Work Schedule: FT; M-F, 8am-5pm. Travel, evening, weekend work required. Hours may vary.
General Description: The Assistant Director of Transfer Admission is responsible for planning and implementing recruitment efforts in a geographic territory. The position is strongly focused on providing excellent follow-through, customer service, and communicating the educational opportunities available at Pacific Lutheran University. The Assistant Director of Transfer Admission is specifically responsible for meeting individual recruitment goals, pre-enrollment academic advising, and contributing to the overall recruiting goals of the Admission team and office. This position reports to the Associate Director of Admission.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Assist with the planning and implementation of recruitment and outreach initiatives to prospective undergraduate transfer students primarily at community colleges, college fairs and other programs to counsel, guide, and direct students to make application to the university.
Work with the Center for Student Success and New Student Engagement to assist in the development and refinement of Transfer New Student Registration and New Student Orientation.
Maintain professional relationships with transfer, international, and independent counselors.
Maintain consistent contact with inquiries from territory through tele-counseling, texting, and email, and assist in converting them to deposited students.
Evaluate and make recommendations for admissions decisions of applicants with the goal of achieving application, admit, and enrolled goals.
Serve as point of contact for academic advising in the local community colleges.
Advise prospective students on transferable credit and degree requirements. Utilize internal guides to help students in graduation planning through pre-enrollment advising efforts.
Participate in marketing planning to strengthen the university brand to prospective transfer students.
Serve on various university committees and task forces to advance transfer and international initiatives.
Plan and implement 9-12 weeks of travel annually.
Manage selected student recruitment programs and special projects as assigned by the Associate Director of Admission.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Sound appreciation for the values of a comprehensive liberal arts education. A strong commitment to PLU’s goals and mission.
Sensitivity to the concerns and needs of diverse student populations.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Consistent follow through on inquiries, requests, and suggestions.
Ability to resolve problems and to develop relevant alternatives and recommendations.
Ability to communicate and interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
Flexibility to work evenings, weekends and to travel is required.
1 year of related experience. Graduate education may substitute for some experience.
Valid driver’s license (Must have had a valid driver’s license for at least 2 years).
Finalist applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check, provide an original copy of their Driving Record (5-year Employment Abstract), pass PLU’s Driver’s Certification Training.
Proficiency or fluency in a second language, preferably Spanish.
Experience working at a community or junior college.
Personal experience as a transfer student.
Other Information: PLU offers an excellent benefits package including tuition remission for employees and their dependents, retirement plan, medical, dental, paid vacation, major holidays off, and many other great university benefits.
Additional Salary Information: DOE + excellent benefits.
Pacific Lutheran University is a private university located in Tacoma, Washington. The university is home to approximately 3,200 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through its seven schools: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts& Communication, Business, Education and Kinesiology, and Nursing, Pacific Lutheran offers more classes and more opportunities than most liberal arts colleges. Students have the opportunity to work close-up and hands –on with professors and classmates. Professors at Pacific Lutheran not only serve as mentors who help students discover the professional opportunities in academic fields, but as colleagues who work side- by -side with students on research and creative projects. Pacific Lutheran seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care- for other people, for their communities, and for the earth.