Assistant/Senior Assistant Director of High Ability Recruitment
Job Description Summary: Job ID: 4538 - Unclassified - FT (Salaried)
Miami University’s Office of Admission seeks an energetic, creative, and collaborative individual to serve as Assistant/Senior Assistant Director of High Ability Recruitment. 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 of High Ability Recruitment is directly responsible for attracting, recruiting, and enrolling an academically talented and diverse student body to Miami University; developing and executing high ability recruitment programs including but not limited to the University Honors Program (UHP), the University Academic Scholars Program (UASP), and National Merit outreach, as well as related communication plans for the Office of Admission. Additionally, the position oversees all facets of recruiting, enrolling, and executing Miami’s Summer Scholars Program (SSP), a two-week residential experience for high school students. The position reports to the Senior Associate Director of Admission.
Duties/Physical Demands: In collaboration with admission senior leadership, develop and implement a strategic plan for the recruitment and yield of high-ability students in existing and new markets; utilize data and research to make decisions on high-ability recruitment and travel. Inform and innovate regarding best practices and industry trends related to the recruitment of and programming for high ability students. Develop and execute various programming activities and a robust communication plan for high-ability recruitment working with Enrollment Communication and the admission leadership team. (15%) Work within the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success to develop and maintain strategic enrollment goals related to the University Honors Program (UHP) and University Academic Scholars Program (UASP) and other high ability programs. Collaborate with Miami’s five academic divisions on the recruitment and yield of academically-talented and diverse students, including the creation, implementation, and coordination of a targeted, high-ability, divisionally-based academic scholar program. Serve as the admission liaison with the University Honors Program. (10%) Lead, manage, and supervise all aspects of recruitment for Miami’s Summer Scholars Program, including the development of a succinct and strategic plan for high school students and counselors. Manage all aspects of the application and review processes for SSP. Direct and oversee the primary logistical planning for SSP, including the procurement of on-campus housing and meal plans, hiring and supervision of residence hall staff, identification and scheduling of available academic modules and workshops, scheduling of off-campus events and social programming, and coordination of student transportation to and from campus. Partner with key internal and external constituents to ensure the seamless implementation of and funding for SSP, including but not limited to Conference Services, Office of Residence Life, and key community and educational stakeholders throughout Ohio and the US. (25%) 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%) 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. Review assigned admission applications and adhere to all review deadlines. Build and maintain relationships with high school and community- based organization staff within assigned territory. (20%) Other duties as assigned. (5%)
Assistant Director Qualifications:
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 experience 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
Senior Assistant Director Qualifications:
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 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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