This position is responsible for the daily operational leadership and planning for areas of recruitment and admissions, consistent with Simpson University policy. Primary duties involve closely supervising and coaching the lead data and communications and admissions/recruitment staff for the four schools: Traditional Undergraduate (TUG), Adult Studies, Graduate Studies, and AW Tozer Theological Seminary, as well as assure that strategies are fulfilled in order to reach recruitment goals for each student market.
Personal relationship with Jesus, a vibrant Christian faith, and a commitment to Christian community; capable of sharing faith and engaging in conversations about Christ.
Demonstrate Simpson University Values in the performance of all duties
Maintain lifestyle in accordance with Simpson University Lifestyle Policy in Staff Handbook
Maintain the confidentiality of information, data and records. Properly use tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment
Demonstrate strong customer service skills in the performance of job duties
Demonstrate good organizational and communication skills in the performance of job duties
Supervises employees in accordance with Simpson University policies and procedures (for supervisory positions)
Support the overflow needs of other departments within the respective university area
Perform other duties in accordance with this position as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor
Lead the new student recruitment efforts to grow the enrollments for Simpson University’s TUG, Adult Studies, Graduate Studies, and A. W. Tozer Seminary. This includes supervision of team leaders and the hiring of new personnel
Assist in the development of the enrollment management plan
Monitor the performance of all admissions staff and hold accountable for reaching their benchmarks and goals
Function as the liaison between recruitment staff and the area of Student Financial Services to ensure the efficient and timely delivery of financial aid to new students
Provide quality relational connections between the recruitment staff and the areas of retention, student development and the registrar office to assure the smooth transition of incoming students to the University
Supervise communications and data management team, collaborate on efforts to support all programs through communication and development of print and web marketing materials, website content, and external prospective student lead generation source management
Provide oversight to Admissions Committee’s related to their scope and roles
Work closely with the Academic Deans for TUG, Adult Studies and selected graduate programs to insure admissions efforts across the campus, including the engagement of faculty in the recruitment/admissions process
Supervise the hiring and training admissions staff, as well as provide training directly to recruitment staff. Critical areas include recruitment travel, tele-counseling, campus visits, customer service, financial aid, university policy, admissions policies, and the recruitment CRM
Participate in recruitment, including occasional travel to generate leads and build relationships/partnerships with key influencers
Maintain a commitment to continuous improvement and pursuing excellence in all aspects of student recruitment/admissions
Work closely with the marketing team for timely and quality promotional material, web-based tools, and the website
Manage budgets for recruitment (TUG, Adult Studies, Graduate Studies and A.W. Tozer Seminary), admissions operations, and admissions data and communications
Represent Simpson University in various internal and external meetings and training opportunities
Bachelor degree required; Master’s degree in related field preferred
Must be creative/innovative with a marketing/sales/recruiting mindset and higher education experience
Skilled at mining data and analyzing information to guide decision-making
Minimum 5 years of admissions/recruitment experience, with an understanding of monthly recruitment goal setting, managing the admissions/marketing funnel, monitoring performance dashboards and maximizing the use of a CRM
Outstanding communication/interpersonal skills and the ability to lead. Must have knowledge in financial aid, ethical recruitment practices, and work within the standards set forth by NACAC, NACCAP, AACRAO and the CCCU
Strong computer application and database management skills such as CRM for recruitment
Self-starter, highly motivated, well-organized and a team player in a fast-paced work environment
Excellent organizational, administrative and leadership abilities, including hiring, training, leading and developing productive and healthy teams
About Simpson University
Simpson University, California’s only Christian university north of Sacramento, has been educating and shaping world-influencers for nearly 100 years. Fully accredited, Simpson offers 25 liberal arts and professional studies degrees, an adult degree-completion program, graduate studies, and credential programs, serving more than 1,000 students a year.
One of four schools of higher education of The Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination, Simpson’s students come from all over the world – the majority from California. More than 30 percent of traditional undergraduates are first-generation college students, and ethnic diversity characterizes almost one-third of the population.
Nearly two-thirds of Simpson’s full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field of study and come from major universities around the U.S. They are award-winning scholars, writers and composers who choose to be in an academic environment where they can integrate faith and learning. With a ratio of one professor for every 11 students, Simpson offers an intensely personal classroom experience. Students are encouraged to engage in original research projects with professors, resulting in publications and national presentations that boost their graduate school and career prospects.