with superior presentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills and will have demonstrated ability to follow direction, problem solve, manage multiple priorities and meet goals. This is a sales-like admissions and prospect management approach to Graduate admissions in an environment where recruiters are responsible for reaching enrollment assigned to them. Daily responsibilities include communication with prospective graduate students for 33 graduate programs through heavy phone outreach, personal e-mails, notes, individual appointments, and group presentations. This position will involve the planning of prospective student recruitment activities, outreach and travel.


RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Evening and weekend work • Extensive phone use and telemarketing • Travel • Individuals and group presentations • The Recruiter must become knowledgeable about all aspects of the University of New Orleans including academic programs, financial aid, billing, college policy, and important dates • Performs other specific functions as assigned. 2. ROUTINE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Through heavy use of outgoing contacts via phone, email, etc., cultivates, engages, grades, persuades and closes prospective graduate students. Always qualifies conversation and generates next steps (application, FAFSA, registration, etc.). Leads group information sessions and also meets one-on-one with prospective students to provide information and assist in the application process. The Assistant Director is responsible for recruiting graduate students for 33 graduate programs by: • Meeting with executives and human resource specialists in the New Orleans area to discuss the benefits of the University of New Orleans’ graduate programs to employees. • Making arrangements for and attending job fairs, education fairs, trade organization events, professional conferences, and other professional functions to inform executives and potential students about Stetson’s graduate programs. • Maintaining information pertaining to corporate education reimbursement programs and specifically targeting those corporations as a part of marketing plan. • Connecting with UNO alumni and advisory board members to increase marketing effectiveness. • Working with the leadership teams of graduate programs to develop and implement marketing plans. • Researches, plans and executes travel for recruitment, by evaluating previous years' productivity; meets with prospective students at colleges and educational fairs to inform them about the University, i.e. application process, graduate assistantships, graduate scholarships, financial aid, and academic programs. • After receipt of application materials, determines and informs them of acceptance and award of scholarships. Reviews files for acceptance and presents admission recommendation to admissions committee. Reviews files for scholarship. Makes financial aid packaging/depth sounding calls. Administers transcript evaluation for domestic and international students, and is familiar with the accreditation of institutions and Stetson course equivalencies. 3. PROGRAM INTERACTION: The Assistant Director continues to support and works with the Graduate Programs Office and faculty to: • Ensure the marketing messages meet the program’s ability to deliver. • Understand the programs processes and requirements for admissions. • Update the enrollment strategies on a quarterly basis. • Develop reports for the program directors and deans on a quarterly basis. • Other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree and excellent oral and written communication skills. Willing to do extensive travel and work non-traditional hours. Able to speak publicly both in person and via web-based tools, i.e. Skype/WebEx, customer service and public relations skills. Must possess the ability to relate to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Possess strong interpersonal skills.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s Degree. Experience working in Enrollment Services, Admissions, Public Relations, or outreach. Comfortable with basic marketing, advertising and recruiting principles.


SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


DATE POSTED

06/22/2017


CLOSING DATE

Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration priority will be given to resumes received by July 6, 2017.


POSITION NUMBER

2184

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