Wells College seeks a talented and goal-oriented admissions professional to promote the values and strengths of Wells College to prospective first-year and transfer students, parents and families, school counselors, and other key audiences.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/TASKS:
1. Plan and coordinate recruitment activities to meet and exceed enrollment goals, including:
Travel within assigned region: Travel approximately ten to twelve weeks to promote the college. Meet prospective students and parents; attend college fairs, college nights, and other programs; interview students; host receptions; develop ongoing working relationships with alumni, school counselors, independent consultants. Work nights, weekends and special events as needed.
Intentional outreach via text, phone, email and online video conference technologies.
2. Participate in on-campus recruitment events including individual and group campus visits, open houses, scholarship and student leadership programs. 3. Provide high quality customer service to prospective students and families. Correspond and maintain connections with prospective students through a full range of communications vehicles including video conference, letters, phone calls, interviews, e-mail, texts and personal visits. Counsel and advise students related to their college decision-making, answering their questions about Wells College. 4. Serve as student and family advocate, discussing financial aid estimates and offers, academic interests, and fit for Wells College. Assist students and parents with admission and financial aid application process, advising/registration procedures, and all matters related to their enrollment. 5. Review applications and provide recommendations for admission decisions. 6. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Additional responsibilities may include one or more of the following:
Creating, posting and managing content for social media channels
Assisting with coordination and setup of on-campus recruitment and yield events
Coordinating and scheduling prospective student travel for yield events
Creating admissions reports and providing admissions data to national surveys and higher education data collection organizations
Serving as a liaison between the Admissions Office and college divisions
Assist support staff with projects as appropriately necessary
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
The candidate must possess:
A passion for engaging with prospective students and families and a commitment to the value of private higher education rooted in the liberal arts
A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability and desire to speak publicly and interact with students and families in person, over the phone, via text, email, online, through social media, and other formats
Strong writing skills, the ability to work independently, handle confidential information in a professional manner, pay attention to details, perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet goals and deadlines
Ability to form collaborative working relationships with others and contribute positively as a member of our team
A bachelor’s degree
Preference given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:
Excellent technical/computer skills - including Microsoft Word, Excel, database systems, CRM systems etc.
Ability to mine and analyze data to inform decision-making
Proficiency with social media and content management
Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
Proficiency in multiple languages (Spanish proficiency preferred)
Wells College is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within a 75-minute radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources. The current student body numbers about 500, 76% from NY State, and 32% identifying as students of color.
Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires to create a multicultural teaching, learning, and working environment; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications should be submitted online at www.wells.edu/employment and include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references. All materials submitted should be in PDF. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
About Wells College
The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others.