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Assistant Director for Admissions Events

Employer
Shenandoah University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 5, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Alumni Affairs, Conference & Special Event Administration, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Shenandoah University’s Office of Admissions is accepting applications for an Assistant Director for Admissions Events. This is a full-time, benefited position located on our main campus in Winchester Virginia.

The Assistant Director for Admissions Events is integral to the success of all recruitment and enrollment efforts of Shenandoah University. The Assistant Director for Admissions Events (AD) serves to attract and recruit prospective students and families through events that are specifically designed for targeted audiences.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Admissions Operations, the AD focuses on planning, coordinating, and managing admissions recruitment events, working enthusiastically and collaboratively with admissions, campus-wide and community partners. The AD is responsible for freshmen, transfer, and graduate events across Shenandoah disciplines. The AD will conduct long-range planning; and assessment and reporting of event effectiveness.

In addition, the AD will perform in-person and virtual recruitment presentations and meet with prospective families in the office and at events, including virtual and on- and off-campus.

The AD is expected to be a fully participating member of the Admissions team, Recruitment & Marketing division, and the entire university community. They will participate in all activities necessary to recruit and retain students to Shenandoah University in order to meet enrollment goals.

Responsibilities:

  1. Recruiting prospective students at the inquiry, application, acceptance, and deposit stages of the recruitment and enrollment processes. Implementing recruitment strategies and initiating, planning, and executing special projects in conjunction with enrollment goals and objectives. This includes working independently and as a member of the admissions and enrollment teams.
  2. Planning, coordinating and executing large and small-scale recruitment events for prospective students and families, including the management of Conservatory audition day recruitment events.
  3. Using Microsoft environments, including Word and Excel, and utilizing various softwares including the admissions CRM, admissions and audition technologies, integrated software platforms, and university database systems and applications, to maintain events that integrate with student records and communications. Developing the ability to manage software set-up, user experience, trouble-shooting, recordkeeping, and providing training for colleagues and campus partners.
  4. Evaluating and assessing events and programs. Develop a system of recording, tracking and reporting events-related data for use in assessing effectiveness in recruitment of new students.
  5. Managing critical details and logistics of recruitment events including the coordination and production of event-related materials; reserving and managing location and catering details; and coordinating with diverse groups of campus partners and providing on-site management on the day of events.
  6. Intentionally developing and building relationships and interaction between prospective students and current students, faculty through events to articulate and convey the Shenandoah student experience.
  7. Collaborating and assisting with Admissions Operations team projects and responsibilities.
  8. Hiring, training, delegating to, supervising, and evaluating student employees to develop an effective student events team.
  9. Providing secondary supervision and a structured learning experience for a graduate student who serves as an Event Assistant on the Admissions Media team.
  10. Representing, enthusiastically and professionally, the university at on- and off- campus recruitment events and conferences. This includes participation in college fairs and high school visits; in-state and out-of state travel. Participating in day, evening, and weekend recruitment activities, some of which will require overnight travel. Adhering to university policies and procedures regarding travel.
  11. Giving admissions presentations to large and small groups as well as providing tours of main campus and other buildings.
  12. Participating in activities necessary to recruit and retain students to Shenandoah University in order to meet enrollment goals, as assigned.
  13. Ability to work with a fair amount of autonomy and limited supervision in a fast-paced environment that requires the ability to multitask.
  14. Other responsibilities as assigned.


Required Skills

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree.
  2. Experience in planning events and/or project coordination.
  3. Demonstrated strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  4. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other people and teams.
  5. Demonstrated skills making effective, informative presentations to groups or individuals.
  6. Demonstration of excellent written and verbal communication skills is essential.
  7. Experience with technology and using Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook). Experience working with database systems is desired. Experience utilizing admissions technologies, including university student information systems, is desired.
  8. Ability to work with some autonomy and limited supervision in a fast-paced environment that requires the ability to multitask.
  9. Ability to perform data analysis and create reports and recommendations using available tools for data-driven decision-making and planning.
  10. Ability to lift 50 lbs. into and out of a vehicle. Valid driver’s license with good driving record and ability to pass a driving background check.
  11. Ability and willingness to work until the task is completed successfully is essential.
  12. Ability and willingness to do some overnight recruitment travel, as well as seasonal evening and weekend work.


How to Apply:

The complete application will include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

**Note: A pre-employment background check will be required as a condition of hire. If the job requires driving for University business, a satisfactory driving record will be required as well.

At this time, SU is requiring that individuals within certain groups specifically those who have high levels of contact with others at the university or pose a greater risk to our community to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by August 1 for Fall 2021 or have at least the first dose by June 1 for groups that will be in person this summer (with full vaccination following as soon as possible), unless they have a SU-approved medical or religious exemption

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or on any other basis protected under applicable law.

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