University of Rochester is seeking a new Regional Assistant Director in Chicago. Rochester uses regionals in a unique way. Regionals oversee geographic teams that include all travelers. As team leads, regionals help to manage all the travel within their region. Office strategy starts with the regional group. This model lets the entire office benefit from regional engagement in key markets, makes regionals more central, and offers unique professional growth opportunities.
Company: University of Rochester
Department: Office of Admissions
Title: Assistant Director, Admissions
Functional Title: Regional Assistant Director - Midwest
Position #: 188178
Salary Grade: 053
Date: March, 2015
The University of Rochester is one of the country's leading private research universities. Rochester operates on a personal scale, creating exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close work with faculty. The University consistently ranks among the top in federally financed science, engineering, medical, and other research. The unique Rochester Curriculum invites students to learn what they love, allowing for both focus and flexibility. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon Business School, Warner School of Education, and Schools of Medicine and Nursing.
With minimal direction and with considerable latitude for independent judgment and initiative, the Regional Assistant Director performs duties requiring high proficiency for admissions recruitment and outreach work. The Regional Assistant Director represents the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester to all constituents seeking information about the admissions process: prospective students, parents, school officials, and others. The incumbent is responsible for the development and recruitment of new markets within the mid-western region of the United States – including, but not limited to the following states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The Regional Assistant Director must be based in the Chicago metropolitan region.
Initiative, innovation and imagination are necessary. Candidate must have successful marketing and recruitment experiences, proven leadership ability, proficiency with technology, including web-based admissions usage, and strong communications skills. The Regional Assistant Director must demonstrate superior communication, interpersonal and time management skills, and possess independent project management ability.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills are essential, as is a professional and resourceful approach. Must possess demonstrated customer service experience that incorporates a global perspective along with commitment to diversity and ability to work in a team setting with all levels of management, faculty, and staff. In addition, they must display exceptional judgment and convey a professional and enthusiastic attitude.
The Regional Assistant Director must be able to travel by air, rail, boat, and car as needed; working frequent evenings, weekends and occasional holidays; long hours during peak travel and review seasons is required. They must work autonomously and demonstrate a proven ability to choose between competing priorities. Proficiency in Word, Excel, Power Point, and web applications is required.
A bachelor’s degree is required, master’s degree preferred. The ideal appointee will have a minimum of three years of prior admission experience at an accredited 4-year institution. Valid driver’s license is required.
Cover Letter Required
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