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Director of Admissions

Employer
Gordon State College
Location
Barnesville, Georgia
Salary
63,892.06

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JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for directing the college’s student admissions functions.

MAJOR DUTIES

  • Provide supervision and strategic direction for the Office of Admissions. This includes setting recruitment and performance goals for the staff, conducting annual performance evaluations, and coordinating all activities required to meet the enrollment goals of the college.
  • Provide oversight of the Admissions operating budget to ensure sound fiscal management and effective use of resources.
  • Develops short and long term strategic goals for recruitment and enrollment, in alignment with divisional and college wide strategic plans.
  • Oversees the management of the Admissions CRM, creating communication plans to provide timely and relevant information required in order to attract prospective students.
  • Assists the administrative staff in coordinating and prioritizing office tasks and functions on a daily basis.
  • Ensures the proper planning and execution of all events associated with student recruitment and relationship management.  This includes, but is not limited to Open House events, community events that promote affinity with the college, events targeted to Guidance Counselors, and campus tours.
  • Remains connected and informed of USG and Board of Regents policies and guidelines through participation in USG System organizations and events.
  • Works cooperatively with colleagues across the campus, including, Deans, Department Heads, Financial Aid, Registrar, Housing Marketing, Athletics, Alumni Affairs and others to promote the college.
  • Serves as a liaison for the college in matters related to admissions-related workshops and meetings; works with high school counselors in the surrounding service area.
  • Prepares recruitment and admissions-related reports and communications.
  • Directs the maintenance of the Admissions Office web page.
  • Coordinates updates to the CRM and USG sponsored online application form.
  • Updates admissions information in the college catalog.
  • Provides support services that meet the current and emerging needs of students taking classes at all locations.
  • Performs related duties as assigned by the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

    KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

  • Knowledge of best practices in college admissions and recruitment.
  • Knowledge of USG and Gordon State College policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Knowledge of Family Education Rights and Privacy Act guidelines.
  • Knowledge of budget development and management principles.
  • Skill in delegation of responsibility and authority.
  • Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in supervising the work of personnel and departments.
  • Skill in relationships and team building.

    SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

    The Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.

    GUIDELINES

    Guidelines include the University System of Georgia Academic and Student Affairs Handbook, the Board of Regents Policy Manual, and Gordon State College academic catalog, and Admissions Office policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.

    COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK

  • The work consists of varied duties in directing the college’s admissions functions. Strict regulations and the need for accuracy contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to direct the admissions functions of Gordon State College. Success in this position contributes to the success of all college operations.

    CONTACTS

                                                                         

  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, faculty, staff, students, applicants, parents, high school counselors, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, or to justify, defend or settle matters.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects.
  • The work is typically performed in an office.

    SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY

    This position has direct supervision over Senior Admissions Counselor (1), Admissions Counselor (2), Admissions Specialist (2), Communications & Recruitment Specialist (1), Admissions Assistant (1), Welcome Center Representative (1), and Admissions Call Center Customer Service Representative.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
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