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Assistant Director of Admissions - Savannah Education Center

Employer
Saint Leo University
Location
Savannah

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

Under the direction of the Director for Center Enrollment this position coordinates efforts in and around the Savannah area and surrounding counties; to recruit, enroll, and advise new and returning students as well as maintaining a strong presence within the community and businesses to help grow enrollment.

Job Description

Duties and Tasks:

  • Increase the regional prominence of Saint Leo University at the Savannah Education Centers through program marketing, information sessions, student recruitment and implementation of enrollment management tactics.
  • Implement a seamless follow-up on all prospects and develop effective relationships with the area businesses and education community, ensuring high visibility for the programs and Saint Leo University at large.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the recruitment and marketing plan with the purpose of promoting Saint Leo University’s visibility and general recruitment efforts throughout the Savannah region.
  • Meet enrollment goals for assigned target recruitment area.
  • Evaluate and execute admission decisions on applicant files.
  • Maintain continuing flow of quality applicants to the University by analyzing trends in enrollment and marketing activities, leading activities to continue programs that are effective; presenting new strategies for the University's recruitment and admission activities.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhance University reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Advise new and returning students, register students in University enrollment system, maintain/update files and complete/assist in student paperwork.
  • Support the University’s mission and core values as a contributing member of the University community.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director for Center Enrollment
  • Travel, weekend and evening work is required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or University AND 2-4 years of related experience OR
  • Master's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university AND 1-2 years of related experience
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to develop and maintain effective and productive relationships
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Knowledge of higher education
  • Knowledge of recruiting and marketing practices
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Prior recruiting and marketing experience, advising skills, preferably in higher education recruiting adult students.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Able to develop and maintain effective and productive relationships.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Knowledge of higher education.
  • Knowledge of recruiting and marketing practices.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Skilled in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Skilled in understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Skilled in speaking effectively to others to convey information.
  • Skilled in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Skilled in complex problem solving including reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Skilled in adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
  • Skilled in working with Microsoft Office Suite such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Skilled in working with student information systems such as Colleague and SalesForce.

REQUIRED ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work in a team environment, plan and organize work, prioritize work and manage time.
  • A proven ability to effectively interface with all levels of management.
  • Ability to develop relationships across multiple business units.

Why Work at Saint Leo?

What it’s Like to Work Here: Ask our employees and the one word they’d use to describe working at Saint Leo University is “Community.” Our team members all share the Saint Leo core values, positive attitudes, and problem-solving abilities, enabling them to provide excellent student centered service. Our mission is educating and preparing students for life and leadership in a challenging world. Thank you for your interest in joining the Saint Leo PRIDE!

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Saint Leo, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Available benefits based on employment status (Full Time vs Part Time).

  • Inclusive Group Health Plan (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Group Health Plan features include Teledoc, Surgery Plus!, Wellness Incentive Program, Nationwide Pet Insurance, just to name a few!
  • Health Reimbursement Account (University Paid!) and Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and dependent options)
  • Tuition Remission (Employee, Spouse, and Dependents)*
  • Tuition Exchange opportunity for dependent of employees*
  • Paid Personal Leave (Sick, Vacation, Holidays)
  • 403b - Annual match 3%-9% of pay based on employee’s contribution. University match and fully vested within one month of hire date.
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance valued at 30k (University Paid!)
  • Income Protection Benefits after one year
  • Additional options for supplemental insurance

*Eligibility based on meeting required service period

Organization

The opportunities at Saint Leo University are as diverse as our student population. As Florida’s first Catholic institution of higher learning, we offer more than 40 academic programs that meet the educational, spiritual, and professional goals of nearly 16,000 traditional-age and adult students. 

Nearly 2,000 students live and study at our University Campus in Saint Leo, FL, nestled in the rolling hills of West Central Florida, just 30 minutes north of Tampa.  Our students receive personalized attention in classes that tend to be small—14 students on average. They can choose from more than 40 undergraduate majors and specializations. Saint Leo University also offers graduate degrees in business administration, accounting, educationcriminal justice, instructional design, social work, theology, as well as the education specialist degree.  Certain graduate degrees may be earned online. 

Undergraduate students who work full-time or have personal responsibilities that prevent them from attending weekday classes can attend classes evenings and weekends through our convenient Adult Education Center at University Campus.

Another 14,000 students pursue degrees at our 50 education centers, offices, and teaching locations in seven states and through the Center for Online Learning.  

Throughout our history, Saint Leo has provided a solid liberal arts education grounded and based on the 1,500-year-old tradition of Benedictine values and welcoming people of all faiths. The university offers the latest state-of-the art technology to not only prepare students for careers as teachers and leaders, but also to bridge faculty and students from multiple locations for an enriched educational experience.  The university is also a leading provider of  higher education to our nation’s military.  By reaching out to students both near and far, Saint Leo lives up to its mission and its vision to be “a leading Catholic teaching university of international consequence for the twenty-first century."

The university offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision, as well as tuition remission.  The university also offers a comprehensive mentorship program in which each new faculty member is paired with an experienced faculty member from a different school.  The program includes personal, professional, and social components including frequent one-on-one meetings, mutual classroom observation, and social events.

In 2012, Saint Leo University received three workplace awards: Top 75 Places to Work in Tampa Bay 2012 by Tampa Bay Times; the 2012 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award by the Florida Psychological Association; and the2012 Education Nonprofit of the Year by Tampa Bay Business Journal.

View “Over a Century of Excellence,” to learn more about Saint Leo University.

Saint Leo University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Saint Leo University.

Saint Leo University’s School of Business received initial accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) in September 1999. Saint Leo University’s degree program in social work is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (BSW level). Saint Leo’s undergraduate Sport Business program and MBA Sport Business Concentration are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). Saint Leo University has Teacher Education Programs approval by the State of Florida Department of Education.

Saint Leo University is committed to policies that ensure that there is no discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, or disability. Saint Leo University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (as amended). The University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer.

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