Assistant/Senior Assistant Director of Admission
Job Description Summary: Job ID: 4513 - Unclassified - FT (Salaried)
Miami University’s Office of Admission seeks an energetic, creative, and collaborative individual to serve as Assistant/Senior Assistant Director of Admission. In partnership with admission team members, this position will play an integral role in the realization of organizational priorities and institutional goals, and assume the management of a first-year recruitment territory to include 6-8 weeks of travel, application review, and relationship management. The Assistant/Senior Assistant Director will provide oversight and leadership for our distinct high school initiatives: College Credit Plus, Spring Admit Program, Pathways Program, high school award days, and off-campus yield events.
In alignment with the Office of Admission strategic goals, this position will formulate recruitment strategies, plans, and goals for the assigned recruitment territory based on demographic analysis, market research, and other admission data. This would include, but not be limited to, developing and maintaining relationships with high school and community-based organization officials and communicating information about the Miami brand, experience, and outcomes, and its admission policies and procedures to prospective students, families, high school counselors and community-based organizations.
The Assistant Director/Senior Assistant Director will serve as the primary contact for the College Credit Plus, Spring Admit Program, Pathways Program and special high school award days and will work collaboratively with appropriate constituents to ensure the overall strategy and efforts align with the larger strategic vision, plans and goals of the Office of Admission and Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success. This would include but is not limited to: serving as the liaison with Enrollment Operations, Miami’s regional campuses, the College of Arts & Sciences, local high schools and the Ohio Department of Higher Education to develop, implement and streamline the CCP, Spring Admit and Pathways Programs; monitoring, implementing and adhering to all CCP guidelines as determined by legislation and the Ohio Department of Higher Education; tracking and analyzing data and databases to ensure thorough recording keeping and reporting as it relates to CCP, Spring Admit and Pathways programs; coordinating and implementing the application review and selection process for CCP, Spring Admit and Pathways program participants; facilitating and managing Miami materials and budget for special award days. In collaboration with the Visit & Events and Travel & Recruitment teams as well as the respective Territory Managers, the Assistant Director/Senior Assistant Director will oversee the strategic identification and coordination of off-campus yield events.
The ideal candidate will be politically savvy and diplomatic, have excellent communication and group presentation skills, and demonstrate a proven positive work ethic and proven ability to work with diverse populations. Additional responsibilities and oversight will be commensurate with experience.
Duties/Physical Demands: Develop professional working knowledge of Miami University programs, opportunities, policies, and procedures, and effectively communicate to prospective students, families, and constituents within assigned territory via presentations, and email and phone Counselor-on-Duty responsibilities. Provide a high level of customer service through timely interactions throughout the admission cycle. (25%)
Lead and manage special high school initiatives such as College Credit Plus, the Pathways Program, the Spring Admit Program, special awards days and requests for Miami representation, and other outreach, recruitment, and yield initiatives. (25%)
Manage assigned recruitment territory, including 6-8 weeks of travel, through the use of market research and other admission data; prepare statistical reports and analyses (20%)
Participate in electronic file review for the Bridges Program, undergraduate domestic and international review, College Credit Plus, and the Summer Scholars program. (10%)
Build and maintain relationships with high school and community- based organization staff within assigned territory. (10%)
Organize, coordinate, and manage on- and off-campus recruitment events and counselor programs. (5%)
Other duties as assigned. (5%)
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years of experience in progressively responsible positions in admission or a Master’s Degree in lieu of degree and experience
Senior Assistant Director:
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of experience in progressively responsible positions in admission or a Master’s Degree and a minimum of one year of experience in admission
Excellent communication skills, including public speaking and writing ability High level of organizational and self-starting skills and ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously with attention to detail and accuracy Ability to work with minimal supervision Demonstrated commitment to recruiting individuals from diverse backgrounds Knowledge of and experience with computer systems and various software applications; preferred Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint proficiency Ability to lift 30-40 lbs. Valid driver’s license Ability to perform overnight and weekend travel
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