The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is now accepting applications to hire an Assistant Director for Campus Visits in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The primary responsibility of this position is to oversee a variety of campus visit programs for prospective and admitted students as well as the New Student Registration program for enrolling students.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/eeo.
This is a 100%, full-time, benefits-eligible Academic Professional position reporting to the Senior Associate Director for Recruitment and Outreach. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Oversee visit programs including reservation and confirmation information, information sessions, open house programs, campus tours, and other visit programs for over 40,000 visitors per year.
Oversee the reservation, confirmation process, and programming for the more than 17,000 new students and their families that attend the summer, fall and spring registration programs.
Act as program liaison with colleges, faculty, service departments, students and student organizations, and community organizations for registration and visit programs.
In collaboration with the Office of Communication for Enrollment Management (OCEM), prepare presentations and talking points for campus information sessions.
Assist in training new and current staff members on presentations and provide regular feedback to all staff who give admissions presentations.
Assist OCEM in the preparation of marketing materials in print and online that promote campus visit and new student registration programs.
Serve as functional lead on Customer Relationship Management (Slate) and New Student Registration Systems.
Present information to prospective students and family about the University of Illinois at on and off campus venues.
Provide guidance and oversight for professional staff who hire, train, and supervise student staff associated with campus visits and new student registration.
On a limited basis, travel to designated high schools or college fairs to represent Illinois.
Serve on one or more Admissions Review Committees, read, and evaluate freshman application including making final decisions, and chair an Admissions Review Committee.
Supervise Admissions Counselor(s) and Coordinator(s) who work with Campus Visit and New Student Registration programming.
Supervise support front line support staff in Recruitment and Outreach unit.
Conduct performance evaluations, set performance goals, recommend professional development, and meet with direct reports on a regular basis to review status of their professional and personal goals.
Manage operational budgets for visit and registration programming.
Prepare and maintain appropriate periodic/special operations reports and surveys.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Three or more years of professional experience in admissions, recruitment, or new student programs.
Demonstrated experience in program planning.
Valid driver’s license.
Must be able to collaborate with multiple administrative and academic offices across campus to coordinate a systematic recruitment effort.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
High-quality customer service skills.
Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
Ability to maintain strong work ethic and handle high volume of work, execute projects simultaneously, set priorities and meet deadlines.
Understanding and commitment to affirmative action in educational access and employment.
Must be able to lift and move heavy boxes of materials.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Banner, and Customer Relationship Management systems.
Training and supervision experience.
To ensure full consideration application materials must be received by June 9, 2021. Start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search. All candidates must create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.
All requested information must be submitted no later than the close date for your application to be considered. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling at 217-300-2734.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.
About University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
From US News 2018 College Road Trip Review (credit Mariya Greeley):Since its founding as Illinois Industrial University in 1867, the University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign has encouraged innovation. The first shared computer-based education system and the foundation for the medical MRI are among the technologies developed at the state's flagship university, which is home to about 32,000 full-time undergraduates and 14,000 grad students.Today, close to 70 percent of undergrads participate in some form of research. Lauren Sargeant, a recent bioengineering grad from Park Ridge, Illinois, worked in a research lab exploring the causes of liver cancer for three and a half years, including three summers, which earned her a co-author credit on a published scientific paper and helped her develop close relationships with a graduate student and a professor who were "in my corner," she says.Some students can also get hands-on experience by seeking out jobs and internships at the university's research park, a cluster of startups and research and development operations for major companies like Capital One, Caterpillar and State Farm.Despite its size, about 80 percent of classes have fewer than ...50 students. Larger lecture classes break out into lab or discussion sections of 20 to 30 students that are led by a teaching assistant who can provide more personalized attention.Still, "you have to take the initiative to do well," Sargeant says. "Your professors aren't necessarily going to reach out to you if you're falling behind." The university does offer a range of academic support systems, such as advising, tutoring and mentoring, to help along the way.Undergrads can choose from more than 150 majors across 10 colleges. Everyone must complete courses in the humanities and the arts, the social and natural sciences, cultural studies and several other categories.There are ample opportunities for cross-disciplinary study, such as with the programs in agricultural and consumer economics or interdisciplinary health sciences. In a recently developed set of degrees called CS + X, students explore computer science through the lens of another subject, such as chemistry, linguistics or music. The undergraduate business and engineering programs each are ranked among the top 20 in the country by U.S. News.UIUC's Division I sports teams compete in the Big Ten Conference, and students typically pack the stands to cheer on the Fighting Illini, especially during football and basketball seasons."We could be down by 40 points, and everybody is still into the game and excited to be there," says Ryan Salzeider, a senior English major from Pawnee, Illinois, who is a member of Orange Krush, the official basketball cheering section, which also raises money for local and national charities.About 90 percent of undergrads from the U.S. come from within the Prairie State. Roughly 1 in 4 students join one of the nearly 90 fraternities and sororities on campus. Undergrads can also get involved with any of UIUC's 1,000-plus student organizations, which include intramural sports teams, arts-related groups and cultural associations. About half of undergrads live on campus, which spans nearly 10 square miles across Urbana and Champaign, a pair of cities about 140 miles south of Chicago.Main Quad, at the center of campus, provides an expansive green space where people study, play Frisbee and just hang out. On one side of the quad, an ever-burning oil lamp used to promise couples who kissed beneath it eternal love. One can take in a show at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, go bowling or play arcade games in the student union or visit Japan House for a tea ceremony or calligraphy workshop.Students can use the free bus system to get around campus and downtown or opt to bring a car or bike. In "Campustown," an Illini-themed area located around Green Street near the middle of campus, undergrads can enjoy a variety of restaurants, bars, boutiques and events.