The Office of Admissions is responsible for all aspects pertaining to the recruiting and enrollment of first time and transfer students. This includes: Data analysis; Staying apprised of news and trends that impact college admissions and enrollment; Determining appropriate messaging and timing of said messages to prospective students; Scheduling travel to visit high schools and attend college fairs to meet with prospective students, their parents, plus guidance and transfer counselors; Building professional relationships with guidance counselors and college/transfer advisors; Meeting with prospective students on campus during daily visit opportunities and admissions related events; Reading and making decisions on student applications; Communicating with all parties involved in the admissions cycle, and other duties as needed.
The incumbent will be responsible for assisting with the coordinated recruitment and admission activities for the University; evaluating and processing applications from prospective students; participating in travel (travel may include Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, including New York City, or other locations as needed); corresponding and follow-up with prospective students and the general public; assisting in special projects/programs; interacting with members of the University community.
Bachelor’s degree is required, as is one (1) to two (2) years of experience in Admissions or another student service experience at an institution of higher education. Familiarity with Admissions computer software and applications is preferred. Familiarity with the use of social media as a marketing tool is preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, as is the ability to work effectively with diverse populations including business and government officials, community leaders and students and faculty. Must be available to attend evening and weekend recruitment activities. Occasional overnight regional travel will be required. Must possess a valid driver’s license to transport themselves to recruitment activities off campus.
WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.
Prospective candidates must submit a cover letter, which includes the names and contact information for three (3) professional references and a resume. Email your application materials as one (1) complete file (PDF or Word format only) and not via multiple attachments to: Ms. Peggy Boyle, Assistant Director of Human Resources - Recruitment. In subject line of email reference: Your Last Name – Admissions Representative firstname.lastname@example.org
About Western Connecticut State University
Western Connecticut State University changes lives by providing all students with a high quality education that fosters their growth as individuals, scholars, professionals, and leaders in a global society.
To achieve this, we:
1) Offer undergraduate and graduate programs that weave together liberal arts and professional education and instill a desire for life-long learning.
2) Sustain a vibrant, inclusive campus that connects individuals through co-curricular programs, cultural events, and service to the community.
3) Attract student-centered faculty who are passionate teachers and accomplished scholars.
4) Establish partnerships that create opportunities for internships, research, and experiential learning.