Admission Officer

Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
May 11, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Working Title

Admission Officer

Position Number

FA171

FLSA

Exempt

Appointment Type

Full Time

Sensitive Position

No

Sensitive Position Statement

A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.

Campus Security Authority

Yes

Campus Security Authority Statement

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.

Designated Personnel

No

Designated Personnel Statement

A “designated position” means this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing. This is NOT a “designated position.”

Statement of Economic Interest

No

Statement of Economic Interest Statement

This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.

Restricted Position

No

Restricted Position Statement

A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding. This is NOT a restricted position.

Chief Objective of Position

The chief responsibility of this position is the recruitment of new freshmen. In the performance of these duties, the incumbent in this position uses discretion and independent judgment to determine admission to the University by reviewing applications for admission, meeting regularly with and making presentations to prospective students, their families, and high school counselors to provide information about CNU and its programs, and to counsel them through the college search and enrollment processes.

Work Tasks

1. Independently analyzes and reviews freshman qualifications for admission to the university and merit scholarship programs, and commits the university to those decisions.

2. Routinely consults with other student service professionals to interpret university standards, policy and procedures.

3. Delivers presentations to individuals and groups who indicate an interest in the University. These programs include daily information sessions and interviews for prospective students and special groups on campus, college planning workshops at middle and secondary schools and other organizations, and other venues throughout Virginia and out-of-state.

4. Represents the University in a professional manner at designated secondary school visits and numerous college fair programs throughout Virginia and out-of-state. Coordinates individual visits with secondary school counselors and makes presentations to interested students. Advertises visits to prospective students and follows up with each student contacted at high school visits and college fairs utilizing CRM technology.

5. Represents the university as a member in the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (VACRAO) and National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) according to national and regional principles of best practices.

6. Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service.

7. Safety issues are reviewed and communicated to ensure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absences.

8. This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

9. This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.

10. Responsible for other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required

Exceptional oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and planning skills and academic counseling skills. Strong computer skills. Ability to travel extensively, work a flexible schedule to include evening and weekend hours. Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of start date. Must be able to transport and distribute admissions information and materials for the purposes of recruiting students.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred

The ability to work with software such as Microsoft Office Suite.

Required Education

Master’s degree in a related field or a Bachelor’s degree and related experience that equates to an advanced degree.

Preferred Education

 

Experience Required

Demonstrated experience counseling students on academic matters.

Experience Preferred

Experience in a college or university admission office. Demonstrated experience with Internet-based student information systems, such as Ellucian XE. Familiarity with CRM technology.
Demonstrated experience counseling students on academic matters.

CNU Information

Selected by The Princeton Review for The 386 Best Colleges: 2021 Edition, and highly ranked for its quality of life and innovative leadership, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, Christopher Newport is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located between Williamsburg and the Virginia beaches in Newport News, and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, has generated over 7,300 applications for a freshmen class of 1,155 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as fourth among public regional universities in the South and seventh among all regional universities in the South. In addition, Christopher Newport is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit http://www.cnu.edu.

 

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

AP142P

Number of Vacancies

 

Posting Date

05/11/2021

Application Deadline

05/25/2021

Application Instructions

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application.

Review of applications will begin May 25, 2021. Applications received after May 25, 2021, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

Quick Link for Internal Postings

https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/10935

EEO Statement

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.
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