Position Number: S-3194 Type of Recruitment: External
Position Summary: The Assistant Director of Transfer Student Enrollment is responsible for promoting CMU Online programs and engaging with prospective transfer students in support of strategic enrollment goals. Providing physical presence at Macomb Community College in metro-Detroit, the Assistant Director will actively participate in regional/community outreach and engagement initiatives aimed at forming partnerships, bolstering transfer recruitment/enrollment, and creating awareness of CMU educational opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Required Qualifications: Bachelors degree. Three years of progressively advanced and related experience. Proven experience in initiating outreach for purposes of promotion and cultivating relationships. Proven and exceptional experience in providing customer or client service. Ability to project a positive and professional image. Demonstrated and exceptional interpersonal skills. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Demonstrated skillset in presenting to varied audiences across multiple platforms. Experience working within a cross-functional, team environment. Ability to work autonomously and in support of strategic mission/objectives. Ability to travel within assigned region as needed. Ability to work evening and/or weekend hours as necessary.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in a related field such as higher education administration or educational leadership. Familiarity with the administration of academic programs in higher education. Technical skillset in the use of CRMs, databases, and other platforms supporting student success (i.e. SLATE, ENGAGE, SAP). Understanding of the philosophy and objectives of extended learning, off-campus instruction, non-traditional programs, career training and development. Considerable knowledge of student educational policies and procedures including transfer agreements and policies between two- and four-year higher education institutions. Understanding of transfer credit policy and requirements. Demonstrated commitment to Leadership Standards of the university.
Duties & Responsibilities: Provides presence and daily operational functions of CMU satellite location at Macomb Community College in accordance with established policies and procedures for CMU and the community college partner. Serves as primary contact within assigned region for generating transfer student leads into CMU online programs and providing in-person consultation to prospective transfer students regarding academic programs, transfer requirements, transfer options and inquiries; serves as a liaison to connect students with key university resources. Responsible for generating, cultivating, and maintaining relationships with K-12 and community college constituents and engaging with their representatives to promote pathway opportunities into CMU Online programs. Serves as a steward of the University by actively promoting CMU online degree programs and dual enrollment opportunities such as Fire UP! Forward via activities such as attending in person or virtual presentations, education fairs, orientations, and tabling events within assigned region. Provides on-site and virtual student support services including unofficial transfer credit evaluations and test proctoring for students pursuing online graduate, undergraduate or transfer degree programs. Collaborates with CMU transfer recruiters and acts as a liaison between University Center administrators and CMU stakeholders to ensure coverage across assigned region. Works in partnership with the administrative/executive team in the development and implementation of transfer student enrollment and outreach initiatives that support strategic goals and objectives. Engages, tracks, and monitors students enrolled in middle school & high school pathway programs, including early college and dual-enrolled students. Ensures successful transition from middle school and high school programs to secondary education. Collaborates with administrative team to identify outlets and communication platforms to increase visibility, promote events, and raise awareness on CMU educational programs within assigned region. Provides supplemental support to internal partners to enhance the student journey through the exploration, application, preparation, and return phases of any CMU Online program. Provides ancillary support for academic programs delivered on site in face-to-face, hybrid or hyflex format. Utilizes various platforms (SLATE, Datawarehouse, SAP, Engage) to track student status and enrollment; provide data-driven reports as directed. Other duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised: None
Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Salary Staff Pay Level: Pay Range: $45,000 - $60,000 Division: Academic Affairs Department: Innovation & Online Position Status: Regular Position End Date: Employment Status: Full Time FTE: 1.00 Position Type: 12 month Weekly Work Schedule: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; evenings & weekends as required. Location: Clinton Township, MI Posting Ends: Open Until Filled: Yes
About the Department:
About CMU: Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 17 mens and womens Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. Its part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the states largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.
Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions - Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more - are within easy reach of the citys central location in Michigans Lower Peninsula.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
CMU Leadership Standards: Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.
We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.
Message to Applicants: Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.
You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.
Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.
This position is located at Macomb Community College in Clinton Township, MI.
Position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials before Monday, January 1, 2024.
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https://www.cmich.edu/offices-departments/OCRIE). If you wish to see 'EEO is the Law' posters, please click here. CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter. Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMUs Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Educations Assistant Secretary, or both. CMUs Title IX Coordinator can be reached at: Phone: 989-774-3253 Office: 103 E. Preston St. Bovee University Center, suite 306 Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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