A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing
academic success. The Director of Admissions provides leadership
for the University admissions office. The Director will be
responsible for staffing, training, and managing a compliant campus
Admissions Team by facilitating the selection and enrollment of
qualified student applicants for admission. The Director is a key
strategic leader for recruitment and admissions, with broad
responsibility and accountability for this function and the
Educate and train on educational programs, expected outcomes,
student services, and financial considerations to students,
parents, and educators.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Makes prompt and effective contact with prospective and
- Participates in off-campus events to move prospective students
through the pipeline (including high school/community college
visits, college fairs, and yield events).
- Evaluate undergraduate applications for admission based on the
University’s recruiting goals and standards.
- Counsel parents, applicants, and school counselors regarding
the University’s admission policies and procedures.
- Attend on-campus admission events (open houses, admitted
student events, ).
- Supervision responsibilities of support staff (i.e. work study,
- The omission of specific duties does not preclude the
supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the
- Must also possess strong leadership, time management skills,
and have the ability to prioritize and balance
- Ability to use technology and data in developing and
implementing and effective recruitment plan.
- Knowledge of best practices in enrollment management and a
record of success in increasing enrollment as well as net tuition
- Familiarity with and appreciation of traditional,
nontraditional, transfer, graduate and non-degree seeking student
recruitment is required.
- A proven track record in the identification, admission,
recruitment and enrollment of prospective students, comprehensive
and strategic enrollment planning, and shaping classes to meet the
- Background in working with transfer student populations is
- Analytical, data-informed, and outcomes-oriented; experienced
in data analytics and forecasting class and revenue.
- Ensure that consistent branding and messaging is clearly
articulated externally to achieve strategic goals.
- The ability to engage current students, faculty, alumni, and
parents in the recruitment and enrollment of all new students.
- Practical with the ability to artfully approach all elements of
the recruitment funnel.
- Familiarity with compliance of federal and state financial aid
regulations, along with attention to adherence of budget
- Strong interpersonal communication skills required to interact
effectively with all University constituents including Board of
Trustees, donors, alumni, faculty, staff, students and
administrative colleagues in athletics and elsewhere on the
- Demonstrated history of supporting staff and student
development and advocacy.
- Ability to inspire, motivate and lead a hard working, energetic
team; recognize the skill sets and talents of the staff and provide
professional development opportunities to enhance them.
- Personal strengths that include approach-ability,
accessibility, energy, motivation, resourcefulness, and good
- Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential
nature in the utmost professional manner.
- Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent
communication (oral and written), organizational, and time
management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to
work with diverse constituents.
- Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment
is extremely important as well as dependability.
- Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative,
resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of
average-weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking
for more than four (4) hours per day.
- Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA),
those functions of the job which are identified essential are
required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will
be given careful consideration.
- Bachelor's degree and at least five years of progressive
leadership experience in College Admissions, including recruitment
and enrollment planning and program development.
- Preferred qualifications of Master’s degree in a related field
and five – seven years or more experience in a college admission
- Experience with Slate, PowerCampus, or other technology
platforms related to enrollment management.
- Experience in developing and maintaining collaborative
professional relationships; effective public speaking, verbal, and
written communication skills. Experience in collecting and
analyzing data for recruitment metrics; proven ability to work
effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Experience in the areas of strategic enrollment planning,
admission, and financial aid is expected, as is knowledge of
broader higher education trends, and a demonstrated commitment to
diversity and inclusion.
- Extensive hours and weekends will be required at times.
- Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background-check
and drug testing.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of
interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if
In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a
list of three professional references (at least one from a previous
employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of
application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the
position is filled. No phone calls please.
Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity