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Director, Admissions

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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General Summary

Under the general direction of the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director of Admissions will coordinate operational and process management for the recruitment of new students by specific population. Implement and oversee admissions strategies by contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to the operational and strategic planning process. The Director will monitor the daily work of the admissions team and participate in the evaluation of enrollment processes and functions.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Engage in strategic planning activities to recruit and enroll new students.

Develop and implement operations, policies and procedures and admission guidelines.

Supervise professional and clerical staff.

Serve as a resource to staff, providing direction on policies and procedures and resolving problems.

Participate in department meetings and functions; serve as liaison with other departments.

Conduct admissions research and data analysis regarding new student recruitment and enrollment of new students per population assigned.

Prepare reports and analyses of admissions activities and results. Oversee the recruitment travel schedule.

Coordinate enrollment marketing messages with the Division of Communications.

Oversee various recruiting activities and projects.

Coordinate and deliver new and ongoing staff training.

Work with systems team to continue to evaluate and implement new technologies which will give EMU a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Adhere to any and all NCAA, Mid-American Conference and Eastern Michigan University policies, rules, regulations, and operational procedures.

Research, develop, enhance, and evaluate special programs directly related to the Office of Admissions and collaborate with a wide variety of offices and academic departments campus-wide.

This position works closely with external agencies, Division of Communications, and the senior leadership in Enrollment Management to ensure that successful marketing campaigns and strategic communications - both print and digital - are effected efficiently and productively.

Perform related department duties, as required.


Master's degree in relevant area of study is required.

Five years of progressive experience in admissions is required.

Experience in human resource management, including staffing, training, supervising, evaluating and directing the work of employees is desirable.

Experience in work with the CRM system, Salesforce is required.

Experience working with the Banner software system is preferred.

Experience in managing recruitment territories, national recruitment fair, conferences and professional meetings is required.

Demonstrated public speaking and writing skills are necessary.

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Working at Eastern Michigan University 

Eastern Michigan University is about....People. Education. Service. Community engagement. Excellence...

Whether you are a student, alumnus/a, future student, friend, faculty or staff member, or community member, our success at EMU is about your success--academically, professionally, personally. Since 1849, EMU has been committed to the highest standards in the classroom, the community and the world. With 23,500 students of all ages and walks of life from around the globe, we are able to combine a world-class university with a thriving, connected community environment.
EMU is an exciting place to visit, to study, to research, to teach, to work and to grow.

Our institutional values say a lot about us:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Excellence
  • Human dignity and respect
  • Diversity
  • Scholarship and intellectual freedom
  • Public engagement
  • Leadership and participatory decision making
  • Integrity
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