Assistant Director 2 (Campus Visits)
Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Texas

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Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualificationsAbout SMUSMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities – from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.About the Position:The Assistant Director for Campus Visits will develop and manage the admission visit experience for prospective students and families.  Working as part of the undergraduate recruitment team, this person will create, coordinate, and implement daily visit opportunities that reflect Southern Methodist University's (SMU) message and brand as well as effectively support its enrollment goals.  In addition, The Assistant Director will supervise a team of students who staff the undergraduate admission welcome desk to provide front line customer service to campus visitors.  This person will also have a small recruiting territory.This role is an on-campus, in-person position.Essential Functions:

    Create, coordinate, and implement daily visit opportunities that reflect the University's message and brand as well as effectively support its undergraduate enrollment goals.  Work closely with school-based recruitment offices and other departments on campus who support these opportunities.Hire, train and supervise students including tour guides and welcome desk staff.  Develop effective procedures and tasks to ensure visitors to campus have a positive experience from the time they register to visit through follow-up afterwards.Advise prospective students, parents, and high school counselors on academic and co-curricular options at SMU by often serving as an on-call counselor and managing a small recruitment territory.  This includes making frequent presentations both on and off campus; limited local travel will be required.Develop and coordinate communications and materials for campus visitors mostly through the admission CRM system SLATE.  Provide input into the design of printed materials used for visit programs as well as throughout the undergraduate recruitment process.Provide regular reports on the success and effectiveness of the daily visit opportunities to the Dean and Associate Dean of Admission.  Assess this effectiveness using both quantitative and empirical evidence and make adjustments to the program as necessary.Attend meetings and conferences to stay abreast of Undergraduate Admission and campus visit issues and represent SMU to the broader education community.Support recruitment programs as appropriate and assist with other Enrollment Services areas as needed.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree is required.  Three years of work experience is required.Recruiting experience for a four-year residential liberal arts and sciences university/college or a two-year non-profit college is a plus.  A history of supervising students in an office or as an organization advisor is desirable.Familiarity with SMU or other four-year residential universities is a plus.  Preference given to candidate who is able to give presentations in Spanish and converse with applicants and prospects whose first language is Spanish.Candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Basic understanding of HTML is preferred.  Computer experience and ability to learn new software is essential.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills. A strong customer service orientation is essential.Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills. A strong attention to detail and accuracy are essential.Valid driver’s license and good driving history is required.Events outside the normal workday often take place (e.g., College Fairs, campus recruitment events, meetings of students, staff and tour guides).  These events may be in the evening or on the weekend.Frequent travel is required.  Travel season occurs for approximately three months in the Spring and three months in the Fall.  Other occasional travel may be required both local and regional.This position will be required to coordinate coverage for limited campus visit activities when SMU classes are cancelled or closed for inclement weather.Physical and Environmental Demands:
    Carry/lift 25 lbs.Handle objects (dexterity)StandWalk for long distancesDrive motorized equipment
Deadline to Apply: This position is open until filled.EEO Statement: SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU. The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

Primary Location: USA-TX-Dallas
Job: Other
Organization: Division of Enrollment Services
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Staff
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Job Posting: Sep 9, 2022, 6:30:34 PM

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