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General Statement of Duties: The Associate Director for Transfer Admissions develops and implements an effective transfer student recruitment plan that meets the strategic enrollment goals of the university.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Spearheads the recruitment and enrollment of transfer students, including MassTransfer and other admission/articulation agreements, and non-traditional evening students, including RN to BSN and LPN to BSN students, by developing and implementing an effective transfer student recruitment and marketing plan that meets the strategic enrollment goals of the university.
Serves on the management team of the Office of Admissions, providing leadership both internally and externally, supervising professional staff as assigned, and collaborating with the other members of the management team to ensure that the activities, policies, and procedures of the office support the department goals set by the Director and the overall recruitment and enrollment goals of the university.
Oversees the planning and execution of on-campus transfer-student-specific recruitment events such as open houses, information sessions, campus tours, transfer counselor visits, and accepted student receptions. Analyzes the effectiveness of recruitment events to ensure that they both support the recruitment and enrollment goals of the university and are an effective and efficient use of financial resources.
Travels to MA state community colleges, representing the university at transfer fairs and hosting transfer information sessions including “decision” days at the feeder community colleges.
Builds strategic partnerships with transfer counselors and other staff as appropriate at MA state community colleges, focusing first on target feeder schools and expanding, as resources allow, statewide.
Represents Fitchburg State University externally at MassTransfer meetings and conferences related to transfer admissions and enrollment services.
Identifies new opportunities for competitive academic plans (e.g. 2+2 agreements, off-campus degree completion programs, Commonwealth Honors program articulation agreements) and communicates those opportunities to the MassTransfer Coordinator and the Dean of Enrollment for further research.
Oversees the review of all transfer applications, ensuring that decisions are made efficiently and in a timely manner, are in-line with the Commonwealth’s and the department’s admissions standards, and support the enrollment goals of the University. Train staff and provide regular updates regarding matters pertaining to transfer admission.
Ensure that tentative credit evaluations are completed for all admitted transfer students at the time of admission
Serves as the admissions liaison for veteran students, developing and implementing strategies to recruit veteran applicants.
Works collaboratively with university enrollment, academic advising, and student development offices to facilitate a seamless enrollment process for new transfer students.
Manages the communication plan for prospective, admitted, and deposited transfer students. Ensures that the plan is implemented efficiently and effectively, that the messaging is accurate, up-to-date, and supports the enrollment goals of the University, and that the university website is accurate, up-to-date, and supports the transfer student enrollment goals of the university.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions.
Strong team-building, interpersonal and writing communication, and public speaking skills.
Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and implementing recruitment and yield strategies.
Proven ability to meet performance goals.
Ability to manage complex processes and concurrent projects.
High energy, enthusiasm, and creativity.
Self-directed, works well independently and in a group capacity to achieve goals.
Ability to create, analyze, and present statistical data.
Willingness to travel and work evenings and some weekends, valid driver’s license required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills
A strong work ethic and attention to detail.
Proven commitment to a service-friendly environment.
Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board (CORI check).
Ability to perform the above duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
About Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students.