Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Location
Florence, Lauderdale County
Posted
Jun 19, 2014
The graduate admissions coordinator serves as the initial point of contact for inquires about graduate studies at UNA. This comprehensive position coordinates all aspects of graduate admissions including recruitment; daily functions; and support for the College Deans, Department Chairs, Program Coordinators, and student support staff. Functions include screening prospective graduate students for preliminary eligibility; routing prospective graduate students to appropriate Program Coordinators for information regarding program-specific eligibility and appropriate academic advisement; attending outreach programs for the purpose of advising and recruiting graduate students; interpreting and disseminating graduate admissions policies and procedures; providing professional and technical support for the College Deans, Program Coordinators, and all other appropriate faculty and staff; attending professional meetings as appropriate to keep abreast of current trends and interests in graduate education; managing the admissions process for all graduate applicants; possessing an extensive knowledge of Banner and related products, including Xtender; ensuring timely processing of all graduate applications; maintaining accurate database to track admission status, enrollment, and program completion rates; reporting data and trend analyses to the Vice President for Enrollment Management at the conclusion of each semester; and other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Enrollment Management. Essential job duties include: Coordinates day-to-day activities of the Office of Graduate Admissions; Serves as the initial point of contact for prospective graduate students and provides general information regarding all graduate offerings; Evaluates academic credentials/transcripts associated with the general graduate admission process; Routes applications to the appropriate academic Program Coordinator for the evaluation of eligibility; Maintains all graduate records including imaging files, collection of required documentation, and data entry; Maintains the Graduate Admissions webpage as a common portal for disseminating all information for graduate programs; Ensures all webpage and printed recruitment materials are current and accurate in accordance with university policy; Corresponds to graduate applicants as appropriate; Serves as primary recruiter for all graduate education outreach programs; Attends graduate recruiting fairs; Presents graduate programs of study and admission requirements for each program to potential candidates, matching qualifications with academic and career interests; Provides general information regarding student services such as financial aid and graduate assistantship opportunities; Seeks out venues to promote and expand graduate education; Explores new marketing and promotional venues to promote graduate education; Attends professional meetings as appropriate; Provides the VP for Enrollment Management with critical enrollment and trend data, feedback from outreach programs, interest inventories, and employer surveys; Works with College Deans, Department Chairs, and Program Coordinators to develop promotional materials in accordance with University graphic standards and policies; Attends Graduate Council meetings to ensure appropriate application of all approved policy changes; Provides application summaries of graduate students to appropriate Program Coordinator for the College Deans' approval; Performs all other duties as assigned. Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred; Experience in a university setting required; graduate admissions experience preferred. To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu. Applications will only be accepted through this system. For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256.765.4291. UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed.