Director of Admissions
The School of Nursing, Student Affairs is seeking a Director of Admissions to provide strategic direction and leadership to the admissions program of the University of Maryland School of Nursing students. This position is responsible for directing the student admissions responsibilities of the School for all academic programs.
The Admissions Office recently underwent a reorganization to streamline processes and better organize reporting relationships. The Admissions Office has a very strong foundation with three experienced managers who will directly report to the new Director, and seven full-time recruiting and operations team members. The new Director will have a wonderful opportunity to implement best practices in enrollment management by implementing an ambitious recruitment plan, engaging with the university’s new CRM system, and will be empowered to creatively manage the School’s enrollment goals.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is driven by seven (7) core values in its daily business operations and education practices. Those core values are Accountability, Civility, Collaboration, Diversity, Excellence, Knowledge, and Leadership.
Responsibilities include: managing the admissions team, facilitating admissions funnel processes for students, representing the School to internal and external constituencies regarding admissions related issues, executing enrollment management strategies, executing student recruitment plans, collaborating on financial aid strategies, making recommendations on technology solutions, and serving on senior staff of Student and Academic Services. In addition, this position is responsible for the leadership and development of a department encompassing 11 full-time employees and directly supervises three Assistant Directors. This position will ensure compliance with admissions standards and policies consistent with the requirements set by the governing bodies of the School and University. This position will also serve on School and University committees responsible for enrollment management strategy.
Directs and leads admissions processes for all academic programs. This includes directing activities designed to engage prospective students, convert those to applicants, ensure swift consideration by faculty committees, and lead yield activities.
Manages, coaches, and develops a highly capable admissions staff consisting of Assistant Directors, counseling and recruiting staff, and operational team members.
In conjunction with Associate Dean and School constituencies, develops and executes enrollment management strategies to include formulating and executing student recruitment strategies.
Represents School in recruiting students and in presenting to a wide variety of internal and external constituents.
Oversees enrollment reporting to include data dissemination, analysis, and formulation of recommendations.
Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
Experience: Seven years (7) of progressively responsible experiences working with student services with at least two spent in higher education admissions or enrollment management.
Supervisory Experience: Three (3) years of experience in management which included recruitment, training, and professional development of staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of best practices in departmental field.
Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.
Leadership, coaching, and teambuilding skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
Ability to network and interact, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals.
Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information.
Consultation and change management skills.
Verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
The preferred candidate will have:
Microsoft Excel advance proficiency
Understanding of basic statistical methods
Other: Some local and rarely national travel required.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience. UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
HOW TO APPLY:
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., an executive search firm, is assisting the UMB School of Nursing in the search and will accept confidential applications and nominations until the position is filled. Screening of candidates will begin immediately. An application should include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; a resume; and the names of five references, with titles, addresses, business and home telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Submission of materials as a MS Word attachment is strongly encouraged. Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be submitted to:
Jan Greenwood or Betty Asher, Partners
Ann Bailey, Executive Search Consultant
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
In addition to submitting materials to Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., applicants will also need to apply for the position on the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) website to be considered. Use the following link to apply through the UMB site:
For more information about the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Nursing, please visit: http://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/about/quick-facts/
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
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