The role of an Associate Director is to recruit, review and yield traditional, full-time, transfer undergraduate students. The Associate Director for Transfer Admission is a member of a larger admission team, all of whom are responsible for conveying the mission and essence of the University experience to students, parents, counselors, and other influencers. In this role the team member manages a smaller travel territory (solely transfer recruitment) with a suite of in-office responsibilities focused on the planning and execution of the transfer admission process. The role requires the ability to coordinate the efforts of other university offices in the enrollment and orientation of incoming students; execute independent travel domestically as needed; work nights and weekends as required; and attend/present at local, regional, or national conferences. The Associate Director reports to the Dean of Admission who is the immediate supervisor and collaborates with other senior staff.
Manage the transfer enrollment process with particular attention paid to both qualitative and quantitative factors such as relationship building, creativity with travel/recruitment strategies, enrollment trends, etc.
Represent the University and/or Office of Admission at high level off-campus events.
Represent the Office of Admission at college panels and other special off campus events hosted by the transfer counseling community.
Demonstrate execution of responsibilities with minimal supervision.
Develop collaborative relationships with team members, other members of the University community, students and families, guidance community. Serves as the Office liaison to the transfer deans within the undergraduate colleges on both campuses and as University liaison to regional community colleges.
Assume a leadership/significant role on the Transfer Task Force
Assist with first year applicant recruitment activities as well as special projects as identified by the Dean.
Execute responsibilities related to the review and processing of transfer admission applications including but not limited to:
meeting reading benchmarks
adhering to holistic reading standards
achieving positive and proactive customer service to families and students at all stages in the process
demonstrating willingness to assist staff in meeting goals through teamwork during critical periods
exhibiting ability to be flexible and professional during periods of high-volume activities
possessing solid critical thinking, analytical and decision-making skills
understanding and pursuing nuanced university and admission goals within the context of strategic planning
communicating effectively (verbal, written) both in individual settings and in group presentations (5-100+ people)
actively participating in staff meetings and retreats
employing data to inform decision making and benchmark progress
Fordham Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United kingdom.