Admissions Representative – Trad

Full-time
Description

The University of Mount Olive has an immediate opening for an Admissions Representative.

Responsibilities include:

  • Nurture, build, and sustain ongoing professional relationships with prospective students and those who influence them to achieve assigned enrollment management objectives within allocated travel and spending budget by moving students and their parents to progressively higher levels of interest and commitment to enrollment at University of Mount Olive
  • Meet or exceed all enrollment goals consistently
  • Know and be able to clearly explain all aspects of the University of Mount Olive Mission Statement
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of all UMO academic offerings, the catalog and all brochures, scholarship information, University support systems, and their procedures
  • Compare and evaluate appropriate recruitment history and courses of action concerning the distinctive aspects of assigned territories, including but not limited to sources of students, preferences of students, and sources of competition located in the territory
  • Formulate and determine what works best for the assigned territories, evaluate the potential for travel and programs in the territory, develop a plan to achieve the enrollment objectives for the territory, and make decisions for the achievement of territorial enrollment objectives
  • Present the plan for the Director’s approval and execute the approved plan within the approved budget
  • Monitor and analyze data showing performance for high schools and/or community colleges in the territory, evaluate possible courses of action, and execute a plan that focuses on high schools that should receive more attention than others
  • Represent University of Mount Olive to prospective students through individual appointments, phone calls, education days, open houses, and group meetings
  • Regularly monitor the inquiry, hot prospect, application, and deposit numbers from the assigned territory, compare and evaluate possible courses of action to maximize the achievement of enrollment goals for the assigned territory
  • Strategically determine the next best source and means of institutional contact for each of the hot prospects in the assigned territory
  • Continually re-qualify the inquiry pool, so that those inquiries most likely to enroll are the ones being contacted regularly. Contact hot prospects at least once per week
  • Monitor the receipt of applications from the assigned territory and see that those most likely to enroll are being contacted at least once a week.
  • Ensure that all inbound and outbound communication with prospects and applicants is accurately recorded promptly in the University of Mount Olive computer system
  • Evaluate applications for admissions from the assigned territory making each admit/reject decision using discretionary professional judgment about the applicant’s academic preparation, academic work ethic, and fit for the academic programs at University of Mount Olive
  • Formulate and determine the best way to provide informational assistance to students and/or parents in completing financial aid forms, institutional scholarship applications, payment plans, and loans
  • Award institutional scholarships for academic, leadership, church affiliation, and need-based programs using professional judgment about the applicant’s eligibility and ability to meet the requirements for continued participation.
  • Coordinate institutional award decisions with the total financial aid package for new students in the assigned territory, working with families and their financial aid counselor
  • Document activity and decisions about applications for admissions and institutional awards from the assigned territory per established standards
  • Complete and collect all required forms for the student’s file.
  • Assist the director of marketing in the creation of ideas for literature, displays, promotional materials, and programs for use in recruitment.
  • Assist in the direction and planning of admissions activities such as school visitation, college/day night programs, visitation days, telephoning, home visits, church-related activities, and additional activities as assigned by the Director of Admissions.
  • Contribute toward team achievement of college-wide enrollment management objectives by planning and executing assigned professional expertise projects supporting specific functions needed by all territory admissions representatives
  • Cultivate alumni, parents, guidance counselors, and other constituencies in the territory to assist with the recruitment process.
  • Coordinate the recruitment of major pipeline programs with appropriate directors, faculty, financial aid, and admissions personnel; assist with the training of student volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. This position requires strong organizational skills, excellent communication and computer skills, and the ability to work independently as well as with a team.

To apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three professional references to nbalsamello@umo.edu.  Accepting applications until position is filled.

The University of Mount Olive is an Equal Opportunity Employer.