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Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Employer
Saint Leo University
Location
University Campus

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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 general direction of the Director of Campus Undergraduate Enrollment, maintains responsibility for activities related to the recruitment of students within assigned geographic territory. Primary responsibility for communicating with agencies and agents, as well as their target recruits. The Assistant Director leads the recruitment and application review process, and manages prospective student communications from the point of initial contact through all admission and enrollment requirements.

Job Description

Duties and Tasks:

  • Manages an assigned recruitment territory to yield a specific enrollment goal and develops a strategic plan to meet enrollment objectives for the assigned territory or student market.
    • In consultation with the Director of Campus Undergraduate Enrollment determines appropriate activities, goals, and benchmarks to achieve enrollment goals
    • Develops strategic plan for achieving level of applications and enrolled students needed to meet goals.
    • Determines appropriate recruitment activities (including special events) to reach goals; develops and evaluates travel plans and related recruitment activities and represents Saint Leo University at college fairs, high school visits, and other off-campus events; makes presentations to high school audiences, community college students, and other groups.
    • Plans and implements special events relating to the specified territory or student population, including budget oversight and planning for such events.
    • Develops professional working relationships with guidance and counseling professionals at high schools and in independent practice, or with community college staff members at feeder institutions.
    • Provides evaluation of recruitment efforts.
  • Encourages, reviews, and follows up on admission applications from students from an assigned territory by:
    • Identifying appropriate applicants for admission
    • Contacting prospective students (in person, by phone, via e-mail, letter, or IM) to encourage the submission of an application.
    • Following up with students to obtain materials necessary for file review on a daily basis.
    • Reviewing completed applications and make admission decisions within establish guidelines.
    • Communicating with admitted students regularly to follow-up on concerns and encourage enrollment.
  • Interview students, both on campus and away from campus, to obtain information and determine suitability for admission to Saint Leo University.
    • Conduct campus tours as necessary.
    • Meets with students and family members.
  • Participates in on-campus and off-campus events (Open House programs, Alumni receptions, overnight visits, etc.)
  • Provide assistance in training and supervising new or junior counseling staff members.
    • Serve as a mentor or trainer for new staff during their first year.
    • Assist in developing a training schedule and providing training as requested.
  • Keeps up-to-date on changes in majors, programs, and student organizations on campus.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge:

  • Bachelors’ degree from a regionally accredited college or university required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Previous experience in an admissions office preferred.
  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities

Skills:

  • Computer skills, particularly MS Office software applications and e-mail proficiency.

Abilities:

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work irregular and long hours (including evenings and weekends as needed).
  • Ability to work independently and to formulate and evaluate strategic plans for a specified market or territory.
  • Ability to provide training and limited supervision for other staff members.
  • Ability to function as part of a team.
  • Ability to make effective public presentations, interview students

ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

NOTICE:
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success.

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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