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Regional Director of Admissions, East Coast (Remote Position)

Employer
Muhlenberg College
Location
Lehigh Valley, PA, Working from home
Closing date
Mar 2, 2024

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Specialty
Admissions
Position Type
Director
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University
The Position:

Regional Director of Admissions, East Coast (Remote Position)

Job Summary:

Reporting directly to the Dean of Admissions, the Regional Director of Admissions for Muhlenberg College will be responsible for undergraduate student recruitment and enrollment of students from select markets in the Eastern United States. The successful candidate will manage student recruitment within the Mid-Atlantic Region (primarily and based in DC, Maryland, and Virginia), or the Southeastern US (primarily and based in Florida and Georgia).

Schedule & Benefits: This is a full-time, year-round position with remote work to be based out of the Mid-Atlantic or Southeast U.S. with travel to Muhlenberg's Allentown, PA campus approximately 2-6 times per year. Muhlenberg offers a highly competitive benefits package, including but not limited to, generous holidays (including 3 days off for Thanksgiving and an extended winter break between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day), 22 days of vacation per year, sick leave, paid parental leave, tuition programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending plans, short-and long-term disability, life insurance, and retirement. Waiting periods may apply for some plans.

The College & Surrounding Area: Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a private, residential liberal arts college offering baccalaureate and graduate programs. At Muhlenberg, we are committed to a campus community that ensures students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, respected, valued and included. Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, business, natural sciences and social sciences; pre-professional programs in law, health and theology; and progressive workforce-focused post-baccalaureate certificates and master's degrees. A diverse city of 125,000 located in Pennsylvania's scenic Lehigh Valley, Allentown is the third-largest city in the state and is located just 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. The region, also comprising neighboring Bethlehem, Easton and more, is home to a vibrant arts scene, extensive parks and recreational opportunities, and a rich blend of diverse cuisine. Check out Allentown and Life in the Lehigh Valley | Muhlenberg College to learn more.

CHARACTERISTIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Attend college fairs and high school visits.
  • Evaluate applications from the designated territory and aid in the yield of admitted students.
  • Arrange off-campus recruitment and yield programs as well as interviews and audition sessions in the region.
  • Supervise the College's Regional Recruitment team, which will include two professional colleagues responsible for other regional domestic territories and international applicants.
  • In collaboration with team members, manage the College's national relationship with the independent school community, including college counselors and professional associations, and Admissions' national counselor relations activities.
  • Develop and manage appropriate budget items.
  • Manage a network of College alumni and parent volunteers to interact with prospective students and participate in outreach.
  • Attend recruitment programs, admissions committee meetings, and professional development sessions online as well as between two and six times a year on the Muhlenberg campus in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
  • This position includes evening and weekend work and extensive travel within the assigned geographic region.
  • Manage Admissions' national counselor relations activities, including creation and oversight of a counselor advisory board.
  • Represent Vice President for Enrollment or Dean as needed and on-campus and off-campus meetings and functions.
  • Establish clear regional recruitment and yield processes and goals.
  • Coordinate Muhlenberg's relationships with regional foundations, organizations, and government agencies that assist prospective students.
  • Develop data-driven strategies and initiatives to break into new regional markets as well as increase applications in existing markets.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with appropriate educational constituencies, such as school counselors, independent educational consultants, and community-based organizations.
  • Determine ROI for participation of regional college fairs and similar programs.
  • Assist with Implementation of social media strategies to increase level of communication with students, parents and counselors.
  • Respond to inquiries from prospective students, applicants and related constituencies promptly and accurately regarding application status and admission process.
  • Counsel prospective students and parents on academic programs, academic scholarships, housing options, student life and student services.
  • Track inquiries, applications, and deposits in regional territories.
  • Plan and produce regional accepted student yield events.
  • Participate in regular professional development and networking opportunities such as regional affiliate(s) of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, IECA, HECA, NAIS, and other related organization.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.
While no one person may possess all the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will have many of the following professional experiences and characteristics:

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in an undergraduate admission office (preferably with some work as a regional representative) or as college counselor.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and independently, have outstanding territory cultivation and management skills, and be a strong relationship builder.
  • Effective time management skills and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal and public speaking experience.
  • Must be able and willing to work irregular hours and travel extensively, including long distance travel, by automobile, train, and airplane to cover assigned territory.
  • Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record required.
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time as well as the ability to transport materials, which may be heavy at times.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in education or a related field.
  • Familiarity with mission and values of residential liberal arts colleges.
  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Experience with high schools and community-based organizations (supporting college access and success) located in the Southeastern and Central United States.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish.


To apply, upload your complete application package as a single PDF document. A complete application package includes: 1) cover letter; 2) resume; 3) separate diversity statement summarizing professional experiences and capacities that prepare you to contribute to our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals; and 4) names/contact information for three professional references. Application review will continue until the position is filled. To initiate your application, use the APPLY button.

An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Please visit our Diversity & Inclusion page for additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive community.

Legal Notice

Muhlenberg College Annual Crime Reporting- As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, prospective employees of Muhlenberg College are entitled to request and receive a copy of the College Annual Security Report (ASR). The ASR can be accessed at http://www.muhlenberg.edu/annualsecurityreport . This report includes crime statistics on certain reportable crimes, as well as Muhlenberg College Safety Policies. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus safety and police, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters. Anyone wishing a paper copy of the ASR may contact the Campus Safety Office at 484-664-3112.

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