Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, the position of Assistant Director, Duquesne University Office of Admissions - Enrollment Management, assists with the recruitment and admissions processes for applicants to the undergraduate degree programs. The Assistant Director's work schedule will be based upon the needs of the University and will require travel in an assigned recruitment territory, which may vary annually. Evening and weekend hours are required with overnight stays.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:(This list is neither absolute nor restrictive, but indicates approximate duties and responsibilities, which may be redefined pursuant to operational needs.)
Serve as an integral part of the admissions leadership team that designs and implements Duquesne University's student recruitment program.
Accountable for policy recommendations and implementing changes in policy and procedures for assigned regions and programs affecting file reviews. Manage a specific recruitment territory.
In collaboration with overall priorities as managed by the Director of Admissions, establish, manage and direct long-term growth goals in assigned area(s) for the annual application review calendar.
Develop and promote long-term strategies for growth in assigned region(s), in collaboration with Enrollment Management and Admissions staff and academic departments.
Frequently correspond with senior leaders regarding the status of admissions and file review in assigned region(s) and program(s). Review and evaluate prospective student applications.
Travel extensively in and out of state on weekdays and weekends for undergraduate and graduate student recruitment.
Cultivate relationships with secondary school personnel.
Represent the University to prospective students and families.
Use Slate, the University's system of record for applications and related communication; Assist with a variety of data entry as needed -applications, prospects, appointment notes, etc.
Assist in coordinating communication with incoming students, participate in on-campus visit programs, new student orientation, campus retention programs and commencement events.
Manage and oversee special assignment areas and events.
Participate in professional development.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Work requires a Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.), from an accredited institution along with a minimum one year of experience in admissions or student services at the college/university level or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Knowledge of student recruitment and college admissions and targeted recruitment programs.
Demonstrated planning and organizational skills to accommodate multiple priorities.
Exceptional supervisory, leadership, customer service, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.
Effective public speaking and presentation skills.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to prioritize work.
Strong technology skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Banner, Slate, social media and integrated databases.
Ability to think strategically and work in a diverse environment either independently or as part of a team.
A valid driver's license is required.
Ability to lift 30 pounds and travel independently.
Ability to maintain a high energy level, enthusiasm, and a positive approach to work, an excellent rapport with people, a commitment to customer service, and to the educational development of students.
Ability to work with diverse populations, including students, faculty, scholars, and staff; and sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically.
For internal job candidates, completion of the University's Foundations of Leadership training program is required and considered a highly desirable qualification for this position. The final candidate (internal or external) will be required to attend Foundations Training within the first 12 months of employment.
Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and ecumenical campus community.
Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.