Assistant Director of Admissions-STL Region
Job Details
Saint Louis Metropolitan Area - Saint Louis, MO
Full Time
4 Year Degree

Rockhurst University is seeking applications for a St. Louis Regional Assistant Director of Admissions.

Founded in 1910 and located in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri, Rockhurst is a Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition committed to providing inclusive, innovative, and transformative education. As a comprehensive university and supportive community of nearly 4,000 students, our mission is to form lifelong learners in the liberal arts tradition who engage the complexities of our world and serve others as compassionate, thoughtful leaders.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Freshmen Admissions, this position is responsible for the Universitys recruitment efforts in the Greater St. Louis area and will plan, coordinate, and execute admissions activities in the region. This position is based in the St. Louis metropolitan area and the employee will work independently from their home to ensure that enrollment goals, objectives, programs, and projects are accomplished in accordance with priorities, timelines, funding limitations and other specifications.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Formulate and implement recruitment strategies, plans and goals for the St. Louis recruitment market based on market research and other admissions data.
  • Develop working knowledge of Rockhurst Universitys distinctives, programs, policies and procedures.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with prospective students and families via phone, email, text message, and in-person communication.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with high school counselors and other school, agency, and community officials in the region.
  • Communicate information about Rockhursts admission requirements and procedures to prospective students, families, counselors, community-based organizations, and alumni volunteers.
  • Communicate financial aid and scholarship procedures, practices and awards to students.
  • Travel extensively to high schools and attend college fairs in this region. Strategically identify key high schools with the greatest potential for enrollment success for closer cultivation and attention.
  • Coordinate recruitment activities to include travel both within the region and other assigned territories, with evening and weekend work expected to cover events and recruitment activities.
  • Determine initial admission decisions for all applications received from assigned territory.
  • Maintain accurate reports and records pertaining to high school visits, and communication activities.
  • Monitor admission trends in critical markets and implement contingency plans as needed.
  • Execute responsibilities in an environment that provides a high level of autonomy while keeping supervisor informed of progress towards attainment of admission objectives.
  • Travel to Rockhurst University regularly for training and retreat activities.
  • Participate in professional organizations and professional development activities within the region.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of higher education admission and recruitment practices, principles, trends and strategies.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of admissions, marketing and enrollment.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques of customer and student service.
  • Knowledge of basic project management and organizational practices.
  • Knowledge of functionality of CRM programs and higher education student information systems.
  • Skill in independently performing, organizing, and prioritizing work activities.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to produce reports, analyze and evaluate recruitment activities and territory trends.
  • Ability to develop and conduct group presentations targeted to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to articulate professionally and concisely verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse audience.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND at least three (3) years of related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with student recruitment and admission practices.
  • Experience in organizing work of others and self.
  • Experience in program design and development.
  • Experience with student recruitment and admission practices.
  • Experience in strategic planning and decision-making principles and procedures.
  • Experience in organizational management and prioritizing for effective and efficient use of time and resources.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships.

Applicants should submit a cover letter with salary expectations and three professional references. Rockhurst cannot accept any application materials (resumes, cover letters, etc.) by email, mail, or walk-in. All applications and application materials must be submitted through our online application system.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Rockhurst University is committed to creating a diverse working environment. The University recruits and employs successful candidates without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, and/or disability in employment, educational programs, or activities that it operates.