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Admissions and New Student Transitions Coordinator

Title
Admissions and New Student Transitions Coordinator
Location
Providence, RI
Description
College Unbound (CU) is an accredited and state approved college whose mission is to reinvent the higher education experience for underrepresented returning adult learners. Through rigorous and engaged scholarship, College Unbound integrates students’ own purposes for learning with the needs of their workplaces and communities, improving the lives of the students and the lives of those they touch. As a degree completion college, College Unbound provides access, support through completion, and career assistance ensuring that students get into college, stay in college, and move forward in their lives with a degree in hand.

Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Innovation, the Admission and New Student Transition Coordinator will have responsibility for facilitating the transition of new students to College Unbound and working collaboratively with recruitment and registrarial functions of the College. In addition, the Admission Coordinator will ensure that students are connected to appropriate resources, and work to identify and address any internal barriers that might affect the successful transition of new students into the College.

Responsibilities:
• Pull together profiles of prospective students for review by the Admissions Committee
• Review and assess student writing samples and register students for courses accordingly
• Provide direct support to students as they transition to the College and ensure that students are appropriately connected to relevant resources
• Work collaboratively with the Registrar to place admitted students in appropriate first semester courses
• Create communications and processes to facilitate the smooth transition of new students to their Lab Faculty
• Identify gaps in services or support to new students as they transition to the College, make recommendations to address those gaps, and work collaboratively with relevant staff to implement services or programs in support of new students.
Requirements
• A Bachelor’s degree is required with previous experience related to admissions, advising, new student programs, or student services programs, preferably in a higher education setting. A master’s degree is preferred but not required.
• Direct experience providing support and/or advising to students from diverse backgrounds, preferably in a college setting.
• Understanding of the distinct needs of adult learners and the ability develop processes and practices to support their effective transition to CU
• Strong interpersonal, cultural fluency, and written and oral communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with staff across areas.

College Unbound is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, marital status, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or military or veteran status. In addition, we comply with all applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which we operate.
Contact Tara Hagopian
Phone: (401) 752-2640
Fax: N/A
thagopian@collegeunbound.edu
325 Public Street , Providence, RI 02905