Application for Employment
Please send completed employment application and resume to:
Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Rd. Box 4-C
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
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Admissions Advisor/Omaha Recruiter
Bachelor’s degree required.
Experience that demonstrates a commitment to delivering first-rate customer service and exceptional support on a daily basis is required. Experience or training that demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills, strong computer skills, and strong organizational skills required. Experience that demonstrates the ability to manage and complete multiple projects under strict deadlines is required. Experience speaking and presenting in formal and informal environments to small and large groups is required. Experience working in student services and/or sales preferred. A knowledge of the school systems in Omaha preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess superior oral and written communication skills. Ability to identify and actively solve problems, both independently and as a member of a team, is critical. Ability to maintain enthusiasm when presenting to and working with students is essential. Must be willing and able to work collaboratively with a team to achieve common goals. Effective decision-making and problem-solving skills are critical. Ability to organize time and tasks is essential. Strong computer and advanced technological skills are necessary. Ability to work as a contributing member of a high-energy team in a fast-paced environment is a must.
Represents the college at all assigned schools, fairs, tours, and other recruiting venues in the Omaha area. Communicates with prospective students and families from the Omaha area regularly through presentations, phone calls, written communiqué, and various electronic means. Plans and presents campus activities and recruiting events specifically for Omaha prospective students and families. Plans and executes registration and orientation events specifically for new students from Omaha. Visits all Omaha area high schools to meet with counselors, students and to attend events. Requires a willingness to work evenings and weekends periodically throughout the year, as well as additional hours when needed. Must hold a valid driver’s license and be able to drive college vehicles.
1.Aggressively recruits students from the Omaha area (OPS, Millard, Papillion, Ralston, Westside, Bellevue, etc.) by way of high school visits, college fairs, college planning events, phone call campaigns, email and written communication to students, parents and counselors.
2.Manages an assigned high school recruiting territory in the Omaha area, and maintains positive working relationships with high school staff, including but not limited to high school guidance counselors, administrators, and teachers.
3.Meets with small and large groups of prospective students and parents at on-campus events, as well as off-campus at high school visits and college/career fairs. Provides information on college services and resources, admissions and financial aid advising, and career and transfer planning assistance.
4.Plans and executes on-campus recruiting events specifically for students, parents and counselors from the Omaha area. Develops agendas and presentations, markets the events to prospective students, parents and counselors and organizes all aspects of the event. Presents to groups and provides campus tours.
5.Plans and executies new student registration and orientation events specifically for new students form the Omaha area. Maintains frequent contact with incoming students regarding admissions and financial aid requirements, registration, and academic advising. Assists new students and parents with enrollment procedures, and provides orientation information.
6.Develops and maintains online advising page with new and relevant information on important topics including but not limited to admission, advising, registration, financial aid, career and transfer planning, and college resources.
7.Explores new tactics and ideas to enhance recruiting and relates information to the Coordinator of Recruitment.
8.Attends and assists with three commencement ceremonies throughout the year.
9.Performs all other duties as assigned.
Typical Physical Demands:
Requires prolonged standing or sitting. Requires frequent bending, stooping or stretching. May require light lifting. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Requires ability to distinguish letters or symbols. Requires the use of office equipment such as computer terminals, calculator, telephone, faxes, and copiers.
Typical Working Conditions:
Work is routinely performed in an office environment. Frequent contact with internal and external customers is required.
Open until filled