Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving University College based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.
Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.
The Assistant Director of Admission, Campus Visit Experience is responsible for a wide variety of admission and recruitment duties in support of the Undergraduate Admission Department and the University's strategic admission goals and objectives. The incumbent primarily serves as the in-house counselor-on-duty managing the campus visit experience, serving as a host for visitors, overseeing all visit logistics, presenting information sessions and presentations, training other staff for counselor-of-the-day duties, and ensuring a positive tour experience. The incumbent will also be responsible for managing a small, domestic recruitment and application review territory. The Assistant Director is expected to employ excellent project management and communication skills, and to be adaptable with strong professional judgement.
Campus Visit Experience Oversight
Serve as the primary, in-house Counselor-On-Duty which involves ensuring an excellent experience for all visitors, welcoming visitors, presenting information sessions, organizing tours, creating and managing the COD assignments, and training other staff on COD duties and expectations.
Manage the Group Visit process which includes outreach and communication with groups, logistics and planning, and follow-up.
Oversee the Shadow Visit process, which involves working with and providing direction to student interns who handle the scheduling and communication, ensuring an excellent visit experience, trouble-shooting as needed, and follow-up and assessment.
Plan and execute fall and spring recruitment for assigned territories.
Run reports and analyze data to plan a strategic recruitment effort including high school visits, college fairs, visits to CBOs, meetings with independent counselors, and 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, and perform follow-up communication with applicants from assigned territories.
Maintain knowledge and understanding of national trends in higher education, particularly in the areas of admission and enrollment management.
Present on admission- and/or University-related topics as assigned to various constituencies.
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 supervisor's designee.
Bachelor's degree Minimum of two years of admission experience.
Excellent public speaking and presentation skill.
Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation with the ability to convey and obtain information amongst 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 with the ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Valid driver's license and the ability to drive in city and highway traffic.
Current Passport Ability to travel 10-20% of the time.
Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
Proficiency in a second language.
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
$45,068 $49,497 $53,927 $58,356 $62,785
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references. In your cover letter/letter of interest, in addition to listing how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, please include information about how you would be able to contribute to RWU's diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.