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  • 07/28/2014 11:37 AM | Deanna Smith Kilgour (Administrator)

    POSITION SUMMARY: The Assistant Director, Transfer and Athlete Recruitment, for the Undergraduate Admissions Office manages the recruitment of prospective transfer and athlete prospects and applicants. Admissions recruitment, counseling, outreach and application review are all significant functions of this position. This position reports to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions and includes supervision of admissions counselor(s).


    ·        Reflect and promote the mission, vision, and identity of the University.

    ·        Supervise and provide ongoing training and assessment for admissions counselor(s).

    ·        With Director, analyze daily prospect reports, set conversion goals, and monitor admissions counselor progress and enforce accountability.

    ·        Implement recruiting strategies as directed by management team.

    ·        Complete holistic review of applications for admission.

    ·        Manage a small recruitment territory or roster anticipated to be comprised of transfer students and/or athletes. May include limited travel.

    ·        Develop and maintain relationships with high school guidance counselors, community college transfer centers, youth pastors and other key influencers.

    ·        With Director, determine recruitment territories and travel calendar. Schedule and attend recruitment activities and make presentations at high schools, community colleges, churches, and organized fairs and events.

    ·        Maintain scheduled contact via telephone, email and social media with prospect and applicant roster. Accountable to goals and yield as set by management.

    ·        Represent Undergraduate Admissions and the University at various meetings, events, and/or conferences. May include public speaking.

    ·        Counsel applicants through the admission process, including the financial aid awarding process, academic registration and financial registration. Perform related duties as assigned.



    Bachelor's degree required

    Minimum of three years of experience in admissions. Preference is given to candidates who have worked in undergraduate admissions at Christian and/or private institutions, and experience with recruitment of transfer students and/or athletes.

    Strong analytical skills, ability to analyze reports and set conversion goals.

    Previous experience in a goal driven team environment.

    Ability to professionally represent Vanguard University in a variety of situations.

    Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a wide range of constituents.

    Strong collaborative and team-oriented interpersonal skills.

    Detail-oriented, accurate, organized and efficient. Ability to work independently, handle large volumes of work, and multi-task with interruptions.

    Ability to handle information in a confidential and professional manner.

    Demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Office.
    Experience with enterprise system such as Colleague preferred.

    Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University, its programs, and requirements.

    Applicant should submit a completed VUSC Application for Staff Employment and current resume. The application form can be downloaded from the web at http://humanresources.vanguard.edu/employment-opportunities. All applications/resumes/materials must be submitted electronically via e-mail to: RESUME@vanguard.edu.



  • 07/28/2014 11:33 AM | Deanna Smith Kilgour (Administrator)

    Responsible for the planning and execution of a territory in a defined region, the regional admissions advisor is based in an assigned area to support the undergraduate recruitment plan. This position requires one to work with prospective high school and transfer students and their families independently in schools and other venues regularly, make decisions, and manage their territory. Currently, their territory will primarily serve King and surrounding counties in Western Washington and (likely) another defined region yet to be determined. This position will develop plans, maintain a budget, plan events, communicate with students, families, counselors, colleagues and their supervisor regularly, schedule their recruitment and travel plans, and file reimbursements and paperwork. They will do all of this while working from their home and remotely from campus.  The successful person should have an understanding of the admissions profession as well as have previous experience in an undergraduate recruitment office. A sense of humor, low-maintenanceness (yes, it’s a word), a good energy, strong interpersonal and presentation skills, and an understanding and familiarity of the Seattle area and its schools, all would be ideal. The anticipated started salary of the position is $43,000-47,604 DOE plus up to an additional $8,400 annual stipend (for living). THIS POSITION IS REQUIRED TO BE BASED OUT OF THE INDIVIDUAL’S HOME WHO MUST RESIDE IN KING COUNTY, WA.

    2 years or more of professional work experience in undergraduate admissions at a regionally accredited 4 year not-for-profit college or university is required. For a complete listing of requirements, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/. The position closes 8/8/2014.


