Director of Admissions
The Director of Admissions will provide leadership, direction,
and oversight for all aspects of the Admissions Operations at
Washington State University, working closely with all areas within
the Division of Enrollment Management. The Director will serve as
the University’s chief undergraduate admission’s officer.
The Director of Admissions will have a deep understanding of
admissions data and the technology (SIS and CRM) associated with
successful admissions processing and communication. The Director
will embrace data-driven decision making and is responsible for
communicating admissions funnel information and other relevant data
in a timely and consistent manner.
As the University’s chief undergraduate admission’s officer, the
Director will be responsible for policy development, interpretation
and implementation consistent with emerging state, federal, local
and other relevant requirements/regulations. The Director will work
with academic units across campus, including the Faculty Senate and
other appropriate committees to uphold academic regulations,
transfer credit curriculum standards, and ensure compliance with
our National Accreditation. The Director is the data
custodian for Admission records.
The Director will represent the university to internal and
external audiences and serve on statewide commissions, task forces
and committees as needed, such as Academic Affairs Committee,
Athletics, Faculty Sub-Committees, Interinstitutional Committee of
Registrars and Admissions Officers (ICORA), and University Academic
Advising Executive Council (UAAEC). The Director will lead staff
advancement, supervise lead staff and oversee budgets across the
There may be need to travel to attend state-wide committees,
meet with campus partners, and provide representation for the
Washington Council’s Fall Counselor Workshops.
Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and
six (6) years of progressively responsible relevant experience,
which has included at least three (3) years of managerial
experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted
for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and
experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational
Earned bachelor’s degree.
Eight (8) or more years of progressively responsible experience
in college/university admissions, marketing, recruitment, or a
directly related area.
Five (5) or more years of experience in successfully supervising
and managing staff.
Demonstrated skill in written and verbal communications.
Documented experience in strategic planning.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and interactions
with diverse university constituents.
Advanced degree in communications, marketing, public relations,
business, higher education, or related field.
Work experience in higher education or other relevant
Experience in the management of complex processes – including
admissions at large, competitive colleges or universities.
Experience in developing long range plans to achieve specific
outcomes – including admission goals aimed at admitting
high-ability, diverse populations.
Experience with Student Information System, CRM, Content
Management System and other systems integral to Admissions
Familiar with development of Social Media, Print and Web
Driven to explore process streamlining solutions for operational
effectiveness and improvements to the Applicant experience.
Hands-on experience with data analytics; ability to present and
interpret admissions numbers to a broad university audience.
Documented knowledge of “Best practices” nationwide for student
Demonstrated capacity to contribute and work collaboratively in
the building and implementation of a comprehensive recruitment and
admission program aimed at specific target audiences and including
a variety of tactics, vehicles and programs to meet desired
Successful background in affecting substantive change within an
organization, fostering collaboration among different areas, and
leading a complex organization toward the achievement of
Experience supervising and/or collaborating with colleagues at
geographically diverse locations. Experience in hiring, training,
deploying, and reassigning staff to meet desired goals.
Documented experience in public speaking.
Demonstrated commitment to, and experience successfully
advocating for diversity and the values of diversity.
Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse
internal and external constituencies.
Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and
judgments on sensitive issues.
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Review of applications will begin on September 7, 2021.