Assistant Director of Admissions, Cheney University

Posted by Cheney University on September 5, 2023

Proudly standing as the nation’s oldest HBCU, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has been a stalwart and highly respected institution of higher education since our founding in 1837. For over 185 years our alumni have emerged as leaders and left their mark on the social, economic, and political history of Philadelphia, the surrounding region, the nation, and the world. Building on this legacy, the vision for Cheyney University is to become the premier model for academic excellence, character development, and social responsibility.

Here at Cheyney, we value scholarship, diversity, integrity, respect, and service. We are committed to maintaining a vibrant educational community that is dedicated to promoting scholarship and lifelong learning for its students, offering wide student access to resources to ensure an opportunity for all to acquire an education, encouraging freedom of thought and freedom from discrimination by ensuring a respectful environment, and provide outreach and service to external and constituent communities, demonstrating their understanding of the importance and value of service.

The Assistant Director is a mid-level officer in the Office of Admissions. The person in this role collaborates with the Director of Admissions to attract, recruit, screen, interview, evaluate and enroll students.  Employment for this position is covered by collective bargaining with the SCUPA (SUA3).
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assess tools available for admission office specific to student engagement and recruitment.
  • Manage aspects of prospective communications for transfers and first year candidates.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners who assist with development of recruitment toolkit including the admissions website.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of strategic enrollment campaigns and initiatives via technology and other interactive platforms.
  • Proactively recruit students through telephone, email, written, text message, and personal contacts at recruitment events
  • Actively seek to expand to new territory; develop new relationships for partnership and collaboration at feeder schools and colleges.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee personal and group visits, student orientation, open house, and other events specific to student recruitment.
  • Conduct formal admissions presentations for on and off -campus events as well as virtual.
  • Compile, review, and evaluate admissions applications and other supporting documents to make admissions decisions.
  • Collaborate with other departments such as Offices of the Provost, Registrar, Financial Aid, Bursar, Honors, Athletics, Student Success, Student Affairs, and Residence Life in support of students.
  • Engage campus community around student recruitment strategies.
  • Conduct tours for prospective students.
  • Periodically assess the Office of Admission’s communication and marketing strategy to ensure it is aligned with the university’s recruitment and marketing plan.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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