Admissions Officer

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Sep 23, 2020
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Admissions Officer 

Posted Date: 
Sep 22, 2020 

Job Category: 
Staff 

Department: 
Admissions & Enrollment Dev – HAED 

Position Status: 
Full-Time Staff 

Salary Range: 
$49,803 - $62,254 

Position Summary: 
The Admissions Officer has responsibility for meeting annual goals for the enrollment of new students. The primary duties of the Admission Officer is to conduct in person and virtual  recruitment, preregistration and enrollment activities designed to attract new students for  enrollment. These activities will target the enrollment of students in the general population of  assigned high schools, minority students, adult learners in businesses and organizations. In  addition, the admissions officer will advise prospective students and their families regarding  admissions standards, policies, procedures, financial aid opportunities, and the college’s credit  degrees and certificate programs, and non-credit workforce certificate programs. This  position has direct responsibility for achieving enrollment targets by building relationships  with prospective students, applicants, families, school counselors, and business  representatives. The Admissions Officer will work with the Director of Admissions to  coordinate strategies to convert prospects and applicants to enrolled students with academic  schools and departments, as well as other enrollment services staff. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities: 
Respond to requests from individuals and organizations for information regarding credit and  non-credit programs of study offered by the college. Evaluate documentation submitted for  admissions. Provide enrollment advising, including a comprehensive view of the enrollment  process, and continued enrollment assistance for first time students, dually enrolled students  and students interested in workforce certificates. Implementing strategies designed to recruit students in the general population in assigned high schools, underrepresented students in  assigned high schools, and adult learners in assigned territories. Maintain knowledge of the  college’s academic and career program offerings and requirements, along with career and  transfer opportunities. Monitor enrollment demographic trends, employment outlook in  order to establish and implement recruitment and enrollment strategies. 

Effectively communicate to potential students and others through email, social media,  telephone, text and in person the college’s brand value, key marketing messages, benefits and  features of the college. Clearly articulate the academic and professional outcomes resulting  from degree or certificate completion. Develop and deliver custom presentations or  programming based on audience interests, demographic data, equity, diversity and inclusion  that includes a clear call to action. 

Develop partnerships with businesses and organizations that serve adult learners in assigned  territories. Develop partnerships with on-campus stakeholders, the Anne Arundel County community, and with organizations that serve multi-ethnic populations. Work  as part of the Admissions team and in collaboration with institutional colleagues to achieve  enrollment goals. 

Participate in admissions and special enrollment activities, including, but not limited to, open  houses, college fairs, the Maryland College Application campaign, calling campaigns, Personal Registration Days, Drop-In Registration Sessions. Coordinate and  collaborate with Student Information Services as part of the AACC College Visit program. 

Provide statistical summaries, reports and evaluations of recruitment activities, including, but  not limited to the strategies for meeting enrollment targets. Demonstrate a high proficiency in  the use of technology, including CRM, ERP, and Microsoft Office Suite. Assist in the  development of publications, admission presentations and the website. Assist the director of  admissions with the development of recruitment plans, presentations and programs. 

Maintain knowledge of current national, state and local trends in admissions and enrollment  management. 

Participate in a plan of professional development to stay current regarding best practices for  the profession.

Active participation in AACRAO, NACAC, HACU or related state and regional organizations is  expected. Serve on division and college-wide work teams and committees as required. 

Other duties as agreed upon. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Psychology, School Counseling,  Public Administration, Business or related field 
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience
  • Strong multi-ethnic cultural competencies is Bilingual Spanish/English required.  Ability to interact effectively and tactfully with students of diverse backgrounds • Goal setting, implementation, time management, data analytics and teamwork are  essential skills. 
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills, including  composition, grammar, punctuation, spelling, editing and proofreading skills • Demonstrated understanding of the sources of institutional and market data, and how  analysis is conducted to develop a recruitment and enrollment plan. 
  • Demonstrate strong general computer knowledge, including Microsoft Office • Ability to travel throughout the county and occasionally to sites in the local  metropolitan area. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends to accommodate the enrollment needs of the college. 
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct admissions and special enrollment activities for the general and minority populations in assigned high schools, and for adult learners in assigned territories in a virtual environment 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Can demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the importance of emerging  technologies as they apply to process improvements for increased enrollments. Can assist with the development and implementation of new admission's technology  projects. 
  • Bilingual Spanish/English 
  • Experience and/or working knowledge of the functions and operations of a college  Admissions Office, experience in secondary school counseling, workforce development, and/or school-based and community programs focused on improving college  knowledge and enrollment in multi-ethnic communities in a virtual environment 
  • Experience with Colleague, Banner, PeopleSoft or other higher education ERP's is  highly desirable. 

Hours Per Week: 
40 

For full position descriptions, required qualifications and to apply, please visit our web  site at www.aacc.edu/employment and click on Career Opportunities

AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the  strength it brings to the workplace.

 

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