Senior Admissions Counselor (Dual Language/Perkins Enrollment Specialist) - Mount Wachusett Community College
Mount Wachusett Community College
Location: Gardner, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 149565
Location: Gardner, MA Category: Professional (Staff Member) Posted On: Mon Jun 27 2022 Job Description:
General Statement of Duties
The Perkins Enrollment Specialist serves an integral role in the provision of services in the MWCC Admissions team. This position requires extensive dual language and Perkins programming outreach from point of recruitment to enrollment including: recruitment travel within and beyond the MWCC service delivery area; application and credential data entry and evaluation; campus-based interviews; dual language group presentations; dual language and Perkins program initial course registration; and off-campus recruitment outreach to prospective dual language students. Duties may be performed throughout the year or during specific times of the year, depending on the student lifecycle and peak enrollment periods. Regularly established working hours are 9:00am -5:00pm, Monday -Thursday, with one assigned day 10:00am-6:00pm. Friday hours are 8:00am-4:00pm. This position requires additional evening and Saturday hours during peak enrollment periods.
Assist students in the phases of the enrollment life cycle from point of inquiry through initial course registration, by providing academic advising services to students in person, and via college resources such as phone, email, text, and video chat, as scheduled or as walk-in meetings, consistent with availability as established in consultation with the Director of Admissions.
Plan and facilitate individual and large group bilingual presentations, including Decision Days in assigned territory, to support Dual Language and Perkins programs recruitment initiatives that include admissions and financial aid process overview, a discussion of upcoming events at MWCC and an overview of the steps in the Dual Language enrollment process;
Review available student test scores, transcripts and potential transfer credits, and advise students on academic plans, course selection, and curriculum;
Register students into appropriate Dual Language and Perkins programs coursework;
Serve as point of contact for student enrollment to prospective and newly enrolled students. Assist with the planning and implementation of on- and off-campus recruitment activities for prospective Dual Language students and their families. Examples of such activities include: Open Houses, Program Specific Events, Enrollment Express, Registration Events, Info Sessions, and other events as they are developed;
Conduct information sessions for Dual Language and Perkins-eligible programs in collaboration with academic deans and program chairs;
Assist with the day to day activities in Admissions Office;
Work collaboratively with college faculty and staff to link transitional program students to other college offices including Advising Center, Academic Affairs, Veteran Services, Financial Aid, Career Services, College & Career Alignment, and VISIONS. This position will entail working closely with academic deans and the Office of Academic Affairs;
Advise & register new and readmit students for courses throughout open registration time periods in accordance with their chosen academic major;
Utilize MWCC's Salesforce/TargetX CRM for Dual Language recruitment purposes Actively participate in various enrollment and career alignment events, including open houses, enrollment events, program orientations, and commencement;
Serve as Dual Language liaison when serving MWCC on institutional committees.
Master's degree in Business Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Education, Counseling, Psychology, or closely related field;
Two (2) years experience and/or training that includes marketing, public relations, college admissions, credit evaluation, and academic counseling/advisement; or
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred.
Equivalency Statement Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Actual Salary determined by education, experience and any applicable grant limitations per the collective bargaining agreement. Grade: 4
Status Full Time Benefits: Yes Hours per Week: 37.5 **
** Regularly established working hours are 9:00am -5:00pm, Monday -Thursday, with one assigned day 10:00am-6:00pm. Friday hours are 8:00am-4:00pm. This position requires additional evening and Saturday hours during peak enrollment periods.
Number of Weeks: 52
Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
We are an innovative institution for teaching and learning excellence. Students and faculty are at the center of everything we do. If you are looking for the opportunity to come to work every day and help students achieve their dreams, Mount Wachusett Community College is the place for you. Our faculty, staff, and administration forge the direction of the college together - from governance to defining our mission. We understand that for our institution to remain relevant we must continually examine and refine the ways we serve our students. We strive to create an environment where students, faculty and staff feel comfortable and where new ideas and perspectives are encouraged and rewarded. We respect and honor our differences and make them work toward the advantage of all. The college is committed to attracting the best faculty and staff for our students, regardless of race, color, religious creed, age, physical or mental disability, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. About the College Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public two-year institution serving 29 cities and towns in North Central ...Massachusetts. The picturesque269-acre main campus is located in Gardner, Massachusetts; satellite sites are located in Leominster, Fitchburg, and Devens. The college offers over 45 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult basic education and high school equivalency programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit professional and personal enrichment programs. MWCC is on the forefront of state and national civic engagement and service learning initiatives and is nationally recognized as a veteran- friendly school. MWCC is in the process of constructing a $42 million science and technology building to support growing STEM programs. The college community enjoys many resources including the East Wing Art Gallery; the 555-seat Theatre at the Mount which hosts a variety of productions annually; the Fitness and Wellness Center, which offers a wide assortment of fitness classes, exercise equipment and an Olympic-size swimming pool; a complete library with access to thousands of on-line publications and data bases, as well as electronic classrooms. In addition, through its membership in the CWMARS regional library system, access is available to all other public and academic libraries in the region. Our Green Commitment In addition, if sustainability is important to you, Mount Wachusett Community College offers the chance to work at one of the greenest colleges in the nation. We are the largest greenhouse gas reducer of any Massachusetts state college, university, or agency, as recognized by the 2011 Leading By Example Award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We have also been nationally recognized with a Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, the supporting organization of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, and several other organizations. Our Gardner campus features two 1.65 MW Vestas V82 wind turbines that are propelling us to near-carbon neutrality for campus operations. With the college's biomass and solar technologies incorporated into the mix, coupled with significant efficiency improvements, MWCC generates nearly all of its energy on-site to operate as a near-zero net energy campus. About our benefitsOur full-time faculty and staff enjoy a liberal benefits package, including generous retirement plans, eleven health insurance options, dental care, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer a tuition remission program which provides education benefits at Massachusetts state colleges, community colleges, and University of Massachusetts Colleges for full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children. Education and lifelong learning are valued here. Additionally, sabbatical opportunities and other professional development opportunities are possible. About the regionMount Wachusett Community College is located a few hours from the stunning beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore, an hour's drive from the cultural attractions and big city lights of Boston, and forty-minutes from the county seat of Worcester, with museums, a thriving restaurant scene, and excellent amenities. A wide variety of state and national parks, including the Appalachian Trail, the White Mountains, the Berkshires and the Green Mountains are all a day-trip away. The best that New England has to offer is here: quaint villages, bustling cities, and beautiful vistas. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Worcester Art Museum and the Fitchburg Art Museum offer incredible collections. There are opportunities for great shopping in area cities, towns, and nearby outlet malls. North Central Massachusetts is home to excellent public, charter and private schools as well as an affordable lifestyle. Hiking, biking, and walking trails are spread throughout the region as well, for those seeking to maintain an active outdoor lifestyle. We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.