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Admissions Specialist

Santa Fe College
Florida, United States
$0.00 - $37,170.00
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Application Deadline:               Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Salary & Benefits:                     Salary is $37,170.92. Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.

Classification:                            Full-time, Technical/Professional, PT2, Non-Exempt.

Location:                                    Northwest Campus, Building R, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, Florida 32606.


Overview:  Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community colleges in the United States.  Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity.  Santa Fe College is a comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and Non-Degree programs.  A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live.  SF enrolls over 16,000 students each semester, retains and completes over 60% of students every academic year, while over 10% transfer into the University system.


The Office of Admissions is seeking an Admissions Specialist, who will report to the Director of Recruitment and Santa Fe Achieve  This position works directly with representatives of public and private high schools, business, government and community agencies in actively recruiting prospective students for Santa Fe College.  He or she will serve as a pre-college advisor to students as well as the primary advisor for the student ambassador program. As recruitment events often occur in the evening or on the weekend, schedule flexibility is critical.


The successful applicant will have exceptional communication, organizational and interpersonal skills as well as a strong work ethic.  He or she, must be a self-starter and highly motivated to provide prospective students with accurate information about the colleges programs and application procedures.  The applicant must possess working knowledge in social media, digital communications and a commitment to service excellence as a representative of the college.


Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Advisement, training and supervision of the college’s Student Ambassadors; responsible for development of leadership development programs for the group and to serve as their primary advisor
  • Assist and advise the Coordinator in all areas of recruitment.
  • Attend recruitment events, on and off-campus, as a pre-college advisor to provide timely and accurate information about the college and the enrollment process
  • Assist in the management of large recruitment events such as College Night, and Open House,
  • Manage the college’s Campus Visit programs, including on-campus tours, virtual tours, group tours and special events
  • Update and maintain a digital interaction with prospective students.
  • Assist with New Student Convocation planning and implementation.
  • Collaborate with community organizations in Alachua and Bradford County to promote events for prospective students
  • Daily interaction with offices on campus that provide staff and support for recruitment and orientation events and communication to prospective and incoming students
  • Supervise part-time profession and student staff.
  • Strictly honor the privacy and security of student records and other sensitive information according to appropriate state, federal and college regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Director, Recruitment and Santa Fe Achieve



Required:  A Bachelor’s degree with at least two (2) years of related work experience as a teacher, counselor or advisor at the high school level or post-secondary level, or equivalent, is required.


Additional Requirements:  Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds without assistance. Applicants must have a valid Florida Driver License and be authorized to drive for the college (Driving Requirements).   A criminal background check will be conducted.


Preferred:  A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with experience working in a community college and/or university setting is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
  • Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.
  • Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule, organize, and follow up on tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
  • Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive, able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environment.
  • Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.
  • Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
  • Leadership – has demonstrated success as an entrepreneurial, high energy, driven, hands-on leader; possesses expertise in selecting, training, developing, coaching, mentoring, and retaining a highly motivated workforce.
  • Customer Service – Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible, and professional engagement.
  • Ethics – able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, civility, and a high degree of ethics in all job-related actions

Application Process:  All applicants must create an Applicant Profile to complete the SF Employment Application, submit a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, well as college transcripts to be considered for this position.  The letter of intent must describe your interest in working as an Admissions Specialist at Santa Fe College and explain the skills, strengths and experience you would bring to this position. College transcripts are required to document any college coursework.  Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.

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