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Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
Salary/Rate: $19.72 p/ hour ($3,418/month based on full time equivalency)
The Admissions Communication Assistant is responsible for assisting the Admissions office in developing, implementing, and managing a comprehensive and integrated communication plan that focuses on short-term and long-term strategies that will include all written, electronic, and new media efforts. This position will manage daily website maintenance, social media management, tele-counseling team supervision, and creation of publication content. They will also participate in the recruitment, admissions, and matriculation of new students to Southern Oregon University. This position must understand and represent SOU academic programs, admission requirements, residency requirements, housing services, athletics, student activities, and other aspects of the University. They must be able to work with little or no supervision while recruiting students and be able to explain SOU policies independent of direct supervisor, while traveling. They must interact effectively with prospective students, parents, high school and community college counselors, and the community to ensure all questions and needs are addressed in a timely manner.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Four years of experience as an editor reviewing and correcting written materials for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax errors and modifying copy to conform to standards of style, length and ease of understanding.
A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, or related field may substitute for two years of the required experience.
-Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or other relevant field. –Experience working in admissions outreach and recruitment. –Experience working in a multicultural environment. –Experience working as part of a team. Oregon Driver's License and clean driving record. –Supervision experience. –Experience planning and organizing programs on high school and college campuses.
All Listed Duties:
PUBLICATIONS: Manage content creation and design of prospective and new student communications to include print, email, and web-based publications. Collaborate with a variety of on and off campus colleagues including students, faculty, alumni, staff, and other members of the greater SOU community.
TECHNOLOGY & VENDORSOLUTIONS Work with Assistant Director of Admissions Communications, and Admissions Production and Technical Consultant, to strategically utilize and support various solutions (CRM, SMS, AI Chatbot, Virtual Event Platforms, etc). Collaborate with colleagues and vendors to successfully leverage solutions; participate in discovery and acquisition of new solutions.
WEBSITE: Manage the content of Admissions website. Communicate with campus constituents regarding updates to include important dates, academic majors, campus visits, and various campaigns.
SOCIALMEDIA: Manage SOU Admissions social media properties. Create content and strategy that support admissions campaigns and recruitment plan.
Assist in the coordination of recruitment mailings.
RECRUITMENT: Participate in Admissions/campus programs. Events include Preview programs, Raider Registration/Orientation, campus visits (group and individual), and other recruitment programs. Work with Associate Director and Director of Admissions in executing all aspects of recruitment programs.
Other Duties as assigned
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classifications defined as
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.