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 217832.
The Assistant Director for On-Campus and Virtual Programs is primarily responsible for planning, implementing, supervising and assessing of on-campus and online visitation programs. This position serves as a key member of the Recruitment and Management Teams and a primary advisor to the Associate Director of Recruitment and Strategic Initiatives and the Senior Associate Director of Recruitment and Operations on all matters concerning recruitment programming.
This position has significant visibility and accountability to the campus and the public and requires making public presentations about general and specific admissions policies and decisions.
Direction is received from the Associate Director of Recruitment and Strategic Initiatives.
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 80,000 applications from first-year and transfer students from Michigan, the nation, and the world. The Office of Enrollment Management division 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
40% Develops, implements and manages all aspects of specific Admissions Recruiting Visitation Programs including Campus Day, and other in-person and virtual events for prospective and admitted students. Utilizes defined budget to develop strategic goals for the programs and measure their effectiveness. Manages all aspects of programs including budget, supervision and training of related staff, as well as all program logistics and evaluation. Ensures effectiveness with targeted student groups. Recommends and develops periodic reports and proposals, including reports on relative department operations and new programs.
30% Develops and maintains relationships with university offices, schools/colleges that recruit undergraduates and ensure communication of admissions requirement changes. Interviews, recommends for hire, and hires recruitment personnel. Supervises and trains team members. Evaluates and recommends salary and merit increases for subordinate recruitment staff. Represents Undergraduate Admissions Office on committees and professional meetings.
20% Evaluates application for admission and communicate appropriate actions/decisions to applicants. Provide information and interpretations regarding experiences to high school and community college counselors, staff, prospective student, parents and faculty. Respond to difficult referral cases on admissions for all units and programs.
10% Collaborates with Systems and Research, Marketing and Communications, and Tech teams to acquire and utilize data, develop and maintain registration and attendance records, and communicate with prospective students. Coordinates with Events Manager on venues, reservations, catering, contracts, and other related areas.
Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Four years of professional experience related to admissions, recruitment, and/or student services, specifically in higher education.
- 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.
- Ability to travel within and outside state of Michigan.
- Overnight travel, evening and weekend work is required.
- Previous management/supervisory experience.
- Familiarity with the policies and procedures of the University of Michigan or other complex, decentralized higher education organization.
- Experience with the Technolutions Slate CRM.
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
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
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.