The assistant/associate director of admissions manages a portfolio of projects and initiatives and participates in multiple aspects of the admissions and financial aid process: conducting information sessions, managing an admissions recruitment territory, reviewing applications for admission, traveling to high schools, community-based organizations, and college fairs. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Represent Colby at recruiting events on- and off- campus
Manage a portfolio of three or more admissions counselor projects, including the College's signature campus, regional, and virtual programs, utilizing qualitative and quantitative data to inform strategic planning, decision-making, and implementation efforts
Evaluate admissions and financial aid materials and provide recommendations for first-year and transfer applicants
Direct the recruitment of students from an assigned geographic region, leading outreach and engagement efforts and traveling to high schools, community-based organizations, recruitment events, and college fairs approximately 5-6 weeks annually
Lead group information sessions, conduct professional development workshops, and advise students, families, and counselors on Colby’s admissions and financial aid processes
Engage with key constituents such as alumni, students, high school counselors, community-based, and civic organizations and respond to inquiries from prospective students, parents, guidance counselors, and other constituents
Collaborate with colleagues in Admissions and campus wide
Contribute to implementing the general activities of the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Participate in professional development opportunities on campus and within admissions networks
Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience
1-5 years of relevant experience; experience in higher education preferred
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Strong, self-motivated work ethic, high energy, and competitive spirit
Ability to function in a fast-paced environment and effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously; coordinating resources, ensuring scheduled goals are met, and communicating status to stakeholders
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with a high level of motivation and initiative
Attention to detail and accuracy are critical
Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate resources within the department and College community
Appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education and of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences
Must possess creative initiative, flexibility, and ability to exercise discretion
Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a diverse community
Proficient computer skills including experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, email and web applications, as well as an interest in and ability to learn new programs
Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
Willingness to travel by air is required at the time of hiring and throughout the term of employment
Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of more than 2,200 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.
In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.
Equal Opp...ortunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination.
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects the job rights of individuals who voluntarily or involuntary leave employment positions to undertake military service or certain types of service in the National Disaster Medical System. USERRA also prohibits employers from discriminating against past and present members of the uniformed services, and applicants to the uniformed services. For more information, please see the USERRA rights notice maintained in the Office of Human Resources.
We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.
For more information about the College, please visit our web site: www.colby.edu.