Associate Director of Admissions



Job Title: Associate Director of Admissions - Freshman

Department: Admissions

Division: Strategic Enrollment Management

Reports to: Director of Admissions

Summary: The position of Associate Director of Admissions - Freshman is vital to the undergraduate recruitment process at Rowan University. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and demonstrate an ability to work in diverse settings in addition to being technically proficient to ensure the institution recruits quality applicants. The position of Associate Director of Admissions - Freshman reports directly to the Director of Admissions.

Description:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manages and oversees the undergraduate freshman application and review process for Rowan University.
  • Supervises and oversees undergraduate admissions staff at Rowan University.
  • Participates in identifying and attaining the undergraduate freshman incoming class size, mix, and representation.
  • Uses and integrates statistical data and technology into the day-to-day business practices of the Office of Admissions.
  • Develops admissions organizational strategies by contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction, establishing functional objectives in line with division objectives.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in project management principles and their practical application in business practices.
  • Establishes admissions operational strategies by evaluating trends; establishing critical measurements; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; implementing change.
  • Strong background in statistics, statistical modeling, and implementing statistical analysis into day-to-day business practices.
  • Promotes the university and attracts new students by maintaining working relationships with other university departments.
  • Maintains continuing flow of quality applicants to the university by analyzing trends in enrollment and marketing activities, leading activities to continue programs that are effective; modifying programs; presenting new sales strategies for the university's recruitment and admission activities.
  • Maximizes recruiting and admissions processing by using state-of-the-art recruiting and admissions technology.
  • Enhances admissions department and university reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Participates in the awarding of merit and foundation scholarships to incoming undergraduate students.
  • Empower employees to take responsibility for their jobs and goals. Delegate responsibility and expect accountability and regular feedback.
  • Foster a spirit of teamwork and unity among department members that allows for disagreement over ideas , conflict and expeditious conflict resolution, and the appreciation of diversity as well as cohesiveness, support, and working effectively together to enable each employee and the department to succeed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Admission.


  • Qualifications:

    Required

    • Minimum six (6) years of experience in higher education marketing, admissions, or related field.
    • Minimum Masters in related field.
    • Accomplish objectives.
    • Ability to work in diverse settings
    • Natural communicator with strong motivational skills and the ability to support operational goals and meet objectives.
    • Ability to think independently and have team leadership
    • Staff supervision and development experience
    • Data management and data analysis experience
    • Demonstrated track record of managing/leading teams to success
    • Experienced in navigating teams through challenging business environments.


    Desired

    • Experience in higher education undergraduate admissions.
    • Functional knowledge of integrating technology systems into business practice
    • Functional knowledge of the Ellucian Banner system.
    • Functional knowledge of the Slate CRM system.

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