This position is responsible for the leadership, vision, and administrative over-site of the School of Veterinary Medicine Admissions program and the outreach and recruitment of prospective veterinary students.
60% Admissions: Leads SVM admissions efforts by working with faculty and Administration to determine strategic plan of process. Represents SVM as a member of the Admissions Committee of the AAVMC and works with leadership of the AAVMC and VMCAS to maintain national admission policies/processes. Attends meetings and participate in the AAVMC Admissions Committee. Keeps updated on and assists in development of admissions best practices. Acts as a liaison with VMCAS by attending committee meetings and keeps abreast of changes. Develops and maintains processes for obtaining, evaluating, and correlating all student admissions applications for SVM, including but not limited to, maintains admissions database, compiles and evaluates data, acts as an ex officio member and secretary of the Admissions Committee, and coordinates the folder and interview review process. Prepares schedules of admissions interviews and maintains applicant communications. Compiles and reviews interview/folder scores and reports discrepancies. Develops training materials for admissions process. Oversees training of those participating in the admissions process. Prepares annual report of student admissions for faculty, administration, and accreditation. Submits annual admission statistics to AAVMC.
25% Outreach and Recruitment: Oversees and implements the recruitment efforts of veterinary students in support of strategic efforts, including diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. This is done through overseeing the SVM web presence as it comes to recruiting veterinary students, visiting schools and prevet/preprofessional programs, and maintaining a liaison with pre-veterinary advisors and States which have SREB contract with SVM. Focus on increasing the diversity of the applicant pool. Maintains admissions website, database, and VMCAS LSU site. Leads the development of recruitment strategies and organizes meetings with pre-veterinary students, participates in recruitment trips to pre-professional programs in colleges/universities in Louisiana & Arkansas, participates in career days, and various high school career programs. Assists in the development and implementation of processes that will allow prospective students and parents to learn about the school, profession, and admissions process.
10% Counseling/Advising/Supervising: Provides general academic/career counseling to students of SVM. Counsels students on various academic procedures & regulations, including but not limited to scholastic and withdrawal regulations, curriculum requirements, resignation regulations, etc. Counsels prospective SVM students regarding admissions requirements, tuition costs, job opportunities, etc. Meets with students not accepted to SVM to advise them on ways to strengthen their applications. Supervises/trains employees in admissions databases use supervises student employees
5% Other Duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree with at least 5 years of applicable experience
Master's degree with experience in a leadership role
Some travel required. Must be able to operate a computer, telephone, & other office machinery, remain seated for extended periods of time, bend, squat, twist, move about to accomplish tasks, ability to receive & exchange detailed information through oral & written communication, make substantial movements of the wrists, hands, or fingers. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. This position and/or position's responsibilities require work directly with minors. Finger printing and National Sex Offender Registry check required per FASOP HR-04.
As with all LSU employees, due to this position title and/or responsibilities, this position has an obligation to assist students in the acquisition of necessary services. Should a student appear in need of or seek assistance with issues of an emotional, behavioral, or mental health related matter they should be referred to the proper service within the Student Health Center. In situations where the student creates an impression that they are a danger to themselves or others, the advisor should immediately contact the Care Team, the Dean of Students or the appropriate law enforcement agency. The employee outside of those rights contained within FERPA should create no impression of client or patient confidentiality.
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• Transforming education;
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• The College of Science is the top producer of African American PhDs and women PhDs in chemistry in the U.S.
• LSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine is one of only 30 accredited colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S.
• LSU’s master’s degree program in ceramics is ranked seventh overall and fifth among public universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Graduate Schools rankings.
• LSU’s Flores MBA Program is No. 36 among public institutions and No. 69 overall in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools-Business Schools.”
• The Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture's graduate program is ranked third in the nation by Designlntelligence magazine.
• LSU is a member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration, a dynamic group of scientists from around the globe collaborating to detect and study gravitational waves. LIGO’s Louisiana facility first detected gravitational waves in 2015, proving Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity in a groundbreaking discovery that contributed to the Nobel Prize in 2017.
• Through the College of Engineering, LSU is the only university in North America where future petroleum engineers can get hands-on training in oil well control at the Petroleum Engineering Research & Technology Transfer Laboratory
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• Ranking No. 2 in the nation for private sector job growth in the South based on data from the US Bureau of Labor in 2015;
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