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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Admissions/Registrar
The Associate Director serves in multiple leadership roles in the Admissions Office, including supervision of freshman admissions counseling staff members and in a collaborative context with office management. In addition to the supervision of counseling staff, the Associate Director of Freshman Recruitment is responsible for collaborating on recruitment strategies for continued and increased success of Undergraduate Admissions and other admissions-related initiatives for meeting overall university revenue goals. Limited recruitment responsibilities are expected.
Required Experience * 3-5 years of admissions experience or related experience required
Primary Duties * Provides leadership to the Undergraduate Admissions Office as a whole * Supervise, hire, train, and develop the majority of the freshman admissions counseling staff * Collaborate with office leadership in regularly-scheduled meetings to increase effectiveness of recruitment, roster management, hiring and training processes. * Recruits prospective students through group presentations, college fairs, personal interviews, campus tours, phone contacts and written correspondence. * Maintains regular contacts with students on assigned roster to assist with completion of the application process. * Assists student applicants with financial aid, application procedures, and pre-registration/ registration procedures and with any on campus departmental scholarships for which the applicant may be eligible. * Evaluates application files and makes preliminary recommendations regarding the admission decision for applicants in assigned geographic area. * Interfaces as necessary with various offices on campus to facilitate information regarding student files and admission decisions. * Participates in on-campus admissions events involving student recruitment and registration. * Assists in advising all undergraduate majors and answers advising questions posed by faculty advisors, students and staff during registration. * Assists in the advising of students for all majors and collaboration with faculty during registration. * Evaluate current practices and protocols for effectiveness and propose changes to the Director as appropriate * Perform consistent quality control inspections of all counselor correspondence * Collaboration with departments around campus when appropriate, specifically with assigned committees * Responsible for daily electronic timekeeping as it applies to the scope of this position * Projects as assigned by the Senior Director or Director of Recruitment
Skills * Excellent oral and written communication skills. * High levels of knowledge of computer generated databases, spreadsheets, and word processing programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel. * Comfortable with self-teaching and mastery of new technology, including Google Apps to be implemented for improved business processes * Self-management/organizational skills. * Availability to do moderate travel. * Ability to work independently, present self in a professional manner and reflect the goals and standards of APU. * Ability to keep confidential information * Ability to communicate goals, instructions and encouragement to staff members and student employees, and to provide accountability toward optimal performance.
Technologies * Computer literacy, with high levels of proficiency in Google Apps., Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. * Comfortable with Oracle and Salesforce platforms.
Azusa Pacific University is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Internal Number: S1185
About Azusa Pacific University
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APU’s high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.