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Assistant Director, Admissions

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Talent Center Postings
Reference Code : 10712866
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2 preferred
Required Education : Masters Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Under the general direction of the Center Director this position coordinates efforts in and around Marion County to recruit, enroll, and advise new and returning students as well as maintaining a strong presence within the community and businesses to help grow enrollment.


Duties and Tasks:

  • Increase the regional prominence of the Ocala Center education at Saint Leo University through program marketing, information sessions, student recruitment and implementation of enrollment management tactics.

  • Implement a seamless follow-up on all prospects and develop effective relationships with the area businesses and education community, ensuring high visibility for the programs and Saint Leo University at large.

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the recruitment and marketing plan with the purpose of promoting Saint Leo University’s visibility and general recruitment efforts throughout the Florida region.

  • Meet enrollment goals for assigned target recruitment area.

  • Evaluate and execute admission decisions on applicant files.

  • Maintain continuing flow of quality applicants to the University by analyzing trends in enrollment and marketing activities, leading activities to continue programs that are effective; presenting new strategies for the University's recruitment and admission activities.

  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

  • Enhance University reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

  • Advise new and returning students, register students in University enrollment system, maintain/update files and complete/assist in student paperwork.

  • Support the University’s mission and core values as a contributing member of the University community.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Center Director.

  • Travel, weekend and evening work is required.


  • Prior recruiting and marketing experience, advising skills, preferably in higher education recruiting adult students.

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Able to develop and maintain effective and productive relationships. 

  • Must be able to work independently.

  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Knowledge of higher education.

  • Knowledge of recruiting and marketing practices. 

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service.


  • Skilled in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Skilled in understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

  • Skilled in speaking effectively to others to convey information.

  • Skilled in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

  • Skilled in complex problem solving including reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Skilled in adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

  • Skilled in working with Microsoft Office Suite such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Skilled in working with student information systems such as Colleague and SalesForce.


  • Ability to work in a team environment, plan and organize work, prioritize work and manage time.

  • A proven ability to effectively interface with all levels of management.

  •  Ability to develop relationships across multiple business units.


Salary:  Depends on Experience

Required Qualifications :
Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or University.


Skills :
Ability to make persuasive speeches and presentations Communication Microsoft Office Problem solving Recruiting
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