Reporting to the Executive Director of Admissions, the Director of Undergraduate Admissions develops, implements and executes recruitment and admission strategies that fulfill the University’s enrollment objectives.
Old Dominion University (ODU), located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Admissions, the Director of Undergraduate Admissions develops, implements and executes recruitment and admission strategies that fulfill the University’s enrollment objectives, including: directs all domestic undergraduate recruitment and admission functions; researches and plans departmental initiatives; monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of admission policies, practices and procedures; leads the development of recruitment materials and establishes communication strategies utilizing current technologies; manages the admission process, including the review of applicant information and dissemination of decisions; oversees the daily operations of the office, develops and maintains strategic budget and resource management practices; and is expected to develop and foster internal and external community relationships. The Director is responsible for hiring, training and managing a staff of 32.
The successful candidate must possess a Master’s degree and a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible and successful experience in the administration of admissions and recruitment programs in higher education. Evidence of demonstrated excellent planning, organizational, customer service, leadership and supervisory skills is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including effective public speaking and presentation skills, and the ability to take initiative, exercise sound judgment and handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment as well as demonstrated evidence of strong analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to think strategically, develop collaborative relationships and work effectively with diverse groups are required. Knowledge of integrated student information systems and innovative technologies for recruitment and admissions is also required.
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com  under the link Open Positions. Nominations or questions about this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895.
SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group
Old Dominion – Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Kendra E. Dane, Search Associate
Please visit the Old Dominion website at www.odu.edu 
Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.