The Office of Admission at Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Director of Admission to share responsibility for active recruitment and enrollment of a nationwide pool of students. The successful candidate will possess strong communication, management and organizational skills and be willing to travel up to 8-10 weeks a year (as circumstances permit). This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. Weekend and evening work will be required. This position may be based in Delaware, Ohio, though we will consider applicants who would conduct most of their work from a remote location. This individual reports to the Director of Admission.
Duties and responsibilities:
Active recruitment of students to Ohio Wesleyan University through in-person and virtual interactions at high schools, college day/night programs and college fairs, as well as through phone calling, email, evening and day receptions (virtual and in-person), etc. in assigned territory and/or other areas as necessary.
Support on-campus recruitment efforts by leading information sessions, conducting interviews/conversations with a counselor, fielding phone calls, responding to emails, and answering general inquiries.
Support all in-person and virtual on- and off-campus recruitment and yield programs coordinated by the Office of Admission.
Foster and maintain professional relationships with high school counselors, independent counselors, community-based organizations, industry associations, parents of prospective and current students, and alumni.
Timely management and evaluation of applications for admission and supporting credentials (per office policy), including the recommendation of admission decisions.
Develop and cultivate an in-depth knowledge of the university and its academic and extracurricular programs, and be able to articulate these with accuracy, clarity, and a clear sense of professional commitment to the benefits of an Ohio Wesleyan University education.
Develop a clear understanding of the administrative policies and practices that are to be followed in the course of the recruitment process (e.g. travel reimbursement policies, on-road recruitment practices, telephone and written correspondence practices, territory management, travel planning, application review, etc.)
The successful candidate will be expected to manage two or three substantial projects for the Office of Admission. In particular, a candidate with substantial Slate experience who could serve as a backup to the Associate Director of Admissions Operations will be given strong consideration. If the successful candidate works from a remote location, the employee will engage with any regionally-based admission recruitment groups and become a recruitment expert in that market.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.
3-8 years admission experience is strongly preferred.
Proven commitment to the ideals and advantages of a selective, independent, residential, liberal arts university.
Knowledge of and experience with Slate is highly desirable.
Experience with Microsoft and Google products is preferred.
Experience with video conferencing software, such as Zoom and Google Meet, is preferred
Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills.
A positive attitude, strong work ethic and sense of humor is required.
The ability to speak a second language is beneficial but not required.
A valid driver’s license is required as is the ability to be covered under the University’s car insurance.
Completed applications will include:
****PLEASE INCLUDE ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS IN ONE DOCUMENT*****
1) Letter of interest/Cover letter
3) The names, titles and contact information for three professional references.
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus, in Delaware, Ohio, promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment free from constraints in areas of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.
About Ohio Wesleyan University
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (www.owu.edu) is a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus in Delaware, Ohio. OWU is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all. OWU celebrates diversity and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, culture, national origin, sex and/or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, economic barriers, or any other legally protected factor. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed.