Regional Admission Director for Access and Partnerships
St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public, a non-sectarian, co-educational, liberal arts institution, is seeking an accomplished and innovative admission professional for the position of Regional Admission Director for Access and Partnerships. Chartered by the State of Maryland and designated as the state’s official Honors College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) is recognized as the premier public traditional liberal arts institution in the nation. Located on the site of Maryland’s first capital city, SMCM has a strong identity as an institution offering a small college experience comparable to that found at exceptional private colleges with commitments to access, affordability, and diversity.
Under the direction of the Director of Admission, the Regional Admission Director for Access and Partnerships will be responsible for promoting the College’s brand by effectively engaging prospective students, their families, and other stakeholders in the admission process such as secondary and transfer counselors, community-based organizations, strategic pipeline programs, and alumni. Based in, or near, the Baltimore or Prince George’s regions of Maryland. The Regional Director will develop, execute, and assess a recruitment strategy that will meet a range of institutional goals with particular attention to underserved and underrepresented populations in the effort to meet a broad range of enrollment goals. The Regional Admission Director will be the primary contact managing the relationships with the College’s strategic pipeline partners, community-based organizations, and appropriate on-campus partners. Other responsibilities will be assigned by the Director of Admission. General responsibilities include extensive recruitment travel in assigned territory, stakeholder engagement programming, meeting with prospective students and their families, evaluation of applications, attendance at on campus signature events, and other duties relevant to the position.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a commitment and understanding of issues and concerns of secondary school and college-age students, their families and other influencers. Master’s degree is desirable. Five (5) to Seven (7) years of experience in college admission counseling or equivalent related experience. Demonstrated commitment to the values of liberal arts education and the ability to articulate the mission of St. Mary’s College as a public honors college to external audiences. Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people. Evidence of excellent planning, organizational and customer service skills. Exceptional interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to think strategically, to take initiative, exercise sound decision making and multi-task. Proven ability to establish priorities and manage time wisely. Must have a valid driver’s license and be eligible to drive leased automobiles. Working knowledge of various computer software packages; i.e., word processing, spreadsheet applications, and database management. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
The work environment for this position is in an office, on the College campus for events, at secondary schools, colleges, and business environments for recruitment visit purposes. Events and recruiting programs require standing for prolonged periods of time, lifting at least fifty (50) pound boxes of recruitment materials, and walking; the office environment requires sitting; data entry, texting and telephoning prospective students, parents, etc.
St. Mary's College of Maryland, the National Public Honors College, is located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. St. Mary’s College is one of the nation’s best public liberal arts colleges – ranked near the top in U.S. News & World Report and a Best Value for in-state and out-of-state students. Non-sectarian since its founding, the college with its scenic waterfront campus is primarily undergraduate and residential, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600. The up-to-date curriculum is designed for today’s students who want an active, hands-on education led by professors who are committed teachers and experts in their fields. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.
St. Mary’s College embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We offer an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including email address), statement of how the applicant’s employment at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, and the names and contact information for three references and submitted online at: apply.interfolio.com/125347. Questions may be directed to Kelsey Alford.
Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.