  • 07/28/2014 11:32 AM | Deanna Smith Kilgour (Administrator)

    Based on campus at OSU in the Office of Admissions, this position shares in the coordination of the TOUR (Team Of Undergraduate Recruiters) program, providing the first point of contact for prospective students. This position shares the responsibility of daily interviewer of prospective students and their families, management of the Campus Visitor Center, and management of campus visit programs and participates in recruitment activities, with a special focus on open house event planning and coordination.

    One year of professional or related volunteer experience including planning, supervising, public speaking, writing, research analysis, and public contact is required. For a complete listing of requirements, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/. The position closes 8/7/14.

  • 07/23/2014 3:50 PM | Peggy Hock-McCalley (Administrator)

    The event planner will provide logistical support including arranging for accommodations and meals for all WACAC events that require catering/space reservations and/or overnight accommodations. The event planner is expected to attend the annual conference, executive board retreat and  meetings, with the exception of the meeting held during the NACAC conference, and conference planning meetings. The event planner will report to the president.

    Executive Board Meetings (four per year) and 3- day Executive Board Retreat:

    • Track rsvps and travel plans
    • Arrange for hotel, meeting space, any a/v required, and meals and snacks


    Annual Conference (3.5 days plus two planning meetings)

    • Coordinate space, AV, and catering plans relative to the conference schedule
    • Serve as the point person for hotel/campus, meeting space and banquet arrangements
    • Make space and catering arrangemens for the conference planning committee meetings
    • Make space and catering arrangements for the board meeting and board dinner preceding the conference
    • Coordinate activities and planning with the past-president and the Administrative Assistant
    • Coordinate plans, space, AV and catering with IDEA chair and program chair for pre-Conference sessions
    • Serve as onsite meeting coordinator

    Legislative Conference

    Make arrangements for hotel, AV and catering needs


    District Directions

    Make arrangements for hotel, space, AV and catering needs


    WACAC will pay the following fees on behalf of the Event Planner:

    • WACAC Conference:registration, air fare, hotel for the conference (single room) and meals, per requirements set out in the Fiscal Policy Statement
    • Travel to and from all events where attendance is required.

    Salary:  $6500 per annum.

    Please email resume and letter of interest to Peggy Hock, Ph.D., WACAC President  at phock@me.com   

    Priority deadline for applications is August 8.

  • 07/23/2014 11:54 AM | Deanna Smith Kilgour (Administrator)

    The Office of Admissions at Colorado State University seeks a full time Senior Admissions Counselor. Applicants who have the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:


    Minimum Qualifications
    A bachelor’s degree
    Two years of demonstrated leadership and/or professional experience working with high school or college students.
    Two years of customer service experience
    Demonstrated presentation skills
    Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in Spanish
    Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes


    Desired qualifications

    • A master’s degree in Higher Education or related field
    • Previous admissions or college counseling experience;
    • Experience in working with and serving the needs of underrepresented communities, including the Hispanic/Latino community
    • Ability to work collaboratively and independently;
    • A strong understanding of the Land Grant Mission of Colorado State University;
    • Previous financial aid or scholarship selection experience;
    • Strong interpersonal skills;
    • Strong public speaking ability;
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking ability.
    • Experience working with diverse populations.

    This is a full-time, twelve-month, permanent professional position.  For more information, see the extended job description at http://vpea.colostate.edu/jobs. For full consideration, applications must be completed and received by no later than 5:00 pm (MT) on Monday, August 4 for full consideration. 


    CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.  Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

  • 07/23/2014 11:35 AM | Deanna Smith Kilgour (Administrator)

    The College of Idaho invites applications for a full time Director of Admissions. The Director is a key member of the enrollment management team and leads the effort to recruit qualified students and increase enrollment to meet the enrollment goals of The College of Idaho.  Directly responsible for transfer admissions process; may be asked to maintain additional small geographic recruitment territory.

    Develop and Implement Strategic Marketing and Admissions Plan

    • In collaboration with the Vice President of Enrollment Management, establish strategic enrollment initiatives and recruitment goals; evaluate success of recruitment strategies and activities.
    • Facilitate development, implementation, and assessment of recruitment/enrollment plans and budgets for each of the degree completion programs in coordination with assigned admissions counselor, academic program director, and marketing/communications department.  Manage associated expenditures in support of recruitment initiatives and monitor departmental budget monthly to ensure efficient use of available funds.
    • Provide continuous monitoring of College enrollment efforts and adjust plans and activities as necessary to assure that goals are being met.
    • In collaboration with the Vice President of Enrollment Management, create and implement a mission and vision for the admissions function of the College to maximize enrollment and student experience.  This includes aligning all admissions employees in the overall vision.
    • Collaborate with marketing team and others to develop compelling content for recruitment communications, website, print publications, advertising, etc.

