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Associate Director of Admissions

Georgia Southern University

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Associate Director of Admissions

Job ID: 238363
Location: Georgia Southern - Savannah
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Department Information
0711100 - Office of Admissions

Job Summary
Associate Director of Admissions (Recruitment) will lead strategic recruitment planning for all new undergraduate students to identify, attract, admit, and enroll a qualified and diverse student body, aligning with the university strategic plan and values.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Communicate with prospective students, family members and supporters, community partners, and others to assist in the college search process and lead to enrollment at Georgia Southern University
  • Provide general support, as needed, for special projects in fulfillment of departmental objectives
  • Serve as a key member of the leadership team for the Office of Admissions. Meet regularly with all members of the leadership team and seek opportunities for close collaboration in fulfillment of departmental goals
  • Provide advice and support to the Director and other members of the leadership team. Model a high level of integrity and service for all members of the team at all times
  • Collaborate with the leadership team in the annual recruitment planning and assessment process
  • Work closely with both departmental, divisional and university partners to develop training opportunities for staff
  • Directly supervise two Assistant Directors and a Coordinator, providing leadership to a recruitment team of 16 professional staff who serve the following student types: first-time freshman, dual enrollment, traditional transfer, readmit, adult and non-traditional, transient, and post-baccalaureate
  • Work effectively with a wide range of diverse constituencies, including faculty, deans and senior staff, admission office colleagues, students, parents, guidance counselors and alumni
  • With Director, develop creative and innovative approach to student recruitment that supports strategic recruitment goals and plans for sustained new student enrollment to meet university goals
  • Demonstrate competency in data analysis allowing for careful monitoring of admission funnel metrics to assess recruitment success and make adjustments mid-cycle as necessary
  • The above statements describe the job's essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree

Other Required Qualifications
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
  • An appreciation for the cyclical nature of admission work and the flexibility to handle a variety of duties and projects throughout the day as well as throughout the year

Required Experience
  • Five or more years of related work experience
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Master's degree

Preferred Experience
  • Experience with CRM systems and applicable student-focused technologies that enhance the student recruitment process.
  • Experience supervising professional staff

Proposed Salary
$56,300 - $71,700

Required Documents to Attach
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section on your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Navigate web access and e-mail with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Understanding of procedures and willingness to follow University policies to meet institutional goals

  • Demonstrate commitment to inclusiveness by working well with diverse populations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and human relation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, management, problem-solving, and team-building skills

Apply Before Date
February 28, 2022

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by e-mail at [email protected].

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or [email protected].

Conditions of Employment
  • Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community
  • Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work generally performed in an office environment
  • Workweek often extends beyond 40 hours to evenings and weekends
  • Frequent travel required, including between all three university campuses

Background Check
Standard and Education

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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