Assistant Director for Transfer Admissions

Ewing, New Jersey
Sep 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at The College of New Jersey seeks a self-motivated, dynamic individual to serve as the Assistant Director for Transfer Admissions. The counselor will be expected to assist in the recruitment transfer students.  Duties will include both in-state and out-of-state recruitment events, reading applications, answering telephone calls,  responding to email requests, and meeting with prospective students and families.  Nights and weekend work will be required during heavy travel season in the fall and spring semesters.  This position will include responsibilities of working with out-of-state and multicultural families.

 The successful candidate will serve as an advocate and be a positive voice for the transfer population both internally and externally.  This person will direct the transfer admissions process which includes:  prospecting, recruiting, enrollment management, application review, letter generation, reporting, and policy review.  The successful candidate will be expected to be the point of contact for the TCNJ campus, applicants, and external constituents on all transfer policy and procedural issues.   The person selected for this position must enjoy customer service in a fast-paced team environment.

The Transfer Counselor must have excellent public speaking skills and interact comfortably both in large groups and with individual families.  The Counselor must be highly organized and able to assist on year-long recruitment and enrollment projects.


  • A Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of increasing responsibility in a highly selective college admissions environment.

  • Strong oral presentation skills

  • Effective written communication skills

  • Ability to work with diverse populations

  • A valid driver’s license

Preferred qualifications include proven use of technology in the recruitment of students and understanding of target marketing as it relates to the transfer population.  Candidate must also have an understanding of scholarship distribution strategies.  This candidate should demonstrate excellent organizational skills and diplomacy. 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.  This position also includes a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and prescription plans as well as generous sick and vacation leave allowances.  Review or applications will begin immediately.  Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references.

Under a new residency bill signed into law by Governor Chris Christie, any individual hired on, or after September 1, 2011, will be required to establish a principal residence in New Jersey unless their position is exempt. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire. Any new employee who believes that they have a critical need to live outside of New Jersey, or that a move to a permanent residence within the state would constitute a hardship, may request an exemption from the provisions of the law by appealing to a five-member committee to be established by the State for the purpose of hearing such appeals.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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