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 Subject : Assistant Director, Admissions-Recruitment (Northwest Missouri State).. 09/13/2022 02:47:47 PM 
Dr. Allison Hoffmann
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Assistant Director, Admissions - Recruitment

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PRIMARY DUTY: The Assistant Director must be a self-motivated, dynamic individual who will orchestrate Northwest’s various campus visit programs by anticipating the needs of prospective students, families, and other visitors by exceeding their experiences with exemplary service. This position requires initiative, leadership and creativity coupled with excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. This position will work closely with the Admissions-Recruitment team and the entire campus community to create and enjoyable and engaging campus visit experience for each campus visitor. The Assistant Director of Admissions-Recruitment works closely with the Director to meet campus visit and enrollment goals.

Manage and coordinate Northwest’s various campus visit programs for the Office of Admissions-Recruitment with the primary focus on developing customized visits for individual prospects to support their decision to attend Northwest Missouri State University.

Ability to execute multiple tasks quickly and accurately despite interruptions and changing priorities
Schedule, coordinate, and manage all aspects of Northwest’s visits, including: department visit days and special group days, group visits/bus tours, special visit days, and other group visits.
Coordinate and manage correspondence to families scheduled for visits days, special group days, presidential scholarship day and bus tours.
Collaborate with financial assistance to host Presidential Scholarship Day.
Hire and train staff assigned to work department visit days and special group days.
Manage and maintain reports and records specific to campus visit program.
Maintain and track campus visit evaluations and survey responses.
Load campus visit information into student database.
Work Saturday tours and special visit days held on weekends and evenings.
Assign and prepare staff assist with campus visits.
Assist with: training and managing the daily visit coordinator, the student ambassador program, overseeing and managing the process of coding and loading prospective student lead cards in student database, serving callers on the University’s 800 line, and greeting guest at the visitor’s center, covering college fairs, high school visits and presentations to prospective students. Attending meetings and functions on behalf of the director of admissions.
Other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Experience: A minimum of three years higher education or related experience with evidence of progressive leadership and demonstrated student recruitment and student success knowledge.

Skills: Excellent communication skills (written, oral, and interpersonal), strong analytical and problem-solving skills, demonstrated success in building and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders, knowledge and demonstrated success in leading student service areas (personnel, processes, budgets, and grant writing), experience in implementing and using student success technologies, comprehensive understanding of critical issues facing higher education and current best practices in student success, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as the mission, vision, and core values of the institution.

WORKING CONDITIONS: This position will work in an office environment with a work schedule determined based on service needs, which includes early morning, night, and/or weekend hours.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri, 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri, and 110 miles southeast of Omaha, Nebraska. For more information visit the city’s website at

UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of about 8,000 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online.

Founded in 1905, Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory School, National Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.

The University is a national model for student success and career placement. In addition, 98 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and nearly 100 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data.

Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $6,800 over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. Designated the Missouri Arboretum, the Northwest campus was named one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”

For more information about Northwest and its performance, visit

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