Coastal Carolina University — Associate Director of Admissions Events and Campus Visits

Coastal Carolina University invites applications for the Associate Director of Admissions Events and Campus Visits (Student Services Manager I). The Associate Director serves as the chief administrator of the recruitment / enrollment event unit with design, supervisory, and fiscal responsibilities. The Associate Director will plan and execute a campus visit program that guides prospective students through the enrollment process while building interest in the University at each stage. This position is responsible for the planning, implementation, and assessment of all on-campus, off-campus, and virtual recruitment and enrollment events, as well as the management of the University Welcome Center and tour guide program. This position is also responsible for implementing policies and procedures for the successful recruitment of new student within as assigned geographical area(s).

Duties include, but are not limited to: manage the planning and execution of all campus visits and recruitment / enrollment events that occur on-campus, off-campus and virtually, which include but are not limited to daily campus tours, Saturday tours, open house programs, admitted student events, counselor events; supervise admissions staff in the campus visit/events area; maintain effective working relationships with campus administrators and departments to provide a high-quality campus visit program that supports departmental goals and the University’s mission; coordinate the development and execution of a comprehensive virtual visit program; coordinate and manage the logistics of each virtual program which include reserving dates, arranging speakers, developing presentations, and managing the marketing and registration process; represent the Admissions Office and University at major functions both in- and out-of-state to promote the University to a variety of constituents in a positive and professional manner; develop a territory management plan which outlines strategies to meet enrollment targets by geographic region; advise and counsel prospective students/applicants and their families throughout the admissions and enrollment process; manage the University Welcome Center to ensure the dissemination of accurate information and superior customer service for over 20,000 visitors yearly; provide supervision and leadership to the admissions events and campus visits team; serve as a member of the leadership team and work to promote positive relationships with university partners and constituents; and performing other duties as assigned. 

The Enrollment Management unit is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse community that is inclusive of all individuals and groups. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and dedication to recruiting and serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive, and understanding ways. 

Qualifications: a master’s degree and at least three (3) to five (5) years of progressive experience in undergraduate admissions or student recruitment at a post-secondary institution. Supervisory experience is required. Valid driver’s license required. A master’s degree in higher education or a related field and experience preferred in: data assessment and analysis; budgetary/fiscal management; event planning; and territory management to include application review and recruitment travel are preferred. 

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply. 

Interested applicants may apply on line at: https://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/14002. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer. 

Student Services Manager I (CB75/141850/FTE-S00514P), full-time position with benefits. SC State Pay Band: 06. Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be flexible to meet the special scheduling needs of the university. Must be able to work evenings and weekends. This individual will be required to travel both in-state and out-of-state. 

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