We are a tight-knit community of exceptional, involved people. Faculty members teach and mentor from their perspectives as entrepreneurs, managers, scholars and community leaders. Menlo College attracts students from near and far who are serious about learning business, play intercollegiate sports, start and lead organizations and volunteer in the community.
We are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California – one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative locations. Silicon Valley is renowned as an innovation incubator overflowing with opportunities for experience-based learning.
Menlo College has been named among the “Best Colleges in the West” by the Princeton Review for seven years running, and a US News “Best Regional College” for the last four years.
Assistant Director of Admissions
The Enrollment Management department at Menlo College seeks applications for the position of Assistant Director of Admissions. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position in the Office of Admissions: fifty percent admissions counselor and fifty percent admissions events manager. The descriptions of responsibilities below are intended to be a descriptive but not necessarily all-inclusive list of specific responsibilities. This position will be accountable for contributing to the overall enrollment goals of the college.
Admissions Counselor Responsibilities
This position requires accountability and responsibility for all activities regarding the recruiting of domestic students to Menlo College. This position requires that the counselor seeks to build relationships with key high school personnel through regular on-site visits and communication. The Assistant Director helps implement admissions marketing strategies and plans publications and other communications that meet targeted recruitment strategies for the assigned territory. Each academic session requires enrollment representation of the college at various functions to interpret state-mandated and institutional admissions requirements, provide financial aid information and guidelines, and give information regarding courses of study, and other aspects of the college to prospective students, families, school administrators, and faculty.
Represent the college both on and off-campus to prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process
Plan and implement recruitment activities for assigned high schools and territories
Counsel prospective applicants on the admissions process and opportunities at the college (one-on-one admissions counseling to diverse populations is an important responsibility of this position; admissions counseling occurs primarily by in-person appointments, phone calls and emails)
Review and score application essays and other materials submitted by applicants for the purposes of making admission decisions
In close consultation with the Director of Admissions, manage ongoing strategic communications with high school and independent counselors, including email, print, and other media
Assist in the development and delivery of on-campus events and programs for counseling groups and individuals
Admissions Events Manager Responsibilities
This position is responsible for developing and implementing programs that engage prospective and admitted students with Menlo College.
Recruitment and Yield Activities Duties:
Direct and manage all aspects of major on-campus recruitment programs that include, open houses, right-fit overnight programs, and collaborate with the campus community to ensure involvement with faculty, administrative offices, alumni, and current students
Responsible for the Admissions on-campus events budget
Oversee the entire visit experience that incorporates program specific marketing messages
Develop and administer the student ambassador program that uses current students to conduct outreach to prospective and new students and devise strategies for using students in the admission process
Develop a standardized campus tour script and student ambassador handbook that includes a script and the training of admission department and students on the tour
Conduct and manage campus tours while campus guests are visiting
Schedule, manage and update the campus tour times
Develop relationships negotiate rates with local hotels, and update local resources
Develop and administer the alumni ambassador program that engages alumni to conduct outreach to prospective and new students and devise strategies for using alumni in the admission process
Respond to the needs of the prospective students and the admissions office strategic plan by aligning all events and activities accordingly
Hire, train, supervise and schedule the Student Ambassadors which number from six to eight team members
Conduct regular Student Ambassador meetings and provide leadership to the Student Ambassador team
Design and implement an effective recruitment and retention program for the student ambassador program
Administer an effective evaluation program for student ambassadors making changes year over year
Other duties as assigned
The position requires regular and effective communication with the incoming students, families, high school counselors, and independent counseling communities. Regular travel on weekends to visit and represent the college at fairs and conferences. Regular office hours are from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday; selected Saturdays and Sundays, and some evenings. Must be able to work in an open office setting and be in constant contact with the public for the purposes of recruitment and creating amiable connections. This position requires picking up/pulling recruiting materials up to 50 pounds in weight.
This position requires driving to pre-determined recruiting events. Strong cross-cultural interpersonal and writing skills are necessary, including public speaking skills and the ability to present the college in a positive way to diverse populations. Ability to represent the admissions profession positively through a strong, student-centered ethic. Ability to interpret, communicate, and apply policy and procedures. Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to independently set priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time sensitive deadlines. Ability to make decisions and carry through on actions having implications with regard to other departments.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The individual must be detailed oriented, display strong organizational and public speaking skills. The ability to develop relationships, communicate effectively, counsel students, and maintain confidential information is also required.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a preferred emphasis in higher education/counseling
Previous academic experience preferred
1-2 minimum years of admissions related experience
A valid driver’s license and the flexibility to work and travel evenings and weekends
Ability to multitask in a busy office
Working knowledge of federal and state financial aid programs
Competitive nature, personal integrity, emotional intelligence, and a sense of humor
A commitment to the mission and values of Menlo College
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter in which they identify their interest in the Assistant Director of Admissions position to:
Menlo College is a four-year private, coeducational, independent college centrally located between San Jose and San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. We have approximately 700 students; 80% live on campus creating a distinct community made up of students from 23 different countries with an array of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.Our education affords the students the environment to p...rosper in a highly personalized setting where the student to teacher ratio is 15:1. Also, students can extend learning outside the classroom through our exciting internship opportunities. Students flourish with our emphasis on experiential classroom learning and ?real world? exposure.Recently, Menlo College was reestablished as a business school with a mission "to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation."Menlo College is a four-year private, coeducational, independent college centrally located between San Jose and San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. We have approximately 700 students; 80% live on campus creating a distinct community made up of students from 23 different countries with an array of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.Our education affords the students the environment to prosper in a highly personalized setting where the student to teacher ratio is 15:1. Also, students can extend learning outside the classroom through our exciting internship opportunities. Students flourish with our emphasis on experiential classroom learning and ?real world? exposure.Recently, Menlo College was reestablished as a business school with a mission "to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation."