Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, the Assistant Director for Early College Programs works to grow and diversify undergraduate recruitment.
To this end, the incumbent oversees two important initiatives in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions: The expansion and management of Early College Program at Montclair State University and the development of strategic partnerships with area high schools through dual enrollment agreements. The Early College Program provides ambitious high school students with exciting opportunities to complement high school study with Montclair State University coursework. Through this pre-college program, rising juniors and seniors earn transferable college credits, experience the rigors and expectations of college-level classes, learn alongside Montclair State University students and engage in courses taught by University professors on campus or online.
Through these programs, the Assistant Director creates awareness of Montclair State University and, overtime, develops a recruitment pipeline of students who have participated in the Programs and partnerships, ultimately converting them to applicants to the University. With the support of the Director, and working with a number of partners across campus, the Assistant Director will handle all logistics related to maintaining these relationships, including drafting agreements for approval and seeking consensus from key stakeholders, managing the application and enrollment process for participant students, liaising with the Registrar's and Provost's Offices to identify courses and programs in which students may enroll, etc.
The successful candidate for this position will be an independent thinker with experience managing a complex program. S/he will thrive in an autonomous but supportive environment, and will enjoy the challenge of building a program from the ground up.
The Early College Program at Montclair State University (50%)
Dual Enrollment Program Maintenance and Development (50%)