Assistant or Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
The College of Wooster
Location: Wooster, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Salary: $42,000 to $46,000
Assistant / Sr. Assistant Director of Admissions
The College of Wooster is seeking an Assistant/Sr. Assistant Director of Admissions. This position is an integral member of the enrollment team responsible for territory management, travel/recruitment, assessment of application and scholarship eligibility, and supporting daily operations including general communication efforts, interviews, presentations, virtual engagement, and group visit programming. This is an on-campus, in-person full-time position.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Assess applications for admission based on College admission standards and goals, including eligibility of merit aid eligibility
Conduct interviews of prospective students, advising and guiding prospective students and families about the college admission and financial aid processes
Analyze institutional and marketplace data and trends to effectively recruit from an assigned territory
Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form with varied audiences and partners on- and off-campus
Conduct group information sessions and other public-speaking initiatives promoting the distinctions of the College, our commitment to a global, diverse and inclusive campus community, and related topics such as the college search process. Events will be both in-person and conducted virtually.
Increase College's brand visibility by cultivating relationships with school and independent counselors, and community-based organizations.
Coordinate and execute between 5-6 weeks of travel during the fall and 3 weeks during the spring which can include high school visits, college fairs, interviews, special events and counselor meetings. Travel Includes weekend and evening work time. Summer travel commitments are possible but not typical.
Support coordination and execution of on- and off-campus recruitment events.
Bachelor's degree from accredited four-year college or university. Typically, recent college graduates and individuals with 1-3 years of professional experience, admissions work preferred, will qualify for the assistant director position. Candidates with three or more years of admissions experience will be considered for the senior assistant level position.
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and effective written and verbal communication skills. Work independently, showing ample initiative, but also be an effective contributor to the team. Appreciate and pay attention to details and unique strategies when recruiting young adults and their family members. Demonstrate cultural competency and value continued training and education regarding diversity and inclusivity. Ability to multi-task and complete work on-time. Demonstrate professional diplomacy and keep information confidential. Be highly organized and demonstrate ample ability to think critically, strategically, and analytically. Interest and experience working with evolving technology, particularly Microsoft Office Suite and a CRM/similar database system such as Slate. A good sense of humor is valued.
The College of Wooster, founded in 1866, is a residential liberal arts college of approximately 2,000 students from all over the country, and globe. Seventeen percent of the student body is international from over 69 countries, making the College of Wooster the most internationalized campus in Ohio. Considered one of the “Colleges that Change Lives,” the College offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to complete a significant research project on a topic of the student's own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills.
At Wooster, creating a diverse, equitable, welcoming and inclusive campus community is a top priority. Our students, faculty, staff, and visitors of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, faiths, sexual orientations, gender identities, and socioeconomic circumstances are welcome. We respect and value the commo...nalities and differences among us. By celebrating the uniqueness of each individual and recognizing it takes all people to make a college community, we pledge to stand united against hate by creating and contributing to safe campus environments in our community.
The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes: Health, Dental, Retirement, and Tuition Remission