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Associate Director for Selection and Academic Initiatives

Miami University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Associate Director will provide leadership and direction on assigned programs and projects, ensuring that overall strategies and efforts align with and support the larger strategic vision, plans, and goals of the Offices of Admission unit. The position will be responsible for directing and evaluating strategies, planning and executing programs, and will provide ongoing assessment, management, and recommendations for critical areas of responsibility. This position will also supervise full-time admission staff.

This position will assess and gauge current relationships with these key stakeholders and seek ways to enhance them further by identifying and creating opportunities and programming aimed at building and strengthening relationships with critical partners and influencers in an effort to support the overall recruitment and yield strategies of the University.

In collaboration with the Senior Associate Director and other readership, the Associate Director will direct and ensure the effective and continual utilization of data in determining and assessing academic division admission decisions. This position will also develop training and professional development for admission staff to ensure knowledge, understanding, and application of academic and application review information.

The position includes responsibility for a geographic recruitment market and other general admission counseling duties such as application review, admission presentations, and admission special events.


Coordinate planning, training, execution, and coverage for application review. Supervise and manage part-time application reader program. Responsible for ensuring accurate and thorough application review practices and proper use of data in the review process. Monitor, evaluate, and improve the effectiveness of application review. 30%

Serve as the lead with academic divisions regarding first-year domestic recruitment, admission, and yield strategies; provide insight, direction, and feedback and ensure the alignment of all academic divisional efforts with the broad recruitment and yield strategies for first-year domestic enrollment. In collaboration with partners in Academic Affairs, this position will consistently assess and evaluate first-year domestic strategies and efforts with the overall goal of ensuring admission strategies and goals align with academic divisional goals. 20%

Conduct 4-6 weeks of recruitment travel, admission application review, prospective student information sessions and other presentations, and counselor on duty responsibilities; serve as a member of the SEMM Extended Leadership Team. Other territory manager duties as assigned. 20%

Manage the application and review process for selective admission to academic programs such as the Farmer School of Business and the nursing program. Track and analyze application, admission, and confirmation trends in order to make recommendations to academic partners that will carefully shape the best incoming class. 10%

Manage the National Pathways Program and other academic and strategic initiatives aimed at ensuring the Office of Admission meets its ambitious annual enrollment goals. Partner with faculty and staff across the University community to ensure the timely, effective, and innovative delivery of these programs and initiatives and provide strategic insights and direction to University partners as it relates to these and other overarching recruitment efforts. 10%

Coordinate the integration of degree program changes into communications, processes, applications, and training. 5%

Partner with the Graduate School to promote combined bachelor’s and master’s programs and +1 programs to prospective and admitted students, ensuring a smooth transition for students who have indicated interest to be advised accordingly as new students. 5%


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with experience in higher education, recruitment, or marketing, and 3 years minimum experience working in a sales or recruitment environment. Will consider a Master’s degree and 2 years minimum experience.

Candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, with a proven track record of maintaining and cultivating relationships with key internal and external constituents.

Must possess exceptional written and oral communication skills, group presentation skills, and a proven ability to work with diverse constituencies; candidate must demonstrate expertise and/or experience with selective application review.

Must be able to work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with computer systems and various software applications.

This position is available to persons who are currently located and authorized to work in the United States on a full-time and indefinite basis. (Persons authorized to work on such a basis include US citizens, lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders), asylees, refugees, and temporary residents under IRCA

This position is not eligible for H1-B Visa or OPT support. It is not eligible for PERM sponsorship.


Desired Qualifications:

Master's degree

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.


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