Position available as soon as possible Full-Time, Non-Exempt Location: Washington, DC (Remote Work is a possibility)
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) invites applications for an admissions coordinator who is excited to use creativity, organization, energy and excellent communication skills to promote the CCCU GlobalEd (formerly BestSemester) off-campus study programs to students from our CCCU member schools. The Admissions Coordinator will serve as the primary admissions counselor responsible for advising and enrolling students into our American Studies Program, Middle East Studies Program and Scholars’ Semester in Oxford. Admissions recruitment, counseling, student outreach and enrollment management are all primary functions of this position. In addition, this position assists in coordinating campus outreach and marketing initiatives for CCCU GlobalEd programs.
CCCU GlobalEd is known for faith-integrated, academically challenging and experience-based programing with excellent faculty and staff. The person in this position will have the opportunity to provide support to on-site program staff in several areas (marketing, applications and enrollment, campus relations, crisis management and curricular development and planning).
The Council is a professional association of 180 campuses in 20 nations whose mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our member institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth. The Council coordinates professional development opportunities for administrators and faculty, manages U.S. based and international off-campus student programs, provides public advocacy for Christ-centered higher education and manages cooperative efforts among its member campuses (www.cccu.org) (https://www.cccuglobaled.org).
Core Responsibilities: Primary duties as the admissions counselor for the American Studies Program, Middle East Studies and Scholars’ Semester in Oxford include:
Maintain an active and engaging communication plan with students, parents, and off-campus study coordinators via phone calls, texts, emails, direct mail, etc.
Identify, recruit, and enroll prospective students into the programs, and provide up-to date student reports as needed
Provide admissions counseling to prospective applicants on the distinctive features, financial aid policies, and admissions process of the programs
Communicate with program directors to ensure admissions decisions are made within two weeks of application completion
Participate as an active member of the recruitment team in developing special programs and research projects, developing/implementing enrollment strategies, and developing/distributing promotional materials
Maintain and update student information and program applications in Terra Dotta and Microsoft Dynamics
Coordinate visas, Basic Information Guides, Travel Memos, and other pre-departure materials for distribution for the programs
Attend study abroad fairs and campus visits as assigned
Secondary duties relating to administrative services or campus relations coordination may include:
Maintain current program folders (semester schedules, key dates, emergency contacts, evaluations, travel, etc.)
Process transcript requests from past GlobalEd students
Assist with the coordination of campus visit travel schedules and campus visit reporting
Organize campus visit reporting
Coordinate campus outreach initiatives for faculty and administrators
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Persons applying for the position should:
Have a strong appreciation for the Christian mission and purpose of the CCCU and its GlobalEd programs
Have a Bachelor’s degree
Have strong writing and editing skills
Have excellent communication skills
Have experience with a variety of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
Preference will be given to applicants with the following desired qualities:
Study abroad experience, preference will be given to alums of the American Studies, Middle East Studies or Scholars' Semester in Oxford programs or any of our other GlobalEd programs
Interest in scholarship and academic advancement
Experience in Christian higher education
Experience working in an admissions related field
Familiarity with CRM software platforms
Other requirements include:
Ability to work for long periods of time at the computer
Ability and willingness to travel (including weekend travel)
Application should include:
Cover letter explaining your interest in the position. The cover letter must also include a statement of your Christian faith and how your relationship with Christ has shaped your vocation and decision to apply for this position
Answer these 4 questions (200 words or less):
Respond (in the style of an e-mail) to the following e-mail from a student: “I'm a sophomore at Messiah College, and I'm considering applying to the Scholars' Semester in Oxford Program for this coming year. Unfortunately, though, my GPA is currently a 3.65. I know that a 3.7 is required, and I was wondering if I should even bother completing my application. What do you think is my best next step? Blessings, Andy“
You came into the office this morning, and on your voicemail is a message from a parent of a current student. “I saw the news report tonight about what happened in Amman, Jordan. What is GlobalEd doing to keep my daughter safe?” How would you respond?
What in a study abroad experience is appealing to a Christian college undergraduate student?
You notice in early fall that your spring enrollment applicant pool is quite low, and you don’t think that you will hit your enrollment goals. What initiative would you take in order to get more students in the application pipeline?
Applicants should apply online through this posting and include all the materials listed above. Applications that do not include all the requested materials will not be reviewed. First preference will be given to applicants who apply before the deadline of January 15, 2021. No paper applications or phone calls please.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a higher education association of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world. With campuses across the globe, including more than 150 in the U.S. and Canada and nearly 30 more from an additional 18 countries, CCCU institutions are accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities whose missions are Christ-centered and rooted in the historic Christian faith. Most also have curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. The CCCU’s mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth. For more information about our organization, visit our website: www.cccu.org. Learn more about our GlobalEd programs at: www.cccuglobaled.com