Admissions Representative (Temporary, Full-Time) - Simmons University
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 9736
About SimmonsLocated in Boston?s historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women?s undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.You?re joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You?ll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience.Job Summary: The Admissions Representative identifies applicants through recruitment efforts, such as visiting high schools to meet with counselors and teachers, attending college fairs, and participating in community events. The Admissions Representative is responsible for the recruitment of undergraduate students during the fall Admission travel season. They are expected to travel to regional and national recruitment events, interview prospective students and meet with their families. Additional responsibilities and projects will be assigned as needed.Essential Functions: Plans travel to several regions to recruit prospective students throughout the Fall. Coordinates travel logistics in conjunction with the admission team in order to reach regional events and conduct high school visits in a number of territories.Requires extensive travel to college fairs and high school visits to speak with prospective students, their parents, and college counselors.The admission representative will plan travel and events within their assigned territories, working closely with their admission supervisor to decide which events to attend. After training in the end of August/beginning of September, they will travel throughout September and October. Travel will be mostly in person, but may also be virtual. When required, the admission representative will participate in on-campus recruitment events.The admission representative will communicate with prospective students, families and school counselors as necessary in advance of their visits, as well as conduct appropriate follow-up with students met, and/or facilitate connection to admission and Simmons staff.The admission representative will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to customer service by communicating clearly, positively, and effectively in a timely manner with all constituents.The admission representative explains school policies and procedures to prospective students and familiesThe admission representative meets with prospective students, parents, and other school officials to discuss available programs and servicesThe admissions representative advises students on the application process including writing essays, taking required exams, getting letters of recommendation.Qualifications: Bachelor?s Degree or equivalent work experience required;Recruiting, sales, or marketing experience a plus;Strong interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills;Valid driver?s license required.RequirementsExtensive travel required. Travel throughout Sept-October for the purpose of recruiting prospective students. Trips will range from day trips, to overnights, to multiple trips that require overnight stays on location for up to three weeks each. Evening, Holidays, and weekend work required.Position Details: This is a temporary, full time (40 hours per week) position from late August through October 2023.Required Application Materials:ResumeCover Letter
Colleges of the Fenway is a collaborative effort of five neighboring Boston-based colleges in the Fenway area. This collaboration was created to add value to student academic and social life while seeking innovative methods of investing in new services and containing the costs of higher education. Collectively, the colleges represent more than 12,000 undergraduate students, comprising 16.2% of the total Boston population of undergraduates attending four-year colleges, more than 700 full-time faculty, and 2,300-course offerings.