Director of Admissions

Thursday, July 8, 2021 What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University located in Savannah, GA is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. This position supports South University's Online Student Support Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students' skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.

Visit today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become, a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.

South University, the right direction for a brighter future.






Tuition Assistant Program

Long/Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

401K Match

Generous Paid Time Off

12 Paid Holidays

Paid Parking

* includes domestic partner coverage


The Director of Admissions is responsible for assisting the campuses in attaining student matriculation goals through development of a robust lead/inquiry source flow, inquiry conversion to admissions, and admissions to new student matriculation. The incumbent must assure that the South University philosophy is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and maintenance of an environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion.


  • Collaborate with Sr. Director of Admissions or Assistant Vice Chancellor of Admissions to establish forecasts to ensure planned new student targets are met.
  • Assure adequate staffing levels and productivity through effective personnel management. This includes but is not limited to selection and hiring of employees coupled with their being training, developed, motivated, and effectively managed. This includes enrollment teams receiving regular feedback, observation and support.
  • Responsible for achieving conversions of inquiry to applicant; and applicant to new student standards.
  • Monitor expenses to assure budget compliance.
  • Responsible for local inquiry generation and community outreach.
  • Generate marketing plans to support inquiry conversion and applicant lock-in.
  • Ensure compliance with all SU policies and procedures, ethical standards, and compliance with all federal, state and accreditation requirements.
  • Partner with other EC members, faculty and staff to assure a vibrant perpetual student recruitment environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Core Values

Core Values unify the culture of South University and represent the guiding principles that influence the company's vision, mission, and performance outcomes.

Doing the Right Thing. Conveys a position of principle even during opposition. Takes appropriate action to heighten awareness and influence positive change.

Integrity. Conducts all activities honestly and fairly to create an environment of mutual trust and equity.

Respect. Openly shows appreciation for the ideas and contributions of others to create an environment of collaboration, involvement and growth.

Providing Value. Continuously seeks to understand the requirements of all constituencies. Makes collaborative decisions to ensure needs are met or exceeded through the delivery of quality services.

Excellence. Displays a commitment to exceptional quality that creates an environment of innovation, positive thinking and continuous improvement.

Learning-Centered Focus. Actively supports an outcomes-based, learning-centered culture through the delivery/support of an engaging educational delivery system.


  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in a business or sales related discipline.
  • Minimum of 3 years admissions advising and/or management experience is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in hiring and building a successful team is preferred.
  • Proven experience in meeting/exceeding sales goals and developing strategies.
  • Experience managing employee relations issues/concerns is preferred.
  • Serve effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evening and weekends as required.
Ability to Travel:

The individual must be able to travel locally, for community outreach, and out of the area to the corporate office or other offsite locations for a variety of conferences and meetings.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

Other details Job Family All Positions Required Education Bachelor's Degree

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