Director of Admission



Job Description:

DIVISION: Enrollment Management

DEPARTMENT: Office of Admission

BASIC FUNCTION: Responsible for leading a team that can implement a strategic undergraduate recruitment and admission plan for the University, while managing the daily operations of the Office of Admission with integrity.

UNUSUAL WORK CONDITIONS: Exposure to highly confidential information

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL NEEDED:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree preferred or equivalent related experience.

EXPERIENCE: Seven years of progressively responsible admissions experience;

excellent supervisory and leadership skills; strong communication, interpersonal

and technological skills are required. Knowledge and willingness to learn Workday, Slate and Banner a plus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. To be responsible for implementing a strategic undergraduate

recruitment and admission plan for the University. This involves:

  • analyzing demographic trends to target new areas for development,

  • identifying regional territories for first-time freshmen and transfer students,

  • analyzing and determining target freshmen and transfer admission



models in consultation with the Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management

  • cultivating interest in Fairfield University through innovative



and creative techniques,

  • setting goal targets for increasing inquiries to prospective applicants



in designated territories,

  • directing ongoing prospect management to all prospective students in



designated territories,

  • utilizing alumni and external media mix to identify strategies to



strengthen existing feeder markets,

  • ensuring a data driven approach as it relates to admission and recruitment

  • designing and implementing strategies for recruitment of special populations as determined by the University.





2. To select, train, support, supervise and evaluate Office of Admission staff and

manage daily operations. This involves:

  • Hiring new staff members that model the charisms of a Fairfield University education

  • Supporting, training, and motivating admission team members to accomplish their professional goals

  • training and advising new personnel relative to their respective duties



and responsibilities,

- supervising and evaluating performance of assigned duties,

  • providing recommendations for ongoing staff development,

  • overseeing professional and support staff members,

  • managing the budget of the Office of Admission.



3. To serve as a liaison between the Office of Admission and the

university community through the Vice President

for Strategic Enrollment Management. This involves:

  • Forming last relationships with key constituent groups (school counselors, professional organizations, CBOs, and groups within the AJCU)



4. To participate in the professional development of the Office of Admission.

This involves:

  • actively participating in the campus community to engage broad



support and cooperation for Office of Admission efforts,

  • attending departmental and divisional staff meetings as requested,

  • promoting transparency, efficiency and courtesy throughout the University

  • remaining knowledgeable in all aspects of Fairfield University – its history, campus, programs, enrollment and in the broad field of admission,

  • representing Fairfield University in professional associations related



to admission.

5. To promote safe, secure, and uplifting working conditions.

  • A commitment to diversity, representing the University’s shared commitment to radical hospitality



6. To perform other related duties as directed by responsibilities.

Duties may be changed and/or be added at any time.

*Disclaimer

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the

general nature and level of work performed by employees within this

classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Category:

Enrollment Management - Admin

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

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