    Manage Admissions Counseling Staff

    • Train, supervisor and evaluate performance of Admissions counseling staff; carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with College policies and applicable laws.
    • Manage admissions counseling staff to achieve the objectives of the College’s enrollment management plan through direct coaching, mentoring and motivating.
    • Lead and implement enrollment initiatives, to attract, recruit, and enroll a qualified, talented, and diverse student body in a manner that supports the College’s recruitment, admissions, and retention goals. 
    • Oversee the development, implementation, and assessment of recruitment and customer service plans for the admissions office.
    • Develop, manage and oversee geographical territories as assigned to admissions counselors.
    • Actively direct and coordinate functions of the Office of Admissions; oversee campus-wide enrollment activities, including coordinating recruitment efforts with academic departments.  Direct the admissions recruitment travel, direct mail and email activities, and associated College outreach.
    • Establish and implement policies, procedures, and standards for efficient and effective operation of the admission process.  Assures guidelines and procedures are consistent with College mission, goals and applicable regulations, and are responsive to the needs of staff and students.

    Territory Responsibilities

    • Directly responsible for transfer admissions process; serve as primary expert in transfer recruitment and transcript evaluation.
    • May be asked to maintain an additional small geographic territory to share in tasks of cultivation, student application, and prospect development.
    • Interview and evaluate applicants regarding their suitability for admission.  Evaluate transcripts for prerequisite requirements, as applicable.
    • Maintain phone, email, text, mail, social media and other relevant communication with assigned cohort of prospects and applicants through all points of the enrollment process.
    • Be an active member of the overall enrollment and retention efforts of the College by representing the College as an exhibitor at career fairs, professional conferences, and trade shows.  Research new venues and assess effectiveness of attended conferences, shows and fairs.
    • Establish and foster relationships with influencers in business/corporate and educational areas via personal visits and frequent communication to facilitate and/or enhance student recruitment.

    Additional Responsibilities

    • Work closely with Admissions Operations Manager and CRM Systems Administrator to ensure counselor and support staff units receive coordinated and timely information updates on Enrollment Management issues, programs, policies and procedures.
    • Develop plans and strategies for effective working relationships with other college departments including, but not limited to, Student Financial Services, Registrar’s Office, Business Office, Athletics, and Resident’s Life; Ensure other campus departments are aware of overall Enrollment Management processes.
    • Participates in weekly meetings with Vice President of Enrollment Management
    • Facilitates weekly Admissions Counseling staff meetings
    • Participates in committees and meetings that are complementary to or will further the Admissions or Enrollment Management-related goals of the College as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    ·        Demonstrated knowledge of college admissions and enrollment management including knowledge of appropriate admission and registration functions, policies and laws regarding student academic records

    ·        Demonstrated experience in cultivating diverse prospect populations

    ·        Thorough knowledge of the statement of Principles of Good Practice as specified by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)

    ·        Active in the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)

    ·        Strong understanding of financial aid policies and practices, especially in regard to the role and interaction of financial aid, enrollment management, and net tuition revenue, is expected

    ·        Must demonstrate a high level of customer service, organizational and problem-solving ability.

    ·        Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, in English

    ·        Must be self-motivated, willing to work independently

    ·        Detail oriented while adhering to guidelines, performance standards and policies

    ·        Must possess a strong work ethic and unquestioned personal integrity

    ·        Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite


    ·        Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred

    ·        Minimum 5 years progressive responsibility in the field of college admissions, preferably on behalf of an institution with a strong residential liberal arts tradition

    ·        Minimum 2 years in managing admissions personnel and management of enrollment, marketing, or other related admissions activities

    ·        Expertise in transfer admissions recruitment

    ·        Commitment to liberal arts education

    ·        Must possess a current valid driver’s license, be vehicle insurable with a good driving record in accordance with The College of Idaho’s vehicle policy. 


    Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States as of the expected hire date and throughout the date of the contract without sponsorship from The College of Idaho.

    To apply please submit a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, a resume, and the names and contact information of three references, two management and one professional to hr@collegeofidaho.edu. Application review will begin immediately, and will be accepted until suitable candidates are selected.  To learn more about The College of Idaho please visit www.collegeofidaho.edu

    The College of Idaho is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

  • 07/18/2014 1:55 PM | Deanna Smith Kilgour (Administrator)

    Whittier College invites applications for an opening in the Office of Admission to be part of an energetic and innovative team in supporting the international recruitment goals of the institution.

    Whittier College seeks an Associate Director of International Recruitment and Admissions to develop, implement, and manage the international recruitment and admission process for prospective students to achieve established international admission and financial aid goals. The Associate Director will report to the Director of Admission and will have responsibilities for application file review, maintain international education agreements and agency relationships, international travel, and working closely with the office of International Programs on campus. Qualifications: Bachelors degree required; demonstrated computer proficiency; international travel experience; effective interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to relate well to students, faculty, parents and staff are essential.  3-4 years of international recruitment and admission experience is strongly preferred. Requires an organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual who is able to work enthusiastically as part of a team.  Valid drivers license and dependable transportation required.

    The anticipated starting date is August 15.  Salary and title will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.  Please submit resume, including a list of references, salary history and salary requirements to:

    The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to:  whittierjobs@whittier.edu  or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Department, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.

  • 07/18/2014 1:41 PM | Deanna Smith Kilgour (Administrator)

    Who We Are/What We Do
    Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services.  HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.  As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, the Fund has awarded over $430 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for students, HSF Scholars, and their families. HSF further strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation, mobilizing our community to proactively advance that goal – each individual, over a lifetime, in every way he/she can.  For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund please visit: HSF.net.

    The Academic Empowerment Manager supports the Director of Scholarships in managing the day-to-day activities involved in administering Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) scholarships, including implementation, processing and compliance, and managing a team of four. In this role, this individual will also provide scholars with a range of guidance and support on topics including academic and student life, graduate school preparation, career planning, internships/fellowships, personal issues, balancing family and life, and managing personal finances. The person holding this position will also provide guidance and support for student crises/critical incidents, cultural expectations, transitioning to college, and any additional needs that may arise for GMS scholars while they participate in the program.  More specifically, responsibilities will include:

    GMS Team Management:
    - Manage and support operations and compliance of the GMS scholarship program.
    - Supervise GMS scholarship processing and administration team (4).
    - Keep up to date with technical and industry developments.
    - Coordinate logistics and team planning for evaluation of GMS scholars.

    GMS Academic Empowerment Services:
    - Requesting and evaluating student transcripts, updating scholar’s academic progress via GMS database, on a bi-yearly and annual basis, and monitoring scholar’s academic progress and full time enrollment status.
    Contact GMS scholars in need of Academic Empowerment Services and assist students experiencing academic difficulties, establish procedures for monitoring academic success, and evaluate effectiveness of retention efforts.
    Advise students on graduate school planning in alignment with increasing the number of advanced degrees for GMS scholars.
    Collaborate with partner GMS offices for administration of GMS duties.

    Job Requirements
    The candidate must possess exceptional skills in establishing and maintaining systems and paying attention to detail and must demonstrate a commitment to serve the community with professionalism, courtesy, friendliness, consideration, and confidentiality.

    Professional Skills
    Strong time and project management skills, with the ability to juggle competing timelines and priorities
    A gift for getting things done accurately and efficiently.
    Excellent communication skills and ability to manage diverse personalities.
    Outstanding writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
    Proficiency in database administration and logic, data imports and export, and developing reports.
    Proficiency in MS Excel and Word, web research fluency, and the ability to learn and manage various information system technologies.

    Critical Attributes
    Focus and attention to detail, imperative.
    Knowledge of financial aid process and college admissions.
    Knowledge of college retention measures
    Experience counseling undergraduate and/or graduate students is desirable
    Highly organized and able to work independently to complete projects on deadline.
    Self-motivated, resourceful, independent, and persistent problem-solver.
    Able to work in a high-velocity environment.

