Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Mon Mar 8 2021 Job Description:
You are a self-starter who likes to streamline and initiate new ideas - all while keeping your colleagues informed as you dream.
You are a strong communicator - both one-on-one and with large groups. Presenting to a group of strangers is rather fun.
You are someone who loves the details, can keep them straight, and then you like to pan out to view the forest.
You love to make good things even better.
You work well with students and families and are understanding and disciplined in your approach to admissions work.
You like to have a good laugh, and you bring a positive, inclusive attitude to the workplace.
You are familiar with higher education and can work well with all parties on campus, from the faculty to dining staff to your colleagues in the admissions office. You will relate well to others as you ask for their assistance in planning events.
You are adaptable and flexible. Approaching everything the same way every time is boring - unless, of course, it works.
You are committed to making the college search process as student-centered as it can be. You believe in creating positive customer experiences that are deeply rooted in authenticity and truth.
You are excited about finding efficiencies that aren't cold or impersonal.
You believe in the education that Clark offers to students.
Campus Visit Program Coordination
Coordinate the efforts of all staff assigned by the vice president to facilitate activities associated with various campus visit initiatives
Plan and execute events for prospective and admitted students (plan to be reviewed annually)
Organize and lead admissions team during events ranging from large scale open house programs to smaller, more personalized initiatives
Work with colleagues to build in-person events that will complement and won't conflict with virtual offerings
Collaborate with student employee supervisor to make sure student ambassadors are effectively trained and staffed for all events and the daily visit program
Collaborate with Assistant Director responsible for data support to assess effectiveness of various initiatives and make adjustments to the visit programs
Collaborate with Associate Director working on marketing and communications to publicize visit opportunities and keep websites up to date
Collaborate with campus partners and outside vendors who will assist with various portions of events including facilities management, catering services, event planning, media services, and others
Manage event & visitor center budgets
Manage the daily visit calendar (information sessions and tours) for the visitors center; adjust as needed depending on demand and student employee availability
Coordinate group visits to campus (high school groups, CBOs, or others)
Manage the Graduate Fellows program
Assist with the ambassador (undergraduate student employee) program as-needed; involved in student training and/or hiring when the student supervisor is traveling, in reading season, etc.
Off-Campus Recruitment & Outreach activities
Plan all logistics associated with any assigned travel (limited)
Assist with application reading as needed (limited)
Compose e-mail, phone and written correspondence with prospective students, their parents and counselors as needed
Counselor of the Day Duty
Serve as Counselor of the Day on an assigned basis (point person for information session, visitor questions, and phone calls)
Present virtual sessions as assigned
Conduct group information sessions
Bachelor's degree, required
3 years' experience at the professional level in college admissions or related campus-based work OR an equivalent set of related experiences
Strong organizational and detail-oriented skills; proven time management skills
Basic computing skills (including word processing, spreadsheet, and familiarity with mainframe processing systems); experience with computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel is essential; experience with Slate is preferred
Strong public speaking experience in higher education and management of admissions recruitment
programs; excellent communication skills
Ability to work independently and effectively within deadlines; evidence of having been a strong team player who works well on group projects, and ability to work effectively with students, parents, alumni, faculty, and other admissions clientele
A valid driver's license is required
Willingness to work nights and/or weekends, and occasional ability to travel overnight
Ability to lift 25 pounds
This is a Full-time position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks' vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.