• Admissions Advisor - School of Veterinary Medicine

    Location US-NJ-North Brunswick
    Job ID
    2018-99950
    Institution
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Department
    Admissions
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) is experiencing continued growth, and we are looking to add colleagues to our Admissions team. The Admissions Advisor performs a variety of administrative tasks that require a degree of independent judgment and discretion. The admissions advisor promotes the admission and matriculation of prospective students by fielding phone calls, processing applications, and counseling prospective and accepted students using the student databases provided. The individual will be responsible for the timely resolution of student questions and maintenance of applicant records. The admissions advisor will make recommendations on candidate eligibility and follow-up with students to maximize enrollment.

     

    Are you curious about people and finding out about their goals and motivations in life?  Do you believe that continuing education can positively impact a person’s life? Are you good at creating relationships, listening, and helping others reach their education and career goals?  Do you enjoy working in a team atmosphere, while also having accountability for your own accomplishments? 

     

    If you answered “Yes” to these questions, and have prior experience in recruitment, marketing, client services or consulting, the admissions advisor role might be the career for you!  Our admissions advisors are the first point of contact for prospective students, so we are looking for engaging, warm, enthusiastic people who will quickly create meaningful relationships. We hire colleagues who are passionate about the value of higher education, and who want to help our students take the first step in continuing their education. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Responsibilities

     

    • Data entry of student information from application into the student database; reviews applicant transcripts; processes changes in applicant status and documents changes; follows-up with applicants as necessary to move them forward in the admissions process; and maintain accurate and detailed applicant records.
    • Receives incoming calls and responds in a timely manner to prospective student inquiries; provides perspective students and applicants with detailed information about the application; and resolves questions from accepted students.
    • Develops and maintains professional communications/relationships with prospective and newly accepted students including: following-up and soliciting feedback from students on their admissions progress; encouraging enrollment and closing students toward matriculation; and responding to student requests for various materials.
    • Strives to meet expected conversion goals during each stage of the admissions process. Maintains reports on admissions activity and admissions decisions.
    • Works closely with the campus to ensure timely student placement and health office in regard to student vaccines.
    • Handles student deposit and application fee payment processing. Enters deposits in the student record, reconciles cashier report, prepares checks for depositing, documents all web-based payments, and follows up with all students regarding payment status and deadlines. Serves as the Admissions representative to Financial Aid and Student Accounts in regard to on-line deposits.
    • Supports Open House and campus registration as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    There is a small amount of mandatory travel associated with this position.  Most travel will be local but there will be the occasional need for domestic and international travel. 

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree is required
    • Minimum of two years administrative / marketing / customer service experience in a professional work environment required.
    • Prior experience working in an institution of higher education a plus.
    • Polished interpersonal skills and the ability to interface and communicate effectively with all levels of staff.
    • Superior verbal, organizational, written and professional telephone skills with customer service focus. This person must be a quick learner in a fast-paced office environment and demonstrate accuracy in filing and data entry using multiple student database systems.
    • The person in this position should be knowledgeable with all Microsoft Office products, Outlook and Internet applications. Previous experience with SCT Banner a plus.
    • Demonstrate eagerness and willingness to assume new responsibilities. This person must have the ability to travel occasionally to support information seminars and student registration.


     

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.  Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 

     

    Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.

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