The Office of Admissions is responsible for marketing, recruitment, and orientation of new undergraduate students and the maintenance and processing of their records. The office is responsible for upholding Board of Regents and university requirements, policies, and procedures regarding applications for admission, residency, acceptance of transfer credit, and other issues related to enrollment. Responsibilities of this position include all facets of recruitment for traditional and non-traditional age students including strategy determination, interviewing, travel, and written and telephone communications. Extensive travel is required to establish and maintain contact with prospective freshman and transfer students.
Under general supervision of the Director of Admissions, the person in this position will: recruit and provide information to prospective students; develop and maintain positive relationships with high school counselors, community college personnel, community agencies, college/university faculty, and a wide variety of campus offices; research programs at other schools to develop improved methods of attracting students; coordinate the preparation and distribution of print materials and electronic media; represent MSU-Bozeman at college fairs; transport display materials and publications to various locations on and off campus; perform related duties as required. The successful candidate must have a desire to become a part of a successful and energetic recruitment program, be goal-oriented, be able to organize time, tasks, and record keeping systems, and demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills. Incumbent will participate in the overall development of the annual marketing plan and assist with the specific projects and duties assigned.
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred. Extensive post-secondary education without Bachelor's degree plus applicable experience working with college students and programs or activities can be substituted. (MSU-Bozeman Bachelor's degree preferred.)
Demonstrated ability effectively coordinating/organizing/prioritizing detailed work and meeting deadlines under minimal supervision, while maintaining a positive, effective, and professional approach.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, including effectiveness, in large group presentation, small group discussion leading, and one-on-one conversations.
Demonstrated ability establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with an extremely wide range of individuals.
Demonstrated ability developing and composing print materials and electronic media.
Demonstrated ability developing and maintaining detailed, accurate record keeping systems (for follow-up to prospective students and travel expenses).
Knowledge of and demonstrated ability accurately following administrative policies, requirements, and procedures.
Demonstrated knowledge or experience with academic and extracurricular programs and activities.
Must have or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana driver's license and possess an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points). Must have or be eligible to obtain a major credit card. Copy of driver's license will be required upon hiring.
Willingness to travel extensively by both airline and automobile. The typical heavy travel season is September through January, and March through mid-May.
Willingness to work nights, weekends, or other non-traditional work schedules as necessary. Travel will consist of 20-25 weeks per year.
Experience with college/university student recruitment efforts.
Experience working on a professional level with high school teachers, counselors, and faculty.
Experience leading and/or coordinating activities with MSU student groups (i.e. - AdvoCats, orientation, RHA, fraternities, sororities, etc.)
The successful candidate will have also have the following abilities : the ability to perform the duties listed in the above description; ability to communicate effectively with employees and the public both in person and over the phone; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and the public; ability to represent the Office of Admissions and its programs to others in a professional and courteous manner.
In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Position duties require extensive airline and automobile travel (approx. 15,000 miles per year and 20-25 weeks per year), night and weekend hours, and the ability to move items weighing up to 50 lbs.
Normal office environment if relevant. Special work schedule if relevant.
Screening of applications will begin on May 1, 2013 , and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired.
To apply, please download the application materials by clicking here MSU Classified Employment Application .
The applicant must submit an MSU Application. Electronic submissions are highly preferred. An original signature of the MSU-Bozeman Application Cover Sheet is required via scanned PDF, fax, or hardcopy original to the address below. Submit materials to:
Mike Ouert, Search Committee Contact Montana State University Office of Admissions 201 Strand Union Building P.O. Box 172190 Bozeman, MT 59717-2190 email@example.com Please email or call Search Committee Contact at 406-994-5411 with any questions.
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