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Executive Director of Admissions

Husson University
Bangor, ME, ME

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Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Executive Director of Admissions provides strategic direction and leadership for a results-oriented campus based undergraduate and graduate admissions operation. Acting as the chief admissions officer, the Executive Director must unify a university-wide admission effort that is, at its heart, student-centered, and lead a team that is dedicated to student success. The Executive Director will garner the support of fellow enrollment staff and members of the campus community for the purposes of holistic recruitment. This vital leadership position requires visionary leadership with strong entrepreneurial, strategic, and analytic skills; proven success in the areas of recruitment and admissions tactics.

Examples of Duties

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Plan and execute a broad array of strategic and tactical admissions recruitment objectives as directed by the Vice President for Enrollment Management (VPEM), and informed by university strategic plan.
  • Provide effective and dynamic leadership for the undergraduate and graduate Admissions Offices, creating a culture of recruitment and an atmosphere of accountability, integrity, inclusiveness, ingenuity and excellence in student service.
  • In coordination with the VPEM and Admissions CRM Administrator, must develop an efficient and effective admission procedures for processing students in every phase of the enrollment cycle
  • Supervise the undergraduate and graduate admissions office staff, developing and implementing effective recruitment strategies that meet annual university enrollment goals. Oversee all recruitment initiatives and office operations including prospect development, marketing efforts, recruitment travel, on- and off-campus recruitment events, application processing, and database management.
  • Create, execute, and maintain a robust enrollment reporting structure utilized by a broad group of campus consitutients.
  • Consult regularly with the Vice President of Enrollment Management and the Director of International Initiatives on the continuous development of recruitment strategies targeting international students both in United States and abroad.
  • Consult regularly with Director of Financial Aid and VPEM in the development and execution of financial aid strategy, leveraging institutional merit and need-based financial aid funds to maximize student enrollment.
  • Utilize institutional research, trend data and vendor/partner analyses to make data-driven decisions regarding the targeting of recruitment strategies, fiscal and human resources.
  • Work closely with the Office of Marketing and Communications for the creation and deployment of a wide range of recruitment collateral, including print, e-campaigns, social media, and website pages.
  • Manage and expend funds from several budgets under the Enrollment Management Department
  • Collaborate with the VPEM regarding software and systems that will facilitate achievement of recruitment goals and objectives.
  • Supervise, participate in, and evaluate a wide range of recruitment activities executed by the undergraduate and graduate admissions offices.
  • Represent the university at numerous recruitment events on and off campus.
  • Participate in local, regional and national professional associations to ensure best practices and currency of admissions tactics and procedures.
  • Other duties assigned.
Typical Qualifications

Bachelors degree required, Master’s degree preferred.


  • Ten years of progressive experience in admissions, enrollment services or related field.
  • Supervisory experience in a college or university setting, monitoring performance of both salaried and hourly personnel.
  • Previous exposure to financial aid policy, regulation and funding sources including federal, state, and private sources.
  • Previous experience with transfer and non-traditional undergraduate student populations.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead a diverse team of admissions staff working in a unified manner to establish and implement complex strategies.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership with regard to staff development, change management, process development and/or improvement, and conflict resolution.
  • Personal integrity, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, significant strategic and analytical capacity, technological savvy, a collaborative work style, and commitment to excellence.
  • Knowledge of university enterprise information systems, best practices in admissions recruitment, and technology related to current sophisticated marketing techniques.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.Supplemental Information

**Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.




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Mission Statement:

Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

The University
Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

Our warm, welcoming campus community is part of Maine’s third largest city. Bangor is located along the banks of the Penobscot River and is part of the Maine Highlands. It offers local residents the perfect balance of arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, in a town with one of the lowest urban crime rates in America. Husson is easy to access from I-95 and Bangor International Airport.

And if you love the great outdoors, Husson offers you four seasons of adventure. Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake Region, and the Camden Hills area are all just a short drive away. Everything from a relaxing day at the beach, to a thrill-packed mountain bike ride in fall foliage, to world-class skiing, is within reach.Husson University dining hall

If career growth and quality of life are important to you, and if you have a passion for educating the next generation of leaders by transforming students’ lives, then we invite you to learn more about Husson University.

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