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Assistant Director of Admissions

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Job Location:
Cheyney, 19319-0200
Admissions and Enrollment

Proudly standing as the nation’s oldest HBCU, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has been a stalwart and highly respected institution of higher education since our founding in 1837. For over 185 years our alumni have emerged as leaders and left their mark on the social, economic, and political history of Philadelphia, the surrounding region, the nation, and the world. Building on this legacy, the vision for Cheyney University is to become the premier model for academic excellence, character development, and social responsibility.

Here at Cheyney, we value scholarship, diversity, integrity, respect, and service. We are committed to maintaining a vibrant educational community that is dedicated to promoting scholarship and lifelong learning for its students, offering wide student access to resources to ensure an opportunity for all to acquire an education, encouraging freedom of thought and freedom from discrimination by ensuring a respectful environment, and provide outreach and service to external and constituent communities, demonstrating their understanding of the importance and value of service.

We’re looking for exceptional individuals who share our values, embrace our mission, recognize our potential, and covet the opportunity to continue to move our historic University forward. CU proudly offers a positive and purposeful work environment; comprehensive employee benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance along with many wellness programs; generous retirement plans; a commitment to work-life balance including generous paid vacation, paid sick time, military leave and paid time off for most major holidays; and a University mission to support employee personal and professional growth including a tuition waiver for self and family members, training and development, and advancement opportunities. 

The Assistant Director is a mid-level officer in the Office of Admissions. The person in this role collaborates with the Director of Admissions to attract, recruit, screen, interview, evaluate and enroll students. Employment for this position is covered by collective bargaining with the SCUPA (SUA3).

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assess tools available for admission office specific to student engagement and recruitment.
  • Manage aspects of prospective communications for transfers and first year candidates.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners who assist with development of recruitment toolkit including the admissions website.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of strategic enrollment campaigns and initiatives via technology and other interactive platforms.
  • Proactively recruit students through telephone, email, written, text message, and personal contacts at recruitment events
  • Actively seek to expand to new territory; develop new relationships for partnership and collaboration at feeder schools and colleges.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee personal and group visits, student orientation, open house, and other events specific to student recruitment.
  • Conduct formal admissions presentations for on and off -campus events as well as virtual.
  • Compile, review, and evaluate admissions applications and other supporting documents to make admissions decisions.
  • Collaborate with other departments such as Offices of the Provost, Registrar, Financial Aid, Bursar, Honors, Athletics, Student Success, Student Affairs, and Residence Life in support of students.
  • Engage campus community around student recruitment strategies.
  • Conduct tours for prospective students.
  • Periodically assess the Office of Admission’s communication and marketing strategy to ensure it is aligned with the university's recruitment and marketing plan.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Selection Criteria: Minimum Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred).
  • A minimum of at least 1 year of experience in student recruitment, communication, or aligned experiences (multiple years preferred)
  • Experience in collecting, reviewing, and analyzing admissions and other student recruitment data.
  • Demonstrated motivation for timely student outreach and guidance.
  • Ability to positively interact with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and outstanding organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of the entire Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with Banner, Naviance, Power Campus, and Customer Relationship Management Software
  • Able to strategically and effectively communicate the institutional vision as well as admissions policies, processes, procedures, and practices to prospective students and families along with high school, college, and community partners.
  • Thorough knowledge of admissions, recruitment, and college admissions cycle
  • Must be available to work non-traditional hours.
  • Valid driver's license

Knowledge & Skills, Abilities: 

  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Program assessment and data consciousness
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written.
  • Must be able to facilitate and model online course delivery to faculty.
  • Must be able to understand, support, and develop online course platforms of delivery.
  • Must be able to lead change in a positive collegial manner.
  • Problem solver
  • Research and career programs best practices
  • Organize and plan effectively.
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Work effectively in a team environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent computer and other technology skills 

Instructions for Applying

A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

  • Cover Letter 
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

MAILED, EMAILED or FAXED application materials will not be considered. Employment for this position is covered by collective bargaining with the SCUPA (SUA3). All offers of employment are subject and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

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