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Executive Director of Admissions

Employer
Fayetteville State University
Location
Fayetteville, NC

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Position Title::

Executive Director of Admissions

Position Number::

000176

Full-Time Or Part-Time::

Full Time

Department::

Admissions

Posting Number::

0401517

SHRA/EHRA::

EHRA (Non-Faculty)

Job Category::

Professional

Hiring Range::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Overall Position Competency::

Flat Rate

Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Office of Admissions intentionally recruits and admits students who both show academic promise and prowess, who have a sense of appreciation for their history, culture and community. Fayetteville State University values diversity in the student body and we encourage applications from a wide range of ethnic, geographic, religious, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. In our marketing efforts, we are ethnically bound to truthfully represent FSU by providing accurate and updated information to prospective students, their families and guidance counselors. Also, we will work very closely with alumni and other constituencies to support our recruitment efforts. In all our recruitment endeavors, we value and promote personalized attention and excellent customer service.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, the Executive Director of Admissions will be responsible for the design, development, implementation and management of a comprehensive undergraduate recruitment and graduate admissions program. The Executive Director will develop proactive and nimble strategies to adjust to changing environments and trends in recruitment and admission of freshmen and transfer students. Working in a team-oriented, customer service- focused environment, s/he will leverage best practices and current technological solutions to manage inquiry and applicant pools; utilize appropriate social media tools to engage prospective, applicant, and admitted students; manage departmental communications, operations, and yield; and provide daily leadership and supervision of staff within the Office of Admissions. The Executive Director will develop an aggressive recruitment program designed to attract and retain a diverse pool of freshmen and transfer students from traditional and non-traditional markets, supervising all admissions procedures, and carrying out the academic policies of the institution. The Executive Director will provide day to day leadership to a team of 15 (+-) admissions professionals and create a climate that is student focused and customer service centered.

Description of Work Continued::

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Responsible for implementing strategies for all on and off campus prospective student recruitment activities for targeted groups including traditional, Military, Adult Learners, Transfer, Graduate and International students• Establish direction for recruitment efforts and strategies that will enable the University to meet and/or exceed enrollment goals• Provide oversight and support for the management, planning, and execution of all campus recruitment events, as well as recruitment-related travel
• Develop and conduct compelling presentations about the University to prospective students and parents during information sessions, and other admission related events.• Responsible for developing and implementing an annual recruitment plan and for advising the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management on long-term strategies and admissions policies• Manage all personnel and budgetary matters within the admissions office• Provide leadership and vision for the integration of technology to include social media for recruitment and admission’s processing• Maintain current and develop new relationships with the surrounding communities and counties, high school and community college personnel, on-campus constituencies such as deans, chairs and faculty, professional colleagues, alumni and friends of the university• Work with College leaders, deans, professors, students and alumni to ensure that recruitment and admission efforts are consistent with other institutional goals and objectives• Collaborate with deans, graduate coordinators and faculty to provide data and assist in reaching new student graduate enrollment goals• Ensure undergraduate and graduate recruitment messaging is consistent with institutional identity and enrollment goals• Design and implement effective communication plans for selected cohorts• Stay current on new innovations and best practices in college admissions and identify effective ways to use emerging technologies to communicate with prospective students and their families

Minimum Education And Experience Requirements::

Master’s degree. Five to seven years of experience working in admissions or a higher education environment. Must have the ability to render decisions based on the interpretation of program policy and procedures preferably at the collegiate level in student services. Strong communication skills, both written and oral are required. The position requires a valid driver’s license.

This position must have accurate general knowledge about higher education practices and detailed knowledge about university requirements, program, and services. The position must also have exceptional oral and written skills as required to present programs to large and small public audiences and to interact on an individual basis with many difference audiences. The position must have the ability to interpret program policies and procedures to various audiences. Attention to detail, strong organization skills, ability to meet tight deadlines and multitask are essential for success in this position.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities::

This position must have accurate general knowledge about higher education practices and detailed knowledge about university requirements, program, and services. The position must also have exceptional oral and written skills as required to present programs to large and small public audiences and to interact on an individual basis with many difference audiences. The position must have the ability to interpret program policies and procedures to various audiences. Attention to detail, strong organization skills, ability to meet tight deadlines and multitask are essential for success in this position.

Must have the ability to render decisions based on the interpretation of program policy and procedures preferably at the collegiate level in student services. Strong communication skills, both written and oral are required. The candidate for this position should have previous higher education administrative experience. Strong oral, listening, and written communication skills; the ability to engage with university constituents and stakeholders. An outgoing personality; the ability to work independently, and as part of a team; a flexible attitude; and a willingness to work frequent evenings and weekends when needed. Advanced knowledge of computer programs and software a must. Must be self-sufficient in decision-making skills. Ability to work under pressure and handle many tasks at once mandatory. Creative marketing skills to include social media. Demonstrated success in leading and motivating others. Accountability to meeting projected revenue. This is a comprehensive position and requires a strong work ethic to be successful. Good driving record essential.

Open Until Filled::

Yes

Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).


Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

Quick Link::

https://jobs.uncfsu.edu/postings/22441

Organization

Working at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a member of the prestigious University of North Carolina System. Situated in southeastern North Carolina, FSU prides itself in being in one of the most diverse cities in the country and neighbor to one of the nation’s largest military installations – Fort Bragg.

FSU has a rich history that serves as genesis for its current status as a leading institution of higher learning. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population. The two schools were consolidated in 1869 and dedicated in April of that year as the Howard School, in honor of the Freedman’s Bureau chief General O.O. Howard. Seven prominent African-American men pooled $136 to purchase two lots for the first building that housed the Howard School. Robert Harris was named the first principal of the Howard School.

In 1877, the Howard School became not just the first public normal school for African Americans in North Carolina but also the first state-sponsored institution for the education of African-American teachers in the South. It was renamed the State Colored Normal School in Fayetteville that year, Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, Fayetteville State College in 1963, and Fayetteville State University in 1969.

While FSU’s roots are as a teacher education institution, it now offers nearly 70 degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Many of the programs are accredited by the top agencies. The university’s School of Business and Economics is endorsed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, less than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 15% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools. Additionally, the Master of Business Administration program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review as one of the best graduate business school programs in the country. The Department of Criminal Justice is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). FSU’s criminal justice program is the only such program in North Carolina to hold ACJS certification.

FSU is rapidly becoming a center for research and technology. In spring 2010, the university, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, cut the ribbon on the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center. The center is home to the electron microprobe, an advanced imaging tool that magnifies objects up to 300,000 times.

FSU is a partner in the community. The institution has formulated a strong relationship with the local municipality and with civic and social organizations in the area. The institution enjoys its partnership with its military neighbors. In the coming years, as a result of Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC), Fort Bragg will be home to more than 50,000 soldiers and some of the nation’s top military brass. To address their educational needs, FSU has implemented a degree in intelligence studies with plans to offer more academic programs with the military in mind.

Students who come to FSU know they will be learning in a nurturing environment from some of the top scholars in their respective fields. As they matriculate, they know their degrees will prepare them to be 21st century global scholars, change agents, and contributing members of society.

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