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Director of Admissions Communications  « Position Deleted on 3/15/2013 »

Institution: TCS Education System
Location: Chicago, IL
Category:
  • Admin - Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Posted: 01/04/2013
Type: Full Time
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We are currently searching for a Director of Admissions Communications to join our Chicago Office.

This position will be responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies and programs, ensuring that all prospective students are kept engaged and informed about all TCSES affiliates. The Director will develop and cultivate relationships with students from their initial point of contact with our campuses/divisions. Additionally, the Director will create, coordinate, and implement activities and events as lock-ins for new students.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership, direction, motivation, and supervision of direct reports as well as oversees training and development of staff.

  • Maintain contact with students in the pre-applicant stage, ensuring they are informed, engaged, and encouraged to become part of the TCSES community.

  • Engage prospective students through creative email campaigns, events, notifications of new programs/campuses, etc.

  • Create/distribute quarterly newsletter to prospective students and Admissions Team.

  • Responsible for website updates and notifications as they relate to recruitment/lock-in activities, i.e. open houses, speakers, new program presentations, etc.

  • Promote on-going campus events and hold events to create a sense of community and belonging before matriculation.

  • Build relationships, and closely communicate with institutional directors, especially admissions, admission operations and international student services.

  • Increase/improve satisfaction for incoming students by maintaining high levels of informative and supportive communication.

  • Develop a strategy for decreasing melt among incoming students

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field

  • Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to create and generate interest in TCSES programs and campuses.

  • Experience working with multiple affiliates a plus, but not required.

  • Experience with communication practices, especially in Higher Education;

  • Experience working with and in higher education arenas and extensive knowledge of post-secondary education admissions requirements;

  • Knowledge of enrollment planning, demographics, recruitment, marketing and communication strategies

  • Knowledge of the operational functions of an admission office

  • Interpersonal/human relations skills

  • Supervisory and office management skills

  • Presentation and facilitation skills

  • Creative, adaptive, and analytical skills

  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment

TCS Education System offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance , retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

For more information about TCS Education System and our affiliates visit www.tcsedsystem.org

TCS Education System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.