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Assistant Director, Transfer Admissions

Stetson University
DeLand, Florida, United States

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Assistant Director, Transfer Admissions

Tracking Code727-280Job Description

Employee must be a naturally persuasive, creative problem solver who thrives in an upbeat environment with non­ standard and varied working hours. A self-motivated, enthusiastic, goal-oriented individual with superior presentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills and will have demonstrated ability to follow direction, problem solve, manage multiple priorities and meet goals. This is a sales-like admissions and prospect management approach to a designated recruitment territory in an environment where recruiters are responsible for reaching enrollment and net revenue goals assigned to them. Daily responsibilities include communication with a large number of prospective transfer students through heavy phone outreach. Personal e-mails, notes, individual appointments, and group presentations are also expected. This position will involve the planning of prospective transfer student recruitment activities, extensive outreach and travel.


Includes evening and weekend work, extensive phone use and telemarketing, travel, and intensive directive counseling for individuals and groups. More specifically, the following are essential and other duties may be assigned.

  • Cultivates, engages, grades, persuades and closes prospective transfer students by leading group information sessions and meeting one-on-one with parents and prospective students to provide information and assist in the application process. Always qualifies conversation and generates next steps (application, enrollment deposit, FAFSA, housing application, registration, etc.).
  • Determine the best next contact for each of the hot prospects in the territory. This involves regular use of the arsenal, which comprises both printed and web information collected for this purpose and members of the campus community - i.e., faculty, alumni, current students, coaches and parents of current students.
  • After receipt of application materials, determines and informs them of acceptance and award of scholarships.
  • Reviews files for acceptance, scholarships, and presents admission recommendation to admissions committee.
  • Makes financial aid packaging/depth sounding calls.
  • Administers transcript evaluation for domestic and international students, and is familiar with the accreditation of institutions and Stetson course equivalencies.
  • Researches, plans and executes fall and spring travel for recruitment, by evaluating previous years' productivity; coordinates travel plans with college counselors and with other state colleges; meets with prospective students at colleges and educational fairs to inform them about the college, i.e. application process, scholarships, financial aid, majors, campus activities and on-campus housing.
  • Must become knowledgeable about all aspects of Stetson University including academic programs, campus events and activities, orientation, athletics, housing, financial aid, billing, college policy, and important dates.
  • Coordinates open house activities with other college departments; welcomes students; participates in open house events including arrangement of campus tours, student activities expo, parent and student panels, etc.
  • Assists Student Services in orientation activities.
  • Flexible scheduling is necessary, as much evening, weekend, and extended travel is required.
  • Cultivate relationships with alumni, representatives at local community colleges and other constituents in the territory to assist with the recruitment process.
  • This recruiter may work directly with additional populations such as seeking second degree, non-degree seeking students such as transient students and auditors, as well as re-entry students.
Required Skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to problem solve, manage multiple priorities and meet goals
  • This position requires the ability to drive a car as part of travel and lift/carry recruitment materials to events
Required Experience
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university required
  • Progressive experience in recruitment, marketing, retail, and other higher-education environments is preferred

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and be insurable under the university's auto fleet policy.

Salary Grade: 5

Completed COVID-19 Vaccine status required

Job LocationDeLand, Florida, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


Stetson University is located in DeLand, Fla., with a second campus in Gulfport, Fla. and two satellite centers. Founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand as the DeLand Academy and later renamed Stetson University to honor its benefactor, John B. Stetson, the university has a storied history of leadership, values and significance. The university is home to many Florida firsts, including the first collegiate newspaper, the oldest schools of business administration and music, the first college of law and was the state's first private university to integrate.

But our story is about more than the buildings at our campuses and those who helped build them; it's really about our students.

The university is led by President Wendy B. Libby, supported by administrative offices which provide services and resources to students and faculty. Stetson University is home to 73 academic programs in four divisional areas and with undergraduate and graduate studies offered in many areas. The university is accreditedby numerous accrediting agencies, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and curriculum is closely aligned with the marketplace to prepare students for life after Stetson. Undergraduate leadership, research, volunteer service and participatory activities flourish at all four of the university's locations.

At Stetson University, graduation isn't the end goal. It's just one stop along the way as students pursue something greater for themselves and the world around them.

At Stetson University, we dare students to be significant.

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