1. Coordinate the Recruitment of New First-year Students. Create and design strategies using recruitment data for activities such as: high school visits, college fairs, outreach to high school counselors, etc. Provide expertise and advises the Director of Admissions regarding enrollment goals and trends. Assess strategies and processes using measurable, time related outcomes related to strategic plans and recommend innovated solutions and process improvement. Manage budget for recruitment related travel and determine cost-effective allocation of available funds.
2. Provide Leadership to Admissions. Plan, assign, and direct the work of Admission Counselors, Regional Admission Counselors, and Student Interns. Provide training on territory management, high school visits, campus visits and other recruitment activities. Evaluate performance and assist with professional development and training as needed. Provide leadership for project areas (i.e. student ambassadors, group visits, and campus visits & events). Serve as an active participant in the Admission's Office leadership team.
3. Manage Recruitment Territory. Plan and schedule visits to high schools to recruit students, attend college nights, and college fairs. Represent the university and academic programs at these events. Answer questions and reach out to students through phone calls, emails, and text messaging.
4. Participate in Campus Visit Programming. Meet with prospective students as part of their campus visit. This includes presenting informational sessions and answering questions from students and their families throughout the enrollment cycle.
5. Perform Other Duties as Assigned. Including but not limited to working with vendors, remaining current in new trends and technologies used in the recruitment of students, assisting other university departments with recruitment related events and activities and review of appeals.
Independent Travel required
Overnight Travel required
Some evening and weekend event attendance is necessary
Must be able to load, unload, carry and set up bulky recruitment materials to remote locations by themselves.
Two (2) years of experience working in college admissions, student affairs, student services, or related experience.
Must be able to travel independently
Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field.
Strong oral, written, interpersonal and electronic communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with internal and external university constituencies.
Must possess strong interviewing and public relation skills.
Experience using data to inform strategic decisions.
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
Prior supervisory/management experience in admissions.
Knowledge of undergraduate admissions and recruitment process at a four-year university.
Demonstrated ability in working with diverse populations.
Extensive knowledge of university programs and offerings.
Knowledge of CRM tools, as well as the ability to utilize technology.
A complete online application will include: 1. A cover letter which addresses the qualifications listed previously;
2. Curriculum Vitae/ Resume;
3. Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate);
4. A statement explaining your personal or professional experiences in working with diverse populations (such as persons from differing race / ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, gender, or mental and physical ability) as well as how the applicant would contribute toward a diverse and inclusive academic and employment culture and community at Winona State University. Statements should be 1 page or less;
5. Contact Information for at least 3 references, with addresses and telephone numbers.
About Winona State University: Founded in 1858, Winona State University (WSU) is the oldest member of the Minnesota State System of colleges and universities. Today WSU serves approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students across two campuses in Winona and Rochester, Minnesota (MN). Winona State was named the second-best public institution in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report's
Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,900 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester.