About Mills College: Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit https://www.mills.edu/
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to: Director of Admission Supervises: Student worker (s)
Summary of Position: The Assistant Director of Admission at Mills College is responsible for oversight of all events focused on prospective students. Beginning with prospect name purchase and concluding with registration for orientation, this position will assist the Admission Leadership Team (Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Financial Services, Director of Admissions, Associate Director of Admissions) in developing and executing all events. This position requires strong leadership and teamwork skills and the ability to effectively use data to inform decisions.
Essential Job Functions:
Develop, Execute, and Evaluate Recruitment Strategies
Develops strategic travel plan in assigned recruitment territory including high school visits, college fairs, and on and off campus presentations to interact with prospective students
Coordinate all aspects of recruitment travel through scheduling, transportation and accommodations
Attend receptions for admitted students and conduct presentation on the benefits of a Mills College education
Coordinate and monitor prospective students interaction with the Mills community i.e. current students, athletics, academic programs, students resources, and alumnae
Develop and report enrollment data on trends in assigned recruitment territory
10 to 12 weeks of travel is required, including evening and weekend work, primarily during fall months
Maintains reports and records on application activity in assigned recruitment territory
Helps prospective students update and submit all required admission documents to complete applications
Evaluate applications for admission and provide recommendations to the admission committee
Application evaluation requires 10 weeks of file review, including evening and weekend work, primarily during winter months
Establish, develop, and maintain communication with prospective students , their families, guidance counselors and community partners through phone, email, mail, interviews, and presentations
Assist with the development of the Office of Admissions events calendar including undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the enrollment cycle
Develop strategic initiatives that will promote and increase the number visitors to campus, including daily visits, and signature admission programs.
Collaborate with admission staff, campus departments, and external vendors to successfully plan and execute all on and off campus admission events.
Participate in prospective student recruitment and conversion activities and efforts as needed, including a possible recruitment territory.
Possess an understanding of the challenges facing undergraduate admissions offices nationally and in California and demonstrate attention and responsiveness to College strategies that address these challenges.
Participate in new student recruitment and conversion activities and efforts as needed.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as a liaison with the Office of Alumnae Relations to plan and execute Alumnae outreach efforts to prospective students through communication initiatives and events for recruitment and yield efforts
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Admission and Associate Director of Admission
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1-3 years of relevant experience; experience in higher education preferred
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Exceptional attention to detail with track record of executing large events or projects
Ability to exhibit strong customer service for all levels of College constituencies and members of the public.
Ability to communicate with a diverse population of prospective undergraduate and graduate students
Ability to take appropriate steps to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment
Comfort with student information systems database to promote accurate data entry and reporting
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Intermediate knowledge of Social Media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Knowledge of Admissions cycles, recruiting and communication strategies
Familiarity with undergraduate admission and financial aid process.
Strong understanding of the NACACs Statement of Principles of Good Practice
Exceptional professionalism when representing Mills College.
Knowledge of Slate Technolutions CRM
Education and Training:
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university required
Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands:
Valid drivers license
Ability to travel for outreach, recruitment or yield activities
Ability to work nights and weekends
Ability to carry boxes, bins and materials for recruitment travel and events
This position description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned based on business operational needs.
This is a full-time, exempt position with an FTE 1.0. Salary is commensurate with experience, ranging from $50,000.00 to $52,000.00 per year and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period and 22 days of vacation per year, 12 sick days and 17 paid holidays (subject to annual review). Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.
Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.