Brief Summary of Job Duties The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month position of Transfer Admissions Officer. Reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment, the transfer admission officer is responsible for outreach to prospective students, application evaluation, and in-office counseling. This position will require extensive travel within the region. Travel will require significant time spent driving short and long distances.
Primary Purpose: The primary purpose of this position is to recruit, coordinate, and foster pipeline relationships with the transfer community. This person will build and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders within, community colleges, secondary schools, prospective students, parents, alumni, and community members. This position focuses on recruiting students who are academically prepared and excited about becoming part of the MSU community of diverse learners and scholars. This person will act as a communication liaison between undergraduate admissions, faculty, staff, and other university departments.
Represent Morgan State University at day and evening programs and during individual recruitment visits. Prepare and deliver presentations about the university and provide prospective students with information about academic programs, admission procedures, and the significance of receiving an HBCU education.
Compile a comprehensive recruitment schedule for assigned territory and community colleges once each semester for fall and spring recruitment.
Responsible for meeting aggressive enrollment growth goals and expectations.
Review applications, assist with credit evaluation and render admission decisions in compliance with MSU admission policies.
Develops and coordinates recruitment programs for transfer students; attends various meetings, events, college fairs and other functions that may require overnight and weekend stays.
Responsible for supporting targeted marketing, communications, recruitment strategies, and services for prospective first-year and transfer students within an assigned territory with consideration of overall admissions goals and in support of the University's strategic enrollment planning services.
Develop and monitor reports to enhance recruitment strategies, yield management, and forecasting.
Collect and analyze data to determine the effectiveness of current admissions activities/programs. Utilize the data to maximize opportunities for enrollment growth.
Monitor MSU and national enrollment trends to assist office leadership in adjusting short and long-term recruitment strategies accordingly.
Build and strengthen relationships with primary feeder schools to help increase yield.
Develop new markets to broaden qualified applicant pool. Participate in regional counseling associations.
Counsel prospective students and their families in the office or by telephone/mail/email on admission policies and procedures and other enrollment-related information.
Provide appropriate follow-up to all students in attendance at recruitment events.
Collaborate with the assistant director to enhance recruitment and partnership efforts with feeder community colleges.
Maintain tracking information on students (within territory) in all stages, from inquiry through enrolled.
Maintain and document contact with admitted students via telephone, email, and mail.
Prepare regular year-to-date and final progress reports for the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission Recruitment to monitor the status of applicants, activities, and projects.
Assign and coordinate tasks for work-study students to assist in administrative duties.
Other duties may be assigned and determined by the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment.
Depending upon outcomes, this position can be reassigned to service other targeted recruitment groups.
Requested Minimum Qualifications The successful candidate must have achieved a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university and at least two (2) years of Admissions/Higher Education recruitment experience.
Other Preferences for Consideration
Experience in data compilation and analysis is preferred. Experience with student information systems, customer/constituent relationship management systems and online forms is also preferred.
Experience using Ellucian/Banner or similar higher education software experience highly preferred.
This person must have both the desire and passion to recruit students to attend a Historically Black College and University.
Must be culturally competent and have the ability to engage in significant interpersonal communications with prospective students over the phone, as well as in-person, e-mail, and text messaging.
Must have a strong commitment to serving transfer students.
The preferred candidate will possess outstanding communication skills, be an effective team player, and an excellent organizer to handle multiple tasks.
Exercise significant discretion and independent judgment in developing and modifying travel schedules during the admissions year to meet the University's admissions goals.
The incumbent must be willing to drive distances up to 4 hours one-way, be able to travel on overnight trips independently and work flexible and irregular hours.
Must have a valid driver's license to operate university-owned vehicles. Will have to change to a Maryland driver's license in order to operate state vehicles.
Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines. Must have strong organization skills.
Must have strong analytical, oral, and written communication skills.
Proven ability to operate independently and make independent wise decisions on behalf of the university.
Ability to move boxes and cases weighing up to 50 pounds.
Must have regular and prompt attendance and to maintain flexibility regarding their schedule as defined and additional hours as required.
Strength in data analysis, troubleshooting, and problem-solving.
Cultural competence to work with diverse staff and student groups.
MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE/ACTION EMPLOYER As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, applicants should be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing their identities, U.S. citizenship or alien status and their authorization to work in the United States.