Advisor 2, Admissions
Req # 18010
Under the direct supervision of the Manager, SLCC Advisor is primarily responsible for ensuring a steady inflow of prepared students in SLCC through the implementation of active and effective recruiting, outreach, and concurrent enrollment academic planning activities. Advisor regularly visits alternative/adult high schools, Charter High Schools and various community organizations to represent SLCC and assist students with college planning, provide campus tours, work with underrepresented students, and maintain positive and meaningful relationships with high school personnel, community organizations and students & families.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
- Recruiting and Outreach: Under direct supervision of the Admissions Manager, facilitate recruitment plans and efforts involving alternative high schools, adult education, charter schools, Refugees, non-traditional and underrepresented groups that affect future enrollments. Initiate and follow-up on contacts with community partners and non-traditional populations to develop a consistent presence within key and potential areas to increase college readiness and awareness, and assist in transitioning to SLCC. Contact prospects by e-mail, phone, and other communication modalities to encourage and assist with admissions. Serve as a SLCC resource to alternative and charter schools, community agencies in assisting with questions and concerns regarding enrollment rules and processes, and transition to college. Stay current with research and trends in recruiting students in alternative schools, adult education programs and underserved populations.
- Presentations: Deliver SLCC admissions presentations to large and small groups at community and partner agencies within the community. Maintain a professional atmosphere that helps students feel a continued connection to SLCC. Work with underrepresented populations to increase college preparation and attendance. Attend and present periodically at local, state and national conferences. Work independently to initiate, develop and maintain contacts with appropriate community groups in order to access adult student prospects that may enhance future applications and enrollments; follow-up with potential applicants by conducting and staffing information sessions, designing and delivering recruitment presentations, workshops and materials; collaborate with Institutional Marketing to develop appropriate marketing materials.
- Advising: Advise prospective populations on Concurrent Enrollment, college success, college access, and academic planning. Advise students with appropriate college degree and program information, including admissions, testing, scholarships and financial aid processes in order to facilitate a smooth transition to college attendance. Advisor will track all contacts with students accurately in a recruitment CRM and Concurrent Enrollment students in MyCE software.
- Program Development: Actively collaborate with diverse populations and community partners to develop effective ways to assist prospective students with college access and college planning. Develop and plan special recruitment and outreach events; train work study students to support other staff members in college outreach efforts.
- Work with the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) and chairs of the multicultural event committees to develop and plan successful Conferences for targeted ethnic groups.
- Serve on local and state committees and boards related to charter schools and alternative education, Refugees and community partners. Stay current and implement Concurrent Enrollment and SLCC program changes.
- Other duties as assigned
Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
• Master’s degree preferred
• Higher education experience preferred.
• Spanish language skills.
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Two (2) to four (4) years of full-time related, paid work experience required in working with diverse populations in education, social services, or human relations setting.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Recruitment principles as related to the recruitment of traditional and adult aged high school students.
• Collaboration and facilitation skills; original thinking and creativity.
• College enrollment procedures, financial aid and scholarship application processes.
• Knowledge of concurrent enrollment policies and procedures outlined by the state of Utah, the Utah System of Higher Education, the Utah Board of Education, and SLCC.
• The needs of economically and educationally disadvantaged populations.
• College programs and degree options.
• Educational tests and interpretation.
• Tracking performance and reporting.
• Event planning and delivery of appropriate activities involving prospective students and families.
• Computer database software such as Banner, Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and presentation media including laptops and LCD projectors.
Skills & Abilities:
• Effective written and oral communications and presentation skills.
• Lead discussions and make presentations to large and small groups.
• Plan and manage projects, prioritize assignments and carry to completion.
• Use independent problem solving to analyze issues and create action plans.
• Work collaboratively and professionally with school and community partners.
• Plan and organize small and large recruitment and outreach events both on and off campus.
• Prepare and maintain accurate records.
• Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs and concerns of a diverse population, particularly educationally and economically disadvantaged students and their parents.
• Work well under pressure and independently; learn quickly and adapt to a flexible schedule.
• Utilize pertinent computer software, and internet;
• Experience in public speaking and presentation skills.
• Possess a valid driver’s license or have the ability to obtain one.
• Ability to drive own vehicle to schools and other sites in the Salt Lake Valley.
• Ability to move 20 lbs.
• Work a flexible schedule to include some evenings and weekends.
• Work ethically with confidential information.
• Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background to maintain good working relationships across the College.
• Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.
Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.
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SLCC is an AA/EEO employer