Wright State University is seeking a collaborative and motivated professional to advocate, lead, manage, facilitate, develop, enhance, and support the relationship with and improve the quality of experiences for transfer students from the time of their initial inquiry to the end of first semester enrollment at Wright State. This assistant director position is an integral part of the University’s mission to improve access, affordability, recruitment, retention, and relationship building. The work of this position will involve working closely with the Transfer Team, undergraduate admission and enrollment processing, RaiderConnect, financial aid, orientation, student success, academic advisors, academic departments, housing, and student affairs at Wright State in advising and student success efforts for transfer students from pre-admission through the end of first-term enrollment at Wright State.
Pre-Transfer Advising and Recruitment (30%)
• Advise prospective transfer students on the application process, transfer credit policies, admission requirements, transfer scholarships, etc.
• Provide pre-admission advising through an unofficial transfer credit evaluation service.
• Plan on-site and virtual visitation programs targeting Wright Path community college partners, military installations, businesses, not-for-profits, and other organizations in order to actively recruit prospective transfer students.
• Manage an undergraduate transfer visitation and advisor appointment calendar; publish and share the calendar widely.
• Answer queries from prospective transfer students and colleagues via email, phone, etc.
• Make communication outreach regularly with prospective transfer students to guide them through the admissions and course enrollment processes.
• Ensure that Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Guaranteed Transfer Pathways and policies are communicated to prospective students.
• Develop and foster high-level relationships with other institutions, especially community colleges. In collaboration with the Transfer team, regularly evaluate the relationships to explore strategic enhancements for outreach, recruitment, visits, and communication to prospective students and their academic advisors.
• Maintain database of contacts and advisors at outreach institutions.
• Assist with the improvement of effective and engaging marketing materials and ensure that all print and online materials are accurate.
• Track the efficacy of admission efforts.
Programming and Collaboration (30%)
• Assist Undergraduate Recruitment, colleges, and departments with their transfer student outreach efforts.
• Work as a team in various on-campus recruitment events, such as Raider Open House, to attract interested transfer students.
• Coordinate Transfer Thursdays and Transfer Raider Welcomes with the Undergraduate Admissions team.
• Assist the Orientation program with the planning and implementation of transfer student specific sessions.
• Plan and execute transition seminars throughout the first semester for newly enrolled transfer students in partnership with other campus departments and the Transfer Team.
• Set up a table at April Craze, Fall Fest, and during the first week of classes with the Transfer Team to advocate for creating a support and culture for transfer students.
• Develop, organize, and execute a plan during National Transfer Student Week to celebrate the success of transfer students with other students, as well as with dedicated faculty and staff (transfer champions)
• Plan, organize, and execute the plan to provide opportunities for transfer students to gather (i.e., social gathering during the first week and/or before the exam week each semester) in coordination with the student life/engagement office.
• Recommend new initiatives to enhance transfer student recruitment and retention programming using informed data.
• Coordinate outreach to submitted applicants and newly enrolled students.
• Work with the Marketing Team and Institutional Research to develop and update an infographic about transfer student demographics, retention, graduation rate, and any other pertinent data that can help increase awareness of transfer students at Wright State.
Data Management and Reporting (10%)
• Respond to inquiries and improvement requests related to transfer student reports (new student program, newly admitted lists) and if necessary, work with CaTS to improve the reports.
• Work with the Registrar team on requesting a course equivalency review for courses articulated as non-equivalent through TES (based on a daily report about non-equivalent course evaluations).
• Coordinate with the Marketing and Institutional Research to survey transfer students to assess their experiences and needs.
• Represent the department at various events as needed
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor Some weekend and evening hours may be expected.
Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University to make an employment offer contingent on various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations). Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the Human resources website at http://www.wright.edu/human-resources. Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.
Classification: Administrative (exempt/non-exempt)
Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate: $45,000
Salary Band: UC S04
Position open until filled.