Jobs at Prescott College
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
Job ID#: 18-0103
Job Type: Staff - Full-time
Date Posted: Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Position Fill Date: Open until filled
Reports to: Director of Admissions
Job Summary (Return to top)
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
Founded in 1966, Prescott College is proud to celebrate its rich 50-year history of offering experientially centered undergraduate and graduate degrees both on campus and via distance learning. Undergraduate students work closely with individual graduation committees to design their own degree plans, pulling from seven study areas: adventure education; arts and humanities; cultural and regional studies; environmental studies and sustainability; interdisciplinary studies; psychology, counseling, and human development; and education. Graduate programs include adventure education, arts and humanities, counseling, education, environmental studies, social justice and community organizing, expressive arts therapy, adventure-based psychotherapy, ecopsychology, and equine-assisted mental health.
Noted as a College of Distinction, one of the Best 382 Colleges by the Princeton Review, one of the top ten Most Innovative Small Colleges, one of the Best Value Colleges in Arizona, one of the Best Online Master’s in Counseling, one of the Best Value Master’s in Counseling programs, one of the 13 most interesting institutions by the Fiske Guide, and a veteran supportive campus by the Arizona Department of Veterans Services. Collaboration is emphasized over competition and interdisciplinary inquiry proceeds alongside professional skill development. Its courses are problem-based and solution-oriented; students work together to solve both local and global issues and help shape a more environmentally sustainable and socially just world.
The Prescott College campus is located in the mountain town of Prescott, Arizona, nestled between the ponderosa forests and grasslands at the confluence of the Granite Creek watershed. The mile-high city is ranked a Top Adventure Town by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, and one of the 7 Top Trail Towns according to Trail Runner Magazine. With over 450 miles of multi-use trails, world-class mountain-biking, a thriving rock-climbing scene, and nearby lakes for kayaking and canoeing, Prescott is an outdoor paradise. The Grand Canyon, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the red rocks of Sedona are all within a two-hour drive. The historic downtown is just minutes from campus.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Admissions and in close collaboration with the Transfer Admissions Counselor and the entire admissions team, the Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions will serve as the primary contact for students seeking to transfer into the institution to complete their undergraduate degree on-campus or in a distance learning pathway. The Assistant Director will forge new relationships with a variety of constituent groups including area community colleges, non-for-profit community organizations, tribal governments and for-profit employer sites. This position is responsible for meeting targeted enrollment goals. To support the work extensive travel, evening and weekend work is required. Overnight travel and attendance at campus functions out-of-state, may be required.
Essential Responsibilities (Return to top)
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Contacts prospective transfer student inquiries and applicants in a short turnaround to answer questions about the transfer process alongside our academic offerings to support their forward progression in the application and enrollment process.
- Conducts preliminary transcript evaluations to inform and to garner prospective transfer student’s interest and commitment to the application process.
- Plans and conducts on and off-campus and online informational sessions and recruitment events to support prospective students in the transfer process.
- Disseminates information about the College, its programs, and transfer options by building targeted relationships with area community colleges, including exploration of articulation agreements.
- Researches competing programs at other colleges and complementary high schools and community colleges to determine the best way to market PC’s departments.
- Participates in annual Prescott College Preview Days (five to seven each year) and hosts transfer specific conversion and yielding events.
- Assists with the development of action plans to support admissions goals.
- Works with other campus departments and entities (e.g.: financial aid, student life, housing) to foster matriculation.
- Exercises discretion and independent judgment in the development of guidelines and procedures subject to the approval of the director and in responding to the special needs of applicants as part of the admissions committee.
- Reviews applications, makes admissions decisions both independently and as a member of the Admissions Committee exercising discretion and independent judgment to determine applicants’ qualifications to be successful Prescott College students.
- Communicates admissions decisions to applicants and maintains ongoing contact to foster matriculation.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.
- Ability to interact effectively as either a leader or as a member of a team.
Education and Experience (Return to top)
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Articulated support and enthusiasm for the mission of the College and a liberal arts education.
- (3) or more years of progressively responsible admissions experience or equivalent experience in sales, marketing, professional outreach, and relationship management experience. Proven ability to meet or exceed performance goals.
- Knowledge and experience supporting dual enrollment, transfer, professional, and /or graduate students into bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
- Knowledge of community college, four-year institutions, non-for-profit community organizations, tribal governments, and for-profit employers in the state of Arizona and surrounding regions (New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, California, Texas).
- Strong organizational, research, and data collection skills.
- Knowledge of basic statistics and data-driven decision making.
- Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with contact management, student information systems, and customer relationship management tools (Radius and Power Point are a plus).
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in an environment characterized by heavy daily travel, large workloads, deadline pressures and high standards.
- A service oriented approach and an awareness of the needs and concerns of a selective private college are required.
- Excellent written, oral communications, presentation, and interpersonal skills, the ability to exercise sound judgment and communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other constituents.
- Excellent driving record and a current state of Arizona driver license.
- Reliable personal transportation to accommodate a heavy travel schedule.
Minimum Requirements (Return to top)
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger; and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision. The travel necessary to be successful in this position may vary from extreme to less than moderate.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Application Process: To apply for the position of Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions, please go to the Prescott College website at Prescott.edu. Under the tab “Employment Opportunities” select this position. The “Application Instructions” will populate.
The Prescott College application materials include a letter of interest, a current resume or CV and a completed Prescott College Employment Application with specific position title. All submissions must be complete to be considered. The application materials may be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax (928) 776-5103. For questions and/or clarifications please contact:
Prescott College Human Resources Office
220 Grove Avenue
Prescott Arizona 86301
Fax: (928) 776-5103
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Prescott College is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and supports excellence through diversity. We encourage qualified applicants from historically underrepresented groups along with Veterans and AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni to participate in our recruitment efforts.
Prescott College is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and supports excellence through diversity. We encourage qualified applicants from historically underrepresented groups along with Veterans and AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni to participate in our recruitment efforts.