Director, G B P Admissions

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Regular, Exempt, Market Range 13

The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for an exempt Director of Graduate Business Programs Admissions.  The Director serves as a strategic leader to design, implement, and oversee delivery of business development processes of the 4+ residential programs offered by the Graduate & Executive Education area of the Haslam College of Business. The director will have strategic and day-to-day responsibility for directing the implementation of a strategic plan for the recruitment and selection of qualified students to Graduate Business Programs; including the Full-time MBA, MAcc, MSBA, MS Supply Chain tricon, and MSHRM programs to satisfy enrollment goals.



    Oversee the daily management of the Graduate Business Program admissions office and prospective student experienceDirect responsibility of developing and implementing strategic plan to meet enrollment goalsWork collaboratively with faculty and program directors to ensure that the recruiting strategies align with program offerings and needsResponsible for designing effective and efficient application processing proceduresProvide highly personalized and professional recruiting and admissions services to all applicantsLiaison to Development Office to ensure funding for all programsChair of the admissions committeeLiaison between the university and external stakeholders, specifically external business development vendors, prospective applicants, and corporate partnersDevelop yield campaign to increase matriculation rate

    Develop strategy to increase number of applications to MBA, MSBA, MAcc, MS Supply Chain and MSHRM programsPlan procedures, processes, services, and systems related to lead generation, alumni lead referral, and overall business development.Design recruitment plan to increase quality and diversity of classExecute enrollment goals while increasing quality of work experienceResponsible for interviewing applicants, reading applications and making admit decisionsTravel and represent Graduate Business Programs at recruitment fairs and other events as appropriate

    Collaborate with Marketing Department to produce effective marketing materials to increase awareness of Haslam MBA programDesign and implement social media plan that raises the visibility of the Haslam graduate programsOversight of website updates

    Supervise admissions team and provide ongoing development of staffSupervise, train, and coach three staff members, monitor their performance, provide work direction, guidance, and consultation, define work standards and expectations, conduct performance evaluations, address concerns, monitor schedules and sign time-sheets, host team staff retreats

    Oversee management and appropriate expenditures of funds for all admissions related events, services, and operations Responsible for implementation of financial aid awarding strategiesManage financial aid budget including named fellowshipsOversee GTA assignment, allocations, and communications

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and minimum five (5) years of related experience

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

Master’s degree preferred 

Experience in higher education

Experience with Slate

Outside sales experience, previous successful sales  track  demonstrating  setting,  increasing  and  achieving  sales  goals;  selling  both tangible  and  intangible  products

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Strong customer relationship skills

Demonstrated managerial, leadership, and problem-solving skills

Application Process:

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

 Interested individuals should provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required minimum qualification, a resume, and complete contact information for 3 professional references.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865)974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Job: Executive/Administrative
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Mba And Specialty Masters Programs
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 9, 2022, 3:16:23 PM


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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