Job No: 497100 Position Type: full-time Location: Off Campus Categories: Enrollment - Admissions & Financial Aid
The Regional Associate Director of Admissions is a member of the staff of the Office of Admissions and contributes to the overall recruitment efforts of Bucknell University. Responsibilities include representing Bucknell to a wide and diverse audience on and off campus, traveling several weeks each year, corresponding with prospective students and their families, and participating in the review and selection of Bucknell applicants. The Regional Associate Director reports to a member of the senior leadership team, in collaboration with the Dean of Admissions and the Admissions team members.
Job Duties: The Associate Director of Admissions will contribute to the overall recruitment efforts of the Office of Admissions at Bucknell University. This is a regional position based in the Southeast.
Establish clear regional recruitment and yield processes and goals in alignment with institutional and divisional priorities.
Travel and recruit extensively in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee on a regular basis throughout the year.
Develop data-informed strategies and initiatives to further develop new regional markets as well as increase applications in existing markets.
Assess and determine impact of regional college fairs and other activities to develop effective strategies to better understand prospective and applicant student trends in the region.
Develop and administer regional budgets.
Respond to inquiries from prospective Southeastern students, applicants and related constituencies promptly and accurately via email and phone regarding application status and admission process.
Provide accurate and up to date information to prospective students and parents on academic programs, academic scholarships, housing options, student life and student service.
Coordinate Bucknell's relationships with regional foundations, organizations, and government agencies that assist prospective students.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with appropriate educational constituencies, such as school counselors, independent educational consultants, and community-based organizations.
Build, expand, and strengthen a support network consisting of alumni, parents, and friends of the University within the designated region.
Collaborate and partner with faculty, staff and current students to recruit and yield prospective students.
Manage special interest group(s) to enhance the scope of recruitment to enroll and shape a diverse first-year class.
Be an active member for regional admissions organization(s).
Plan and execute regional events.
Other Professional Responsibilities
Coordinate, execute, analyze and interpret the Admitted Student Questionnaire (ASQ) and oversee and implement comprehensive yield activities and strategy.
From a data informed perspective based on the ASQ, make recommendations to the Enrollment Management and Communications Divisions.
Design and manage a robust Admissions alumni and parents engagement program. Associated duties entail collaborating with University Advancement and Parents Fund and Family Programs to identify and build network of engaged alumni and parents to assist with the recruitment of prospective students and their families; developing training materials for alumni and parents; creating alumni and parents liaison program to engage potential partnerships; organizing and executing senior reception to secure future Admissions alumni volunteers; and meeting annually with Alumni Board to discuss ways to meaningfully engage alumni in Admissions-related efforts.
Participate in the College Admission Workshop and assist in its development each year.
Assist in the coordination of the Begin the Journey program. Project Management
As directed by senior leadership or the Dean of Admissions, oversee assigned projects and tasks.
Travel to campus at regularly scheduled intervals for training, development, and recruitment activities including but not limited to: reader training and staff retreats.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Three years of relevant experience
Knowledge of and appreciation for highly selective liberal arts institutions
Commitment to working flexible hours to meet office needs (some evening and weekend work will be required)
Must be a licensed driver
Ability to maintain confidentiality, work with sensitive issues and to exercise good judgment under pressure
Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in an organized and efficient manner in an environment that requires one to be able to work effectively both independently and as a team member
Excellent communication, interpersonal and computer skills
Strong presentation skills
Willingness to take initiative and be creative
Experience with managing staff, student interns, student workers or volunteers
Experience with Slate Constituent Relationship Management system and/or Google Apps suite
The ability to lift boxes weighing up to 30 lbs. is required.
Work Type: This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt, benefits eligible position located in the Southeast.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.