The Assistant Director for Transfer Admission will help manage the recruitment of transfer admission for Undergraduate Admission. In coordination with the Office of Transfer and Transition Services, this position will develop and execute a strategic plan for transfer admission. The Assistant Director will oversee planning of on-campus events targeting transfer students with the Assistant Director for Admission Events. The position will also coordinate transfer programming and work with the Director of Transfer Admission to manage travel and coordinate travel and visits of the entire transfer team.
Recruit prospective transfer undergraduate students, including local and out of town travel. Communicate and build relationships with prospects and applicants as well as community colleges. Provide information to prospective students and parents. Create a strategic plan and conduct market research for recruitment region.
Review and evaluate admission applications to determine admissibility to the University. Participate in the final admission decision process (Committee) including completing second reads on previously evaluated applications. Participate in all admission committee review meetings. Inform student and staff of application status.
Conduct information sessions and walk-in hours; advise prospective students, parents, and counselors on academic and co-curricular options at SMU.
Develop, lead and monitor large programs and analytical projects in assigned areas. Conduct market research for recruitment region and create strategic plan. Participate in college fairs, case studies and panels. Initiate and participate in activities to yield accepted students to matriculation.
Attend meetings/conferences to stay abreast of UG Admission issues. Attend all Division and area meetings. Actively participate in all staff development activities. Support recruitment programs as appropriate. Assist with other Enrollment Services areas as needed.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree is required.
Minimum of three years’ professional work experience is required.
Higher education work experience is preferred. Familiarity with SMU or other four-year residential private universities is a plus.
Recruiting experience for a residential, four-year, not-for-profit university is preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of transfer recruitment and admission practices is preferred.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with underrepresented populations throughout the college search process.
Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is required. Ability to learn new software is also required.
Valid driver's license and good driving history is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability interface well with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must be customer oriented and able to build relationships.
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Candidate must possess excellent organizational skills which include effective planning, time management and project management.
Candidate must demonstrate problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills.
Must be able to work independently, set goals and determine how to accomplish results.
Candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Must be willing and able to work in the evening or weekend for events outside the normal workday, such as College Fairs, School Visits, Preview events and Yield events.
Must be willing and able to travel frequently. Travel season occurs for approximately three months in the spring and three months in the fall. Other occasional travel may be required, both locally and regionally.
This position must be able to: Sit for long periods of time, handle objects (dexterity), stand, and walk for long distances. Drives motorized equipment.
Deadline to Apply:
This position is open until filled.
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