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Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Georgia Southern University

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

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Job ID: 269771
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
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.

To learn more about Georgia Southern's Vision, Mission and Values please click here:


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

Office of Admissions

Job Summary

The Director of Undergraduate Admissions will lead the University's strategic initiatives for attracting new undergraduate students, utilizing innovative approaches to achieve enrollment targets. This role involves close collaboration with academic departments and various campus units to ensure a cohesive and effective enrollment strategy. Informed by data-driven decision-making and a deep understanding of admissions and enrollment management best practices, the Director will align strategies with the University's mission, vision, available resources, and market demands. The Director of Undergraduate Admissions will lead the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, overseeing a dynamic team of professionals and student employees across multiple campuses. This includes managing freshmen recruitment, transfer and special population recruitment, operations and application processing, visitation and events, as well as new student and family programs, including orientation. The Director will consistently uphold the core values of the Division of Enrollment, Marketing & Student Success, embodying a steadfast commitment to service, collaboration, and excellence.

  • Develop strategic, data-informed new student admission recruitment, marketing, and enrollment strategies and goals in collaboration with Enrollment, Marketing, and Student Success leadership and responsible for the creation and execution of yearly recruitment plan
  • Lead Undergraduate Admissions staff, including hiring, training, coaching, and providing professional development
  • Conduct comprehensive analysis and presentation of new student admissions data to evaluate progress towards goals, identify areas of concern, and highlight pertinent trends. Utilize these insights to guide recruitment initiatives across the entire recruitment cycle and inform strategic planning for the future
  • Serve as campus resource for recruitment, admissions, orientation, and new undergraduate students enrollment, establishing relationships with key partners in all areas
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State, and University regulations concerning student admissions
  • Assess and assist in developing needed technologies to improve services to students and efficiencies in processes
  • Provide effective budget management and oversee fiscal operations by establishing cost controls and spending plans for multiple large budgets
  • Engage and recruit prospective students, their families, supporters, community partners, and other stakeholders to actively support the college search process, fostering connections that ultimately contribute to the growth of new undergraduate enrollments at Georgia Southern University

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience
  • Five (5) or more years of supervisory experience
  • Experience working in college admissions

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience
  • Eight (8) or more years of undergraduate admissions experience
  • Admissions experience at a large, multi-campus institution

Proposed Salary

$90,000 - $105.000

This is an exempt position paid on a monthly basis.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two (2) Professional References

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to support various constituencies served by the University
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Proven ability to meet recruitment and enrollment goals

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Sophisticated understanding of enrollment strategies, market research, social media, admission, financial aid, and student information systems
  • Strong knowledge of Banner student information system and Technolutions Slate or other commonly-used admissions CRM platforms

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills

Apply Before Date

Open Until Filled

Application review may begin on March 17, 2024.

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 email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Conditions of Employment

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.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Proof of valid driver's license upon hire and throughout employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants 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 Americans 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.
  • May be required to maneuver items weighing up to 25 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Work generally performed in office environment
  • Workweek often extends beyond 40 hours
  • Evening and weekend work may be required
  • Travel required
  • Ability to drive University vehicles

Background Check
  • Position of Trust + Education & Credit

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