Director of Recruitment and Admissions
Working Title: Director of Recruitment and Admissions
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Dean's Office, School of Architecture
Posting Date: 06-09-2017
The School of Architecture seeks a highly creative, energetic person to serve as the Director of Recruitment and Admissions.
The Director of Recruitment and Admissions advances the School's mission by directing recruitment initiatives and admissions services to thousands of prospective students, as well as managing graduate financial aid from a variety of sources.
The Director will work with A-School leadership to develop, implement and manage recruitment strategies, with particular emphasis in the area of minority student recruitment.
The Director is responsible for marketing to prospective students by designing, planning and producing events to support School of Architecture recruiting. Activities include open house events, graduate school fairs, faculty visits and lectures to peer institutions and high schools, setting up tours of the School for prospective students. The Director also works with the University office of Undergraduate Admissions to coordinate participation in undergraduate events, such as Spring Fling and Days on the Lawn. Responsibilities may also include formulating a publicity agenda, and coordinating program materials and related publications. This requires a close working relationship with department Chairs, Creative Director, Communications and Marketing, and the School of Architecture Foundation Executive Director.
The Director is also responsible for managing the admission processes, coordinating with the Communications Office to maintain the admissions website pages and reinforce alignments with overall recruitment strategies and goals, overseeing the graduate evaluation process and admissions decisions, and updating and managing graduate decision letters.
Review of applications will begin immediately.
Composed of approximately 600 students and 40 full-time faculty, the School of Architecture provides a rich setting for professional education, leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees in Architecture, Architectural History, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Environmental Planning. For more information about the School of Architecture and its academic programs, please visit our website at www.arch.virginia.edu.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong working knowledge of student services and financial aid practices and principals, demonstrated ability to supervise employees, strong communication and analytical skills, ability to plan, develop and implement program activities, ability to establish goals and priorities based on the School's current and future needs, ability to interpret policy and procedure, ability to interpret admissions/enrollment data, strong working knowledge of common business software , and the ability and desire to work with a diverse student body.
Incumbent should have extensive knowledge of all policies and practices related to admissions and financial aid, University and federal policy as it related to financial aid, grant and donor requirements on fellowship funds, and departmental organization in order to carry out the critical duties required by this position. All duties require short and long range planning, decision-making, coordinating and directing personnel to achieve stated School goals, organizing and delegating assignments for effective use in staff and resources in their role as administrator and counselor. The incumbent supervises work-study students, who provide administrative support in the areas of admissions and financial aid.
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