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Ryan Welsh

University Admissions
Riverside
I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.
John Cage

Summary

Energetic Admissions Counselor bringing 4-year background in college and career counseling, 3-years with High school athletics, 3 years of college level teaching, and 10 years of building businesses. Adept at coaching and counseling students throughout transition from high school to college. Excellent interpersonal and organizational abilities with in-depth knowledge of application and admissions processes as well as how to develop, optimize, and lead a team.

Overview

10
10
years of professional experience
4
4
years of post-secondary education
2
2
Certifications

University Admissions Counselor

Grand Canyon University
2017-12 - Current
  • Developed and aided in implementation of University-wide work processes which led to increased productivity, customer experience, and greater employee efficiency/ retention.
  • Responsible for YoY recruiting growth of 200% and 125%.
  • 20% increase in lead generation.
  • 25% conversion rate from application to started Student in highly competitive space.
  • Establish sales territory, build relationships with schools, generate leads, convert leads to enrolled students, and nurture student and family relationships.
  • Workflow includes- CRM, daily web reports for data analysis and strategy implementation, phone/text/email campaign creation and implementation,
  • Mentoring and training of coworkers in areas such as work processes, territory development, and strategy design through implementation.
  • Organized, detailed and excellent track record of working well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Full Service Admissions Counselor role included: Admissions Counselor, Financial Aid Counselor, Academic Advisor, and Student Accounts Counselor roles.

Founder / Operator

Ryan Scott Welsh, LLC
2011-04 - Current
  • Digital and social media business.
  • Identified appropriate marketing channels and target customers for campaigns.
  • Wrote engaging and successful marketing, advertising and website copy.
  • Conducted target market research to scope out industry competition and identify advantageous trends.
  • Established, optimized and enforced business policies to maintain consistency and high-quality standards across the operations.
  • Cultivated forward-thinking, inclusive and performance-oriented business culture to lead industry in innovation and push progress.
  • Stayed current with market trends to determine optimal pricing of goods and services and to capitalize on emerging opportunities.
  • Reviewed monthly operations to assess compliance with budgets and determine necessary adjustments for future plans.

Adjunct Professor of Photography and Design

California Baptist University
2016-01 - 2017-09
  • Taught Photography and Design courses, providing instruction to up to 150 undergraduate students.
  • Collaborated with the Department Chair and Dean to create dynamic, ongoing curriculum development and instruction improvement program.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to facilitate and moderate classroom discussions and student-centered learning.
  • Built relationships with students, mentoring on personal, professional and academic goals while providing coaching on effective academic habits.

Girls Soccer Coordinator

Woodcrest Christian School
2015-09 - 2017-05
  • Built productive relationships with parents of students facing difficult situations at school or at home.
  • Administered all facets of personnel policies and procedures, including conception, modification, and approval of professional staff additions.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Motivated athletes to become stronger, more agile and more effective through training habits and proper nutrition.
  • Evaluated individual knowledge, skills and strengths and assigned team positions to maximize talent areas.

Work History

Master of Science Organizational Leadership And Entrepreneurship

Grand Canyon High School
2018-04 - 2020-07

Bachelor of Arts Graphic Design & Photography

California Baptist University
2010-08 - 2014-05

Education

Skills

Professional development training

Excellent oral and written communication

Strategic decision-making

Higher education practices knowledge

Data-driven decision making

Business development and planning

Territory development and management

Coaching and mentoring

Software

CRM systems

Microsoft Suite

Adobe Design Suite

Data Reporting

LMS systems

Certification

Strategy Execution- Harvard University

2021-04

Executive Design Thinking- U.C. Riverside

2021-03

Interests

Travel (25 countries visited)

Soccer (played for 20+ years, coached for 5)

Personal Development

Personal Finance

Business Development

Technology

Strategy Execution- Harvard University

2021-04

Executive Design Thinking- U.C. Riverside

2021-03
Grand Canyon High School - Master of Science, Organizational Leadership And Entrepreneurship
2018-04 - 2020-07
University Admissions Counselor - Grand Canyon University
2017-12 - Current
Adjunct Professor of Photography and Design - California Baptist University
2016-01 - 2017-09
Girls Soccer Coordinator - Woodcrest Christian School
2015-09 - 2017-05
Founder / Operator - Ryan Scott Welsh, LLC
2011-04 - Current
California Baptist University - Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design & Photography
2010-08 - 2014-05

Timeline