Summary and Scope of Position:The Senior Associate Director (SAD) of Admission plays a key leadership role in the enrollment goals of Ursinus College, as well as maintaining the academic profile and fiscal health of the college. As a crucial member of the Office of Admission, the SAD acts as significant support for the Director of Admission, as well as other members of the Admission team, through strategically implementing a highly efficient, team-based enrollment model. Utilizing best practices, sound professional judgment, and strategy development, the SAD will lead all recruitment efforts including admission related travel, application file and committee review process, specialty scholarship process, all aspects of the high school counselor relations program and will fully invest in meeting the established enrollment goals of the college. As the second in command within the Office of Admission, the SAD plays a key role in supporting the Director in overseeing the overall operation of the admission office. S/he is a role model of exemplary admission practices and ethical decision making. Specific Responsibilities:The Senior Associate Director will be confident and team-oriented, with aspirations for campus-wide involvement. The Senior Associate Director will:Assist the Director of Admission in coordination of the Admission review process for entering first year and transfer cohorts to ensure applicant review aligns with best practice models for liberal arts collegesDevelops and coordinates timeline and logistics of the admission applicant review process, assessing and addressing gaps in technology needs, reader progress, and applicant/admit pool metrics, providing substantive information needed for efficient Admission Committee reviewCoordinates and oversees all admission-related recruitment travel with an emphasis on data-driven strategic travel to primary, secondary and tertiary markets to effectively recruit and enroll a well-qualified, diverse student bodyOversees all aspects of Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) engagement including travel, speaking opportunities and other ways to connect with prospective students through the CTCL networkCoordinates and oversees timeline and logistics of Specialty Scholarship process from initial steps through the awarding of scholarships in partnership with faculty and Student Financial ServicesServes as primary organizational manager and liaison for the college’s strategy around campus-wide engagement in the enrollment process:Cultivate and maintain relationships with key campus partnersDevelop and implement core programmingReturn to campus for any programming event related to these activitiesCreate, run, and assess reports on the efficacy of the engagement strategiesOversees all aspects of an established and effective High School Counselor Relations program, including the execution of the fall fly-in event and spring local counselor program as well as the implementation of a strategic communications and engagement outreach planIn coordination with the Director of Admission, designs, organizes, and implements a comprehensive training program for the entirety of the admission staffIn conjunction with the Director of Admission, coordinates and implements strategies to facilitate enrollment growth in accordance with the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) plan Oversee the hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of the departmental student workers (admission fellows and gold ambassadors) Develop and maintain relationships with prospective students and their families through frequent telephone, email, written and in-person contactEstablish relationships with secondary school counselors, and other school administrators when appropriate, through attendance at various recruitment events, as well as continual outreach throughout the admission cycle Serve as the primary liaison between prospective students/parents and College programs, curriculum, and various campus opportunities by conducting interviews and information sessions, as well as through other modes of communicationParticipation in recruitment travel which includes: school visits; college fairs; specialty recruitment tours; and attendance at special programs hosted by Community-Based Organizations and Partner Programs. Through collaboration with other departmental staff, plan and formulate strategies to attract qualified and interested students to Ursinus CollegeCollaborates with Student Financial Services, as well as other campus offices, to provide information necessary for conversion and yield of prospective studentsIn coordination with the Director of Enrollment Research and Analytics, produces and analyzes regular reports for the Director of Admission on quantitative metrics related to visits, applicant and territory trends, and travel efficiency, as well as qualitative metrics such as visitor experience assessed through survey instrumentsFunctionally substitute for the Director of Admission when neededExtremely frequent evening and weekend work requiredQualifications:A proactive and nimble approach to evolving environments in events and project management, collaborative campus partnerships, and higher education trends is needed for successful outcomes. In addition, the AD should possess the following qualities:Bachelor’s Degree, with 5+ years of progressively responsible admission experience, preferably at a regionally accredited, liberal arts institutionAn in-depth knowledge of, and passion for, the liberal artsThe character to embody the mission of the institution as a College That Changes Lives, both personally and professionallyA celebration of diversity, both in the workplace and in student populationThe cultural competency needed to honorably and prominently promote diversity in all its formsA high proficiency in multi-tasking as well as strategic thinkingExcellent written and oral communication skillsExemplary communication skills and a collaborative, transparent approach to problem-solvingA desire to play a significant role in the mentorship and guidance of staffA desire to join and foster a dynamic, transformative campus cultureA collaborative and transparent approach to problem-solvingA valid driver’s license and the ability to participate in travel which can range from 8-12 weeks annuallyExperience with data and reporting, and a desire to provide enrollment research supportAbility and willingness to work night and weekend hours as neededAbility to stand in one place for significant amounts of time and ability to lift boxes up to 40 poundsPreferred QualificationsMaster’s Degree and/or 7+ years of admission experience at a regionally accredited, liberal arts institutionExperience with data and reporting, and a desire to provide enrollment research supportIn-depth knowledge of Slate CRM Other Duties:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.Job responsibilities and activities may be modified or changed at any time with or without notice. Job descriptions will be audited periodically by the Ursinus Human Resources department to ensure they are up-to-date and reflect the essential responsibilities and duties of the job. Applications:Interested candidates should hit the apply button. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database. Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.