Associate Director, Admissions #443438

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Associate Director, Admissions #443438



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Enrollment Services

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Job Summary:
The Associate Director of Recruitment is responsible for meeting targeted growth goals by representing and marketing Lamar University to prospective students through supervision of assigned staff and managing an individual caseload. The Associate Director directs the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of student recruitment and yield activities. This position is expected to formulate, affect, interpret or implement management policies or operating practices.

Job Responsibilities:
•Supervise assigned team of Admissions Counselors
•Responsible for team’s successful results while promoting team dynamics through active participation and leadership
•Identifies skill gaps and works with employees to identify remedies and sponsor successful application of those remedies
•Collaborates with leadership team to determine yearly and intermittent goals/objectives are designed, measured and effectively lead
•Promotes a recruitment strategy, including an annual recruitment plan that is aligned to overall goals of Lamar University within assigned recruitment territory
•Recommends opportunities to enhance marketing and student services from inquiry through orientation to ensure that a diverse student body is attracted and enrolled
•Provides and analyzes information in the Student Information System (Banner) and CRM (Ellucian), for management purposes by producing reports as needed
•Collaborates with Admissions Counselors and leadership to ensure operational activities within the admission office are streamlined and productive
•Maintains competency and professional currency through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as requested by office leadership
•Assists with the planning and execution of special programs and projects
•Stay abreast of campus events, current happenings, news items, research and other items deemed important
•Preforms all other essential duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Skills and Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree required
•3 to 5 years of progressive recruitment/admission and/or higher education experience required
•Ability to travel and work a varied schedule with flexible hours including some weekends and evenings
•Management and Leadership experience preferred
•Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are required
•Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion, particularly in matters relative to sensitive or confidential student records, personnel or organizational matters
•Ability to effectively lead and manage a team
•Ability to effectively communicate across all levels through strong verbal, written and presentation skills
•Capacity to work in a fast-paced environment and to be a self-starter
•Ability to clearly and persuasively articulate university programs and offerings to prospective students

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.



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Posted: 3/28/2021
Application Due: 5/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time