Responsible for carrying out recruitment, selection and enrollment strategies directed by senior leadership within the Office of Admissions. Qualifications will include strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, flexibility regarding assigned duties and a commitment to working with both internal and external constituents that support annual recruitment priorities and goals. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.
1. Management of a designated domestic recruitment market, cultivation of relationships with external constituents such as prospective high school students, Guidance Counselors, local alumni and representatives from community-based organizations *Create an annual travel plan (fall semester) of 4-8 weeks in length to an assigned domestic recruitment market, including 4-5 daily visits to both public and private high schools to interact with prospective students and Guidance Counselors regarding key institutional signatures *Create opportunities to engage with community-based organizations within the designated domestic recruitment market *Arrange and coordinate off-campus interviews with prospective students *Coordinate follow-up communications with prospective students and Counselors in order to cultivate strong relationships with Lehigh University *Collect, analyze and report on data from assigned region's travel
2. Evaluation of admissions applications from both first-year and transfer students *Read and evaluate applications for admission based on a holistic rubric that factors a number of academic and non-academic variables, applying institutional values and goals *Understand and interpret a variety of high school (first-year) and college level (transfer) grading systems according to school profiles, in relation to academic strengths and potential for success in a rigorous college environment; this may include developing an understanding of international grading systems *Engage in an application review process for five months of a calendar year; fulfill application reading goals on a daily, weekly and monthly schedule *May manage designated recruitment and admissions programs and/or processes
3. Execution of daily on-campus recruitment strategies *Public presentation of information sessions to large and small groups of campus visitors, including use of PowerPoint and video tools *Engage in individual interviews with prospective students as assigned *Direct, organize and participate in recruitment programs and events *Interaction with a variety of internal campus constituents during open houses and admitted student events *May guide or direct student workers and/or volunteers including planning, assigning, scheduling and reviewing work
4. Assignment to any number of office projects, including those associated with marketing, communications, diversity recruitment, technology, campus visitation, alumni volunteers, student volunteers and international admissions *Ownership of implementing specific actions and tactics to carry out the strategies developed by senior staff designed to appeal to prospective students, first-year and transfer, according to an annual calendar *Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible as duties are assigned across a number of admissions-sponsored recruitment initiatives: annual open houses, weekend visitation and campus fly-in programs, alumni engagement and admitted student receptions *May provide general technical support within the Department, manage website content and/or contribute to Admissions marketing communications *May plan and coordinate campus visits for prospective students or School Counselors
Position Number: S82360
This position is expected to work remotely while the campus remains in a limited capacity due to COVID-19; in the future this position may have the ability to work both from home and on campus as deemed appropriate by their supervisor
This position works with minors
This position is responsible for driving university-owned vehicles as a routine function, therefore a valid Driver’s License and a good driving record is required
Occasional evening, holiday or weekend hours
Occasional travel is required
Hours are 9 am-5 pm with a half hour for lunch
Bachelor's Degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, Accounting or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
One to three years related work experience
This is an entry level position, however, previous admissions experience as either an Admissions Intern or Tour Guide is helpful
Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and a high level of customer service required
Ability to build, foster and maintain positive professional relationships
Excellent organizational skills, time management and sound judgment
Excellent computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software
Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position
Only complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety. Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.
Internal Number: 499527
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Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. We are a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe.