Admissions Officer, The Philadelphia Center

Posted by Philadelphia Center on August 1, 2016

Admissions Officer
Reports to: Executive director
Purpose: to promote The Philadelphia Center (TPC) at participating campuses, recruit students, and provide general administrative support.
Travel: 80% during academic semester
Position to be filled immediately

• Visit assigned schools each semester to promote TPC. This will encompass a variety of activities, including meeting with students, faculty (which may include upper level administrators), and/or staff (e.g., off-campus study directors and student activities directors); attending off-campus study and career fairs; distributing marketing materials; setting up and monitoring promotional tables; presenting to faculty/staff in formal settings; coordinating sponsorship events; and other related activities.
• Follow up with prospective students and campus faculty/staff to foster positive, ongoing relationships.
• Guide prospective students through TPC’s and their home institution’s application processes and maintain open channels of communication with prospective students.
• Communicate regularly with the marketing staff at Hope College.
• Collect student information via surveys and contact cards and enter data into TPC’s File Maker Pro database (FMP)
• Update FMP with campus contacts and detailed notes summarizing recruiting visits.
• Assist with website updates, social media efforts, newsletters, and with other projects as necessary.
• Gather information online regarding competitors and other programs and conduct market research surveys as necessary.
• Engage with and entertain existing college partners
• Cultivate and connect with new partners at liberal arts colleges via TPC and social media to foster positive, ongoing relationships.
• Acquire full knowledge of available placements.
• Communicate with campus registrars and liaisons to maintain updated and accurate information regarding the transfer of TPC course credit towards specific major/minor course requirements as well as general course requirements.
• Develop specific approaches and strategies to individual colleges.
• Manage content on social media accounts to promote TPC.
• Hire and manage student recruiters. This will include updating policies and procedures, assigning responsibilities, providing materials, collaborating via social media, requesting reports, and submitting check requests.
• Share updates concerning deadlines, campus visits and recruiting events with TPC faculty and staff.
• Provide support to other TPC faculty and staff members who may be visiting campuses.
• Assist TPC faculty and staff with various office duties. (when not traveling)
• Participate in orientation (including a Saturday “Meet and Greet”)

• Bachelor’s degree required with at least one year of admissions, recruiting or equivalent experience in higher education.
• Strong cross-cultural interpersonal and writing skills are necessary, including public speaking and strong communication skills with the ability to present The Philadelphia Center in a positive light to diverse populations.
• Willingness to travel extensively.
• Solid computer skills and a familiarity with social media marketing.
• Ability to prioritize, work independently and follow through.
• Flexible attitude toward changes in job responsibilities.
• Demonstrated commitment to the mission of The Philadelphia Center.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Some scheduled evening meetings, events and weekend commitments.

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