Assistant Director of Admissions

Employer
Lake Sumter State College
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Mar 29, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

At LSSC your success is our mission. We value People. Our employees are empowered to take actions that positively impact our students and each other. We value Diversity. By embracing and celebrating our differences, we offer an inclusive and supportive work culture. We value Forward Thinking. By encouraging innovation and a collaboration, we foster a creative learning environment for students and staff. If you are looking for a place with ample opportunity to grow in your career, consider LSSC.   

We are seeking an Assistant Director of Admissions who is committed to attracting, enrolling, retaining, and graduating traditional, non-traditional, international, transient, transfer, and Dual Enrollment students from the point of prospect, inquiry, application, and through orientation, registration, continued enrollment, and on to completion. The Assistant Director collaborates to develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and recruitment plan for prospective traditional and non-traditional students in an assigned recruiting region. Establishes and cultivates positive College relationships with public and private high schools, businesses, civic and community organizations, current students, parents, and alumni.   Stays up-to-date with current and emerging LSSC academic programs and services in order to provide accurate information to prospective students and emphasize the College's commitment to providing educational opportunities to a diverse community. Builds and maintains effective relationships with area public and private high schools, including administrators, counselors, teachers, and other student influencers.  Represents the college in a positive manner and serves as a role model on and off-campus. This position includes some night and weekend events.  

The successful candidate is also responsible for demonstrating LSSC’s values of learning, people, student success, forward thinking, commitment to excellence, accessibility, diversity, partnerships, and sound management practices.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Develops and implements the annual Recruitment Calendar for all traditional and non-traditional recruiting efforts and materials, along with the Admissions Team.
2. Designs and executes recruitment and marketing events, projects and activities (e.g. Admissions Open Houses, High School Counselors Conference, Dual Enrollment Information Sessions, High School Senior Days, Information sessions, National Nights Out, Business Expos, local Benefits Fairs and community events).
3. Advises prospective students and parents about the admissions process and procedures. Stays up to date with current and emerging LSSC academic programs and services.
4. Builds and maintains effective relationships with area high schools in assigned region, including administrators, counselors, teachers and other student influencers.
5. Coordinates on-campus group visits (e.g. EOP, AVID Program, etc.).
6. Works collaboratively with other departments to ensure a smooth entry process for new students (e.g. Academic Advising, Academic Affairs, Financial Services, Career Services, Student Accessibility Services, Financial Aid, & Records Office.).
7. Assist the Financial Aid Department with FAFSA completions in service district.
8.  Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates assigned Information Desk Student Employees.
9. Collects all Admissions materials and makes initial Admissions decisions for Baccalaureate students, in accordance with LSSC policy and Florida Statute. Serves on the Baccalaureate  Admissions Review Team.
10. Serves on college campus committees and workgroups as needed.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATIONRequired: Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in Education, Business, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Organizational Management, Educational Leadership or related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution. 

Preferred: Master’s Degree in Education, Business, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Organizational Management, Educational Leadership or related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution. 

 EXPERIENCERequired: Minimum of two (2) years of professional postsecondary experience in admissions, Enrollment Services, Recruiting, Advising, Student Activities, Residential Life, or related area. 

Preferred: Demonstrated experience working directly with postsecondary students, demonstrated professional experience in a college recruiting, programming, advising role, and demonstrated experience presenting to small or large groups.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

* Knowledge of federal, state, and local admissions requirements, policies, and procedures of U.S., international and VA students.
* Possess superior language skills, including verbal and written communications.
* Excellent interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skill.
* Excellent organizational skills with the demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize work,
* Possesses a high level of energy, initiative, and motivation to achieve enrollment goals.
* Ability to lift 35 pounds of boxed printed materials/publications.
Excellent computer skills, such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, desktop publishing, blog writing, and social networking via the Internet.
* Possesses a high level of energy, initiative, and motivation to achieve enrollment goals.
Valid Florida driver’s license with no vehicle violations within the past three years; ability to travel to high schools, businesses, Possess public speaking ability to communicate in a large group setting with students, parents, administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.
* Ability to plan, develop, implement, market, and evaluate recruitment, marketing, and admissions events and services for students.

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