Individual will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of promotion, recruitment, selection, and yield for Centre’s premier scholarship programs and special scholarships, including the Brown Fellows Program, the Grissom Scholars Program, and the Lincoln Scholars Program. Individual will report to Associate Dean & Director of Admission.
Essential Job Functions:
Plan and execute publicity and promotion of scholarship programs to raise Centre’s profile and attract highly qualified applicants to the College. Responsibilities include but not limited to direct mail, email, and social media campaigns; digital and print resources; events on and off campus; outreach to school counselors and community-based organizations; and targeted school visits.
Work with admission staff, and program directors to identify and recruit exciting candidates, with a special focus on premier scholarships. Respond to inquiries from students and families.
Manage applicant review and finalist selection process for premier scholarships, working closely with program directors and the Director of Admission. Actively participate in selection meetings.
Plan and coordinate finalist interview weekend for approximately 100 premier scholarship candidates. Manage communication, travel arrangements and reimbursements, overnight hosting, personalized agendas, and group events for finalists. Coordinate faculty, staff and student volunteers. Oversee and report on event budget.
Work with responsible admission staff members and financial aid staff to coordinate special scholarship recruitment, application process, and selection. This includes Bonner Scholars, New Horizons Scholars, Language scholarships, and Performing Arts scholarships.
Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required with 3-5 years of progressive experience in admission or a related higher education field.
Knowledge and Skills:
Understanding and appreciation for highly residential liberal arts college.
Organizational skills are paramount; also important are tact, judgment, humor and the ability to communicate effectively with constituencies ranging from senior faculty members to high school sophomores.
Limited pushing, pulling, lifting. Lifting would not exceed 20 lbs. Mobility on campus necessary.
Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high. Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs. Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view the Statement of Community.The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. For information concerning the college, visit our web site at www.centre.edu.
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