Summary: The Special Assistant to the President reports through the Vice President for Enrollment Management and serves as the liaison for Montreat leadership, influencers of high school students and parents, and other targeted audiences articulating the college’s values, messages, and plans. An essential focus of this position is to meet the enrollment goals for the Piedmont Triad region through carrying out marketing strategies and by providing expertise for advancing Montreat College’s enrollment objectives. The ideal candidate lives in the Triad area and has an established network of relationships.
Three – five years of management experience is required.
Demonstrated advancement in leadership roles.
Demonstrated ability to use technology to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and customer service.
Experience in marketing preferred.
Primary Duties/Essential Functions:
Establish new and nurture existing relationships in Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem with influencers of high school students and parents who may assist with Montreat College’s enrollment goals. This is achieved through regular contacts, visits, and ongoing communication with school leaders, church youth ministers and leaders, para-church organizations, home school network leadership, supporters, partners, vendors and organizations.
Seek and implement innovative ways to introduce Montreat College to the Triad region and build community awareness of all Montreat has to offer. In particular, take a leadership role in promoting and “filling the room” at regional Meet Montreat events.
Support Montreat leadership in identifying beneficial community resources to assist with enrollment.
Develop and implement other events and projects in support of the mission of Montreat College as directed by the President or VP.
Identify and attend educational conventions, forums, and other opportunities in the Triad to stay abreast of current ideas and opportunities to build Montreat enrollment, and help Montreat staff coordinate their attendance at events to represent Montreat.
Meet with students, parents, school and/or community representatives in outreach activities with the end goal of increasing Montreat College enrollment.
Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of the liaison activities.
Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations as appropriate.
Develop a regional enrollment representative model, and assist in future implementation or training of other on-site regional enrollment representatives and provide oversight and training for college liaisons as necessary.
Must have exceptional customer service skills, excellent communication and problem-solving skills, ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion.
Ability to develop and deliver public presentations.
Management and organizational skills.
Proficient in data management.
Proficient in report writing.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to manage details and follow through.
Must be collaborative and an effective team member and team builder.
Goals and Compensation:
Minimum of 8 students enrolled Fall 2019; 12 for Fall 2020.
Meet established number of visits and contacts with targeted influencers, group presentations, college fair programs, and Meet Montreat programs.
This is a part-time position (20-25 hrs./wk.) for 10 months (mid-Aug – mid-June); hourly rate TBD and commensurate with qualifications
Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer masters, bachelors, and associates degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. Satellite campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, and other sites supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ centered teaching and learning, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
About Montreat College
Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer master's, bachelor's, and associate's degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. Satellite campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, and other sites supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ-centered teaching and learning, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.