Position Classification Title: Admissions Advisor,Univ Sr
Position Classification Code: P3090
Job Family: Student Affairs
Pay Level: 08
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Serves as an ambassador and representative of the University with a variety of audiences, including prospective students and their families, applicants, newly admitted students, P-12 school district students and staff, community college students and staff, business and other community members, University faculty and staff, and alumni. Responsible for managing respective recruitment territory, which includes extensive fall travel during the six to eight week long recruitment season. Guides prospective students and their families through the application process. Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with key constituencies in recruitment territory. Responsible for assisting with all areas of admission including undergraduate, transfer, graduate and international recruitment, marketing and communications, event planning, Aggie Welcome Orientation programming, family engagement activities, campus visits, etc.
Standard Duties:
Creates and leads teams of individual University Admission Advisors and Student Ambassadors to successfully complete tasks related to a specific area of on-going responsibility Participate in the planning and implementation of annual admission recruitment, application and enrollment strategies. Develop marketing strategies, recruitment publications and communications, travel schedules, collection and analysis of aggregate and disaggregate recruitment and demographic data. Conduct campus tours, formal and informal presentations, tele-recruiting and e-recruiting activities. Evaluate applicant qualifications and advise accordingly. Coordinate and/or participate in a variety of campus programs and special events to engage with the community and to market and recruit potential new students. Work collaboratively with University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services staff.. Disseminates pertinent information, in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and University policies in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Monitors progress of applicants to admitted and enrolled status. Provides policy interpretation and advisement as appropriate, in accordance with university policy, accreditation standards, and privacy laws. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of current industry best practices. Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures, system-wide admissions policies, standards, and procedures. Knowledge of the full spectrum of university academic units, curricula, and programs. Knowledge of College-level maintenance requirements for student records principles, policies and procedures. Knowledge of national, regional and local student recruitment and retention issues.
Strong leadership skills and understanding of effective leadership theory, practice and techniques. Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills, especially in public speaking. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite of computer software applications. Demonstrated time and materials management skills. Effective utilization of student information systems and customer relations management systems. Database and records management and/or maintenance skills. General office administrative and secretarial skills.
Ability to utilize data analyses and knowledge of current industry best practices to adapt NMSU and individual practices. Solutions oriented, with a high level of creativity and the ability to analyze complex problems. Demonstrated ability to effectively and successfully organize and lead a team. Work independently, under pressure and with minimum supervision in addition to being a productive member of a team. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Simultaneously plan, deliver and manage multiple activities. Ability to make effective administrative/procedural decisions and recommendations. Ability to Maintain confidentiality of records and information. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in diverse communities. Deliver excellent customer service. Ability to travel and work flexible hours.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Three (3) years of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
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