Under the leadership of the Associate Director of Recruitment in the Office of Admissions, the Assistant Director of Freshman Recruitment will be an integral part of the team responsible for key aspects of the recruitment area. This position will contribute to the overall recruitment and enrollment efforts for the Office of Admissions by assisting in the development, implementation, and assessment of policies, programs, and financial objectives for the Office of Admissions in general and recruitment area specifically; ensuring continuity and quality of all recruitment efforts for the office aimed at attracting and matriculating new students to the University of Utah; ensuring high level customer service between prospective students, university departments, and other stakeholders. This position is a manager-level role that oversees the supervision of admissions counselors.
Assist with the development, implementation, reporting and assessment of a domestic first-year freshman recruitment plan. Collaborate with senior management in order to conduct strategic recruitment of special populations, including historically underrepresented minority students in higher education.
Serve as the admissions counselor for International students to the University of Utah. There is no International travel with this position.
Effectively assess the impact and success of recruitment strategies and tactics through collecting and analyzing various types of data to recommend and implement improvements and changes to existing efforts.
Responsible for the training/development, supervision, support, evaluation, and retention of full-time, professional staff members.
Assist in the development and management of area expenditures congruent with the Office of Admissions recruitment strategies/goals. Be able to justify expenditures with appropriate documentation, as well as research, identify, and propose cost savings measures.
Manage recruitment requests, event registrations and staff coverage. Oversee recruitment event tracking system to assess visits, and generate regular reports to share with admissions staff.
Support the recruitment and admission of students from institutions within an assigned territory. Build personalized relationships with prospective students, families, school counselors, alumni, and other constituents in support of the recruitment goals for the territory.
Read and evaluate all application files in assigned territory, and oversee and manage the reading volume and deadlines for direct reports.
Oversee the travel planning and approval process for direct reports, and having an in depth knowledge of the university’s travel policies, procedures and Concur travel system.
Significant domestic travel, including some overnights and weekends, is required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university, in a related field, plus 4 years of undergraduate admissions experience at a university. A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle is required. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required. A master’s degree in a related area may be preferred. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Four or more years of full-time experience in new student recruitment and/or admissions. Demonstrated experience in developing, executing, and assessing recruitment strategies and tactics, as well as meeting enrollment goals. Understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities for recruiting prospective university students and other key influencers in the college decision-making process. Exceptional written, verbal, and presentation skills. Excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and find solutions to issues that may arise. Ability to communicate complex information to individuals and groups from a variety of diverse background. Demonstrated experience with supervising staff and managing budgets. Capable of working independently and as part of a team. Possess a valid driver’s license at time of employment. Master’s degree, with preference given to degrees in higher education, public or business administration.
Internal Number: PRN25167B
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