Assistant Director of Admissions (part time)

Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Director of Admissions (part time)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Department: Admissions Office

Position Status: Administrative Exempt Positions

Basic Function:
This individual will work with the admissions team to further WPI's efforts to attract and enroll the most qualified undergraduate students. They will be charged with implementing strategies to ensure that the campus visit experience for visitors is effective, service oriented and impactful. Responsible for planning and executing key programs and initiatives in support of female recruitment. In addition, this individual will work as a part of a team to convey key institutional messages to prospective students and parents on and off campus and to cultivate professional relationships with guidance counselors and key educational organizations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute on campus programs that support the recruitment of women students, including the After Hours Overnight in the fall and the Athena Overnight for admitted students in the spring.
  • Provide logistical support for Community-based organizations and high schools looking to visit WPI as a part of a pre-college experience.
  • Liaise with local Community-Based organizations, including Bottom Line, Steppingstone Scholars, Gear Up, and Upward Bound to support strategic plan to attract and enroll talented students from underrepresented populations
  • Conduct Admissions presentations and interviews on and off campus.

    Assist with on and off campus recruitment and yield events.

  • Make Admissions decisions based on a holistic review of application credentials
  • Assist in covering key local college fairs and high school visits as needed. Limited local/non-overnight travel for recruitment and public relations purposes.

    Represent WPI on and off campus at professional conferences and related events.

  • Advise prospective WPI students, parents and guidance counselors.
  • Manage Admissions Associate(s) for Women’s Recruitment
  • Manage communications plan for women from prospect through enrollment.
  • Participate in shared decision-making regarding annual admissions planning.
  • Cultivate relationships with guidance counselors, community agencies, parents, students (current and prospective), WPI faculty and alumni.

    Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Four to seven years admissions, college counseling or higher education experience is desired.
  • Willingness to travel locally and availability for occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Valid driver’s license is required for recruitment travel.
  • This individual needs to be a self-starter who is able to work independently, yet also as part of a successful team.
  • Must be able to manage multiple ongoing projects and responsibilities.
  • The candidate must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, strong analytical abilities, a high energy level, and maturity.
  • Bilingual skills are desirable.
  • Event planning experience is desirable.
  • Experience working with high school aged women through school or civic/community organizations is highly desirable.

    Posting Date: 04/11/2017

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    This is a part time position. There is some flexibility with regarding to hours and schedule, which will be finalized upon offer of the position.

    EEO Information:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

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    WPI, the nation's third oldest private technological university, established in 1865 by New England industrialists John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn consists of 80 acres set in a safe, residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges, and situated 40 miles west of Boston.

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