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Enrollment Specialist

Takoma Park, MD
Enrollment Specialist
Office of Admissions


Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued.  Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

The Office of Admissions is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual to recruit first-year students to Washington Adventist University. The incumbent will serve as a resource to all prospective students from the point of inquiry through the point of enrollment into the University.

  • Responsible for coordinating all efforts for recruitment in assigned territories.
  • Plans all undergraduate admissions related on-campus events pertaining to the school recruitment.  These include but are not limited to WAU Preview, Open House, President Scholarship Banquet, or other events that attract potential students. 
  • Responsible for coordinating the participation of WAU officials at graduation ceremonies or events where WAU presence is requested.
  • Assists with the coordination of special events and programs by planning, developing, scheduling, managing logistics, and implementing events and programs.
  • Contacts target groups by developing and distributing recruiting literature; visits with school counselors, participating in career day activities, meeting with industry groups to explain college educational programs and services; and coordinates enrollment process follow-up.
  • Engage prospect students and parents through campus events, calls, emails, mailing or social media
  • Represents the Office of Admissions by participating in college fairs, trade shows, and special events; and serving on committees as assigned.
  • Complete enrollment cycle per applicant including financial aid and registration
  • Submit reports to demonstrate  the outcomes of recruitment and engagement effort with prospect students, parents, guidance counselors, or other organizations that will contribute toward the enrollment goal assigned by Director of Admissions and Recruitment.
  • Maintain the primary markets and initiate other potential markets
  • Coordinate and process traveling associated with recruitment activities
  • Familiarity with software application (such as CRM, Colleague) for data entry and  to manage  leads obtained during recruitment cycle
  • Supports and affirms a culture of distinctive excellence and exceptional service.
  • Attends university events and, required meetings (including weekly Convocation)
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Participate on events related to our churches or constituents on weekends or after hours

Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Business Management or Marketing
  • One to two years of sales or recruiting experience and/or training
  • Experience with communication tools such as Social Media, Constant Contact, Exact Target or Hub Spot
  • Bilingual
  • Experience working in higher education or sales
  • Required - Associate Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Business Management or Marketing
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability and willingness to travel in and out of state (up to 35% of the time)
  • Excellent verbal & written communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to establish rapport and identify learner needs
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people and demonstrated commitment to or experience with diverse populations
  • Detail and goal oriented
  • Collaborative and independent work
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.34 CRF (and subsections), insofar as they conflict with the Seventh-day Adventist teaching and practices.
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