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Associate Director, Admissions
Assists the Director of Admissions with administrative duties as assigned. Assist with the coordination, scheduling and hosting all special events sponsored by MSU Admissions. Assist with the supervision and training of Admissions Office personnel to include Student Assistants. Must have a thorough and specialized knowledge of Midwestern Stateís policies and programs. Work independently to manage office procedures. Act as a liaison with the data processing staff. Assist with the adaptation and implementation of technology. Make recommendations regarding office policies and procedures to the Director of Admissions. Serve on various university committees as assigned. Coordinate the admissions aspect of the high school concurrent program. Perform specialized tasks involving implementation of on-campus recruitment activities such as prospective student orientation programs, development of recruitment publications, counseling students and parents concerning enrollment, extensive travel throughout the state of Texas to high schools and junior/community colleges for recruitment/retention of prospective MSU students and other duties as assigned.
Aid the director in staff management. Assist with the development of recruiting materials. Assist the formation of recruiting plan/schedule following the TACRAO & Oklahoma recruiting schedules. Make presentations to prospective students, families, and groups. Conduct individual visits/tours. Provide general admissions counseling. Assist colleges/departments with program specific recruiting as needed. Serve as the Texas Common Application MSU site administrator. Serve as an Admissions liaison between MSU Information Systems. Coordinate the admissions aspect of the high school concurrent enrollment program. Maintain files of statistical/historical data regarding events, activities, and recruiting demographics. Assist with the adaptation and implementation of new technology. Serve on various university committees as needed.
Experience and training in a college environment for five or more years with experience in college admissions, recruiting, and/or school relations preferred. Should have experience in working with databases, demographics, admissions counseling, and college publications.
Strong communication and oral speaking skills are necessary. Public speaking experience is essential. Ability to plan and coordinate complex, cross-related tasks, make independent decisions, and supervise staff. Must make a strong, positive representation of Midwestern State University. Must be adaptable, flexible, and cooperative. Must have a proficient knowledge of data processing procedures as well as Microsoft Office 2000 or similar software packages and admissions related mainframe applications. Knowledge of Banner (student information records system) software is desirable. Must have a valid Texas driverís license and the ability to lift a minimum of twenty pounds.
Minimum of a Masterís degree required.
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse populations, and general office skills are essential. Must be adaptable, flexible, and cooperative. The ability to work as a team member is a must. A willingness to work involving a high degree of interaction with the public and university faculty/administrators is most desirable. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *Regular reliable attendance is required.
*This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.