Director of Admissions

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)



Working Title:

Director of Admissions

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Student Services

Salary Range:

Dependent on qualifications and experience.

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The Office of Curricular and Student Affairs offers comprehensive services to help ensure the success of students in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as they matriculate through the professional (PharmD) and graduate programs. The mission of the Office of Curricular and Student Affairs is to to maximize students’ professional growth and leadership potential by offering grounded and intentional services, opportunities, and experiences that engage students by fostering self-reflection, personalized learning, and holistic development. Furthermore, the office aims to provide rich and diverse co-educational experiences and services which prepare highly differentiated and career ready professional and graduate students. The Office of Curricular and Student Affairs complements the School’s academic mission by providing consistent, holistic, student-centered services from recruitment through commencement. This support fosters development of professional and graduate students through targeted advising, mentoring, and career/professional development programs.

The Office of Curricular and Student Affairs is an extension of the Office of Professional Education. It is comprised of 11 student affairs professionals, each with specified areas of responsibility including enrollment and registration management, advising, student recruitment and admissions, student involvement, and management of experiential education (clerkships/rotations). The Office functions as a cohesive unit where teamwork, collaboration, and innovation are encouraged and celebrated.

The Director of Admission leads the overall admissions enterprise for the PharmD program at the number one ranked School of Pharmacy in the country and consults closely with graduate program stakeholders to administer the pharmaceutical sciences admissions processes as well. As such, the position’s principal functions include closely monitoring and identifying admission trends across the academy of pharmacy that impact the School’s practice and recommending new projects/initiatives as a result; overseeing/leading a seamless PharmD and graduate admissions enterprise (including supervising admissions staff); evaluating local/regional/national key metrics related to admissions initiatives and designing programmatic strategies to improve the functional unit and unit goals; directing the scope of work and oversight for the Recruitment and Admissions Committee; exercising discretion in making admission decisions in concert with key stakeholders; embracing data driven strategies that allow for assessment of the School’s staged admission approach thereby identifying predictive metrics of interest relevant to admission decisions; administration and assessment of the Early Assurance Program at UNC; consulting and making recommendations with the global affairs office/ISSS regarding the admission of international students; and serving as the School’s primary admissions contact by advising prospective students and liasing with other University departments as needed. The Director reports to the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Office of Curricular and Student Affairs.

Educational Requirements:

A post-Baccalaureate degree in higher education or a related field is required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent educational or instructional activities associated with the delivery and/or management of student support functions, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and at least three years of related professional experience in higher education.

Qualifications and Experience:

At least three years’ work experience in admissions and/or recruitment within higher education, experience supervising staff, and experience advising and counseling students is required.
Five years’ work experience is preferred. Other position requirements include: superior interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities and deadlines; ability to collaborate with a wide variety of constituents; ability to solve complex problems in a timely manner; ability to gather, synthesize, and interpret data for reporting purposes; a proven ability to manage programs, including planning, resource allocation, budget allocation and supervision; and a commitment to excellence.

Equal Opportunity Employer :

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 1/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time