Under the direction of the Senior Assistant Director for Operations & Transfer Services, this position recruits prospective freshman and transfer students and evaluates transfer credits/credentials upon students’ admission to Montclair State University. This position requires a work schedule consisting of evenings, weekends, and overtime during peak periods of operation.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reviews and processes applications; makes determinations of eligibility and recommends admission and/or approval of the applicant to the university for a particular program
Coordinates transfer work operations, evaluates academic transcripts for course equivalencies, maintains and organizes documentation
Screens, verifies, and evaluates data on admissions applications and transcript materials
Assists in the development and delivery of on and off-campus events and programs
Represents the college by participating in or speaking at conferences, meetings, seminars, etc.
Recruits at high schools and community colleges within the tri-state area
Advises and counsels applicants regarding program offerings, activities, and services
Possesses the ability to understand, analyze, interpret and apply established law, college policies and procedures, regulation, precedents, and guidelines
Facilitates initial communication between accepted students and academic advisement to assure a positive transition that leads to matriculation
Prepares clear, technically sound, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, recommendations, and prepare correspondence
Maintains essential and confidential records and files
Serves on ad hoc and standing university committees
Manages special populations and their admissions process as assigned
Performs other duties as assigned.
The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Bachelor’s degree required from a regionally accredited college/university
At least three years of related experience, preferably in a higher education setting. A Master’s degree may be substituted for up to two years of experience.
Experience with various computer programs, including Microsoft Office products and an integrated student information system; a demonstrated ability to learn new systems.
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to think independently;
A strong interest in working in a fast-paced, service-oriented, diverse environment;
Retain the ability to think creatively and analytically to continuously improve services and information provided to prospective students and their parents;
A valid driver’s license and full-time access to a vehicle.
A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university.
Direct experience with the recruitment of students in a college setting; experience working with transfer students and processing transfer credit evaluations.
Experience with Ellucian Recruiter, Banner, and Degree Works is highly desirable.
With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is designated a Research Doctoral 3 University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburb...an campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 10 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at montclair.edu