The Senior Regional Assistant Director (based in Atlanta) at Babson College is the primary College representative to prospective students and families, high schools, community colleges and community-based organizations in their geographic region, and areas outside of their primary geographic region, as needed. Specifically responsible for recruiting, advising, and enrolling prospective students to the College and serving on an admission committee; traveling on behalf of the College; presenting to various contingencies (students, school counselors, and Community Based Organizations); conducting live and online information sessions and webinars; reviewing applications to the College; being solely responsible for a territory of applicants in which their primary responsibility is critically assessing applications; making critical and thoughtful admission decisions; and applying strategic thought to create an impactful and inclusive campus community. This position will also support recruitment from regions close to Atlanta.
Working at Babson means that, every day, you help our College to inspire and grow those individuals whose ideas can make a real economic and social impact on the world around us. Itâ™s a rewarding responsibility and we support you every step of the way with a culture that is deliberately different. We are bold, driven and entrepreneurial. Weâ™re never afraid to challenge convention and as advocates of a truly inclusive, collaborative approach, we will always ensure that you can be yourself and express yourself. By listening to different voices, by welcoming different perspectives, by being constructively curious, we create a place where we can inspire each other, learn from each other and turn ideas into action.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Travel to high schools, college fairs, and community-based organizations, arranging and conducting interviews with prospective students, hosting receptions and interview days in their geographic territory.
Critical review and assessment of admission applications to the College, presenting recommendations to the admission committee, having ownership in decision-making processes (this includes some evening and weekend work) and taking on additional reading for applications not in the primary geographic territory.
Maintain responsibility for geographic territory at both the inquiry and admit stages, including oversight of historical inquiry and applicant statistics to inform recruitment plan, cultivating relationships with students and school counselors and being responsible for all contact with students in this geographic region through all stages of the admission cycle.
Participate and engage in regional admissions organizations.
Manage and coordinate specialized roles that may include one or more of the following: social media efforts, transfer admission, alumni volunteer programs, some off campus Babson events, International Recruitment, and/or other admission projects as assigned.
Provide weekly event reports for all recruitment events, complete weekly expense reports, and present weekly intentions for online information sessions and in person sessions to the Associate Director.
Assumes additional responsibilities as required.
WHAT EDUCATION AND SKILLS YOU WILL NEED
At least 5+ years of experience of increasingly responsible roles in admissions.
Ability to work with a great deal of autonomy, accountability, a high level of trust and self-motivation.
Must have demonstrated ability to work creatively and efficiently, as a member of a team and more specifically individually.
Must have a commitment to a diverse working environment and to cultivating a diverse community.
Must have excellent public speaking, interpersonal and written communication skills and exceptional critical decision-making ability.
Ability to envision and propose new methods to perform tasks that support Entrepreneurial Thought & Action; take thoughtful risks; and accept new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.
Ability to anticipate and embrace change; demonstrate willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
Must have strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint). Â
HOW AND WHERE YOU WILL WORK
Requires a willingness to work some evenings and weekends.
Requires the ability to manage ongoing responsibilities with autonomy and to manage annual travel of approximately 16 weeks per year with the expectation that significant travel will occur between late August and early November and will resume from early March until May.
Must have had a valid unrestricted U.S. Driverâ™s License for one year, and maintain throughout employment an insurable (as determined by the Collegeâ™s insurerâ™s criteria) or a satisfactory driving record; must successfully complete and pass the Collegeâ™s vehicle training program within the first 60 days of employment; annual or more frequent review of employeeâ™s driving record based on the College insurerâ™s criteria; and safety training as required by management.
This position works remotely in the greater Atlanta area and requires travel to Babson a few times a year, as needed; the remote requirement is subject to modification based on organizational need.Â
At Babson, we believe that entrepreneurship is applicable?and crucial?in organizations of all types and sizes, in established businesses as well as new ventures. Today, teams, divisions, and whole enterprises are striving to be more entrepreneurial. Furthermore, entrepreneurial thought and action are happening at all levels of an organization, where collaboration complements top-down leadership.Babson College was the first to understand that thinking and acting entrepreneurially is more than just an inclination. Rather, it can be taught. And we do it better than anyone.