Website Susquehanna University Susquehanna University

Bachelor’s degree required.
5 years of professional work experience in admissions or related field required. Preference for bi-lingual communicator (Spanish).

Job Summary
The Associate Director of Admissions will build and execute, in consultation with the AVP of Admission, an effective strategy to recruit first-year students from an assigned geographic territory to support broader enrollment objectives. The Associate Director of Admission will report to the AVP of Admission.

Specific Responsibilities
· Serve as a member of the Admission Team managing a recruitment territory to achieve enrollment goals for the University.
· Supervise and lead admission staff.
· Oversee key projects and initiatives or the recruitment of key populations based on experience or need of the office
· Implement recruitment strategies as outlined in the admissions plan in the assigned territory to include high school and community college visits, attends college fairs, area receptions, and events.
· Provide follow-up to students and parents via phone, text messages, letters, email and scheduled appointments in specific territory.
· Review applications for admission and scholarship.
· Conduct admission presentations and interviews to visitors during on campus and off- campus events.
· Advise students and families of admission requirements, process guidelines, financial aid, scholarship information, academic programs, residence life, etc.
· Complete routine reports related to recruitment, projections, personal schedule, travel, special programs, and professional development.
· Initiate, plan, and execute special projects in conjunction with the goals of the office.
· Work with current students, staff, faculty, alumni and other stakeholders that assist with the recruitment of students.
· Contribute to the overall success of the Office of Admission and the university by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned. These may include event planning, managing social media platforms, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Ability to work independently, develop and execute a recruiting plan, demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication, possess strong organizational skills, and the sensitivity and responsiveness to build effective recruiting relationships with a diverse constituency; ability to set priorities and work collaboratively within a high-functioning team. Demonstrated ability to think critically and initiate and implement projects independently, knowledge of Susquehanna University and the value of a liberal arts education, communicate effectively over the phone and in writing, demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people and commitment to diversity, knowledge or willingness and ability to learn how to use complex software, skilled at formal presentation to small and large groups, ability to converse with applicants and parents to determine what they are really looking for in their college experience, to convey fit/match with Susquehanna, knowledge of and ability to use a variety of social media platforms, willing to travel and work a varied schedule including nights and weekends, knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel, ability to represent the office and the University in a professional manner.

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