Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 22 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.
The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. They are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing their legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. They mentor and empower their students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.
Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and their rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that they do.
Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.
Under the supervision and direction of the PAL Admission Coordinator, the incumbent is responsible for assisting with all aspects of the admission process for the Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL), a program for students with learning differences and/or ADHD. Responsibilities include: interviewing prospective students and communicating with parents; responding to telephone and email inquiries; presenting information at small group sessions to prospective students, parents and others; processing admission materials; assisting with PAL recruiting events and conversion activities on campus; and data entry.
1. PAL Admissions Process
Communicate with students, parents, guidance counselors, and general public regarding PAL admissions process and requirements, and resources in PAL;
Assist with file maintenance including recording testing received; communicate with applicants re: incomplete applications via phone and written communication;
Utilize Banner and other information management systems extensively for record keeping and reports- update management systems re: status of applicant files; monitor applicant status and PAL admissions trends via system reports and forms;
Enter data into software database on characteristics of PAL applicants; assist in providing data for analysis of trends in PAL population characteristics based on school of origin, candidate profiles, etc;
Interview prospective PAL applicants in person and via video conferencing, assess candidates, meet with parents and guidance counselors as needed to describe PAL; write interview summaries;
Respond to PAL inquiries to families and guidance counselors re: application status and to communicate admissions process issues;
Process PAL applications for evaluation by PAL Admission Coordinator and PAL faculty including evaluating status of PAL supplementary application, PAL application fee, and testing;
Communicate regularly with Admissions about status of applicants.
2. Outreach Events
Attend college fairs and high school open houses on behalf of PAL;
Assist with the planning and organization of Guidance Counselor and other recruitment outreach events and special projects;
Assist with office operations, where appropriate to include data entry, telephone, and other administrative duties.
Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy;
Perform other related duties as assigned by the PAL Admission Counselor.
Bachelor's degree with one to two years of related professional work experience.
Must possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to address sensitive issues with tact and dignity.
Demonstrable computing skills and efficiency utilizing complex computing applications on the systems and programs of College's choice; currently by way of example, Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong organizational skills, ability to follow-up, follow-through, multi-task, set priorities and adhere to deadlines.
Some occasional evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.
Experience in higher education in Admissions and/or LD field is desirable.
Familiarity with the college search process and learning disability issues.
Familiarity with psychological, neuropsychological, cognitive, educational, and achievement testing desirable.
Experience in a college setting with proven technical abilities across a variety of complex software systems, relational databases, and web-based programs.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at [email protected], (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.
Please apply online at https://www.curry.edu/about-us/community-resources/employment/job-opportunities for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:
a cover letter;
a resume; and;
a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs and a variety of continuing education certificates and programs.
Curry College is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.