Maria College is one of 17 colleges and universities sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. For over 60 years, we have been preparing students for meaningful careers in healthcare and service so they can make a difference in the lives of others. With educational programs in health sciences, nursing, psychology, liberal arts and healthcare management, the Maria curriculum offers opportunities for students to pursue numerous career interests. As high school students, transfer students, and working adults now think in terms of career ladders, more and more students are finding Maria to be a perfect fit. For example, students can now earn an associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy, bachelors in Health & Occupational Sciences, and then a Masters in Occupational Therapy.
We are seeking an energetic and innovative, Assistant Director of Admissions, to help us attract, counsel and, enroll a diverse student body who would benefit from Maria’s career relevant affordable education.
Job Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:
- Represent the College at various on and off campus recruitment events geared to attract potential students and conducted at high schools, colleges, and community partners, within 60 miles of the College. Events may include college fairs, high school visits as well as campus-based activities including instant admission days, open houses, and other special events.
- Coordinate, conduct and/or participate in, and contribute to the success of various student visit programs designed to recruit targeted applicant populations.
- Manage ongoing strategic communications with high school guidance counselors, school officials, community members, independent counselors, etc. and prospective students themselves to positively influence appropriate students to enroll with the college.
- Develop, plan and implement suitable follow-up techniques for inquires and applications through electronic communications, telephone and written formats. Remain up to date on current concepts of communication as well as social media to connect with potential students through a variety of mediums as needed.
- Counsel and advise prospective students on admission criteria / program requirements / transfer policies / pathways of study and program outcomes.
- Provide prospective students with a broad overview of college financial aid and funding options while working directly with financial aid staff and College faculty.
- Utilize the College’s data bases to electronically track progress of College applicants.
- Conducts file review for all completed undergraduate applicants, making admissions decisions for incoming undergraduate students. Consults with Director of Admissions, when needed.
- As necessary, answer incoming phone calls and admissions inbox providing answers to questions relating to admittance into the College.
- Provide supervision to work-study students performing clerical work for the department. Incumbent may be responsible to assign work, provide performance feedback and assist in selection.
This job description is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
- Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of one-year experience working in a professional capacity.
- Prior experience in education, customer service, college student counseling, or administration is preferred.
- Incumbent must have strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills as well as presentation and public speaking skills.
- Job holder must be highly organized, and detail focused with the ability to work in a fast-paced, environment that may involve working independently or collaboratively.
- Incumbent must maintain confidentiality of student records and be able to influence prospective students of diverse backgrounds in culturally responsive ways.
Advanced competency in Windows operating environment using MS Office applications, e-mail and internet programs and have the aptitude to learn and efficiently utilize the College’s data base system(s). Experience with PowerCampus and CRM systems, preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ to: email@example.com with “Assistant Director of Admissions” in the subject line.
Maria College is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational institution which does not discriminate in its enrollment or employment practices for any reason including race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local laws and ordinances. Information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to students or prospective students may be obtained from Andrew LeDoux, Associate Dean of Students & Title IX
Coordinator in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2505; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Rosalyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.