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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Undergraduate Admissions for the Danforth Campus. The position will be located in the Sumers Welcome Center, an open office environment.
This positon serves as a member of the Office of Admissions middle management team and is focused on enrolling diverse, talented and well-prepared students who are able to thrive at Washington University in St. Louis. Reporting to the Senior Associate Director for Recruitment, Selection & Yield, the Associate Director is responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic plan for student selection; participates in strategic discussions and decision-making processes; has excellent judgment and ability to see the “big picture” to meet all institutional goals. The Associate Director manages the Admissions Officer team that oversees and manages the logistics of the application reading and selection processes for Early Decision I & II, Regular Decision, QuestBridge, transfer, athletics, academic merit scholarships, waitlist, and deferrals. In addition, the Associate Director is part of strategic planning discussions concerning event planning, communications, recruitment, selection, yield events, travel strategy., insight and guidance on how technology.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as the lead admissions officer for overseeing and implementing the admissions selection processes and is focused on enrolling diverse, talented and well-prepared students who are able to thrive at Washington University in St. Louis. Managing a team of Senior Assistant and Assistant Directors, the associate director provides leadership, guidance, and full staff training on the various application review processes for first-year students, athletes, merit scholarships, and transfer students. Special processes include waitlist and post-admission decisions such as deferrals and special appeals. Collaborates with strategic analyst to ensure that staff is meeting all deadlines and institutional goals for the incoming class. Collaborates with Systems and Integration team on the design and functionality of application reader within CRM. Works closely with academic deans to oversee review processes for first-year, transfer, and scholarship reading process. Provides insight and leadership during committee/implementation. Organizes and leads committee meetings to communicate key messages, procedures, and updates. Meets with direct reports regularly to guide and challenge staff to think creatively and innovatively; uses data to inform, improve and implement projects and programs; conducts mid-year and annual reviews. Works closely with Access and Inclusion, External Relations and Recruitment teams to coordinate and unify strategy and efforts. Provides frequent feedback to other members of office management team and keeps senior associate director and assistant vice provost & director abreast of all projects and processes.
Manages recruitment territory that involves interacting with students, parents, and college counselors at high school visits, college fairs, panels, and college recruitment. Provides input for strategic plan on recruitment territories and assignments. Conducts workshops on college admissions, providing expert admissions advice to prospective students and families. Works closely with high school college counselors and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to develop strong relationships for the University. Excellent communication skills and knowledge about the University, St. Louis, and admissions is critical. Must maintain a professional attitude at all times as a representative of the University. The Associate Director travels approximately 5-6 weeks per years.
The Associate Director facilitates the selection process, working with faculty, deans, and representatives from other departments in the University. Must be able to make mature decisions and recommendations to assistant vice provost & director and vice provost.
Performs other duties as assigned and is involved in national and regional professional organizations and activities.
Heavy travel and attendance at many events on- and off-campus is necessary. The travel expectation is 5 - 6 weeks per year. Position may be required to travel internationally.
Position must be able to lift/move up to 20 lbs. of materials, including transport of recruitment materials to high school visits, college fairs, and off-campus information sessions.
The position may involve leading tours of campus.
Work outside of normal business hours is necessary throughout the year.
Position requires heavy use of the computer including an electronic application reading system in the office and at home.
6 - 8 years of significant work experience in Admissions or related areas.
Ability to travel heavily attend many events on- and off-campus.
Ability to lift/move up to 20 lbs. of materials,
Ability to work outside normal business hours.
Advanced degree preferred or significant direct experience
Managerial or supervisory experience.
Expertise with Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent decision-making skills.
Ability to take initiative for projects and establish priorities.
Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to assist and coach others to manage projects and accomplish goals.
Knowledge of higher education and issues related to recruitment, admissions, and enrollment of students
Ability to work independently.
Excellent project management skills with ability to see projects through to completion.
Willingness to work hard; have good sense of humor; and maintain positive attitude.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Collaborate with others.
Strong diplomatic skills to negotiate conflicts among staff members.
Ability to interpret data.
Ability to travel internationally.
The hiring range for this position is $51,909 - $67,470 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -10 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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