- Assistant Director Admissions
The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Directorand Associate Directors in meeting established enrollment goalseach year, with special emphasis on the Hispanic studentpopulation. This is accomplished through the formulation andimplementation of a comprehensive marketing, recruitment andadmissions plan that includes targeted advertising, travel, campusvisitation programs, scholarship awards, and written and telephoniccommunications. The Assistant Director is responsible fordeveloping and managing the full admissions funnel for an assignedterritory including inquiries, applicants, accepted and enrolledstudents. This position uses independent authority and discretionand is authorized to commit the University to admissions decisionsand scholarship awards within an assigned territory.This position will serve as the primary contact for prospectiveHispanic students, assist in the creation and implementation ofHispanic recruitment strategies, process Hispanic studentapplications, design recruitment materials and web content forHispanic students, and participate in recruitment activitiestargeting Hispanic students. Additionally, the job is described asfollows –1. Territory Management: Collect, analyze and interpret dataFormulate goals based on historical trends and projectionsDevelop and implement an individualized recruitment plan withappropriate objectives and strategies. Formulate and implement acomprehensive travel plan that includes college fairs, high schoolprivate visits and special programs as required.2. Funnel Management: Build an inquiry pool sufficient in size andquality to reach established enrollment goals. Communicate viaphone, email and letters with most qualified inquiries to encouragesubmission of the applicationMaintain communication with applied students to encourage andsupport completion of the application process. Independentlyevaluate completed files and make admission decisions based onestablished criteria. Maintain contact with accepted students usingyield enhancement strategies to reach enrollment goals.3. Render Admission Decision: Perform a thorough assessment ofcompleted applicant files: Check citizenship, make initialresidency determination, review high school/college history,including graduation status and date, minimum courserequirements, GPA, SAT or ACT (optional),and class rank, and examine entire package, especially campussafety questions, for inconsistencies or red flagsFor transfer applicants, the Assistant Director will alsorecalculate the GPA on transferable college work, and useassigned authority and discretion to award UNC Pembroketransfer credit as appropriate. Make a decision to admit or denythe student upon completion of file evaluation4. On and Off Campus Events Planning: Plan dates, budget, developagenda and secure speakers, facilities, food, beverages andcollateral campus support for numerous events.5. On campus private visits and tours: Conduct counselinginterviews with prospective and/or admitted students and familymembers. Conduct campus tours “individual and group”Tailor private visit to meet individual needs for all visitors (Sitin on class, meet with coach, visit Financial Aid, Eat in DiningFacility, etc.)6. Scholarship Awards: Make scholarship award decisions as aleverage to meet enrollment goalsCoordinate with Financial Aid to call and counsel all admittedstudents who have been awarded financial aid packages7. Serve as University Ambassador for special programs sponsored bythe Chancellor’s Office, Academic Affairs, Advancement, StudentAffairs, University and Community Relations, Business Affairs,Athletics and other areas as requested.Minimum Training and ExperienceRequirements: Bachelor’s Degree with significantexperience in recruitment, admissions or student services. Thisposition requires strong oral and written communication skills; theability to work with diverse populations; competence in technologyand computer skills: the ability to collect and analyze data usingthe results to implement future programs, plans and strategies.Management Preferences: Experience in marketing orsales, and or event planning. Excellent communication skills, andability to interpret and make data driven decisions. Go above andbeyond to provide impeccable customer service. Ability to travelextensively in and out-of-the state of North Carolina. Previousexperience in a higher education setting and or UndergraduateAdmissions environment is preferred.Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is subject to the successful completion of anemployment background check. An employment background checkincludes a criminal background check, employment verification,reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credithistory check (if applicable).In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will berequired to verify identity and eligibility to work in the UnitedStates and to complete the required employment eligibilityverification form upon hire.New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financialinstitution of their choice. Candidates claiming VeteransPreference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of theonline application process.UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TheUniversity prohibits discrimination against qualified individualsbased on their status as protected veterans or individuals withdisabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individualsbased on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and nationalorigin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA FederalContractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans forour openings.
- Lockheed Martin Opens Space Fence Test Facility
Objects in space will soon be monitored by a radar array for the U.S. Air Force’s Space Fence as part of Lockheed Martin’s new test site representative of the larger system under construction on the remote Kwajalein Island.The test facility will be used for early validation of hardware, firmware and software that will enable the Space Fence to detect, track, and catalog orbital objects more than 1.5 million times a day to predict and prevent space-based collisions. The test site will also provide early lessons learned on installation of the S-band ground-based radars, support maintenance training and allow engineers to test verification procedures.The New Jersey test site officially opened during a ceremony attended by representatives from the U.S. Air Force, local, state and federal governments, Lockheed Martin leaders and Space Fence team members. Within the Space Fence radar design, Lockheed Martin uses the latest monolithic microwave integrated circuit technology, including Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductor materials. GaN provides significant advantages for active phased array radar systems, including higher power density, greater efficiency and improved reliability over previous technologies.Construction continues at the six-acre Space Fence site 2,100 miles southwest of Honolulu. Forty-five hundred cubic yards of concrete now form the foundation of the sensor site and the start of ring walls (left) that will support the inflatable roof permeable by RF bands.Once construction is complete, Space Fence will be tested and validated before its Initial Operating Capability occurs in late 2018.