The National Transfer and Readmission Counselor position works cooperatively with the International Transfer and Readmission Counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and is responsible for recruiting and enrolling domestic transfer and readmission students to the institution.
Siena Heights University, founded in 1919 and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, is a private Catholic institution whose mission is to assist people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all. The University uses the Dominican Shield of the International Order of Preachers to symbolize the unity of a body of people working together for the common good.
Support new transfer student recruitment to meet institutional enrollment objectives, from the prospecting and inquiry development stage, through the application for admission and financial aid counseling and processing stages, to deposit confirmation and student enrollment. Complete the review, document collection, and processing of all domestic transfer and readmission application files. Conduct admission interviews with candidates on- and off-campus. Work with Registrar’s Office personnel on college transcript evaluation and with Center for Student Success advisors to ensure completed degree-plan preparation and student registration. Plan and implement virtual visits and in-person travel to selected two-year colleges to recruit students, develop referral networks, and assist in further developing articulation agreements with two-year schools. Responsibilities also include extensive telephone and electronic communication with prospective domestic transfer and readmission students, supervision of individually-assigned student workers, possible publication/promotional material development, and planning and coordinating transfer student orientation days and other transfer recruiting events. Participate in all scheduled admissions events on campus, from Discover Days, to Academic Scholarship Competition Days, to Arts Scholarship Days, SHO (Siena Heights Orientation) Days, New Student Check-In/Move-In Days, as well as all rotating, Saturday morning office assignments. Develop proficiency with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions’ CRM and supplemental electronic recruiting platforms, along with the University’s computer operating system to maximize student recruiting potential. Provide effective follow-up and engagement with prospective students throughout the recruiting cycle via phone calls, Zoom meetings, emails, text messaging, social media, mailed correspondence, and hand-written notes. Generate weekly national transfer and readmission enrollment projection reports, maintain travel records, file travel expense reports, and access available data to inform effective recruiting efforts and results. Participate in admissions-related conferences and professional development opportunities. Other duties within scope of department’s responsibilities as defined by supervisor.
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university. Candidates should be ready to work within a high-energy, high-expectation environment to successfully achieve national transfer and readmission student enrollment goals. The ideal candidate will be a strong advocate of and articulate spokesperson for the value of a Liberal Arts education offered within a faith-based institution. Previous experience in college admissions, higher education, secondary education, or similar field. Demonstrated self-initiative, along with the ability to work effectively in a team environment. Excellent organizational and planning skills, with attention to detail. Strong relationship-building and networking skills involving internal and external constituents. Experience and personality to support the Director of Undergraduate Admissions in developing and implementing initiatives that will continue to enhance the University’s visibility and reputation as a strong college choice for traditional, as well as non-traditional, transfer students. Computer skills and proficiency with computer software. Desirable personal qualities include a genuine interest in people, a collaborative work style, sense of humor, personal energy, optimism, resilience, and a willingness to work until the job is completed. Evening and weekend hours and travel will be required.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references to [email protected]. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. This position is classified as a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-exempt position. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE
About Siena Heights University
Siena Heights University is committed to attracting, encouraging, and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of assisting people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all. Siena Heights University is a renowned liberal arts institution located in Adrian, Mich. Siena?s success is the result of a diverse workforce coming together to help shape the future. Siena Heights University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.The results, released today in The Chronicle?s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved ?Great College to Work For? recognition for specific best practices and policies. ?We are honored to be recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education,? said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. ?Siena Heights tries to build a sense of not only community ? but family ? for our employees. This honor reinforces our belief that Siena Heights is a great plac...e to be, not only for our students, but our faculty, staff and administration as well. We will continue to live our mission of being more competent, purposeful and ethical.?In addition, Siena Heights was only one of two institutions in Michigan to be placed on the Honor Roll, with the University of Michigan being the other. Only 42 institutions nationwide earned this special recognition for being ?the best of the best.? Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions.Siena Heights won honors in five categories this year:Collaborative governance,Confidence in senior leadership, Respect and appreciation Supervisor or department chair relationship, and Work/life balance