As a member of our Admissions “Training & Transfer” team reporting to the Director of Transfer Admission & Internal Processes, this role leads the office training committee, steers training & onboarding activities, manages transfer application review, and develops transfer recruitment initiatives. Serving as a senior member of a regional admissions team, you will also oversee recruitment strategy and file review in a domestic territory, manage a team of application readers for that region, and provide nuanced counseling to students, families, and college advisors/counselors. You will join a collaborative, student-centered staff who celebrate innovative approaches in higher ed, and who find joy and pride in admissions work.
Please note: Some evening and weekend work required. 4-6 weeks annual travel by car, rail, and/or airplane. May need to lift and carry boxes of recruitment materials up to 30 pounds.
*Please submit a cover letter for full consideration.
As senior member of a regional team, manages a geographic admissions territory within the United States; develops recruitment strategy and designs fall recruitment plan to meet University enrollment goals and University strategic plan.
Coordinates and executes 4–5 weeks of regional recruitment activities annually, visiting high schools, conducting information sessions, leading digital panels, etc.
Delegates and manages recruitment activities of other admission officers on the regional team.
Builds and maintains productive relationships with college counselors and community-based organizations in support of recruitment initiatives.
Tracks, evaluates, and reports relevant recruitment statistics.
Leads on-campus information sessions as on-duty director in visitors center on rotational basis.
Answers student/family queries by phone, email, and in person.
Oversees the evaluation of over 3,000 applications per year.
Trains and manages other readers on the team.
Supports the director of transfer admission in recruitment and review of transfer applications including: distributing files across admissions committee, monitoring reading pace, overseeing final decisions, coordinating decision release
Serves as point person for transfer applicant queries.
Together with recruitment team, develops outreach and yield strategies to grow and strengthen transfer pool and bring admits to campus.
Leads staff training committee.
Develops staff training & onboarding resources and activities.
Manages staff calendar for daily phones & visitors center duty.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree.
Minimum 3 years of experience in college admissions/recruiting.
Experience in administration, project management, customer service, public relations, supervision, and/or event coordination.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Excellent communication skills.
Strong presentation skills; ability to speak effectively before audiences of up to 500 or more.
Requires valid driver's license and frequent business travel by plane.
Ability to work effectively with time and volume pressures. Must be able to meet deadlines.
Ability to communicate inclusively with all members of Northwestern community.
Ability to meet department and University goals.
Ability to work outside normal business hours including evening and weekends.
Requires independent judgment, discretion and diplomacy.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's degree or higher.
Background in highly selective college admissions.
Familiarity with Northwestern.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
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