To apply for this position, please upload your resume and cover letter as one document. The cover letter should address your fit for the position as well as your professional commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity. Applications submitted without these requirements will, unfortunately, not be considered.
The Director of Recruitment and Admissions will report to the Chief of Staff and will be responsible for oversight and management of the School of Education’s (SOE) student recruitment and admissions. This role will work collaboratively across academic programs and other SOE departments, seeking to expand student recruitment and increase admissions. This position requires someone who is strategic, proactive, creative, and collaborative, in the pursuit of increased enrollment.
Create a school-wide coordinated student recruitment plan, including special initiatives (i.e., non-certification pathway of our existing education major, online programs, and Inter-Professional Education Studies and Community Development Pilot)
Develop and implement short- and long-term strategies for the discovery and cultivation of prospective students to generate highly qualified and diverse applicants for the School of Education Minor, Certification, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs.
Continually manage, evaluate, and redesign all aspects of the recruiting and admissions processes, with the goal of increasing enrollment while seeking a diverse student body.
Standardize processes to improve reporting accuracy; evaluate deadline impact on admissions, especially rolling admissions deadlines; align applications requirements with other university trends, etc.).
Collect, analyze, and disseminate appropriate data related to admissions, recruitment and attrition; utilize system solutions and related tools as appropriate (Salesforce, Tableau, etc.).
Collaborate with the Communications Team and other SOE colleagues in the development and design of marketing campaigns, and informational and promotional materials utilized for recruiting.
Manage a recruiting budget and provide accurate enrollment projections in collaboration with both the SOE’s Director of Finance and Chief of Staff.
Represent the school to internal and external constituents, including university officials, administrators, educational consultants, outside educational agencies, other higher education institutions, community college personnel, high school counselors, as well as students and their families.
Serve as liaison for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (OUA) and Rackham Graduate School.
Support the development and implementation of K-12 pipeline programs (e.g., Grow Your Own).
Determine the amount of school-supported scholarship funds to allocate to each program in order to yield the desired cohort size in collaboration with academic leadership and the Scholarship and Fellowship Manager.
Lead, supervise, and support a cohesive team of recruitment and admissions staff.
Assist with school events, activities, and initiatives as requested.
Collaborate with the Assistant Dean for Recruitment on recruitment strategies and tactics.
Other duties as assigned.
5+ years of progressively responsible experience in recruitment, admissions, or enrollment management.
Demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and implementing admissions/recruiting strategies, including underrepresented and/or underserved populations.
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Highly analytical and able to translate analyses into actionable and clear information for decision-making.
Experience using Google Suite and Microsoft Excel (Advanced)
Strategic Planning and Leadership Experience
Knowledge and skill using UM Systems: MPathways (e.g. Business Objects, MReports) or familiarity with similar systems
Knowledge and skill using University Supported Systems (e.g.,Tableau) or familiarity with similar systems
School of Education Statement on Diversity: We respect and value individuals from all races, ethnic backgrounds, ages, genders, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, economic or veteran status, and other diverse perspectives and individual differences. Further, we are committed to tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect everywhere within our community and we affirm our promise to make the School of Education a welcoming place for all. In seeking new staff members, we are committed to hiring those who share in our reverence and expectation for diversity.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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