The director of admissions is responsible for the overall administration of marketing, advertising, interviewing, enrolling, starting, and retaining new students for the school.
Conducts telephone interviews to screen potential student applicants and set up school visits with each applicant.
Conducts personal interviews to qualify candidates, present features and benefits of the program offerings and prepare the student to start in the next available class, or in accordance with the student's schedule.
Upholds and insures representatives uphold the core values of the school and the highest standards of ethics and truthfulness in providing information to prospective students regarding educational programs, facilities, educational costs, financial aid and completion/graduation/placement and earning data.
Effectively addresses students' concerns to the extent possible and assists them in their transition into school.
Accurately presents the responsibilities of the student associated with successfully starting school, being successful in school and graduating.
Maintains full knowledge of the institution catalog so as to be able to fully explain all course offerings and to assist the student in selecting a program that best fits each student's needs and goals.
Provides the student with all required student disclosure statements and information.
The Director of Admissions will insure that all prospective students will be given the opportunity to meet with a Financial Aid Associate and given a tour of the school prior to signing an enrollment agreement or contract. The DOA and all representatives will refer prospective students to a third party informational website that details the key questions to ask when choosing a school and the typical issues surrounding transferability of credit.
Assists students in completing relevant applications and assures all required documents are obtained in order to demonstrate that the student meets the admissions requirements of the institution.
Completes the student application process by obtaining the application fee and the student application form.
Ensures that satisfactory enrollment agreements are completed with each enrolled student including proof of prior education, test scores, transferable courses and other enrollment variables that may impact a student's enrollment.
Fully understands the tuition financing options and sources. Fully understands and explains the student's responsibilities and is able to convey basic program eligibility requirements. Refers students to the financial aid department so that financial aid can be considered and be available when needed. Admissions representatives may not provide guidance to prospective students regarding financial aid.
Communicates with other departments to convey the needs of each individual student.
Solicits referrals and Personally Developed Referrals (PDRs) from all prospective students.
Ensures compliance with all admissions procedures and policies, as well as applicable laws, regulations, and standards.
Participates as a team player.
Utilizes competent administrative skills by completing administrative tasks on time.
Follows up on all student inquiries in a prompt manner so as to provide excellent customer service to meet the needs of each prospective student.
Will dedicate the hours per month as needed to document representatives' reviews through interview and phone observations as directed by the Director of Admissions and conduct annual reviews with representatives.
Will complete second interviews on enrolled students as needed.
Is responsible for interviewing all prospective admissions representative candidates and hiring them with the approval of the appropriate home office staff and the President.
Develops and implements company-approved local marketing and is responsible for the school's website content being in compliance and up to date.
Other duties as assigned.
Regular and reliable attendance.
This position requires a degree equal to the level of degree offered at the campus of employment, or commensurate experience and approval by the Corporate Vice President of Admissions. The Director of Admissions must be able to use a personal computer and other office equipment and be able to work in an environment that can be fast-paced and stressful at times.
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