Executive Director of Admissions and Recruitment

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  • 05-Feb-2019 to 06-Apr-2019 (EST)
  • Fort Valley, GA, USA
  • Full Time
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    Reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, the Executive Director administers the operational, financial, and personnel functions of the Admissions and Recruitment department to assist in accomplishing the University's enrollment goals and objectives; provides leadership in recruitment of students while using data to make evidence-based decisions, and develops and directs fiscal and resource strategies, plans and policies. The Executive Director will provide expertise and knowledge of best practices and leadership in facilitating the creation and implementation of the annual undergraduate recruitment plans focused on enrolling a diverse population of students. The Executive Director will also develop and execute a multifaceted communications plan to generate an increase in enrollment.


    The Executive Director's position will require both broad oversight and well as a hands-on management style, including a working knowledge of current best-practices in college admissions and recruitment. The primary responsibilities:

      Serve at the Chief Administrator of the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. Supervise all staff; responsible for application processing and recruitment of all incoming new, undergraduate students (freshmen and transfer); create and interpret university admissions policies and procedures, include state legislation and Board of Regents policies; represent the university locally, regionally and nationally. Hold primary responsibility for all strategic and budgetary planning and administration. Responsible for identifying and achieving enrollment goals as determined collaboratively with the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, the Provost, and the President.Chair the Undergraduate Admissions Committee. Participate or represent the Office of Admissions and Recruitment on various campus committees and state-wide higher education coordinating committees. Counsel prospective students and families on the university's admissions requirements and assume authority for who gets admitted into the university. The Executive Director is also responsible for determining residency status for tuition purposes. Work with the Assistant Director for Recruitment and Operations to provide expertise, knowledge and leadership to facilitate the creation and implementation of the annual undergraduate recruitment plans in support of the institution's strategic enrollment goals. Plan/organize on-campus and off-campus recruiting events. Develop collaborative relationships with academic departments in coordinating admissions efforts. Knowledge of transfer credit practices.Make data-informed decisions to guide the work of departmental staff and resources. Ability to perform fundamental statistical evaluations. Continually evaluates processes, strategies and tactics to improve the admissions and recruitment functions.Apply understanding of various audiences to create and implement multifaceted communications plans and measures its effectiveness. Works collaboratively with the Special Assistant to the President for Marketing and Strategic Communications to develop and maximize recruitment marketing and communication efforts. Frequent contact with prospective students, faculty, departmental chairpersons, college deans, divisional directors, and other representatives to facilitate job functions. Frequent communication with educational and administrative staff and professionals at secondary and post-secondary institutions. Train and supports staff involved in admissions and recruitment efforts and operations. Ensures acquired technology is leveraged throughout the department to impact organizational effectiveness and efficiency.Build and maintain a cohesive, integrated and collaborative admissions and recruitment function to continually promote and deliver high standards of customer service so that prospective students have an excellent experience from the first point of contact through admissions and enrollment. Collaborate with colleagues in the development and implementation of Enrollment Management initiatives.Provide effective supervision, leadership, mentorship, and staff development to personnel within the department, serving as a champion for professional growth and development.


      Knowledge of university policies and procedures.Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs, include Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) software. Knowledge of University System of Georgia policies and procedures.Knowledge of Family Education Rights and Privacy Act guidelines.Knowledge of college admissions and recruitment principles.Knowledge of budget management principles.Skill in decision making and problem solving.Skill in supervising the work of personnel.Skill in the completion of a variety of admission reports.Skill in oral and written communication.


    Guidelines include the University System of Georgia Academic and Student Affairs Handbook, the Board of Regents Policy Manual, the FVSU academic catalog, and Admissions Office policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application. This position develops departmental guidelines.


      The work consists of varied duties in directing the university's admissions functions. The variety of tasks to be managed contributes to the complexity of the position.The purpose of this position is to direct the admissions functions of Fort Valley State University. Success in this position contributes to the success of all university operations.


      The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table.The work is typically performed in an office.The position requires frequent travel. 40+ hours of work per week.


    This position has direct/indirect supervision over the Assistant Director of Recruitment and Operations (1), Recruitment/Admissions Counselors (3), Enrollment Associate (2), Admissions Coordinator (1), Administrative Assistant (1).


      Master's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field required; MBA is desired. (Bachelor degree will be considered with considerable experience and accomplishments in college admissions). Five to ten years of experience demonstrating progressive leadership in Admissions, Recruitment, and/or Enrollment is required.
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    Posted: 2/7/2019
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