Assistant/Associate Director of Admission - Articulation and Transfer Admissions, Admission

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May 6, 2021


The Assistant/Associate Director of Admission - Articulation and Transfer Admissions is responsible for implementing the recruitment plan for transfer students and the operationalization of articulation agreements and vertical transfer pathways.  The Assistant/Associate Director supervises the Transfer Admission Counselors and will work to plan appropriate travel to partnering colleges for fairs, advising visits and education planning.  The Assistant/Associate Director will facilitate the process for developing and renewing articulation agreements and vertical pathways, ensuring that existing course agreements are up to date and facilitating addendums and updates as needed.  The Assistant/Associate Director will lead relationship marketing efforts with current and prospective education partners for both community college and four-year institutions.  The Assistant/Associate Director will also assist the Director of Admission in ensuring compliance with the Missouri State Guidelines for Student Transfer and Articulation among Missouri Higher Education Institutions.


  • Steward relationships with existing and potential partners
  • Evaluate and optimize existing agreements for enrollment purposes
  • Develop and maintain organization and reporting system on all agreements
  • Coordinate with institutional offices and faculty on credit equivalencies and pathways
  • Develop a marketing plan for each agreement to maximize effectiveness of the pathway for prospective students
  • Recommend amendments and agreement changes based on student experience and retention data

Recruitment and Enrollment

  • Supervise the transfer team, which operates on a concierge model for student enrollment and success
  • Develop and implement a recruitment plan for admission counselors
  • Develop and implement quantitative goals for each articulation agreement and vertical transfer pathway
  • Ensure all recruiters understand how to set up visits within our CRM system for their recruitment events and other appointments
  • Enhance the current outreach methods for branding and name recognition throughout Missouri and the surrounding areas
  • Working with diverse stakeholders
  • Develop strategies to assist future transfer students with projecting course scheduling needs and degree requirements
  • Coordinate with the Center for Academic Excellence on scheduling for incoming transfer students
  • Collaborate with leaders on transition programming, ensuring best-practices are used for unique student needs

Marketing and Communication Collaboration

  • Educate recruitment team about the departmental marketing and communication plan
  • Provide direction and oversight to staff in completing the tasks required for effective implementation of the plan
  • Help envision ways to incorporate the use of technology into processes as we strive to make powerful and timely connections with prospective students
  • Actively participate in implementation of future admission technology products
  • Collaborate with the Communications Team to ensure all recruitment related sites are as up to date as possible
  • Work with the Assistant Director of Technology to ensure TruConnect content is current
  • Collaborate with the Communications Team regarding needs from the Recruitment Team for continuous growth in the platform's content (write articles, post forums, add videos, add events, etc.) to assist with increased student interaction

Office Leadership

  • Actively participate in weekly meetings with senior admission staff
  • Work with others in leading comprehensive efforts to effectively develop recruitment plans while meeting the needs of incoming and current students
  • Develop creative solutions to staffing and processes related to changing needs or direction
  • Serve as a resource to Admission staff members and the greater University community in representing Truman State University
  • Participate in training of staff members
  • Work with the other senior staff members to create a supportive, enthusiastic, professional and efficient work environment
  • Lead regular meetings with the Recruitment Team members to manage workload, monitor project progress and assign new projects
  • Serve on the Admission Leadership team and associated committees/teams specific to new student recruitment efforts

Professional Development

  • Participate in online seminars regarding relevant professional issues in an effort to keep current about recruitment opportunities to enhance our operation
  • Attend professional conferences off campus, as requested and as schedule permits
  • Member of Missouri ACAC

Special Projects and Other Duties

  • Assist with campus tours and visits
  • Actively provide and participate in departmental or University trainings
  • Provide support in answering the office phones, responding to questions and following up on requests
  • Assist with other mailings and projects
  • Research and report on Admission recruitment trends and best practices
  • Other duties as assigned

To Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, staff application, resume, academic transcripts and contact information for at least three references online at or mailed to:

Truman State University

Human Resources MC 101

100 E Normal Ave

Kirksville, MO 63501


Review of applications will begin May 21, 2021 and continue until position is filled.  Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.  Questions may be directed to Human Resources at or 660-785-4031.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or

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