The Transfer Enrollment Counselor will be responsible for the prospecting and recruitment of current community college students. The incumbent will be charged with creating and maintaining clear advising materials that will provide guidance to community college students looking to transfer to UMass Boston; and will foster relationships with stakeholders at key community colleges, including but not limited to, faculty, advisors, and students. The Transfer Enrollment Counselor will have a comprehensive understanding and working knowledge of the academic offerings at the community college and at UMass Boston and will be able to provide specific and detailed information to prospective students to ensure that program and course selections are directly aligned with students’ intended baccalaureate degrees. Additionally, the Transfer Enrollment Counselor will collaborate with the Enrollment Management Marketing Team to tailor web content, print pieces, email communications, and SMS campaigns to recruit and yield students from the community college to the University. The incumbent will also leverage the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to do multi-channeled out-reach to prospects, applicants, admitted, and matriculated students to shepherd them through the planning, applicant and enrollment stages and will track all interactions. The incumbent will be able to derive and analyze data from the CRM and Oracle Business Intelligence to monitor the admission funnel, identify and address pain-points, and implement strategies to impact enrollment for students from the community college. The Transfer Enrollment Counselor will spend approximately 50% of their overall time at the University and the other 50% on-site at the community college. The incumbent will determine methods of outreach to assist individuals or groups of community college students via individual or group meetings, large scale events, or online meetings; and will identify areas where better alignment, smoother processes, or additional resources are needed in order to maximize transfer, and increase service to students.
Responsible for generating prospects and attracting community college students to the University by providing information about the university’s offerings, assisting with the application process, and providing information about course and program selection to maximize transfer; Facilitate referral process for students participating in Future Beacon Option at community college, handling the submission of application materials on behalf of participants and providing recommended course offerings at the community college; Develop and staff recruitment outreach events, such as Transfer Application Days, Transferology workshops, events by academic major, etc.; Create prospect records in the Customer Relationship Management system (CRM), and follow up with each prospective student with tailored communications; monitor applications from community college students, and intervene to encourage timely application completion; congratulate admitted students and encourage them to deposit; and continue to engage deposited students to ensure they are completing enrollment next steps; Create and maintain advising maps for all community college transfer programs and the corresponding university program; maintain community college specific webpage with pertinent contact for prospective students, including the advising maps; Review admissions applications and render admissions decisions; Utilize and instruct others on the use of Transferology and the Transferology Lab to access existing course equivalencies and degree audit information, including community college staff; Enter data and evaluate and review transfer credits to generate official transfer credit evaluations for prospective and admitted students; Review new transfer course descriptions and syllabi to determine course transferability and applicability and update transfer articulation system accordingly; Support the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with regard to event staffing, application reading, transfer credit evaluation, staffing the phone line, providing coverage for the reception area, meeting with students and providing information sessions as necessary; Provide supervisor with routine updates and data analysis of off-site work and its impact; Perform other duties as assigned.
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• UMass Boston is the City of Boston’s only public research university.
• Located in Dorchester, the university sits on 120 acres of waterfront property overlooking the city and Boston Harbor.
• Under the new leadership of Chancellor Marcelo Suárez-Orozco PhD and Provost Joseph Berger PhD, UMass Boston has positioned itself as a leading anti-racist and health-promoting institution.
• The campus is also embarking on a new strategic plan and accompanying campus master plan. The two will help the university set a course and serve as a blueprint for the next decade.
UMass Boston has seen strong enrollment numbers over the last number of years and was the only public college/university in Massachusetts to grow both new and continuing student enrollment in Fall 2020. • First-year enrollment has nearly doubled in the last decade.
• Ranked as one of the most diverse universities in the nation, UMass Boston seeks to cultivate diversity in its many forms: 65% of new students identify as non-white, 55% of new students are first-generation and 51% of new students are Pell eligible.
Sydney Morgan, Associate Director of Transfer Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org
Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three-five (3-5) years of experience in post-secondary admissions, advising and/or registration required. The incumbent is required to have and maintain throughout the duration of employment in this position a valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation to travel throughout identified recruitment territory. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends, as well as off-campus recruiting events, is required.
Master’s degree preferred; Prior experience with transfer credit, transfer students, or academic advising preferred; Demonstrated experience working with a diverse group of students preferred.