Associate Director of Admission
To participate in the recruitment, selection, and yield activities related to the annual enrollment of freshmen and transfer students. Manage a geographic territory as assigned, including travel to high schools, meetings with prospects and families, secondary school counselors, independent counselors and alumni; in collaboration with the senior leadership team, develop and execute strategies to improve performance in assigned geographic areas; maintain existing relationships and foster new connections with school counselor constituencies; prepare annual reports with recommendations for continuing market development 2.Initiate, develop and execute marketing plans for the broad recruitment of all first year and transfer students, with the potential for particular attention to international students (in consultation with the Director of Admission/Communication Outreach) and first generation students, as well as providing guidance for the network of alumni volunteers 3.Share in the reading, evaluation and selection of the new class. 4.In collaboration with other Admission staff, plan and execute on- and off-campus programs for prospects, parents and college counselors. 5.Supervise student employees and participate in the training of first year admission counselors; direct current student volunteers involved in admission activities, including their involvement in recruitment related events, with social media, and as general ambassadors. 6.Other duties as assigned by the Director of Admission Recruitment OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: 1.Travel 6-8 weeks per year; evening and weekend work is required during the busiest times of the recruitment season 2.Attend college fairs and conduct on- and off-campus student interviews 3.Give public presentations about Wheaton and the admission process, on campus and around the country to diverse audiences 4.Serve on college committees as required SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Some project –based supervision of assistant directors; supervision of student employees REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 1.Analytical and creative problem solving skills required 2.Outstanding oral and written communication skills 3.Computer fluency with databases and Excel 4.Sense of humor and flexibility a must! A minimum of 5 years of experience in admission or equivalent educational and/or higher education experience required. Current, valid government issued driver’s license required. A valid passport also may be required. Education/Experience: BA required, MA strongly preferred. Other Preferences: Experience in selective college admission and/or liberal arts college admission strongly preferred.