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Company: Ottawa University

Location: Ottawa, KS

Date Posted: July 23, 2014

Source: Ottawa University

(Ottawa) Enrollment Advisor
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Responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of students within an established territory into the College Campus programs by using effective enrollment management sales and advising techniques and excellent customer service skills that are aligned with Ottawa University’s student centric philosophy. Generates prospective student and new student enrollments for the College Campus academic degree programs. Requires personal initiative and ongoing communication with applicants to assist them in all phases of the new student enrollment process. Responsible for achieving measurable enrollment goals and objectives. This position is based out of The College in Ottawa, Kansas, and requires travel, and evening/weekend hours.

* Responsible for meeting individual targeted new student enrollment goals and contributing toward accomplishing overall department goals through management of an assigned territory, high school visits and presentations, and follow-up in home interviews with the prospective student and parents or guardian. Recruits and enrolls students ...

(Ottawa) Enrollment Advisor
Posted on

Responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of students within an established territory into the College Campus programs by using effective enrollment management sales and advising techniques and excellent customer service skills that are aligned with Ottawa University’s student centric philosophy. Generates prospective student and new student enrollments for the College Campus academic degree programs. Requires personal initiative and ongoing communication with applicants to assist them in all phases of the new student enrollment process. Responsible for achieving measurable enrollment goals and objectives. This position is based out of The College in Ottawa, Kansas, and requires travel, and evening/weekend hours.

* Responsible for meeting individual targeted new student enrollment goals and contributing toward accomplishing overall department goals through management of an assigned territory, high school visits and presentations, and follow-up in home interviews with the prospective student and parents or guardian. Recruits and enrolls students into Ottawa University’s courses and programs by using effective enrollment management sales techniques and excellent customer service skills.
* Responsible for high school visit program at all high schools in the territory in order to establish rapport with high school staff, and to meet set production goals. Conducts educational and motivational presentation to high school and college transfer students for the purpose of influencing their decisions to pursue higher education option with Ottawa University.
* Advisor obtains leads through school visits and weekly classroom lectures and presentations.
* Responsible for establishing home interview appointments and conducting in-home interviews to carry out the enrollment process with student/parents.
* Responsible for attaining a targeted level of in-home interviews as well as securing a targeted level of applications and deposits as a result of these visits. The advisor, prospective student, and parents or guardian will discuss at a more detailed level, the opportunities available to the individual at Ottawa University.
* Responsible for duties related to College Fairs, College Nights and other related programming including: Setup and tear down of booth for events, meet and discuss program offerings with prospective high school students visiting college fairs, and foster interest in appointment/interview which leads to campus visits.
* Responsible for Community Colleges and American Baptist churches (and other church affiliations) in assigned territory through building and maintaining relationships within these areas and seek lead generating opportunities toward new students.
* Facilitates the process required for financial aid application. Encourages prospective students to understand steps for completing financial aid, make use of online tools, explains the process and information needed to attain appropriate types of aid, and refers the student to the appropriate department as needed.
* Manages the process for decision making related to each prospective student’s entry into Ottawa University. Must have knowledge of the University organization, structure, HLC standards. Requires evaluation of prospective student transcripts and assessment of hours that will be transferrable for each student. Must understand programs and systems to be able to effectively assist students toward a program that will successfully meet degree requirements. Final approval and assessment of transcript must be confirmed by the University Registrar’s office. Each prospective student must meet established criteria for admissions standards. Exceptions to standards are handled by the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and/or Chief Operating Officer.
* Maintains reports in order to track all associated activities and goals. Responsible for meeting individual targeted new student enrollment goals and assist in accomplishing the overall department goals.
Responsible for the accuracy and timely entry of all data information pertaining to assigned students in student database systems. Prepares reports as requested (weekly/monthly/quarterly/annually) and/or as needed.
* Applies and utilizes new knowledge, skills gained from learning into daily work assignments to improve individual productivity. Shows flexibility by accepting coaching tips. Works well with management, team members, and other employees, as well as potential students. Participates as a team member by understanding team dynamics, rules and principles. Open to work willingly to support department’s goals and objectives as assigned by the Associate Vice President.
* Acts in a liaison capacity with other campus departments to ensure that the Enrollment Department properly interacts with all areas affecting student enrollments.
* Understand the University’s policies and procedures as they apply to your unit. Provide an effective and responsible interface to persons internal and external to the University who are seeking information and assistance. Represent the University to students, staff, faculty, and external groups in a way that reflects well on OU. Assure that University information is handled in a confidential and ethical manner.
Measurement of success will be determined by:
* High school classroom lectures and high school lecture interest cards
* Prospecting to students to schedule and conduct via the telephone a home interview
* Student/parent home interviews and campus visits
* Successful coordination with New Student Enrollment team
* Student applications, confirmed deposits and personally developed leads and referrals

Job Location

Ottawa, Kansas

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree. Master’s Degree preferred.
Experience: Five plus years’ experience in recruiting or sales position in a college environment. Preference given to individuals with demonstrated experience recruiting graduate and international students.
Required Skills and Abilities:

* Strong presentation skills
* Customer Service oriented with strong verbal communication skills
* Professional or heavy telephone experience
* Requires a minimum of 3 nights per week for home interviews
* Ability to facilitate resolution of problems
* Must possess the skills to self-initiate and manage a diverse set of activities/duties
* Accuracy, organization and attention to detail
* Ability to work effectively under stressful time sensitive deadlines
* Proficiency with a PC including, word, excel and student database systems
* Ability to work independently, making sound decisions
* Must be able to lead prospective students toward decisions and successfully close a deal
* Maintain a valid driver license and be available for overnight travel

Completed Application for Employment required at http://www.ottawa.edu... is required as a part of the application process. Candidates should attach to the application a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references as a part of the application for employment. Any additional information can be emailed to ouhr@ottawa.edu.

Ottawa University celebrates and prizes the diversity of its students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees. In keeping with its Mission Statement, the University is called to actively foster an environment of awareness, appreciation, and intentional inclusivity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage them to apply.

Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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