Assistant Director of Admissions

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is hiring an Assistant Director of International Admissions to join the Admissions/Enrollment Team. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

The Assistant Director of International Admissions is responsible for all aspects of international student admissions, recruitment, and enrollment to meet targeted enrollment goals for the campus and University. The Assistant Director will also assist the Director of International Admissions in planning recruitment strategies and the annual marketing plan, maintaining continuous contact with prospective students during the admissions process, extensive outreach, analyzing data and staying current on industry and campus news that could impact the international admissions field. ​

Manage the assigned regional territory by adhering to the Admissions Standard Operating Procedures including:

  • Prospect, applicant, admit and matriculate management that provides continual written, electronic, virtual and telephone communication to students, which generates interest, encourages them to apply, assists them in the admissions process, etc.

  • Review and approve applications for admission to the University, and recommend admissions decisions to the Director

  • Act as liaison between incoming students and University staff and departments.

Plan, manage and participate in off campus recruitment events:

  • Manage all aspects of recruitment travel in assigned territory

  • Travel domestically and internationally when applicable

  • Identify and participate in college fairs, presentations and meetings with prospective students, parents, education professionals in designated geographic market virtually, on-campus and off-campus.

  • Evaluate recruitment travel on an ongoing and year-to-year basis for opportunities of improvement, cost savings and strategic growth

Create and implement a territory specific recruitment plan to meet targeted enrollment goals:

  • Analyze effectiveness of recruitment strategies

  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with key international high school and community college counselors, agents, and other stakeholders

Remain current on University degree programs, national and international admissions standards and policies, financial aid, status of campus and facilities. Possess and maintain current knowledge of aviation, aerospace and security industry and trends.

Assist with minimal supervision of Admissions Office student employees.

Other duties as assigned.

ERAU benefits include:

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children will cover one undergraduate and graduate degree per person

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights

  • Bachelor's degree

  • One to three years of related experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; cultural sensitivity, the ability to deal positively with the public and stakeholders from different backgrounds using good public relations skills; effective listening skills; establish and maintain excellent working relationship with others.

  • Be self-motivated and self-assured; have the capacity to see projects through to successful completion.

  • Must be willing to travel and present extensively (up to 16 weeks per academic year), work early mornings, evenings, weekends and possibly minor holidays, possess a valid US passport and driver’s license with good driving record.

  • Analytical skills with knowledge of information systems and technical expertise with Microsoft operating systems, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook/email, and Internet end-user applications.