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  • Director, Admissions and Recruiting
    Admissions and Recruiting
    Alcorn State University

    Job Summary
    The incumbent provides leadership and facilitates program successes in the area of student recruitment and admissions. He/she leads, directs, and collaboratively develops and facilitates the execution of a student recruitment plan that results in the enrollment of an optimal number of students annually, per the University’s Strategic Plan.

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    • Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulations related to programs, governmental compliance and other regulatory standards

    • Knowledge of student recruitment and financial aid practices

    • Knowledge of event planning, public relations and marketing principles and practices

    • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal

    • Proficient computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office Suite

    • Ability to work collaboratively and independently on complex projects

    • Ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups of individuals

    • Ability to effectively work under pressure, being flexible and able to exercise independent judgment to produce quality work within tight time constraints

    • Ability to respond to sensitive matters and/or situations with discretion and tact


    Essential Job Functions

    • Establishes goals for admissions department and representatives

    • Provides administrators and other offices with detailed and well-planned student forecasts; Oversees student projections, no shows and student drop rates

    • Builds relationships with prospective students by initiating communications with prospective students and their parents

    • Conducts second interviews with prospective enrollees to ensure successful completion and placement

    • Motivates admissions staff to meet and/or exceed campus targets and standards on an on-going basis

    • Assists with the organization, preparation and delivery of the communication flow

    • Works in collaboration and cooperation with other departments and academic divisions to achieve departmental/university goals for recruitment and admissions

    • Provides continual evaluation of processes and procedures for recruiting students

    • Organizes and participates in on-campus and off-campus recruitment and enrollment activities, including high school and college fairs

    • Maintains compliance for the University to admit international students; Serves as Designated Officer (DO) for undergraduate international students



    • Bachelor’s Degree; Masters preferred

    • Four (4) years’ experience in a Director of Admissions or similar role


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