North Central College, IL Assistant Director of Admission in Naperville, Illinois

Employment Status: Administrative

Description of Key Responsibility:

  1. Interact with people in assigned territories, primarily high school seniors, who may be qualified and interested in becoming North Central College freshmen. Sources for contacts include responses to search mailings and advertisements, referrals from alumni and others, personal contacts made at high school visits and college fairs, inquiries from individuals, and other sources. Ensure that contact is established and, where appropriate, maintained with these people by personally phoning and corresponding by mail with them and/or seeing that assigned student workers accomplish this task, and by meeting with them personally in a variety of settings (see below). Provide information about the College and counsel and advise students and their parents in order to assist them in making a college choice as well as, where appropriate, guiding them through the processes of applying for admission and for financial aid. Encourage qualified students to participate in the in campus events. Maintain records of contacts made and results thereof.

  2. Primarily during the fall season, visit high schools in assigned territories in order to meet personally with as many prospective students as possible. Make arrangements in advance with high school personnel and ensure that posters announcing the visits are sent to the schools and that identified prospective students at the schools are notified of the impending visit by phone and/or mail. Also meet with high school guidance counselors in order to keep them informed of North Central College’s activities and programs.

  3. Represent the College at college fairs held in assigned territories. Provide interested persons with information, including literature, about the College.

  4. Encourage interested prospective students to visit the campus, either individually or during scheduled visit days, including overnight stays. Make arrangements for and, where appropriate, participate in interviews, tours, class visits, meetings with coaches and other faculty members, meals, residence hall accommodations and other activities.

  5. Support commitment to increasing diversity in student population by developing and implementing strategies and programs, which will assist in increasing the number of visits to campus, applications and the matriculation rate of diverse populations.

  6. Assist prospective students and families regarding the process of applying for and receiving financial aid.

  7. Supervise assigned student workers who perform such functions as phoning prospective students, serving as tour guides and assisting in the preparation of mailings. Assist in the selection and scheduling of these workers, provide necessary training, monitor their work and provide appropriate counseling.

  8. Assist the Director of Freshman Admission in making decisions regarding financial aid and determinations as to which applicants will be accepted for admission. Work with the Dean of Admission on the development of strategies intended to maximize the effectiveness of the process of recruiting freshmen.

  9. Direct the planning and implementation of admission?related events such as visit days, , Accepted Scholars Days, and high school counselor visit days.

  10. Hire and Supervise interns for the Office of Admission.

  11. Represent the Office of Admission on committees and other vehicles in support of activities related to the admission process. Examples are liaison with the alumni board and assisting in planning and implementing new student orientation programs. Assist in the selection process for new Office of Admission full?time staff members.

  12. Supervise assigned student workers who perform such functions as phoning prospective students, serving as tour guides and assisting in the preparation of mailings. Assist in the selection and scheduling of these workers, provide necessary training, monitor their work and provide appropriate counseling.

  13. Mentor and assist in training newly hired Admission Counselors. Provide support, feedback and additional training to new counselors throughout the year as needed.

  14. If so assigned, perform related tasks such as overall administrative supervision of the student worker contingent, which may include volunteers, assisting other admission personnel in performing their duties, such as the recruiting of transfer students, , recruiting of international students, recruiting of freshmen who will begin their studies with other than the fall term, and defining territories to be assigned to admission personnel.

  15. Assume a leadership role in the implementation of new technologies especially as they apply to the recruitment of new students.

  16. Perform other related duties and tasks as appropriately assigned.

Education/Training:

A Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in the liberal arts, is required. Postgraduate work a plus.

Experience:

At least two years of experience working with the college admission process is preferred.

Licenses or Certifications:

A valid IL driver’s license is required.

Position Summary:

To establish and maintain contact with prospective North Central College freshmen in assigned territories by phone, written correspondence and in person, in order to provide information about the College, including financial aid available on an individual basis, to counsel and advise prospective freshmen and their parents, and to assist those interested in the application process. To achieve or exceed territorial goals with regard to the number of qualified freshmen who enroll at North Central College and to assist them in making a smooth transition to college life. As an Assistant Director, plan and direct the staging of events and the development of publications related to the process of recruiting freshmen.