Associate Director, Admissions

Employer
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Mar 01, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
The University of Maryland School of Social Work has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Director of Admissions.  The Associate Director manages admissions operations and directs administrative efforts to meet the recruitment goals of the School of Social Work’s strategic plan. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Admissions and Enrollment. This position requires flexibility with work hours due to evening/weekend/travel recruitment responsibilities.   The University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW) was created in 1961 and has grown to become one of the largest and most respected schools of social work. U.S. News & World Report ranks the School among the top 20 schools of social work in the country. SSW has become the leader in social work education for the state of Maryland with a growing national and international audience. For the last decade, the School's faculty publishing rate has placed it in the top 10 nationally in terms of the number of articles published in scholarly journals. The SSW provides 500,000 hours of social work services a year within the state of Maryland and surrounding communities. Through field placements, the Community Outreach Service, Promise Heights program, Family Connections program, the Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children, and the Institute for Innovation and Implementation, the School is active in helping meet social work needs throughout Baltimore and beyond.   The School of Social Work is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.   This Exempt, Regular position offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.   The University of Maryland, Baltimore was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes Magazine. (Feb 2021)   Essential Functions:
  • Serves as a key member of a strategic enrollment management team which, in consultation with the Dean, evaluates enrollment trends, sets enrollment goals, and develops recruitment and retention strategies.  
  • Collaborates with administration and faculty to develop a marketing and geographical recruitment strategy to generate a diverse applicant pool and enroll a diverse and academically strong student body. This strategy includes working with the communications team on advertising, web development and social media, as well as implementing information sessions, and attending graduate fairs.  
  • Relationship building with institutional partners whose undergraduates or workforce is suited for the program being recruited for.  
  • Manages the admissions staff, work study students, and alumni volunteers including training and performance evaluation to ensure best practices. Supervises Assistant Directors of Admissions and the Recruiter.
  • Strengthens the School of Social Work’s climate for diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Executes the final admission decisions on evaluated applicant files and identifies potential scholarship awardees for the School’s scholarship committee.
  • Interacts with prospective students by phone, email and in-person.
  • Supports and enhances a sense of belonging and success of students from traditionally marginalized populations
  • Creates a cohesive work team that works collaboratively to achieve program’s goals. Oversees the recruitment, performance, and training of team members and continually reviews strengths and weaknesses of staff to maintain a well-trained, highly involved, and motivated team.
  • Employs anti-racist practices and principles to accomplish work.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  Qualifications    Education: Bachelor's degree in Social Work or a related field. Master's degree is preferred.
Experience: Five (5) years of experience spent progressively building a background in admissions/registration activities. Experience in working with students in an academic setting.
Supervision: Two (2) years of experience at a direct management of staff.   Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Possesses a thorough knowledge of admissions requirements and is able to fulfill the position in Possesses a thorough knowledge of admissions requirements and is able to fulfill the position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Knowledge of student information management systems and databases as they relate to the admissions process.
  • Effective communicator in both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts.  Ability to gather and compile complex data and modify reports for multiple audiences.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with diverse populations and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others.
  • Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.
  The Hiring Range for this position is in the low to high $70,000s, commensurate with education and experience.   If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.   UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

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