SVSU is looking for a dedicated, determined, passionate individual to inspire next year's class of students. Individuals will engage prospective students and their families in one-on-one meetings, present to large groups, host counselor update meetings and more. This position will be based in Grand Rapids or surrounding area and should be familiar with Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon Counties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Represent SVSU to prospective students and their families in West Michigan (including Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Grand Traverse and surrounding counties).
Schedule individual high school visits and attend college day/night programs throughout the year. Occasional travel outside of regional territory and out of state.
Present to groups of students/parents/counselors/community members about SVSU and higher education opportunities.
Join and participate in regional admission and community organizations and coordinate SVSU participation at local events (ie. Local College Access Networks, Grand Rapids Decision Day, etc.)
Conduct telerecruiting activities with students to encourage enrollment. Coordinate follow-up communication with these students throughout the year.
Collaborate with the Alumni Relations Office to increase involvement of SVSU alumni to support awareness and recruitment efforts in West Michigan.
Other duties as assigned by the Director.
Participate in occasional on-campus admission events (ie. Open House, Cardinal College Days, Scholarship Recognition Programs).
Accurately enter all necessary data into an electronic contact management system to produce a weekly log of inquiries and direct student follow-up through phone and email channels.
Work closely with the other admission representatives when organizing recruiting visits and handling work-related expenses.
Submit appropriate weekly reports in a timely manner to the Director of Admissions.
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of SVSU academic programs and offerings.
Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree required.
Valid Michigan driver's license.
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to address large groups of students and/or adults.
Ability to work independently while engaging as a member of the Admissions team.
Ability to plan and organize a multifaceted personal and team workload.
Demonstrate high level of initiative, enthusiasm and perseverance.
Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes evenings, weekends and statewide travel.
Ability to load and transport admissions materials, displays and other equipment.
Experience and ability to positively interact with diverse student populations and groups.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.
Experience in college admissions or with high school audiences is preferred.
Additional Information: Salary range starting at $34,000.
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016 and 2017.
SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.
SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.
More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
Internal Number: 208_54298
About Saginaw Valley State University
The University creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional, and cultural programs. By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves, the University prepares graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society. The University serves as a cultural and intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge.