Lakeland University
  • 08-Jan-2019 to 01-Feb-2019 (PST)
  • Plymouth, WI, USA
  • Part Time

POSITION PURPOSE

This is a part-time graduate assistant position (29 hours/week) to assist the Traditional Undergraduate Office of Admission. Candidates must gain admission into one of Lakeland's graduate programs upon receiving the job offer.

Assist in the recruitment traditional high school through multiple venues (lead generation) and provide support for prospects as they progress through the admissions process (lead management).  Advise on academic planning, programs and requirements relevant to degree options available through traditional programming on the main campus.  Promote and support university-wide initiatives related to the traditional student experience.

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS:   All Lakeland University staff members are expected to:

  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland University and a commitment to its stated mission;
  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of the University;
  • Be good stewards of the University's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community;
  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals;
  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed;
  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the University community;
  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect;
  • Acts in a manner that sets the standard for service in higher education and the core principals of Lakelanders Excelling at Professionalism (LEAP) show respect, communicate and be positive;
  • Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Recruit a diverse population of traditional undergraduate students through high school visits, participation in education fairs, consortiums, community and corporate recruitment functions, etc.
  • Identify, build, and maintain relationships with community based organizations (CBOs) within assigned admissions territory.
  • Advise prospective students by providing timely and accurate information about the degree options available through traditional programming, admissions and registration procedures, general education requirements, supporting and major course requirements for available programs of study, and rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the institution;
  • As requested by administration, participate in program planning, professional development activities, and collaborations with academic and administrative units to provide educational and support services promoting the recruitment, retention, and degree-completion of traditional students;
  • Refer prospective and current students to other campus and community resources as appropriate: faculty mentors, career counselors, financial aid advisors and other student serve representatives, other University office or personnel, and resources external to campus;
  • Advise prospective students on the curriculum offerings and provide insight on creating anticipated graduation plans;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions.

SPECIALIZED KNOW-HOW & SKILLS 

  • Qualification Required: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Admission granted into one of Lakeland's master's degree programs. Strong organizational skills and an aptitude to assess the needs of, and effectively communicate with, traditionally aged students diverse in ability, background, and academic interests.  Ability to form constructive working relationships with traditional students.  Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  Proficiency in commonly used technologies (e.g., Microsoft Office) and an ability to master new software applications as needed.
  • Qualifications Preferred: Fluency in the Spanish language. Experience working with traditional students in admissions or other student service environments. Working knowledge of the Jenzabar software platform and Slate, or another CRM platform.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk;
  • No or very limited physical effort required;
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment;
  • Must be able to sit or stand at a computer 6 to 7 hours a day when in the office;
  • Requires non-traditional work hours including events and weekends with nationwide travel up to 75% of the time.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

 

Lakeland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator

 

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