Associate Director Of Visits & Events - Undergraduate Admissions

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location
Knoxville, TN

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Description

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Division of Enrollment Management

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (UTK) invites applications and nominations for our Associate Director of Visits & Events position. We are seeking candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

The University and Region

UTK  is the state’s flagship, land-grant university. We are a Research 1 university with 11 colleges and more than 30,000 students. With new leadership at the system, university, and college levels, UTK is poised for dramatic positive change focused on solving some of the most audacious, pressing problems our country and world face today. The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem surrounded by eight gorgeous lakes, with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene including internationally recognized festivals, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural and outdoor activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville and Cincinnati. It is only a day’s drive to Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people.

The Division

The Enrollment Management (EM) division comprises more than 170 full-time staff who serve our students through the following departments and functions: Undergraduate Admissions, International Recruitment, Transfer Center, One Stop Student Services, Financial Aid and Scholarships, University Registrar, EM Communications, and Research & Analytics. The Office of Enrollment Management is committed to our Vision, Mission and Values. We are passionate about fulfilling our land-grant mission of accessible education and making an impact that will transform lives through the student experience.

The Position

Provide strategic leadership to a team staff by motivating top performance, encouraging creativity, reinforcing organizational and institutional vision as visitor’s center team contributes to broad department and university goals. Develop, execute and measure a comprehensive recruitment strategy for our campus visit programs and all recruitment events. Work in conjunction with the Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of Admissions and Event Coordinators in determining the goals, objectives, and activities of all recruiting events. Provide leadership, training, mentoring and direction to a staff of student Ambassadors. Will serve as the key liaison for the Visitors Center and events with all academic and administrative offices to assist in our recruitment of students. Work closely with the event and VC staff on developing new and innovative strategies to improve the visitation and event experience, and measure return on investment (ROI).



Qualifications
Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree.

3-5 years of experience in admissions recruitment in higher education and experience in supervising large and small events.

Preferred Education and Experience:

5 years of experience in planning and executing large and small programs and working with a team.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Leadership & managerial skills – specifically leading a team of staff, motivating top performance, encouraging creativity, reinforcing organizational and institutional vision as team contributes to broad department and university goals. Ability to Multi-task and strong organizational skills with strong attention to details.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to travel in and out of state for recruitment events. Experience with working on large and small recruitment events, and ability to work with diverse populations. Good written and verbal skills and ability to present oral presentations.

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing relevant experience along with a resume and the name, e-mail address, and telephone number of three to five professional references.

 



Job: Student Services
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Undergraduate Admissions
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Sep 30, 2021, 7:13:38 AM

Organization

Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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