Senior Assistant Director for Transfer
Company: James Madison University
Posted on: January 23, 2023
Senior Assistant Director for Transfer
Administrative and Professional Faculty
100175 - Admissions Office
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About James Madison University
We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated
and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful
To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with
ideas and the world.
Who We Are
Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the
city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington,
D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000,
Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution
with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that
lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for
students, faculty and staff. The student body includes
approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students,
with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.
JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and
technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate,
master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to
expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting
superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national
recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on
maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative
The Senior Assistant Director for Transfer is responsible for
planning and implementing transfer recruitment strategy to meet
university enrollment goals. The Senior Assistant Director for
Transfer provides strategic leadership by overseeing the transfer
application, application review, recruitment strategies, marketing,
communication management, and collaborates with on-campus partners
that support transfer students. Serves as a member of the
leadership team for the Application Review and Recruitment unit
within admissions. Assists with the hiring and training of new
admissions counselors. Travel in a Virginia region is required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Serves as the lead for transfer admission and recruitment at
- Responsible for the transfer admission evaluation and oversees
transfer admission committee.
- Serves as primary reader of transfer applicants for spring,
summer and fall entry.
- Responsible for training admissions application readers on the
transfer admissions evaluation process.
- Responsible for planning transfer onsite admissions events;
including working with partners at VCCS schools, scheduling events,
updating the forms and materials used for events.
- Coordinates and conducts transfer admissions sessions.
- Works with prospective transfer students to provide advising
and recommendations to help navigate the admissions process and to
be competitive. Often includes providing a plan to prospective
transfer students on building an appropriate schedule or advice on
retaking courses to be more competitive.
- Responsible for overseeing transfer recruitment travel in
- Helps to plan and implement transfer goals to help to ensure
JMU is transparent and transfer-friendly.
- Serves on ongoing committees or projects that involve other
areas of campus such as:
- Transfer Partners
- TransferVA portal
Serves as Region Manager and Supports Application Decisions
- Serves as the region manager for the Shenandoah Valley
consisting of application review, and consistent and cohesive
- Evaluates all freshman applications in that recruitment region.
This requires the ability to analyze transcripts to understand the
nuances of different schools' offerings and grading scales;
follow-up with school counselors regarding situations to advocate
for applicants; strong attention to detail to ensure accurate,
consistent decisions are made using professional
- Serves as an active member of other admissions application
- Answers emails, phone calls, decision inquiry forms, JMYou
inquiries, and in-person questions from prospective families for
the recruitment region in a timely fashion. Advises students on
potential majors that align with career path (involving an
understanding of all JMU programs), course decisions for
competitive first-year and transfer applicants, helps navigate
prospective families through the application processes, and
responds and develops pathways for applicants that are not
initially offered admission to JMU. Requires an ability to listen,
understand, and validate conversations with families to provide
counseling and advising.
- Utilize office-wide technology for prospective students and
applicants. Includes using PeopleSoft and OnBase to analyze
application information and recording notes in PeopleSoft to share
with admissions committees, maintaining accurate data.
- Bachelor's degree
- Plan, organize and implement new transfer recruitment
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong organizational and analytical skills; and attention to
- Strong presentation skills,
- Customer service skills and the ability to multi-task.
- Some evening and weekend work
- Applicants must hold a valid driver's license.
- These positions also require the successful candidates to be
able to lift and carry 50 lbs.
- 3-5 years of admissions experience
Conditions of Employment
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
criminal background check.
E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required
to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity
and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison
University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work
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James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a
diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free
of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate
discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color,
disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information,
national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.
We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students,
faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these
qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education
in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in
candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing
commitment to this core quality.
Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact
the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.
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