    Additional  Requirements

    - Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college/university; however, advanced degree preferred.

    Minimum of 3 years of management experience.
    Minimum of 2 years work experience in college financial aid or higher education.
    Direct donor/client, student, and parent contact.
    Solid operations and business process knowledge.
    Fluency in speaking and writing Spanish is highly desirable.

    To Apply:  Email resume and cover letter to employment@hsf.net

  • 07/16/2014 1:35 PM | Deanna Smith Kilgour (Administrator)

    Position Summary

    Dominican University of California is seeking a dynamic individual for an MBA Recruiter position. As part of an established graduate and adult admissions recruitment team, this position will work to recruit, evaluate, and admit graduate students to the MBA program.


    ·         Responsible for meeting stated enrollment goals from inquiry to admittance and enrollment for the MBA program.

    ·         Represent the University in all matters related to the recruitment of MBA students.

    ·         Provide complete service to assigned MBA students – gather application materials, interview students, conduct regular telephone contact.

    ·         Interview prospective students and provide recommendations to MBA admissions committee.

    ·         Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with faculty and dean.

    ·         Participate in work related training and seminars in order to enhance professional development.

    ·         Provide excellent customer service with prospective students, staff, and faculty through email, phone, and in-person interactions.

    ·         Meet regularly with supervisor and team members to ensure clear communication within the office.

    ·         Collect and evaluate research data in order to make results driven decisions.

    ·         Develop, implement and maintain communication plan with business and community contacts and collaborate with program directors, marketing staff and career services.

    Required Qualifications

    ·MBA or other graduate business degree (required)

    ·Prior MBA recruitment experience (required)

    ·Direct sales, Marketing or related experience (desirable)

    ·Experience developing and implementing business outreach programs

    ·Demonstrated experience developing and delivering persuasive presentations

    ·Strong time management and organization skills with high attention to detail

    ·Experience in international student admissions (preferred)

    ·Ability to work evenings and weekends as assigned (required)

    ·Domestic and occasional international travel (required)

    ·Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills

    ·Proficient with all Microsoft Office Suite

    ·Current drivers license and satisfactory driving record required and must be maintained

    ·Extensive walking and lifting may be required

    Additional Position Information

    ·         Priority will be given to applications submitted by July 30, 2014; however additional applications may be considered until the position is filled

    ·         Must be willing to consent to a background check

    Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university of Catholic heritage, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. Dominican has a

    1:11 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 15, with a small-town feeling in a park- like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

    Application Procedures

    ·         Click the hyperlink below or cut/paste it into your browser and scroll to the bottom of the posting. Click the option, "Submit your resume/CV to this job"

    ·         Click upload Resume/CV button

    ·         A Cover Letter is required

    ·         For further questions on the application process, please contact jobs@dominican.edu

    ·         Link: https://dominicanuniversity.hua.hrsmartpe.com/hrsmart/ats/Posting/view/301


  • 07/16/2014 1:23 PM | Deanna Smith Kilgour (Administrator)

    With a closing date of 7/25/2014, the Office of Admissions at Oregon State University invites applications for full-time, 12-month, fixed term Admissions Advisor positions. Multiple positions may be available. Admissions Advisors serve as members of the recruitment team and responsible for the planning and implementation of undergraduate, domestic recruitment within assigned geographic territories. Being a good-humored, hard-working, low-maintenance, dependable, intelligent, passionate, and detail-oriented individual with previous experience in and understanding of the college admissions counseling profession would be the ideal characteristics of a successful candidate in this position.

    To apply, please visit www.oregonstate.edu/jobs(Posting number: 0012780).

    Deadline: 7/25/2014

    Minimum Requirements:

    ·         Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited not-for-profit college or university in discipline of choice

    ·         1-2 years of full-time professional experience in college admissions or college counseling at a regionally accredited not-for-profit college or university –OR–2-3 full academic years of regular and formal student work experience as an admissions, financial aid, housing, orientation, college outreach, or academic college ambassador position that involves regular, frequent and direct work with prospective high school and/or transfer students and their families.

    ·         Demonstrable experience in creating and conducting presentations and possess excellent oral and written communications skills.

    ·         Other minimum requirements and strongly preferred qualifications apply – see posting for specific requirements

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