Admissions Assistant Director - Detroit Office

University of Michigan
Detroit, Michigan

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

How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.  To be considered for this position, all interested applicants must apply on the University of Michigan Careers website, Job Opening ID 216509.

The Admissions Assistant Director for the Detroit Office is responsible for the planning, production, execution and evaluation of programming related to the recruitment of underrepresented students and general leadership of the satellite office. Serving as an office manager, the incumbent provides direct leadership, supervision, management and mentorship for a team of admissions counselors, and an office assistant. This position serves as an integral member of the OUA Recruitment and Management Teams, and serves as the primary advisor to the Senior Associate Director for Recruitment and the Director of Undergraduate Admissions on all matters concerning recruitment of underrepresented students and the U-M Detroit Office.

This position has significant visibility and accountability to the student as the core of recruitment/admissions programming.  Serves to provide accessibility in student recruitment/admissions for internal partners such as OUA staff, campus personnel and external partners such as student family and community liaisons.

Who We Are
The University of Michigan is one of the largest public institutions in the country enrolling 50,000 students including 32,000 undergraduates, with a strong commitment to diversity and affordability. U-M is in demand and for fall 2021 received nearly 85,000 applications from first-year and transfer students from Michigan, the nation, and the world. 

The Office of Enrollment Management provides campus-wide leadership in executing the strategic recruitment, admission, enrollment, records management and student financial support functions for the university. Our reporting units work strategically with the schools and colleges, leveraging expertise and best practices.

30%     Provide leadership for the recruitment of underrepresented students to the University of Michigan for undergraduate enrollment.  Assignments include management programming for African-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American prospective students.  Develop strategic planning for recruitment of related students within in-state and out-of-state markets.  Analyze and institutional and industry statistics, including College Board Enrollment Planning Service (EPS) and ACT Educational Information Service (EIS), to make data-driven decisions and recommendations.  Establish and closely supervise budget to meet short and long term objectives.  Work in collaboration with other assistant directors and management team members to ensure programming is synchronized and complements other recruitment/marketing initiatives.  Manage enrollment of programming related to Summer Bridge Scholars Program .

30%     Provide management responsibilities for the Detroit Admissions office, admissions counselors, office assistant, work-study student staff and any other related staff members.  Assignments include monitoring of programming coordination by staff members, tracking of application review, supervising work schedules and follow-up with budgetary matters.  Interview, recommend for hire, train recruitment personnel, and monitor progress of staff members.  Evaluate, recommend salary and merit increases for recruitment staff members.  Facilitate mentorship and professional growth for all team members.

20%     Provide information and interpret admissions policies, procedures, decisions, program information and various university services and student experiences to prospective and admitted students, parents, high school counselors, staff and faculty.  Through presentations, telephone, electronic mail, regular mail, fax and any other modes of communication representing the University of Michigan to clientele across the nation.  Represent the Office of Undergraduate Admissions on professional boards, councils, committees and within professional meetings. 

15% Application Evaluation – Evaluate applications for domestic and international freshman and transfer admission using the University’s individualized and comprehensive freshman application evaluation process.

5%       Expand the use of technology to develop recruitment and marketing communications to reach in-state and out-of-state student markets related to the undergraduate admissions funnel of prospects, applicants, admits, paids and enrolled students for the University of Michigan.  Develop relative undergraduate admissions funnel reports via technology for underrepresented student recruitment.  Provide advice and feedback related to the office’s integration of technology in recruitment, marketing and processing.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*
Bachelor's degree required.
Four years of professional experience related to admissions, recruitment, and/or student services, specifically in higher education.
Previous management/supervisory experience.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to lead and work collaboratively in a team environment.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity. Experience with students and work environments of a diverse background.
Sociological knowledge or work experience with youth and families in urban populations is helpful.

Desired Qualifications*
Master’s degree.
Familiarity with the policies and procedures of the University of Michigan or other complex, decentralized higher education organization.
Experience with the Technolutions Slate CRM.

Additional Information
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

Generous time off

A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting

Many choices for comprehensive health insurance

Life insurance

Long-term disability coverage

Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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