Assistant Director for Transfer Admission & Success
Wright State University
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Internal Number: 18902
Affirmative Action No.:: 24P024
First Consideration Date:: 10/23/2023
Department:: Transfer Student Resource Center
Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate: $45,000
Wright State University is seeking a collaborative and motivated professional to advocate, lead, manage, facilitate, develop, enhance, and support the relationship with and improve the quality of experiences for transfer students from the time of their initial inquiry to the end of first semester enrollment at Wright State. This assistant director position is an integral part of the University's mission to improve access, affordability, recruitment, retention, and relationship building. The work of this position will involve working closely with the Transfer Team, undergraduate admission and enrollment processing, RaiderConnect, registrar, financial aid, orientation, student success, academic advisors, academic departments, housing, and student affairs at Wright State in advising and student success efforts for transfer students from pre-admission through the end of first-term enrollment at Wright State.
Master's degree with at least two years or Bachelor's degree with at least four years of experience working in undergraduate admissions, academic advising, and/or student support areas
Strong customer service motto
Strong organizational skills
Strongly demonstrated communication skills in writing and speaking
Master's degree with at least two years or Bachelor's degree with at least three years of experience working with transfer or community college students
Event and programming experience
Essential Functions and percent of time::
Pre-Transfer Advising and Recruitment (30%)
Advise prospective transfer students on the application process, transfer credit policies, admission requirements, transfer scholarships, etc.
Provide pre-admission advising through an unofficial transfer credit evaluation service.
Plan on-site and virtual visitation programs targeting Wright Path community college partners, military installations, businesses, not-for-profits, and other organizations in order to actively recruit prospective transfer students.
Manage an undergraduate transfer visitation and advisor appointment calendar; publish and share the calendar widely.
Answer queries from prospective transfer students and colleagues via email, phone, etc.
Make communication outreach regularly with prospective transfer students to guide them through the admissions and course enrollment processes.
Ensure that Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Guaranteed Transfer Pathways and transfer policies are communicated to prospective students.
Develop and foster high-level relationships with other institutions, especially community colleges. In collaboration with the Transfer team, regularly evaluate the relationships to explore strategic enhancements for outreach, recruitment, visits, and communication to prospective students and their academic advisors.
Maintain database of contacts and advisors at outreach institutions.
Assist with the improvement of effective and engaging marketing materials and ensure that all print and online materials are accurate.
Track the efficacy of admission efforts.
Programming and Collaboration (30%)
Collaborate with colleges and departments with their transfer student outreach efforts at both Dayton and Lake Campuses.
Work as a team in various on-campus recruitment events, such as Raider Open House, to attract interested transfer students.
Coordinate and organize special transfer student visit days and Transfer Raider Welcomes with campus partners.
Set up a table at First Week, April Craze, and Fall Fest with the Transfer Team to advocate for creating a transfer-affirming culture.
Lead the transfer team during National Transfer Student Week in celebrating the success of transfer students with other students, as well as with dedicated faculty and staff (transfer champions)
Plan, organize, and execute the plan to provide opportunities for transfer students to gather (i.e., social gathering during the first week and/or before the exam week each semester) in coordination with the student leadership/engagement office.
Recommend new initiatives to enhance transfer student recruitment and retention programming using informed data.
Some weekend and evening hours may be expected.
Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University to make an employment offer contingent on various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations). Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the Human resources website at http://www.wright.edu/human-resources.
Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.
Wright State University serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Located in the city of Fairborn in Greene County, Ohio, Wright State is conveniently situated adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is less than 10 miles from downtown Dayton. One of our eight colleges, Wright State University–Lake Campus, is a university-operated regional campus on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. The Wright State alumni community is more than 109,000 strong. For more information please visit www.wright.edu.