Unity College is a private, liberal arts, sustainability science-based institution with an environmental focus. The College offers Bachelor's and Associates degrees and currently enrolls over 650 full and part-time students. Known for hands-on learning in a full range of environmental programs, a collaborative faculty and staff, and a strong community, Unity College occupies a special niche in higher education and as such has been named 2016-2017 College of Distinction. The College offers internship sites in nearly 50 states and around the world in countries such as Zimbabwe, Belize, Ghana, Chile, Iceland and Israel and study abroad opportunities in 23 countries. Unity College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) and its mid-coast Maine location provides easy access to beaches, mountains, and Portland.
A results oriented position responsible for managing all transfer student recruiting activities at Unity College. Responsible for all aspects of the admissions recruitment cycle including travel to two-year colleges, community colleges, college fairs, communicating with transfer counselors, college faculty, prospective students and parents. Maintains accurate records and works proactively with annual inquiries, applicants, and deposited students. Specific duties include (but are not all inclusive):
Consistently meet and exceed territory recruitment goals.
Build and maintain necessary relationships with prospective students and other influencers.
Prepare and deliver effective recruitment presentations at two-year and community colleges, fairs, and community groups.
Counsel and guide students through each stage of the admissions process.
Use Social Media as an integral part of their outreach.
Willingness and ability to work evenings, weekends and travel extensively to achieve recruitment goals.
Become knowledgeable and articulate about Unity College, its programs, market niche. strategies and procedures.
Coordinate with the development office to utilize alumni relationships in the recruitment process.
Manage all aspects of transfer recruiting within the admissions funnel.
Full life cycle management of a pool of applicants: Proactive and holistic student contact and conversion throughout the inquiry, application, and processes using the Constituent Relationship Management database.
Assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive recruitment strategy designed to attract and retain an academically talented, financially viable and diverse student body.
Represents Unity College at annual college fairs and college visits.
Maintain current and develop new partnerships with transfer personnel and faculty members in the name of Unity College for the sole purpose of recruiting transfer students.
Maintain accurate visit and recruiting records for all two-year and community colleges.
Maintain accurate communication records in CAMS for each prospective student contacted.
Assist prospective Unity College student, applicants, accepted and deposited students, in navigating the college decision process. Contact by phone, email, social networking and traditional mail is required.
Serve as primary information provider for students and their families during the financial aid award process.
Conduct campus interviews and tours with visiting students and their families.
Attend Open House and Preview events as well as New Student Experience.
Partner with Unity College Area Representatives to recruit greater numbers of students from secondary and tertiary territories.
Travel and work flexible hours to recruit high school students through presentations at high schools, fairs, and collaborative work with partners, schools or community groups and other off-campus events as needed.
Participate in the planning and staging of special on-&-off-campus events, as needed.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree with at least 1-3 years of job-related experience; Must have excellent initiative and organizational skills with ability to work both autonomously and in a team. Great time management skills and efficient in handling paperwork are required. Must have a Valid Driver's License with a good driving record. Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong interpersonal skills. Ability and willingness to work with students from diverse political/socioeconomic backgrounds and a wide range of physical and academic abilities. Good skills in word process, spreadsheets, and computerized database systems. Personal commitment to the environmental focus and mission of the college.
Preferred: Master's Degree in higher education or environmentally related field. Experience in college admissions or recruiting or sales. Experience in organizing and developing college articulation agreements. Experience with Transfer Credit Evaluations.
This is a full-time, calendar-year, exempt position. Primarily day shift with weekends and/or extended hours. Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and meeting the college's needs. Extensive travel required. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk as well as talk and hear. The employee must have the ability to lift, move and/or carry equipment and supplies up to 40 lbs and to load/transport admissions materials, displays and equipment.
Unity College seeks to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society.
Unity College, a private college in rural Maine, provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education emphasizing the environment, natural resources, and the emerging framework of sustainability science. A common interest in developing sustainable solutions to environmental problems unites our students, staff, and faculty. Recently named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly colleg...e rankings and Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll, Unity is rapidly becoming recognized as a national leader in sustainability science. Unity College has just finalized its five-year strategic plan designed to transform Unity College into the “A National Beacon” for Sustainability Science, with Distance Programming as a critical objective.Unity College is an Equal Opportunity Employer; applicants from under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.Unity College seeks to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society.