Admission Counselor/Assistant Director of Admission for Multicultural Recruitment
Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,800 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.
The Admission Counselor/Assistant Director of Admission for Multicultural Recruitment will coordinate the work of the admission department for matriculation of domestic minorities to meet college goals for diversity. The position has territorial responsibility for identifying prospective students and the programs or activities that drive their college decision, linking Wittenberg to those interests and supporting the prospective students and their families through matriculation.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
- Coordinate with the faculty and staff in developing programs, activities and marketing to assist in reaching diversity goals; guide all admission staff in practices that will result in successful recruitment of domestic minorities.
- Formulate and execute a travel, telephone and email communication plan that follows the continuum from inquirer to applicant to matriculant in support of overall admission and net revenue goals; support and participate in planning, implementing and communicating details of on and off-campus events; and develop effective relationships with high school and independent counselors.
- Provide extensive verbal and written communication with prospective students and applicants that corresponds to interests and decision making criteria of the students; and document a summary of each contact, articulate the next, logical and persuasive set of actions to move the students toward a decision in favor of Wittenberg.
- Conduct on campus, off-campus and electronic admission information sessions for groups and individual prospective students, including , when appropriate, time for parents/family members; exercise independent judgment in evaluating students as potential candidates for admission with particular emphasis on academic preparation; and provide informational support to prospective students and their families until they matriculate or indicate they are no longer interested in Wittenberg.
- Safeguard confidentiality of student, staff and University information by exercising discretion in communicating information to faculty, staff, parents, alumni and current and prospective students, and in handling departmental records and files and similar confidential materials.
- Other duties as assigned.
A bachelor's degree, 1- 3 years of relevant work experience, and a valid driver's license are required. Must meet required driver's insurance qualifications found in the Wittenberg Motor Pool policies and procedures. Some evening and weekend work is required. Extensive seasonal travel is required. Must be able to stand for up to two hours and lift up to 20 pounds.
We are looking for candidates with demonstrated excellence in writing, oral communication and oral presentations; knowledge of and an enthusiasm for a liberal arts and sciences education; proven ability to organize and follow through on projects; information technology competency; willingness to travel; and evidence of the ability to establish rapport easily with a wide variety of people.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.
We ask that candidates please set-up an account and apply through our online system. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format:
- A cover letter
- Name, address and phone number for three professional references
If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at (937) 327-7517.