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Enrollment Coordinator: Catalyst Programs

Apply now Job no: 492902
Work type: Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon, a co-educational, liberal arts and sciences institution in central Ohio, invites applications for an Enrollment Coordinator for Kenyon’s premier diversity and access programs:  Kenyon Academic Partnership (KAP), Camp IV, Kenyon Educational Enrichment Program (KEEP) and STEM. This is a 12-month, full-time, exempt position in Kenyon’s Enrollment Division with occasional opportunity to work remotely. 

At Kenyon, we believe equitable access to opportunity is essential to fostering a community in which every person has a sense of full belonging and the tools to reach their full potential. Our ensemble of programs, therefore, is focused on the recruitment, retention and long-term success of underrepresented students.

The Enrollment Coordinator provides support to high school students at various stages of the enrollment funnel for these important programs:  inquirer, applicant, admitted and enrolling student.  This individual will partner closely with staff in the College’s Admissions Office on recruitment outreach, which includes digital and print communications, campus visits and events, and partnerships with high school counselors, teachers and Community Based Organizations.  The Enrollment Coordinator will also support the selection and enrollment processes.  For all four programs, partnership with faculty and staff directors along with colleagues in the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices is essential.  

The work is dynamic, fast-paced, complex and impactful.  Some responsibilities and projects remain steady from year to year while others shift or emerge in response to changing needs. This individual will handle confidential information and will balance workflow with time-sensitive and emergent situations. 

Essential Duties

The Enrollment Coordinator 

  • serve as the primary contact for the Kenyon Academic Partnership (KAP), Camp IV, Kenyon Educational Enrichment Program (KEEP) and STEM programs and responds to calls and emails;
  • will merge and manage the cyclical enrollment calendars for all programs and provide regular updates to faculty and staff directors on enrollment progress;
  • develop, run, interpret and distribute progress reports; 
  • work in close collaboration with staff directors in Admissions, Financial Aid, Communications and the Registrar’s Office to oversee and produce a cohesive Kenyon experience for participants in the diversity and access programs, including: 
    • Special events and virtual programs designed for prospective and admitted students
    • Digital and print recruitment communications 
    • Distributing appropriate scholarships
    • Accurate accounting of classes and academic credit distribution
  • collaborate closely with Camp IV, KEEP | STEM faculty, staff directors and Admissions staff on the selection of program participants;
  • conduct daily management of the KAP Dual Enrollment system and the necessary interfaces with Banner and Slate; this includes the construction of classes, grade entry, student status and the import of application data;
  • generate and manage KAP class visit verification and grade submission;
  • prepare KAP state reports for Ohio’s College Credit Plus; 
  • track spending and coordinate the distribution of stipends 

Skills and Abilities

The successful candidate will have

  • exceptional and thoughtful judgment and decision-making skills along with experience managing confidential information;
  • organization, and project management skills and an ability to pay meticulous attention to details;
  • exceptional communication skills, both in writing and speaking; strong interpersonal skills along with an ability to work with students, faculty, staff and parents in a professional manner on the phone, in person, and electronically; 
  • exceptional computer skills and the ability to learn new programs quickly; experience with databases, mailing lists, CRM’s, Google and Microsoft Tools;
  • genuine interest in others and a commitment to a mission driven operation;
  • experience working in a fast-paced, student/client focused environment and a willingness to maintain a positive attitude while multitasking and in pressured situations;
  • a strong sense of initiative and should be able to juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously while working independently or in a team setting.

Employment at Kenyon is contingent upon a successful background check. 

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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