Admissions Director

Southern Virginia University’s Office of Admissions is seeking a motivated Admissions Director to help recruit new students and guide them through the admissions and enrollment processes. Primary duties for this position include building and managing relationships with prospective students and parents while utilizing effective sales techniques and customer relationship management software.

Employment Status: Full-time, $30,000-45,000 annual salary (based on incoming experience)

Education: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree is a plus

Experience: 2-3 years of work experience admissions, customer service, sales, or related field

Qualifications:

  • Aptitude for relationship building
  • Ability to meet strict goals and deadlines
  • High levels of empathy and social intelligence
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Superb judgement and decision-making ability
  • Record of work ethic and motivated self-direction
  • Work effectively with a variety of personalities and perspectives

Preferred Abilities:

  • Background in college admissions, customer service, or sales
  • Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) software

Responsibilities:

  • Build and nurture relationships with prospective students and parents
  • Communicate frequently with leads via multiple channels (email, phone, text)
  • Conduct information sessions and campus tours for visiting students and parents
  • Develop robust knowledge of the University and its various offerings and processes
  • Evaluate student applicants and make acceptance decisions on behalf of the University
  • Inform applicants of institutional scholarship, grant awards and other Financial Aid resources
  • Maintain accurate contract and recruitment records using departmental CRM software
  • Manage a recruitment list of prospective incoming and transfer students
  • Supervise and train a small team of student admissions ambassadors
  • Travel seasonally for college fairs and other recruitment events
  • Represent the University and its Missions to Gather. Lift. Launch.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Marketing Officer

About Southern Virginia University

Southern Virginia University is a private, four-year, residential college aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its principles and values. Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.

About the Branding & Creative Office

Led by the Chief Marketing Officer, the Office of Admissions is the engine driving one of the fastest-growing schools anywhere. As a motivated and unified team, we work collaboratively to attract new students to the University and guide them through the admissions and enrollment processes.

Culture & Environment

First and foremost, the Office of Admissions is a team. We believe in hard work, motivated effort, and honest feedback while providing exceptional customer service to the students and parents we serve. We foster a competitive work environment where everyone is treated with kindness and respect.

Creative team members are expected to have exceptional self-motivation and time-management skills with the ability to work autonomously to meet strict goals and deadlines. Most importantly, members of admissions excel at building and fostering relationships with students and parents.