Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment
Director Div/Dpt AD
Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment
Nature of Work:
The Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment provides administrative direction to the planning, budgeting, execution, and evaluation of recruitment, admissions, high school partnerships and off-campus student support services. The Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment evaluates the effectiveness of the University's admissions and recruitment services and recommends strategies for continuous improvement.
Training and Experience:
A bachelor's degree is required with a minimum of 5-7 years experience; a master's degree is preferred and may substitute for a portion of the experience sought; excellent skills needed in use of Microsoft Office Productivity suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access); experience should included but is not limited to: ERP/CRM (Banner preferred), Crystal Reports or similar reporting software, SPSS (or other 3rd party analysis tools), Social Networking, and a general understanding of other software tools use in the course of recruitment, admissions, and matriculation. The successful applicant will have the ability to manage a diverse staff while involved in multiple projects; the ability to build collaborative work relationships among key institutional stakeholders such as Academic Services & Registrar, Financial Aid, Information Technology, Alumni, Academic Advising and Retention, and New Student Success/Orientation and other campus administrative offices; the ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports; the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; the ability to analyze, develop and maintain efficient office work flow and administrative processes; and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills, communications, facilitation and presentation skills.
Illustrative Examples of Work:
The Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment will
manage a complex, high-impact office environment with large volumes of data in accordance with laws, rules, and regulations. This position collaborates with the Vice President for Enrollment Management to establish enrollment goals, recruiting, and marketing and communication strategies. Additionally, the position benchmarks best practices for all phases of the enrollment process and provides direction for a comprehensive territory management recruitment effort.
The Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment will maintain knowledge of new developments and innovative admissions and recruitment practices in higher education; ensure proper recruitment, admissions, and record keeping procedures are implemented and followed; direct the integration of the admissions and enrollment processes, supervising (in accordance with FERPA guidelines) the services provided to students, applicants, faculty and staff regarding student applicant records, and college policies on admissions, records and graduation; coordinate a comprehensive, automated recruitment tracking system using technology to establish contact with a prospective student; assess, enhance, and manage student records systems.
This position serves as a primary liaison for admissions to academic colleges and departments to support the transition of accepted applicants to matriculation; manages staff responsible for the recruitment and admissions of students and is responsible for the coordination of all activities related to the determination of decisions for admissions; responsible for the design and strategic implementation of communication plans for prospects, applicants, and admitted students; oversees and coordinates campus visitations, tours, and other recruitment related events; responsible for ensuring the adoption of technology to effect positive change to the business processes and practices required for admitting students to the University; analyzes and evaluates situations, processes, and procedures to determine best business practice and recommend or implement changes as needed.
The Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment provides leadership in process analysis and improvement to staff within Board of Regents rules and policies; participates in strategic networking and community outreach to advance the University brand locally, regionally, and throughout the State of Georgia; coordinates print, media and online communications to develop a dynamic institutional communications program; develops and maintains the admissions office's recruitment and marketing plan with the purpose of promoting the University's visibility and general recruitment efforts; evaluates and executes exception processing for admissions decisions on applicant files; develops and monitors statistical reports to enhance recruitment strategies, yield management, forecasting, and operational efficacy; supports development, implementation, and assessment of the Admissions unit plan; performs other job-related duties as assigned.
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.)
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants:
General Operating (State)
Number of Openings:
If Other, please denote the Name of a Grant:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Some minor lifting of small items less than 20 pounds (boxes of brochures, etc.) on occasion.
Facts About the Institution:
Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment. EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement: Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education. The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 504 College Drive, B.C. Black Building, Room 382, Albany, Georgia 31705, Director of Human Resources at 229-430-4623. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-903-3610.
Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229-430-4623. EEO/AA employer.
Optional Applicant Documents:
Unofficial Transcript 1
Required Applicant Documents:
Application Types Accepted:
Staff Employment Application