Aultman Health Foundation ADMISSIONS ADVISOR in Canton, Ohio
Location Aultman College
Department ENROLLMENT AND PR
Schedule Full Time
Shift Day Shift
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES (SUMMARY)
The Admissions Advisor reports to the Enrollment Management Coordinator up through the Director of Finance and Enrollment Services. The Admissions Advisor will help assess, organize and support college-wide admissions and advising efforts. The role will be responsible for college admissions, recruiting and admission events, andfirst year advising. The Admissions Advisor will also be responsible for retaining new and continuing students in course selection and curriculum planning, monitoring student progression toward degree completion, collaborating with the Registrar's office on issues that arise in advising and registration,and referring students to appropriate campus resources. The Admissions Advisor will also plan, implement, and evaluate policies related to student recruitment, admissions, and advising.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline Master's degree preferred.
Experience in a related area (enrollment services, admissions, advising, recruiting, etc.) preferred.
Student-centered approach to service, program development, and problem-solving
Ability to establish and assess outcomes for advising services
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively in writing and in person with a variety of constituencies.
Contribution to team effort in support of college and division goals
Availability for early morning, evening or weekend hours as needed
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and database applications
Basic working knowledge of financial aid processes.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, managers and customers.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage and execute multiple priorities.
Ability to function effectively with minimal supervision.
Establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public
Know all degree requirements
Know courses and career options for all programs
Strong critical thinking and process analysis skills.
Above average computer literacy.
Strong verbal and written communication skills that demonstrate awareness of audience needs.
Mature interpersonal skills to work harmoniously, cooperatively, and collaboratively with all stakeholders.
Flexibility with the work schedule which may include evenings and weekends as needed.
PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND STANDARDS
Coordinates and participates in college recruitment activities and initiatives as well as assisting in the development of an annual recruitment calendar.
Ensure that data integrity is maintained in all aspects of the Enrollment Management function.
Responsible for student retention initiatives in collaboration with college leadership
Advise new and continuing students in all college programs
Promote academic progress and degree completion
Provide assistance to students making decisions on program and career opportunities
Conduct individual and group advising sessions
Collaborate with financial aid to ensure that prospects and new students receive timely information and service.
Collaborate with the student affairs coordinator to ensure that new student orientation programs are effective and meaningful.
Collaborate with marketing and recruiter to ensure that Information Sessions are well designed to attract prospective students and that publications (electronic and print) are current and accurate.
Collaborate with the Registrar to ensure that new student registration sessions are well organized and efficient.
Collaborate with the retention team to identify barriers for individual student success and plan for interventions as appropriate
Participate in the formulation and administration of relevant policies and the enrollment management plan.
Maintain professional memberships that support the Enrollment Management function (e.g., OACRAO, OASFAA, OACAC etc.)
Promote by example the spirit and practice of excellent, timely customer service and respect for the privacy of others.
Maintain enrollment statistics regarding students and prospects.
Update Admissions portion of website, college catalog, and student handbook as needed.
Complete other duties as assigned.
CULTURE OF ASSESSMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Understand data collection/reporting obligations
Report on time and share information with appropriate director/manager before submitting to IEC
FUNTION WITHIN THE EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT
Actively support the College Mission and Values.
Treat all persons with compassion, care, courtesy, and respect.
Respect privacy/dignity of others.
Communicate effectively (verbal, nonverbal, and electronic).
Perform as a team member.
Deal with difficult situations effectively.
Project a professional image in attire, appearance, and behavior.
Complete other duties as assigned.
ROLE WITHIN THE CULTURE OF ASSESSMENT
Each administrator, staff, and faculty member is expected to understand, value, prioritize, and communicate assessment as a critical institutional practice. Everyone has a responsibility to support the culture of assessment with behaviors that facilitate and sustain practices. Position-specific responsibilities include:
· Understand data collection/reporting obligations
· Report on time and share information with appropriate director/ manager before submitting to IEC
PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMAND AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is conducted primarily in a climate controlled office environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential.
Must be able to lift 40 lbs
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, and physical demands required of this position.