Director, Admissions and Recruitment

New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Mar 29, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Pace University, located in New York City, is seeking a Director of Admissions and Recruitment to be  responsible for working collaboratively with colleagues in Enrollment Management to develop and implement a comprehensive undergraduate strategic enrollment plan for the university. The Director manages the daily operations of the New York City campus undergraduate admission office; hires and trains staff members on a daily basis as well as collaborate with staff from other areas of the University; develops and reviews undergraduate enrollment programs as well as marketing materials on a regular basis; manages application processing, review, and conversion; and manages the department’s budget and utilizes information technology to support the office.

Specific Duties:

  • Provide leadership in designing the University’s enrollment strategies and makes sophisticated use of high quality, data-driven, evidence-based enrollment decisions, utilizing best practices in admissions and enrollment management, while inspiring others on campus, (faculty, administrators, students, and alumni) to work collaboratively in achieving enrollment goals.
  • Participate in strategy sessions and planning as a senior member of the Enrollment Management Senior Leadership Team and represent the department at campus meetings.
  • Proactively develop and assess recruitment programs by evaluating maximum effectiveness and efficiencies.
  • Proactively provide effective data analysis of reports to drive short-term and long-term activities in the office.
  • Utilize information technology to support admission efforts.
  • Oversee and manage university-wide application processing and review
  • Oversee and manage the university-wide conversion and anti-melt activities throughout the admission cycle.
  • Oversee and manage the university-wide Webinar Series team efforts regarding recruitment, conversion, and anti-melt events and initiatives.
  • Create and guide relationships with high schools, community colleges, and other organizations for recruitment with a focus on Independent Counselor/High School Networks.
  • Assist the University Director of the Visitor Experience in the planning and execution of events throughout the year on-site, off-site and virtual.
  • Manage the Ongoing Academic Social Instructional Support (OASIS) program’s recruitment, conversion, and enrollment process as well as the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) scholarship process and the Verto partnership’s recruitment, application, and enrollment process.
  • Oversee the recruitment and application process for Pace’s First Year Experience – London program in conjunction with the Study Abroad Office.
  • Manage daily operations and staff.
  • Provide training, motivation, and a positive work environment for a results-driven team.
  • Establish and monitor the department’s budget.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required; a graduate degree is preferred.
  • At least 6 years minimum of progressively responsible experience in successful planning, creative problem solving, and effective administration of a diverse admission office.
  • The ability to lead, supervise, motivate, and initiate change is required.
  • Sophisticated understanding of enrollment strategies, market research, social media, admissions, financial aid, and student information systems.
  • Consistent record of new student enrollment improvements.
  • Demonstration of the thoughtful and consistent analysis of programming and activities as part of long-range planning is necessary.
  • Personal commitment to diversity with a vision of what that means to an institution of higher education is essential.
  • Working knowledge of enrollment CRM (SLATE), student information systems, and other technology solutions in student marketing and recruitment.

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Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains.

Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.

Pace is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the students, faculty, staff and visitors to the University. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University’s Safety and Security department publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which can be accessed here. The report contains information on security policies as well as crime and fire statistics for the University.

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