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Regional Assistant Director of Admissions - Houston, TX area

Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
Closing date
Sep 26, 2023

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Position Type
Assistant Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Job no: 502462
Work type: Exempt Staff Full-time
Location: Bethlehem
Categories: Student Life

The Regional Assistant Director will assist in implementing an effective and cohesive recruitment & enrollment plan for Texas in collaboration with the Office of Admissions. This includes implementing recruitment and yield events in Texas (Houston area) to meet enrollment goals; conducting school visits; serving as a resource to external constituents around admissions and Lehigh; cultivating and maintaining communication and relations with high school officials, alumni, community based organizations and other partners. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.
1. Regionally manage the Texas recruitment market including cultivation of relationships with external constituents such as prospective high school students, guidance counselors, local alumni, independent counselors and representatives from community-based organizations
*Assist in implementing a strategic plan for Texas in collaboration with the Office of Admissions
*Plan and conduct recruitment travel to high schools and community-based organizations in Texas; this includes 12-15 weeks distributed between the fall and spring, with 4-5 daily visits to both public and private high schools
*On occasion, assisting with additional recruitment outside of Texas as needed
*Plan and conduct student recruitment programs, interviews, and information sessions in person and virtually with some being in the evening or on weekends
*Assist with recruitment and marketing events throughout Texas as needed, particularly in the Spring and Summer (e.g., counselor events, case study programs, panels, workshops, etc.)
*Coordinate follow-up communications with prospective students and counselors in order to cultivate strong relationships with Lehigh University
*Become familiar with the regional territory to maintain and create relationships with students and counselors
*Assist with analyzing territory enrollment trends in preparation for planning recruitment

2. Evaluation of admissions applications
*Read and evaluate applications for admission based on a holistic rubric that factors a number of academic and non-academic variables, applying institutional values and goals
*Understand and interpret a variety of high school grading systems according to school profiles, in relation to academic strengths and potential for success in a rigorous college environment; this may include developing an understanding of international grading systems
*Engage in an application review process for five months of a calendar year; fulfill application reading goals on a daily, weekly and monthly schedule
*Identify and recommend students who are eligible for merit and special scholarships

3. Execution of virtual and in-person recruitment strategies
*Organize, and participate in virtual and in-person recruitment programs/events
*Public presentation of information sessions to large and small groups of students, families or counselors, including use of PowerPoint and video tools
*Engage in individual interviews with prospective students as assigned
*Counsel students, parents and high school counselors regarding Lehigh University admission and financial aid processes, policies and procedures
*Assist with developing a communication plan specific to students within Texas
*Assist with creation of a Texas Peer Network Program that connects current students from Texas with prospective and admitted students to increase applications and yield

4. Cultivate and manage relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders on campus and within Texas
*Maintain and build relationships with college counselors, community-based organizations and independent counselors through email updates, conferences, programming, webinars and in person visits
*Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible as duties are assigned across in-person and virtual events
*Travel to campus to participate in training, file reading and other significant events that will take place during the course of the year; approximately 4 weeks, mainly in the summer, spring and fall, will be required on campus for meetings, events and in-office work
*Find ways to best utilize and engage current students, faculty, staff and alumni to conduct outreach to prospective and admitted students
*Represent Lehigh at professional conferences, workshops and events
*Other duties as assigned
Position Number: S97500Grade: 8-40; $44,820-$53,790 This is an approximate range and is subject to change based on experience, skills and qualifications. Special ConsiderationsPersons with disabilities who anticipate needing an accommodation for any part of the interview or hiring process may contact Lehigh's Accommodations Specialist at This position may be eligible for a fully remote work arrangement pending University approval; remote work opportunities for non contract positions are only offered within the United StatesAbility to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends and extensive travelReliable personal transportation and a valid driving license are requiredQualificationsBachelor's Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experienceAt least 1-3 years of experience in Admissions or related education workWork well both on a team and independently as a self-starterExcellent communication and presentation skillsDemonstrated excellent writing and editing skills with strong attention to detail Previous experience working in Admissions in Texas is desiredExcellent computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database softwareSuccessful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the positionOnly complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety. Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.
Advertised: August 29, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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