Job Duties and Accountabilities: An asterisk (*) denotes an “essential job function” for ADApurposes.Application Processing (40%):Assure accurate and detailed evaluation of applications foradmission, including checking thoroughly for completeness of file;completion of all prerequisite courses; and grade point averagecalculations. Based upon prescribed admission eligibility criteria, consultwith academic departments to make admission decisions.*Routinely exercise discretion and independent judgment indetermining acceptability of academic prerequisites, but also mustwork collaboratively with the admission review team and leadfaculty persons.*Review applications once faculty decisions are made foraccuracy. Update in NursingCAS and PowerCampus.*Ensure compliance of official transcripts and other requireddocuments after each semester begins.*Recruitment (50%):Establish contact with prospective students and counselorsthrough continued presence at recruitment events.* Communicate with prospective students relative to admissionrequirements, entry options, prerequisites, applicant poolstatistics, denial of entry to program, curriculum, and generalfinancial aid. Develop and execute the manner in which thiswill happen. Demonstrate and articulate the value of highereducation.* Represent Samuel Merritt University at transfer days, graduateand professional days, transfer centers, conferences, and othercommunity events.* Participate in regularly scheduled, on-campus InformationSessions.*Participate in diversity related recruitment events on and offcampus.Independently maintain continued contact with prospectivestudents throughout the application* process, notify applicants ofstatus while encouraging continued interest in Samuel MerrittUniversity.*Develop and maintain relationships with community partners:community colleges, non- profit organizations, hospitals, medicalsystems, etc. to ensure an SMU presence in theseorganizations.*Provide effective and accurate counseling to prospectivestudents on issues related to admission and financial aid. This includes, but is not limited to, counseling related toprerequisite courses required for admission; the articulation ofcourses to Samuel Merritt University which were completed at otheracademic institutions; overall admission process; applicationdeadlines and processes; timelines associated with admission; gradepoint average (cumulative and science) calculations; course repeatpolicy; competitiveness of application with reference to theoverall applicant pool; statistics regarding quantity/quality ofprevious applicant pools; reclassification of existingapplications; reasons for denial of admission; and ways in which anapplication can be strengthened for subsequent consideration.* Other (10%)Plan and coordinate travel.*Perform other duties as requested by the Dean ofAdmission.*Participate in the enrollment planning process.*Working knowledge of legal and ethical issues pertaining to theadmission profession and processes related to the admission ofstudents, specifically the Family Educational Rights and PrivacyAct.*Support other Admission team members when needed (appointments,events, application processing). Apply ‘team approach’mentality.*Skills and Abilities:Excellent organizational skills with a strong ability to meetall deadlines related to work projects with attention todetails.Moderate experience with spreadsheet software such asEXCEL.Excellent communication skills required, including the abilityto communicate effectively with counselors, prospectivestudents and family members, and other professionalcolleagues.Excellent written communication skills, including the abilityto organize and effectively communicate thoughts through thewritten word.Ability to read English and carry out writteninstructions.Ability to work and complete tasks in a busy,multi-tasked, multi-faceted environment.Courteous and professional manner required. Diplomacy indealing with conflict.Ability and willingness to serve as an ombudsperson forstudents in a crisis situation. Excellent attention to details as they relate to thesuccessful, daily operation of the Office of Admission.Demonstrated ability to make decisions and exerciseprofessional judgment.Ability to analyze other statistical data pertaining toenrollment trends and projections.Ability to interact with University faculty and staff, medicalcenter staff, prospective students and their families, and otherUniversity admission personnel.Ability and skill to work independently, and as part of adesignated team.Working knowledge of student information system database andoperational systems (i.e. Power Campus, Webadmit, SalesForce,SharePoint, Target X, Webex, Zoom, MS Teams, Outlook) Ability and willingness to travel locally, regionally andnationally for recruitment purposes. Ability to rent a carand a willingness to travel by airplane.Education and skills:Baccalaureate required.Demonstrated experience in student recruitment and admissionrequired, or substantially similar work experience. Physical Effort:Basically sedentary desk work; however, must be mobile.Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.Ability to express and exchange ideas. Ability to write, expressing and exchanging ideas by means ofthe written word.Ability to receive detailed information throughcommunication.Ability to transfer recruitment materials such as brochures,materials, and SWAG.Ability to travel for recruitment events. The University has an institution-wide commitment todiversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming andsupportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is aneducational imperative to achieve excellence. Job Summary:Front line, essential “face” of Samuel Merritt University (SMU)with prospective students, Health Science Advisors, CommunityCollege Counselors, Community Partners, and health careprofessionals. Counsel prospective students regardingappropriateness of academic program, entry options and curriculum. Respond to inquiries and represent Samuel Merritt Universityat local, regional and national recruitment events. Activities will focus on, but not be limited to, theadmission cycle related to the undergraduate & graduateprograms. Demonstrated commitment to the mission, vision andvalues of SMU, including a core commitment to recruitment andinclusion of diversity in all SMU academic programs.
Jeffrey Epstein and his home at 9 East 71st Street in New York (Credit: Getty Images)The fight over Jeffrey Epstein’s estate, which includes one of Manhattan’s most expensive homes, is set to be a new major battleground following his death by apparent suicide on Saturday.Prosecutors will have to try determining the full scope of Epstein’s fortune, which will be more challenging because of his death. It is not even clear yet where estate proceedings would take place, as it will depend on which home of Epstein’s is considered his main one.David Ring, a Los Angeles attorney who has represented victims of sexual assault and abuse, told Bloomberg the process will be “incredibly complicated.”“It’s going to be a lot of different folks who are going to be battling over this estate and these assets, and I hope the victims come out on top. I think they deserve it,” he said. “But I don’t think the estate is just going to hand it over to them.”ADVERTISEMENTEpstein was not married and did not have any known children, and it is unclear whether he left a will. His relatives include a niece and nephew in New York and his brother, Mark Epstein.Epstein’s holdings included a 40-room mansion on the Upper East Side prosecutors valued at $77 million, the Caribbean island of Little St. James, a ranch in New Mexico and homes in Florida and Paris, according to Bloomberg.Lawyers for the victims of the sex crimes Epstein was accused of are calling to put a freeze on his estate, meaning the legal process could take years. [Bloomberg] – Eddie Small This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now