The Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions is responsible for managing recruitment processes, from inquiry to matriculation, for prospective students within an assigned territory. Manages channel relationships both on campus and off campus in order to meet assigned goals. The Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions has independent decision-making authority to review and make admissions decisions for completed applicants.
Territory Management: Identify, recruit, and enroll prospective students in a designated market; manage a recruitment territory of diverse populations; independently selects schools, events and other activities within the academic year, including management of travel expenses within an assigned budget and conduct office-based contact with students and parents to achieve or exceed the predetermined quantitative goals. Actively monitor and manage admissions funnels.
Sets, monitors and is accountable for admissions targets of appropriate students that are a fit to Augsburg and the culture, but also likely to succeed academically and graduate within a reasonable timeframe.
Channel Management: Work closely with assigned academic, staff departments, and/or external organizations to meet assigned goals in each area. Develop specific goals and strategies to meet goals and act as the liaison between Admissions and partners. Monitor admissions funnels and partner with the broader Admissions team to achieve admissions targets.
Prospect Relationship Management: Provides high-level service to prospective students and parents regarding degree and other programs, application processes, financial aid, orientation and other determining factors for enrollment.
Recruitment Events/Off-Campus: Represent Augsburg University at a variety of education fairs off campus and conduct high school or community college visits to generate inquiries.
Recruitment Events/On-Campus: Develop and manage recruitment events on campus such as MEA Visit Days, MN Private College Week, Sneak Preview, as well as Group Visit Days.
Earning your Augsburg University Diversity and Inclusion Certificate within 18 months of start date
ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).
Sitting for long periods of time at desk, exposure and ability to participate virtually for long periods of time, and the ability to drive/ride in a car and/or fly for specific travel.
Long or irregular work hours during peak recruitment periods, must be able to travel overnight when required.
Bachelor's degree and at least four (4) years relevant work experience required.
Minimum of one (1) year (one admissions cycle) experience at the Senior Admissions Counselor level required.
Membership in the state organization of college admissions counselors preferred.
Membership in the national organization of college admissions counselors preferred.
Computer skills required: word processing, spreadsheets, email.
Knowledge of Admissions or Recruitment software preferred.
Ability to speak bilingual preferred.
Strong communications skills, including ability to actively listen; professional written communication skills; public speaking skills.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
Ability to be attentive to details, be accurate, be precise.
Ability to lead/teach and mentor others: work in a team environment.
Ability to work independently with little supervision.
Ability to reason/analyze; maintain confidentiality; and demonstrate patience, understanding.
Ability to show initiative; organize workflow; manage one or more projects; and handle frequent interruptions.
Ability to travel to college fairs, high schools, churches, and other college events.
Ability to plan, organize, and implement virtual events and visit options.
Among the distinctive features of the university are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitments to our urban context and the world beyond it are enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. All faculty members are encouraged to develop significant, experiential learning opportunities in collaboration with one or more of these centers through curricular and co-curricular programming in our main campus in Minneapolis, as well as our satellite site in Rochester, MN, and academic centers in Central America and Southern Africa. Faculty members also design and offer Study-Away programs across all fifty states.
For more than a decade, Augsburg's commitment to intentional diversity has been reflected in the student body as Black, Indigenous and other students of color have to comprise more than 70% of the student body. The emerging interdisciplinary Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies builds on this foundation to further diversify our academic curriculum and co-curricular programs. We do this work out of historical and contemporary obligations rooted in our ethical and intellectual commitments to prepare our diverse student body for a cosmopolitan world.
Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:
Professional references will be requested at a later date.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.
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