Assistant Director - Special Services - Graduate Admissions & Administration

Location
Lowell, Middlesex County
Posted
Apr 01, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time
Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. The Assistant Director for Special Admission Services is responsible for traditional admissions responsibilities for special populations within admissions and administration, including all Pathways applicants; assists with orientation, recruiting events and Commencement; and manages special projects and other duties as assigned. The Assistant Director will serve as the primary liaison between the Directors of Graduate Administration and Admissions and the Pathways programs administrations. Serves as the primary contact for identified special student populations throughout the application process and duration of their academic programs, and assists the Director of Graduate Administration with policy advising to students, faculty and staff. Develops and implements processes to outreach to and communicate prospects and new students. Track applicants from initial university interest through admission review, decisions and matriculation. Assists the Director of Graduate Administration with the management of his/her caseload, manage mass mailings for Academic Standing, Commencement, etc., and assists with event planning and implementation Thoroughly documents and assesses processes year-to-year, and assist with admissions reporting. Communicates and coordinates with internal and external constituents to accurately and positively introduce the University's vibrant and exciting educational opportunities. Communicates accurate information and effectively counsels students, faculty, and other constituents in a timely, professional and positive manner during all on- and off-campus recruitment events including information sessions, written correspondence, phone calls, recruiting events and fairs. Travel and participation in off-campus recruitment may be required. Occasional evening and weekend work required. The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area. Minimum Qualifications (Required): -Master's degree in higher education administration or related field and 3-5 years of relevant experience required -Experience working with diverse populations required -Strong presentation, process management, detail orientation, organizational skills, analysis, data interpretation, interpersonal skills, and the ability to understand the big picture required -Occasional evening and weekend work required -Knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required -Knowledge of higher education issues related to the recruitment, admission and enrollment of students required -The ability to work effectively with diverse groups -Demonstrated leadership skills -Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively across units and sensitivity and responsiveness to the needs of diverse constituencies is required -A valid driver's license and reliable transportation are required Other Considerations: -Experience working with international students desirable, and experience in a graduate admissions office strongly preferred -Familiarity with PeopleSoft and document imaging systems highly desired -A successful candidate will be a team player with a strong work ethic, who actively contributes in a high volume, fast-paced environment -Demonstrated skills in brochure and web development, proofreading and design desirable -Demonstrated leadership and conflict resolution skills -Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively across units and sensitivity and responsiveness to the needs of diverse constituencies is required -The ability to understand "the big picture" and to assist with the development of process and strategies to meet University goals and maintain University standards Required Applicant Documents: (Online Submissions Only) -Resume -Cover Letter -Writing Sample -Names and contact information of three references Special Instructions to Applicants: Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. This position is open until filled and initial review of applications will begin on April 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. Anticipated Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with experience Apply online at: https://jobs.uml.edu