Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.
Towson University's Academic Affairs Division is seeking a Senior Assistant Director for Transfer Admissions. The Senior Assistant Director is primarily responsible for overseeing articulation and support services in the transfer unit of University Admissions. The Sr. Asst. Director develops and maintains strong relationships with USM counterparts and community college articulation coordinators, faculty, department chairpersons, academic advisors and other key influencers to ensure that courses are reviewed and evaluated in an expeditious and consistent manner and that programs are well-articulated to ensure seamless transfer for students. The senior assistant director oversees the support operations for the transfer unit to include data entry and processing, maintenance of data in TES, ARTSYS, PeopleSoft and website development. As a member of the leadership team, the senior assistant director collaborates with all areas of University Admissions to strategize, plan and execute the University’s goals for enrollment.
Responsibilities and Duties
Oversees the articulation area within the Transfer Unit. This includes responsibility for: ensuring that courses are reviewed and evaluated in a timely and consistent manner amongst transfer institutions. The Sr. Assistant Director serves as main contact to departments for course and program articulation, manages TES and ARTSYS, and attends curriculum meetings as needed. This position works with academic departments to determine equivalencies for prior learning and oversees the evaluation of this credit and stays apprised of changes to exam curricula and advises departments as needed.
Supervises the articulation & operations support for the transfer unit. The Senior Assistant Director should provide training & development for employees, complete annual performance reviews and feedback to assist with performance improvement, professional development, and skills/competency development.
In addition to the management of professional staff, this position will oversee a small team of student employees and collaborates with Sr. Assistant Director on freshmen team to cross-train student employees and provide support during busy times.
Oversees services for specific cohorts of students to include but not limited to second bachelors students, reenrolled students, nursing and education cohorts. Strategizes ways to attract and retain students in these special populations and works with academic departments on admission applications and transfer credit. Collaborates with Registrar’s office to resolve academic standards appeals. Attends Academic Standards committee meetings as needed.
The Sr. Assistant Director will work closely with the Admissions Operations team to implement an automated course equivalency approval process and will be responsible for redesigning the business process around equivalency review. In addition to implementation of the workflow and process redesign, the Sr. Assistant Director will be responsible for training campus personnel on the new process.
The Sr. Assistant Director will work closely with the Admissions Operations team, USM personnel and vendors during the migration of ARTSYS to a new system to ensure the accuracy of the University’s equivalency and program data and to ensure that the system meets TU’s students, faculty and staff needs and that the implementation does not cause disruption to student services. The Sr. Assistant Director will be responsible for introducing the system to the campus community and training advisors, faculty, staff on its use.
Qualifications and Skills
At least three years of experience in higher education (admissions, counseling, and/or credit evaluation) is required
At least one year of supervision preferred
Five years of experience in transfer student services
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).