Location: Bristol, RI Category: Staff positions Posted On: Mon Jun 3 2019 Job Description:
The Associate Regional Director, Admission is a remote position based in New Jersey, or the mid-Atlantic area depending on the incumbent's experience and location. The ideal candidate will have experience, deep understanding, and ties to the local area. The Associate Regional Director performs all admission and recruitment duties in support of the strategic goals and objectives for the Undergraduate Admission team. The incumbent is responsible for recruitment, application review, yield, and regional programming for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and other territories as assigned. The incumbent will also oversee various initiatives involving alumni in the assigned regions. While the Associate Regional Director will work remotely, this individual will be expected to be on the Bristol campus approximately once per month in order to participate in relevant training and professional development updates, and all recruitment events such as open houses, accepted students days, and counselor events among others.
Plan and execute fall and spring recruitment for assigned territories with the intention of increasing market share and establishing new markets in the New Jersey and Mid-Atlantic area.
Run reports and analyze data to execute a strategic recruitment effort which includes high school visits, college fairs, visits to CBOs, meetings with independent counselors, student interviews, and other regional events.
Serve as the primary contact for prospective students and families, as well as counselors from assigned territories.
Read applications from assigned territories, recommend admission decisions in accordance with established policies and guidelines, present at admission committee meetings, and perform follow-up communication with applicants from assigned territories.
Maintain knowledge of national and local trends in higher education, particularly in the areas of admission and enrollment management.
Present on and off campus information sessions to large groups.
Present to various constituencies on admission and financial aid along with other University-related topics, as assigned.
Oversee alumni engagement initiatives for the region including, but not limited to, regional yield dinners, college fair coverage by alumni, and summer send-offs for new enrolling students.
Establish alumni recruitment leadership committee(s) in the region.
Establish and execute an alumni interview program in the region and oversee the establishment and execution of a regional alumni scholarship program.
Plan and manage events geared toward school and independent counselors and alumni in the region.
Responsible for logistics, execution, assessment, and planning for assigned project(s).
Committee Participation and Collaboration
Participate in University committees, as assigned
Collaborate with University faculty and staff as it relates to admission events, application review, and/or admission communications.
Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy.
Assist in the support and preparation of all enrollment management events.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or supervisors' designee.
Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Three years of progressive admission and/or higher education experience.
Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation with the ability to convey and obtain information among a variety of audiences such as students, parents, alumni and staff.
Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines and adept at shifting skills to accommodate changing priorities.
Ability to work independently and make autonomous decisions, meeting deadlines and established goals with little direct guidance.
Intermediate knowledge and proficiency using Microsoft Office applications.
Valid driver's license.
Ability to travel 30-40% of the time.
Ability to work some nights, weekends, and holidays.
Master's degree in a related field.
Prior experience in a lead admission role.
At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
As an institution committed to strengthening society through engaged teaching and learning as well as building the university that the world needs now, Roger Williams University values inclusion, seeks to reflect the diversity of the region and create access to higher education and career success.
The University seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, and teaching or research, can contribute to our diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.
Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law.
For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit: rwu.edu/NDT9
Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.
Minimum 25th Midpoint 75th Maximum
$50,640 $55,817 $60,993 $66,169 $71,346
Internal Number: 111300
About Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University is inextricably connected to Roger Williams, the 17th-century leader devoted to freedom of conscience and social justice who founded a community in Rhode Island based on those tenets. Roger Williams' philosophy, and what has been called his 'lively experiment,' nurtured the growth of vibrant and open societies. Our pursuit of excellence in education, academic accomplishment and community service is rooted in his focus on intellectual exchange, critical thinking, inclusiveness and innovation as a means of improving a free society. It is this legacy that inspires our core purpose.