Name of Hiring
Contact: Tricia Realbuto
Title of Hiring Contact: Assistant Director of Admissions
The main responsibilities would be for the fellow to assist with research, various communication/outreach with out-of-state students and their families and admissions events.
Research: The fellow will develop and execute various research projects about out-of-state student admissions and recruitment. Responsible for gathering and analyzing the data, admissions will guide the fellow in using different research methods to gain information. The fellow will gain valuable information for the office in order to guide our communication methods and event planning.
Communication/Outreach: The fellow will oversee various communication activities and programs including building text for an out-of-state student portion of our website, yield pieces, assistance with the admissions newsletter, date entry, answering emails and questions from out-of-state students, personal contact with applicants, and thank you cards. The responsibilities and projects will be based on the time of year and what part of the admissions process the student is in: inquired, applied, accepted. They would build writing skills and communication skills through various mediums. The goal is to establish a connection with applicants and keep in touch with them throughout the process. The student will also be responsible to serve as the leader of the out-of-state student club and will run the meetings, recruit members and create tasks for the club.
Events: The fellow will be responsible for helping to coordinate the “Director Receptions” held out of state. The fellow will send invitations to families, keep track of RSVPs, coordinate current SMCM students to sit on the panels and attend some of these receptions (if available). The fellow will develop event planning and execution skills as well as organization skills. The out-of-state fellow will also be responsible for conducting interviews, giving tours and serving on panels during admissions events. They will be a point person to talk to out-of-state students and the out-of-state student experience. They will receive tour guide training as well as interview training in order to be able to feel comfortable speaking with families and students about St. Mary’s College.
We are looking for an applicant with strong written and oral communication skills that can articulate the mission and goals of the college. He or she must be self-motivated and able to accomplish given tasks with little supervision. They must be comfortable with public speaking and interpersonal communication with students and families interested in learning about St. Mary’s College of Maryland. We would like to hire someone interested in assisting admissions and want to see a diverse and well-rounded group of students here at the college! Preference given to an out-of-state student.
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