The Enrollment Advisor position is responsible for recruiting and advising prospective students to the University’s adult undergraduate and graduate programs and meeting institutional enrollment goals. In addition, the advisor is responsible for guiding students through a comprehensive college enrollment process, from inquiry to enrolled student stages and retention through graduation.
Responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive recruitment strategy to meet enrollment goals within an assigned territory. Represents the University by meeting virtually or in person with prospective students to conduct admission interviews or information sessions. Receives and analyzes transfer credit and equivalencies for possible credit and provides student with unofficial path towards degree completion. Represents the University to meet with and present Siena information to prospective students. Responsible for presenting to organizations/colleges within territory to establish solid student referrals. These presentations will most often be conducted virtually. Responsible for comprehensive, application management within territory, from initial application solicitation, to oversight of file completion, to first-reader review of application and essay for graduate college applications, to conducting transcript evaluations and review of certification, licenses and work experience (adult undergraduate only) on all complete application files. Responsible for recommending an admission decision and initiating a decision letter. Responsible for guiding prospective students through the financial aid process by soliciting receipt of the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and monitoring verification paperwork, assisted by Financial Aid Office staff. Responsible for providing enrolled student with an official degree plan, advising and retention management through graduation. Provides effective follow-up to prospective students throughout the recruiting process via phone calls, letters, hand-written notes, emails, text messages, video conferencing and social media. Develops proficiency with the Enrollment Management CRM and the University-wide computer operating system to maximize student recruiting and advising potential. Interacts with appropriate CPS/GC Academics and Operations to provide an exchange of information and to enhance the advisement of students. Periodic enrollment projection reports, maintain travel records, and access available data to inform effective recruiting efforts and results. Participates in enrollment-related conferences and professional development opportunities. Beyond territory recruiting responsibilities, position may involve one or more ancillary responsibilities within College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Attendance and assistance at May Commencement ceremony is expected. Other duties within scope of department’s responsibilities as defined by supervisor.
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university, Master’s Degree preferred. The ideal candidate will be a strong advocate of and articulate spokesperson for the importance of a Liberal Arts education. Appreciation for the value of a faith-based institution is a plus. Strong communication, relationship-building, and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to communicate effectively in remote/virtual situations. Personality and attitude to enhance the University’s visibility and recognition. Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment. Ability to adapt to changes in priorities, scheduling changes and personalities. Ability to foster a cooperative environment and to work in a collegial fashion with peers in other organizational units. Skill in organizing resources, analyzing and solving problems, establishing priorities, and making evaluative judgements. Consistently demonstrates initiative and problem-solving skills. Ability to travel and willingness to work some evenings and weekends. Computer skills. Optimism, energy, resilience, and a sense of humor.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, and a list of professional references to [email protected] In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. This position is currently classified as benefit eligible exempt. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE
About Siena Heights University
Siena Heights University is committed to attracting, encouraging, and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of assisting people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all. Siena Heights University is a renowned liberal arts institution located in Adrian, Mich. Siena?s success is the result of a diverse workforce coming together to help shape the future. Siena Heights University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.The results, released today in The Chronicle?s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved ?Great College to Work For? recognition for specific best practices and policies. ?We are honored to be recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education,? said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. ?Siena Heights tries to build a sense of not only community ? but family ? for our employees. This honor reinforces our belief that Siena Heights is a great plac...e to be, not only for our students, but our faculty, staff and administration as well. We will continue to live our mission of being more competent, purposeful and ethical.?In addition, Siena Heights was only one of two institutions in Michigan to be placed on the Honor Roll, with the University of Michigan being the other. Only 42 institutions nationwide earned this special recognition for being ?the best of the best.? Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions.Siena Heights won honors in five categories this year:Collaborative governance,Confidence in senior leadership, Respect and appreciation Supervisor or department chair relationship, and Work/life balance