The Assistant Director of Recruitment is primary responsible to lead and manage the recruitment staff in the promotion of the University and its programs to prospective students and their influencers. This is accomplished by coordinating the recruitment team efforts in travel, communication with prospective students, and hosting visitors on campus. This position is also responsible for the recruitment of students within an assigned territory, as a part of the overall enrollment goals for the university.
Supervise and provide leadership for the recruitment staff (Admissions Counselors and Coordinators) through training, coaching, mentoring, and developing skillset.
Coordinate the recruitment staffs travel, prospective student communication, hosting campus visitors and establishing relationships with key influencers (guidance counselors, pastors, etc).
Responsible for the management of assigned geographic recruitment territories or student type, along with any necessary travel required annually for college fairs, church events, school visits and other recruitment activities.
Responsible for meeting weekly call goals with evening phone calls throughout the recruitment cycle focused on conversion of prospective students to application status, with subsequent calls to focus on specific enrollment requirements and processes.
Continually improve the efficiently and quality of the admissions process.
Helps implement and execute a comprehensive communication strategy to prospective students, guidance counselors, churches, and transfer advisors.
Collaborate with other departments and offices on campus to strengthen recruitment and retention efforts.
Member of the Core Leadership Team within the Office of Admissions_
Maintain strict adherence with NCAA Division II rules and regulations relating to the conduct and administration of the department.
Other duties assigned.
A bachelor’s degree is required with master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of two years’ prior experience in admissions, communications, marketing or other higher education experiences, with evidence of strong leadership capacity.
Prior experience with an Admissions CRM, “Slate” preferably.
Must demonstrate excellent organizational and management skills and a highly developed entrepreneurial spirit combined with strong communications and public relations skills.
Must be a self-starter and team player with computer proficiency and systems management skills.
This position requires the team member to function at a high level of organized proficiency and handle multiple, essential tasks simultaneously.
SWU is committed to maximizing the use of technology in its daily operations and in achieving its strategic goals; the ideal candidate will be familiar with integrated database management systems, including reporting, and have a high comfort level with web-based, mobile and PC applications including but not limited to the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Must be willing and able to travel within the Southeastern U.S.; a clean driving record is required.
BEFORE YOU APPLY
Applicants should be prepared to provide a brief written personal Christian testimony. In addition, please be prepared to provide the following digital documents:
Curriculum vita or resume
Unofficial transcripts (if applicable)
Employment is contingent on receipt of official transcripts, if requested.
1. Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU's unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university's Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations.
Visual acuity necessary to do editorial work, proof documents, and manage files.
Ability to sit for periods of time in an interior office environment.
May require infrequent lifting objects up to 10 pounds, and occasionally items up to 20 pounds.
Employee will infrequently work outside of regular work schedule for special events.
Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on the completion a background screening.
Internal Number: 289
About Southern Wesleyan University - Central, SC
Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. SWU provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs in a distinctively Christian environment that fosters the integration of faith, learning, and living. Candidates for employment must support the Christian mission of the university and give evidence of successful professional experience, mature faith, and consistent Christian lifestyle.
University Core Values-
Christ Centered: Purpose, Scholarship, Community, Transformation
•Purpose: A specific calling for a unique role in our world.
•Scholarship: Academic excellence in an innovative faith-centered environment.
•Community: Belonging to a connected and compassionate body of learners.
•Transformation: Christ’s redemptive work in individual and corporate life.
We believe that every individual has a God given purpose, brought to fruition by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and the challenge of scholarship. As we participate in a consecrated community of learners we are continuously transformed into the image of Christ both individually and corporately.