The Associate Director of Honors College Admissions develops and manages the recruitment strategy for academically talented students to the College of Charleston. Position serves as the primary point person for admissions in the Honors College and works to identify prospects, encourages their application, and reviews their application materials for merit scholarship eligibility and for admission to the College of Charleston, with a particular eye toward students who fit the admissions standards for the Honors College. Working closely with the Honors Dean, ensures that the Honors College and the Division of Enrollment Planning (including the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid) work collaboratively for the best possible results in recruiting and retaining new Honors College students each year that align with enrollment goals. Travels to key geographic areas to meet with prospective students and their parents and college counselors to spur interest in attending the College of Charleston and the Honors College. Coordinates the work of Admissions, Financial Aid, the Honors College and academic programs to determine scholarship eligibility and programmatic fit in strategic areas.
Bachelor’s degree and experience in student services. Priority given to persons with previous higher education experience. Strong preference for master’s degree and experience in recruitment and admissions. Experience with merit scholarship programs is also an asset. Strong writing and oral communication skills essential.
Ability to cultivate relationships with key audiences of prospective students. Understanding of best practices in recruitment, admissions, and merit scholarship funding. Ability to implement effective oral, written, and electronic communication. Exceptional computer operation skills, including Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), Salesforce or a similar CRM. Ability to train/manage staff on admission policies, and coordinate the implementation of multiple projects in accordance with established schedules/goals. Must possess independent judgment and initiative and have knowledge of higher education policies. Excellent writing, organization, and time management skills.
Generally, the position is a 37.5-hour per week job; however, must have flexibility to travel in and out of state for recruitment purposes and may be required to work extra hours on the weekends and evenings during peak times (e.g. Open Houses, Accepted Student weekend, Admissions Fairs).
Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.
EEO Statement: The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.
Internal Number: 2021086
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