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Associate Director for Transfer Transitions

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Job Description
Associate Director for Transfer Transitions, Admissions, 57771
Job Description or Duties: The Associate Director for Transfer Transitions is responsible for ensuring student success throughout the “lifecycle” for all transfer students. Responsibilities include: (1) recruitment (2) retention (3) advising (4) transcript evaluation (5) first year experience, and (6) scholarship. This will occur through frequent travel to community colleges across the state and region building relationships with prospective students along with faculty and staff at those community colleges. Recruitment: active recruitment of in state community colleges to include: regular campus visits, attendance of specific recruitment events, cultivation of professional relationships with faculty/staff/community organizations, open communication with students/parents/advisors through appointments/telephone/email; recruitment of 4 year and out of state institutions; coordinate UNK Transfer Days; aid the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions and the Assistant Director of Campus Visits in the creation of recurring transfer visit days. Retention – Create, advise, and facilitate a transfer student organization that enhances transfer student success. Advising: provide accurate academic advising to potential transfer students prior to transferring. This is to be accomplished by correctly communicating standing articulations, projecting a future plan for degree completion and through active communication with advisors/transfer specialists at student’s home institutions; establish and maintain a working relationship with UNK Department Chairs and eCampus; actively work with UNK’s General Studies Council. Transcript Evaluation – work in conjunction with the Office of Student Records to evaluate and load transfer credit. First Year Experience: collaborate with the Assistant Director of First Year Programs to create transfer specific events and opportunities; host Transfer Orientation prior to the beginning of both the Fall and Spring semester. Scholarship: have a working knowledge of available transfer specific scholarships including specific requirements and deadlines in order to market and explain to potential students; work with the NU Foundation to maintain and grow the Loper Advantage Scholarship; act as a liaison between Phi Theta Kappa scholars and UNK’s PTK advisor.
Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree with 3 years of experience working with students in a college/university environment. Ability to interact with individuals in a variety of settings. Excellent verbal and written communication, management, and problem-solving skills are essential. Computer expertise with word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, e-mail, Internet, etc. are required. Ability to work independently essential. Must have experience with and demonstrated ability to relate to first generation, low-income, non-traditional, and minority students. Travel is required. Must have a valid driver’s license. Evening and weekend work is necessary.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling, or other related field 5 or more years of experience working with students in a college/university environment. Previous recruitment experience. Previous advising experience.
HOW TO APPLY: Application review begins June 18, 2018. For more information and to apply visit For more information about the position contact: Dusty Newton, For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8522 or
SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA/CREF and Fidelity.
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