Director of Recruitment and Admissions


Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/4

Salary Range: $75,246- $101,311

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

Incumbent functions as Director of Recruitment and Admissions in the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions under the administrative direction of the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services and is expected to work with other university administrators and staff providing them with support and direction in order to accomplish specific recruitment and enrollment goals. Serves as a member of the leadership team for enrollment management with the directors for Financial Aid, Graduate Admissions, and Banner Functional Specialist.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership in achieving the university’s strategic recruitment and enrollment goals; directs the development of a comprehensive strategic and operational recruitment and admissions plans to meet new students’ goals.
  • Provides direction and leadership in the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions for planning, managing and executing strategic departmental and institutional goals for all student populations.
  • Collects, analyzes and uses admissions and enrollment data to meet immediate and long-range university objectives.
  • Coordinates admissions marketing initiatives and contributes to the development of an institutional marketing plan.
  • Develops outreach efforts to actively promote, attract and enroll a diverse student population; provides vision and leadership for the use of technology in recruitment and admissions processes, and networks and collaborates with all levels of the university to build effective relationships and to communicate recruitment strategies and actions.
  • Oversees the admissions process for all applicants and provides leadership in the development of all admissions literature as well as other marketing and advertising materials.
  • Develops, manages and implements a strategic plan for the annual recruitment of all students to the university, and oversees personnel and day-to-day operations including recruitment activities, special recruitment projects, print and electronic communications and hiring of staff.
  • Manages the recruitment and admissions budget, research and analysis of recruitment trends, opportunities and activities, and provides leadership for the professional development of staff as individual and team contributors.
  • Develops print and electronic communications to prospective students and parents, and coordinates data management activities that ensure generation and delivery.
  • Develops effective policies and procedures for obtaining maximum productivity from the staff as well as the ability to utilize CRM technology regarding the overall admissions processes.
  • Oversees the Admissions component of NCAA certification for student-athletes participating in the University’s intercollegiate sports programs; ensures the on-going management of NCAA eligibility for existing student athletes’ participants in these programs.

Other Duties

  • Works with all campus constituencies including the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Academic Affairs and assists in the development and execution of student financial aid policies, procedures, awards and scholarship programs.
  • Performs other related duties as required by the AVP for Enrollment Services.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five (5) years of related experience at the college level.
  • Three (3) years supervisory experience within admissions or enrollment unit.
  • Two (2) years experience with international/multicultural population.
  • Direct experience with SEVIS and knowledge of immigration laws and processes.
  • Demonstrated experience with projection and predictive modeling and conversion strategies.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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