The Assistant Director position is responsible for recruiting and advising nursing students within the University’s GPS division. They are responsible for meeting institutional and programmatic goals while working closely with the Nursing Faculty. This position will be responsible for guiding students through a comprehensive college enrollment process, from inquiry to enrolled student stages and retention through graduation.
Responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive recruitment strategy to meet programmatic enrollment goals within an assigned territory for nursing. Represents the University by meeting with prospective students to conduct admission interviews or information sessions. Receives and analyzes transfer credit and equivalencies for possible credit and provides student with an appropriate degree plan for successful completion and graduation. Represents the University on and offsite to meet with and present SHU Nursing information to prospective students. Responsible for coordinating and monitoring the effectiveness of various external recruiting events. Responsible for comprehensive, application management within territory, from initial application solicitation, to oversight of file completion, to conducting transcript evaluations and review of certification, licenses and work experience on all complete application files. Responsible for recommending an admission decision and initiating a decision letter. Responsible for guiding prospective students through the SHU cost conversation process to assist the student in addressing program costs and processes. Supports the financial aid process by soliciting receipt of the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and monitoring verification paperwork, assisted by Financial Aid Office staff. Responsible for providing enrolled student with an official degree plan, new student orientation, ongoing advising and retention management through graduation in cooperation with Nursing Faculty Mentors. Provides effective follow-up to prospective students throughout the recruiting process via phone calls, letters, hand-written notes, emails, text messages, and social media. Is proficient with the Enrollment Management Platform (EMP) CRM and the University-wide computer operating system to maximize student recruiting and advising potential and to meet enrollment goals. Develops, coordinates and evaluates new student recruitment efforts including corporate, community and hospital-based initiatives. Regularly meets and coordinates with Nursing faculty to ensure smooth admissions and progression through program curriculum. Interacts with appropriate CPS/GC Academics and Operations unit to provide an exchange of information and to enhance the advisement of students. Generates periodic enrollment projection reports, comprehensive Marketing Drawing Boards, and post- activity/promotion assessments to identify recruiting results. Regularly meets with GPE leadership and Marketing to monitor program progress. Maintains accurate travel and expense records in keeping with University policy. Assists GPE team with the training, mentoring and support of enrollment staff. Additional responsibilities may include providing supervision and oversight of staff; primary representation of SHU at partner sites and within an assigned market; coordination and development of informational marketing materials for specific program/event/territory; coordination of specific projects; budgetary responsibilities. Represents the University at partner community college events, local committees or advisory boards as representatives of higher education. Participates in enrollment-related conferences and professional development opportunities. Beyond territory recruiting responsibilities, position may involve one or more ancillary responsibilities within College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Attendance and assistance at May Commencement ceremony is expected. Note: Nursing events may be conducted at times outside of traditional GPE schedules. Other duties within scope of department’s responsibilities as defined by supervisor.
This position prefers a Master’s Degree and two years advising, recruiting, retention experience. A strong understanding of the healthcare environment is desired. The ideal candidate will be a strong advocate of and articulate spokesperson for the importance of a Liberal Arts. Appreciation for the value of a faith-based institution is a plus. Strong communication, relationship-building, and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Personality and attitude that enhances the University’s visibility and recognition. Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment. Ability to keep accurate and up-to-date student files in conjunction with the Nursing Office. Ability to be on-hand in the Adrian Nursing Office on a consistent, agreed upon schedule. Ability to adapt to changes in priorities, scheduling changes and personalities. Ability to foster a cooperative environment and to work in a collegial fashion with peers in other organizational units. Skill in organizing resources, analyzing and solving problems, establishing priorities, and making evaluative judgements. Demonstrates initiative. Ability to travel up to 25 – 30% of the time. Willingness to work evenings and weekends, and other non-traditional schedules to meet the needs of students and prospective students. Computer skills requisite with job requirements. Optimism, energy, resilience, and a sense of humor.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, and a list of professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. This position is classified as benefit eligible/exempt. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE
About Siena Heights University
Siena Heights University is committed to attracting, encouraging, and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of assisting people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all. Siena Heights University is a renowned liberal arts institution located in Adrian, Mich. Siena?s success is the result of a diverse workforce coming together to help shape the future. Siena Heights University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.The results, released today in The Chronicle?s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved ?Great College to Work For? recognition for specific best practices and policies. ?We are honored to be recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education,? said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. ?Siena Heights tries to build a sense of not only community ? but family ? for our employees. This honor reinforces our belief that Siena Heights is a great plac...e to be, not only for our students, but our faculty, staff and administration as well. We will continue to live our mission of being more competent, purposeful and ethical.?In addition, Siena Heights was only one of two institutions in Michigan to be placed on the Honor Roll, with the University of Michigan being the other. Only 42 institutions nationwide earned this special recognition for being ?the best of the best.? Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions.Siena Heights won honors in five categories this year:Collaborative governance,Confidence in senior leadership, Respect and appreciation Supervisor or department chair relationship, and Work/life balance