The Alma College Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is a newly funded King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) Competitive Grant initiative that focuses on providing services to economically disadvantaged community college students interested in transferring to Alma College.
Alma College is seeking a higher education professional to work primarily with aforementioned transfer students. As a KCP Competitive Grant funded position, the role is subject to the awarded yearly budget. Salary and benefits are dependent on education and experience. This position reports to both the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Registrar.
This professional will develop and implement a comprehensive recruitment plan and coordinate programming for potential and current TAP participants both on and off campus.
• Interview and counsel potential TAP eligible students and their family on college admission requirements and the overall college search process • Represent and promote the college to community college partners and participate in on and off campus activities • Develop strategic programming for potential and current transfer students to promote access, transparency, retention and degree completion • Collaborate with Admissions and the Registrar’s Office to assist in various projects to improve transfer services including updating and determining articulation agreements, developing and updating course by course equivalency guides, updating internal transfer credit database through course research and faculty assistance and streamlining transcript evaluation processes • Other duties as assigned
The position requires extensive regional travel throughout the year, as well as some night and weekend work. Work will also include targeted communication, telecounseling and participation in admissions campus events.
Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree • Strong communication skills (interpersonal and written) • Ability to connect and build relationships with prospective students and families, as well as potential institutional partners • A valid driver’s license and good driving record • Self-motivation • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team • Positive attitude
• A minimum of one year of admissions or other professional experience • Experience working with transfer students and an understanding of transfer specific practices
Interested candidates must submit an Alma College application along with a letter of interest, a current résumé and the name, address, e-mail and phone number of three professional references to:
Kelly Austin, Administrative Assistant 614 W. Superior St. Alma, MI 48801
Materials may also be submitted electronically at email@example.com.
For an Alma College application please go to: https://www.alma.edu/live/files/897-employment-application
Review of applications will begin Wednesday, January 17, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Alma College is a private, liberal arts college located in Alma, Michigan, United States. The enrollment is approximately 1,450 students, and the college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.