Associate Director, Undergraduate Admission (Latin America Region)
Summary of the Position
The chief purpose of this position is to promote and market Bentley University by providing information and advice to prospective students and various external constituencies. The Associate Director is part of the international team in Undergraduate Admission with primary responsibility for the Latin American Region. This involves identifying key relationships with schools, guidance/college counselors and prospective students.
The goal is to determine allocation of time and resources in order to promote the University, leading to improvements in all stages of the enrollment funnel.
Functions include the execution of various tasks and assignments, and assisting in the achievement of admission goals through the initiation and implementation of projects.
Act as the recruitment manager for the Latin American region. Identify potential opportunities and challenges to advance the University, and articulate the benefits one would receive by attending Bentley.
Collaborate with colleagues who travel to and read applications from other areas of the world.
Provide managers and colleagues with regular updates on notable trends as well as specific challenges, opportunities and recommendations for future actions.
Travel approximately 8 to 10 weeks per year, and develop an itinerary for independent travel, since group travel is minimal.
Act as a back-up to the Director of International and Transfer Admission in her absence.
Participate in entire file review process, from reviewing applications, to rendering final decisions and making recommendations for scholarship selection.
Train and cross train staff on international admissions credentials including various educational systems: IB, British, and French Baccalaureate, as well as English proficiency exams: TOEFL and IELTS.
Participate in the development and execution of the international recruit and yield strategy by researching trends and exploring new opportunities that can positively impact recruit and yield activities for each incoming class.
Travel and market Bentley University at high schools, college fairs and other educational forums providing public presentations to individuals and groups.
Present the Bentley message, including the admission process, at on-campus information sessions.
Interview prospective students on- and off-campus; follow up with written, telephone and email contact with students, parents and counselors.
Participate in admission recruit and yield events both on- and off-campus. Provide customer service in the pre- and post-admission process to students, parents and counselors.
Serve as Officer-of-the-Day to assist in smooth daily office operation.
Minimum Qualifications(Education and Experience Requirements)
BA/BS degree and 5 years of related experience OR Master's degree and 3 years of related experience. Would consider candidates with 2+ years of related experience and BA/BS as a Sr. Assistant Director.
Skills: Required expertise in global educational systems particular to region traveled.
Admissions expertise as well as understanding of the Latin American region.
Excellent organizational and analytical abilities. Ability to multi-task. Solid communication and presentation skills. Computer competency.
Ability and sensitivity when recruiting and working with diverse populations. Willingness and ability to travel independently.
A current, valid passport as well as a valid, unrestricted United States driver's license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley's insurance carrier.
Prior experience recruiting in Latin America. Spanish language fluency helpful but not required.
Physical skills required of this position include alertness in dealing with technical issues, accuracy in presenting detailed and timely information. Energy level is important and long hours both in and out of the office contribute to physical and mental exhaustion which affects judgment, attitude and accuracy. Recruiting events require lifting and carrying heavy boxes as well as standing for long periods of time.
Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you possess fluency in Spanish? Please describe.
(Open Ended Question)
Documents Needed To Apply
- Cover Letter
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