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Admissions Representative (Temporary, Full-Time)
Admissions Representative (Temporary, Full-Time)
Main Campus - Boston, MAMain Campus - Boston, MA R08748
Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women's undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.
You're joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You'll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience.
The Admissions Representative identifies applicants through recruitment efforts, such as visiting high schools to meet with counselors and teachers, attending college fairs, and participating in community events. The Admissions Representative is responsible for the recruitment of undergraduate students during the fall Admission travel season. They are expected to travel to regional and national recruitment events, interview prospective students and meet with their families. Additional responsibilities and projects will be assigned as needed.
Plans travel to several regions to recruit prospective students throughout the Fall. Coordinates travel logistics in conjunction with the admission team in order to reach regional events and conduct high school visits in a number of territories.
Requires extensive travel to college fairs and high school visits to speak with prospective students, their parents, and college counselors.
The admission representative will plan travel and events within their assigned territories, working closely with their admission supervisor to decide which events to attend. After training in the end of August/beginning of September, they will travel throughout September and October. Travel will be mostly in person, but may also be virtual. When required, the admission representative will participate in on-campus recruitment events.
The admission representative will communicate with prospective students, families and school counselors as necessary in advance of their visits, as well as conduct appropriate follow-up with students met, and/or facilitate connection to admission and Simmons staff.
The admission representative will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to customer service by communicating clearly, positively, and effectively in a timely manner with all constituents.
The admission representative explains school policies and procedures to prospective students and families
The admission representative meets with prospective students, parents, and other school officials to discuss available programs and services
The admissions representative advises students on the application process including writing essays, taking required exams, getting letters of recommendation.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience required;
Recruiting, sales, or marketing experience a plus;
Strong interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills;
Valid driver's license required.
Extensive travel required. Travel throughout Sept-October for the purpose of recruiting prospective students. Trips will range from day trips, to overnights, to multiple trips that require overnight stays on location for up to three weeks each. Evening, Holidays, and weekend work required.
This is a temporary, full time (40 hours per week) position from late August through October 2022.
Required Application Materials:
Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).
Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.
We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.