Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Working Title: Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Posting Date: 10-10-2018
The Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy seeks a new Director of Undergraduate Admissions to lead strategic planning, advising, recruitment, evaluation, and admission of students into the School's three undergraduate programs: Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy & Leadership, Accelerated Master of Public Policy, and Public Policy & Leadership Minor. Reporting to the Executive Director of External Affairs, the Director of Undergraduate Admissions shares responsibility for managing the Office of Admissions' staff and Batten Ambassadors. The Director participates in the development of short-term and long-term goals and policies for programs to ensure that the University's undergraduate admission objectives are met.
The Batten School was founded to develop the next generation of ethical, evidence-based, results-oriented policy leaders. We are pioneering a new model in public policy education, one with a unique blend of education, training, advising, experiential learning opportunities, and career counseling built to help our graduates make an outsized impact in the policy world. Therefore, the primary role of the Director of Undergraduate Admissions is to recruit students into our undergraduate programs who are best suited to thrive in our unique Policy School 3.0 model.
A Bachelor's degree is required, as is at least 7 years of experience in a student services role. A Master's degree with 3 years of work experience will also be considered. Applicants must possess strong oral and written communication to accurately and precisely convey information. The ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team is essential. A demonstrated ability to lead a team-oriented environment and strong problem-solving skills is imperative. Applicants must have an ability to exercise good judgment while working collegially in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment. Experiences with production of a variety of media particularly print publications is required. Proficiency in Microsoft office is required. Preference will be given to applicants with previous supervisory experience managing professional and student staff. Working knowledge of University eforms - ITC, facilities management, procurement and Oracle is strongly preferred. Database management, admissions CRM and SIS experience preferred.
To apply candidates must submit a University Staff Application through [email protected] (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search posting number 0624281, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a resume, and contact information for 3 references.
Questions about the application process in [email protected] should be directed to Rhiannon O'Coin at [email protected]
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong oral and written communication to accurately and precisely convey information
Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.
A Demonstrated ability to lead a team-oriented environment and strong problem-solving skills.
An ability to exercise good judgment while working collegially in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment.
Experiences with production of a variety of media particularly print publications.
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