The Assistant Director of Admissions will demonstrate a deep commitment to diversity and will ensure the operational effectiveness of the office’s multicultural recruitment effort. This position is an integral part of an undergraduate admissions leadership team that is charged with ensuring that the Office of Admissions achieves continued recruitment and enrollment success. The person in this position will serve as a manager in the Office of Admissions with primary responsibilities that include assisting the Associate Director and Transfer Recruitment with developing and implementing a high-touch, high-impact, and comprehensive recruitment program. This individual will have budgetary responsibility for their unit and will serve as a public authority on University Admissions.
The person in this position will be responsible for leading, managing, mentoring, and coaching a team of five freshman admissions counselors that will cultivate relationships with key constituents, including community leaders, campus partners, and school counselors as a means of ensuring a thorough understanding of the University of Minnesota’s admissions process. Further, this position ensures that relationships with high school students are established and developed, resulting in a strong, qualified pool of ethnically diverse and academically prepared students in support of the university’s overall enrollment goal.
JOB DUTIES: Supervision (30%) â— Responsible for day-to-day supervision of professional staff; coordinates with the Associate Director and leadership team to manage work assignments of team members. â— Manages the day-to-day operations of their team’s recruitment efforts and Office of Admissions managed outreach programs, including budgetary responsibility for the Multicultural Recruitment team â— Oversees the execution of team-focused recruitment efforts, including event planning, presentation development, and volunteer efforts. â— Member of the freshman admissions expanded leadership team. â— Serves as manager on duty or adviser on duty. â— Serve as committee member or leader as needed â— Liaise across the department and on campus
Direct Customer Service & Recruitment (30%) â— Serves as territory manager for targeted area schools â— Represents the U of M's Office of Admissions at on and off-campus recruitment events. â— Provides the highest level of extra-mile customer service to prospective students, their families, and school officials. â— Provides admissions counseling and information to students, families, and constituent groups. Serves as manager on duty or adviser on duty. â— Evaluates prospective student and applicant credentials for the purposes of admission counseling and admission decision making. In addition, supervises this function and provides ongoing staff training. â— Liaise with high school counselors and community-based organizations
Project Management & Events (20%)
â— Ensures effective and timely execution of the multicultural recruitment team's operations calendar. â— Participates in the development of effective and creative recruitment and outreach efforts. â— Lead, Manage, and Execute large-scale multicultural recruitment events. â— Ensures quality and effectiveness of recruitment efforts and program delivery through effective implementation and outcomes-monitoring; provides input to the associate director regarding any necessary changes to recruitment efforts. â— Serves as a member of the freshman admissions expanded leadership team.
Stakeholder Management (10%) â— Works closely with the associate director to ensure strong stakeholder confidence from students, families, and on-campus colleagues. â— Maintain and strengthen key partners in campus multicultural recruitment efforts
Other Responsibilities (10%) â— Manage, or participate in special or team projects.
This is a full-time, P&A, non-exempt position. Salary range is $55,000 - $60,000 depending on qualifications. This includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, 22 paid time off days, one personal holiday in addition to the existing 11 University holidays.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
• Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
• Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
• Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
• Excellent retirement plans with employer match
• Disability and employer-paid life insurance
• Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
• Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
• Student loan forgiveness opportunity
• Opportunities for growth and promotion
• Employee Assistance Program
REQUIRED: â— Bachelor's degree. â— Demonstrated experience working in a large, complex organization. â— A minimum of six years of progressive responsibility in undergraduate admissions and recruitment or related experience in a higher-education setting. â— Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in practice â— Experience developing and mentoring professional staff. â— Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and build positive relationships with colleagues across campus or an organization. â— Valid driver's license; ability to work nights and weekends and travel as needed. â— Demonstrated experience with budget management. â— Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently. â— Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (including verbal, written, and presentation). â— Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals with diverse backgrounds. â— Demonstrated project management experience.
PREFERRED: â— Experience developing, planning, implementing, and tracking undergraduate admissions recruitment programming. â— Understanding of both Minnesota and national recruitment and enrollment trends and environment. â— Demonstrated experience in managing large-scale recruitment programs. â— Event planning or project management experience preferred. â— Preference given to candidates with University of Minnesota experience defined broadly such as former student, graduate, employee, or community member of any campus. â— Preference given to candidates with community based organization experience.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.