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Admissions Officer

Passion?Inspiration?Innovation?Do you live by those? If yes, read on...
Synopsis of
Passion?Inspiration?Innovation? Do you live by those? If yes, read on...
At Stratford University employees take enormous pride in their work and the work of the University. Stratford is not just your next job -- it is a career where employees find their true calling and feel tremendous joy in making a difference in the lives of others. Every employee is empowered and encouraged to contribute innovative ideas to enhance the student experience and learning outcomes. This is made evident by our motto, "Changing lives, one student at a time." Visit our University blog at http://www.stratford.edu/blog
Overview:
You firmly believe that a college degree can open doors in the future and you are passionate when conveying this message. You feel passionate about participating in the admissions process, ensuring careful consideration is given to academic, financial and personal issues, guiding students in making the right decision for them. You will enroll students who can and will complete a Stratford degree program to fulfill their career and life goals. With the participation of cross-functional staff and faculty support team, you will help to successfully transition students into their academic program.
Synopsis of Role:
Functions
Essential Job Functions:
Take an entrepreneurial approach to identify highly motivated, results driven students
Effectively utilize interview and telephone techniques to discover the potential and interests of students
Accurately represent and guide students in selection of appropriate academic program meeting their needs
Engage support team to facilitate financial, registration, advising and student support activities
Maintain self-tracking mechanisms and communications plans, following students through graduation
Participate in intervention team activities providing direct support to at-risk students.
Critical Skills and Job Complexity:
Coordinates long term communications with student prospects and applicants. (from inquiry to matriculation)
Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to work independently yet is a solid contributing member of a professional team
Excellent communication skills - listening, interviewing, explaining and advising students.
Knowledge and skill in the utilization of database management systems
Committed to quality service to students, able to translate dreams into reality
Establishes and maintains long term relationships built on trust and respect.
Qualifications
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from accredited school.
Entry level position, with no prior experience required. Familiarity with academic processes and setting preferred.
The work environment is fast paced and professional
Employee must be able to work efficiently with many interruptions involving walk-in and telephone inquiries and requests.
Proficiency with managing student prospect database tracking systems and using the database to generate written and electronic communications.
Demonstrated competency with Microsoft Office products including Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.
Schedule
40 hours per week minimum
Flexible work schedules in the evenings and weekends as required.
It s expected that you will participate and contribute to the success of official events. The following events require your attendance and participation:
Commencement and Graduation
Open House
Orientation
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Stratford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"Changing Lives, One Student at a Time"


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