Associate Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Willimantic, CT
Full Time
Under the supervision of and as principal assistant to the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, the Associate Director is responsible for all aspects and phases of admissions including the development and implementation of the Recruitment Plan, establishment of new student enrollment objectives, training and supervision of the Admissions staff, development of recruitment publications, and the analysis of strategies and enrollment objectives.

1.    Assume responsibility for the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management in the absence of the Director.
2.    Assist the Director and staff in establishing a new student recruitment plan to include student enrollment and resident halls objectives.
3.    Train, monitor and supervise Admission staff to reach the enrollment objectives as directed.
4.    Assist in administering operational management including budget preparation.
5.    Coordinate office procedures and staff to streamline administrative and counselor responses to applicants.
6.    Assist in the selection, development, and evaluation of promotional materials/publications used in conjunction with Admissions.
7.    Evaluate applications for admission from transfer students, freshmen, readmits and international students.  Participates in college fairs, high school visits, and other outreach events as assigned.
8.    Serve as admissions liaison to university programs (e.g., STEP/CAP).
9.    Assist in coordinating and monitoring effective on-campus events such as Open House, Spring Reception, and group visits.
10.    Serve as admissions coordinator for new student advising and registration.
11.    Serve as senior admissions representative for workshops and meetings on and off campus.
12.    Motivate and contribute to the morale of the Admissions staff.
13.    Keep apprised of changes and trends in admissions and assist in the implementation of new plans/initiatives.
14.    Perform other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above as assigned.

Master’s degree is required.  Five years experience in college/university admissions.  Demonstrated skills in the areas of 1) supervision of staff; 2) effective verbal and written communication ability; 3) ability to interact effectively with a variety of populations including prospective students and their families, university administrators, faculty and staff, and high school guidance personnel.  
A valid driver’s license or other readily available means of transportation is required, as this position requires significant travel to remote locations and to load and transport admissions materials, displays, and other equipment. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with demonstrated appropriate alternate experience.

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