The Associate Director of Admission supervises the admission counselors for Seaver College, including but not limited to, goal setting, strategies, and cultivating a thriving working culture. The Associate Director manages personnel, chairs the Admission Committee, and serves on a variety of other committees. This position has a direct role in shaping the admitted class and determining and executing enrollment goals for Seaver College. They are responsible for cultivating brand awareness and volume at the top of the recruitment funnel. This position directly supports Goals 2, 4, and 5 of the strategic plan by attracting mission-fit applicants from diverse communities who see the value of a Seaver investment. Attention to counseling students about college access and fit with the university's many offerings enhance customer service and student satisfaction, forming alumni who will in turn expand the Pepperdine family on a global scale, consistent with Goal 3.
- Maintain all responsibilities of an admission counselor (i.e. evaluate applications, travel to recruit and yield students, speak publicly on and off campus about the Pepperdine mission and recruitment process).
- Mentor counseling team and provide opportunities for professional development and feedback.
- Oversee the application evaluation process: chair admission committee, develop evaluation criteria, maintain and create records/reports of the process weekly, etc.
- Develop goals and strategies for the counseling team to meet recruitment goals of special populations (i.e. Fine Arts students, Church of Christ students, diversity, etc.).
- Direct day-to-day activities, expenses, decisions and long-term projects and responsibilities of the admission counselors.
- Collaborate with the marketing team to develop recruitment strategies, publications, and presentations in order to meet enrollment priorities and deliver branding expectations.
- Work with Dean of Enrollment and Director of Admission on norming, goal-setting , and special projects as assigned.
- Serve on several committees providing input and expertise regarding the internal and external trends in admission and higher education.
- Other duties as assigned
- Uphold University mission through work performed.
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Skills and Qualifications
Required: Bachelors Degree; 2-3 years of office experience Strong oral and written communication, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, leadership potential, personal organization, time management, interest in team-based approaches to work, public speaking abilities MS Office suite; Salesforce and PeopleSoft end-user familiarity required
Preferred: Masters Degree in Education, Higher Education Leadership, Business, or related field. 2-4 years of experience in a highly selective or faith based college admission office preferred; previous supervisory experience preferred Proven managerial and leadership skills, strong vocational interest in and knowledge of the field of Higher Education; quantitative and qualitative research skills SPSS preferred; social media platforms preferred
Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.
This is a Regular, Exempt, 40 hour per week position.
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