Assistant or Associate Director of College and Fair Relations
Application deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021
In-Person College Fairs
Virtual College Fairs
StriveScan was founded in 2016 and has been rapidly growing since its inception. With a mission to connect students and colleges through easy, efficient technology, our barcodes and mobile scanning app have been used at college fairs in 41 states and 68 countries. Our list of partners continues to multiply each year.
Since the pandemic, StriveScan’s virtual college fairs have been leading the profession. We’ve created innovative virtual programs that have served thousands of college representatives and hundreds of thousands of students from all 50 states.
To support StriveScan’s growth, we are seeking ambitious, adaptable people to join our dynamic team and help us continue to strategize and execute at the highest levels of service–both virtually and in person.
Assistant or Associate Director of College and Fair Relations, commensurate with experience. A full-time, multi-functional, leadership role that serves as a primary contact person for association leaders, college fair coordinators, and college representatives using StriveScan.
You will work alongside StriveScan’s President, Senior Director, Director, and two Associate Directors. This role will offer a high level of autonomy and directly impact the rollout, implementation, and management of StriveScan’s virtual and in-person programs in different territories around the country.
You will be essential to the operations and growth of StriveScan’s in-person barcode scanning services and virtual fairs. You’ll work with StriveScan’s association and college partners to ensure the successful execution of our events.
A strong work ethic, problem-solving, leadership, communication skills, technical prowess, and curiosity are all critical to success in this position. StriveScan is a growing company, so your job will be fast-paced and constantly evolving. We want someone who is ready to take on a variety of responsibilities while simultaneously executing at a high level.
- Deliver incredible support for association leaders, college fair coordinators, college representatives, and other StriveScan stakeholders–above and beyond industry standards.
- Work alongside StriveScan’s President, Senior Director, Director, and two Associate Directors to help plan, lead, and execute virtual and in-person programs in various territories nationwide.
- Serve as a training manager and contact person for college fair coordinators and build strong relationships with these individuals. Provide email and phone outreach to schedule trainings, conduct webinars, and provide follow up reporting, data, and analysis.
- Serve as a training coordinator and contact person for college representatives. Conduct educational webinars and provide email/phone support for colleges using StriveScan.
- Oversee virtual fair operations and help coordinate a large staff of part-time virtual program facilitators.
- Research new markets, build relationships, and pursue growth opportunities.
- Maintain accurate records of interactions and progress in cloud-based tools.
- Be a proactive problem-solver, wherever it’s required.
- Execute responsibilities in an environment that provides a high level of autonomy, while keeping supervisor informed of progress.
- Regular evening and some weekend travel and work will be required, especially during the fall and spring college fair and conference seasons.
- Travel to college fairs to provide on-site support, locally and nationally. Assist college representatives with account, app, and scanning issues. Oversee and assist with student registration.
- Travel to professional events to represent StriveScan, locally and nationally.
- Perform additional duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree or higher.
- Minimum of three years work experience in college/university admissions or high school/college counseling.
- Strong leadership, interpersonal skills, personal initiative, and poise.
- Demonstrate strong expertise in technology, computer, and mobile device skills.
- Experience with data analysis.
- Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent time management, prioritization of tasks.
- Ability to travel alone, out of town, overnight.
- Ability to work independently from a home-office location.
- A valid driver’s license.
- The capability to stand for long periods of time and to lift and carry large quantities of sometimes heavy materials.
- Strong leadership and involvement in college admissions professional organizations (ACAC, ACRAO, regional rep group, etc.)
- Experienced and in-depth knowledge of a college recruitment territory.
- Power users of Zoom’s meeting and webinar advanced features.
- Experience with prospective student data processing and CRM.
- Knowledge and experience with technical systems like APIs, SQL, and automation.
Work Location: Remote
StriveScan is based in Chicago but has been a fully remote team, working from home, even prior to the pandemic. Team members are located in Chicago, Portland, Denver, and Charlotte.
- This is a fully remote position where you will work primarily from a home-office environment, similar to a regional representative.
- This position will also require substantial, regular, overnight travel to college fairs and other meeting locations around the country, especially during the recruitment season.
- Preference for candidates to be located in a major metropolitan area with easy access to direct flights to market locations.
- Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
- Benefits include health insurance reimbursement, retirement contribution, home internet/cell phone stipend, paid vacation, and winter break.
- Application deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021
- Notifications and interviews: October-November
- Start date: December or early January
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation, drug screening, and driving record check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
StriveScan is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this organization are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.
NACAC Conference in Louisville
After the Western Slope Fair in Aspen, CO
Summer Retreat in Michigan
Meeting with Dallas regional reps
After a fair in Atlanta
PACAC Conference in Hershey, PA
Warm welcome by Hawai’i ACAC
Old friends at NACAC
Chicago regional rep meeting
Application deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021