Director for Undergraduate Admission
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan.
Reporting to the Dean for Admission, the Director for Admission will be responsible for implementing and monitoring the plans to identify, recruit, and enroll prospective first-year and transfer students in the College, and analyze progress towards annual recruitment goals. The Director will support the development and implementation of recruitment marketing communications efforts utilizing the College’s CRM system Slate, as well as other partnerships and platforms.
The successful candidate will be energetic, motivated, organized, and work collaboratively with the College community toward their individual annual enrollment goals, as well as the goals for the Admission division as a whole.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and maintain strong understanding and knowledge of the College, its academic and student life programs, and policies in order to communicate accurate and current information to prospective students, families and high school guidance counselors
- Provide leadership, training, and development to the Associate and Assistant Directors for Admission to execute approved annual recruitment plans and all related activities and events to meet enrollment goals for the College
- Annually research and develop list of prospective high schools within an assigned region that align with the profile of students the College seeks to enroll, in coordination with Dean of Admission and the Senior Vice President for Admission and External Relations. Monitor and recommend additions to the list throughout the year
- Travel extensively in assigned territory, representing the College at high school visits with prospective students, and at college fairs. Travel may also include international travel and recruitment initiatives. Build and maintain relationships with high school guidance counselors to promote the College as a strong option for their students
- Maintain ongoing communication with individual prospective students throughout the recruitment process; participate in follow up activities as required to meet goals. Interview prospective students; participate in coordinating campus visits with students and their families
- Maintain records and prospective student information in the College’s systems for recruitment and applicant records, ensuring proper documentation and tracking of progress through the recruitment cycle. Analyze progress against goals for assigned territory, and provide periodic update reports
- Complete 85-90% of applications in the assigned territory; evaluate and recommend admission decisions on all applications in the assigned territory
- Responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the marketing communication plan for prospective students throughout the recruitment cycle
- Collaborate with the Director of Public Relations to develop Admission marketing communications collateral for social media, email, print collateral and publications and the Admission section of the website
- Oversee the planning and execution of all on-campus recruitment events, including information sessions and interview days, Open House, Early Action Brunch, Accepted Students Day, and others as defined. Participate in College-wide events
- Complete other projects and duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree
- Driver’s license in good standing, as well as the ability to travel seasonally and work at evening events and some weekends
- Seeking candidates with five years of progressive experience working in an admission, with demonstrated marketing and communication skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, attention to detail and follow up protocols are required
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Banner, and Slate or related admission and communications systems strongly preferred
Candidates should have a strong interest in pursuing a career in higher education, an appreciation of liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition, and desire a work environment which demands flexibility, encourages creativity and collegiality while emphasizing accountability for meeting goals.
All qualified applicants are subject to a background check as part of the final approval process. Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three references by email to HR@mountsaintvincent.edu.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.
College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to providing equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.