ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Jun 23, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: This position has primary responsibility for the maintenance, update, and upkeep of College NET, our integrated admissions and prospect management system. The purpose of this position is to manage all administrative aspects of the admissions and enrollment processes for the School of Social Policy & Practice and to serve as the School's liaison with College NET staff and the Provost's Office's CollegeNET representative. This involves managing ad-hoc and routine maintenance and updates of the online application system, training all School faculty, staff, and auxiliary users on how to work within and navigate CollegeNET, designing and generating reports on current and historical applicant and matriculant data, to the end of discerning trends from that data. The position also involves managing the processing of applications and the office-to-applicant and office-to-Program communication involved therein. This work is done in consultation from the Associate Dean of Enrollment Management & Global Outreach. Ongoing collaboration with program directors and associate directors for all degree programs is critical, as is maintaining helpful and responsive lines of communication with prospective students. In both a technical capacity and customer service capacity, this position is essential to enrolling strong cohorts for the School.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree and 1 to 2 years of experience in the higher education admissions arena, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required; 3-5 years of experience strongly preferred. Technical expertise in using Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point is required; experience using CollegeNET's specific admissions and prospect management systems is strongly preferred; Applicant must have superior organizational and customer service skills. This position requires strong project management and planning skills, and the ability to develop effective communication plans. Enhanced data analysis and data management ability, as well as strong IT knowledge, some programing skills, and experience working with complex databases are preferred; some familiarity with JavaScript and HTML is ideal. The ability to work with stakeholders of all levels at the School of Social Policy & Practice, in other departments at Penn, and outside the University is essential. Some night and weekend work is required to support recruitment events, and a valid driver's license is needed for off-site recruitment travel.

Reference Number: 35-26135

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Social Policy & Practice

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: G-Student Services