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Director of Admissions

Woodbury University
Los Angeles, California
Competitive + university sponsored benefit plan and programs
Posted Date
Jul 14, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Executive, Executive Directors
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Woodbury University invites applications for Director of Admissions. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Admissions, the Director of Admissions provides senior level leadership to the recruitment, admission and enrollment initiatives across all student populations for Woodbury University, a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and a small, private, not for profit university.  The Director is responsible for recruitment, follow-up, conversion and overall enrollment of all undergraduates (first year, transfer, both domestic and international) as well as graduate students. The Director is in charge of developing and managing all aspects of the admissions process from inquiry and lead generation to enrollment. The Director will improve the current admissions process with an emphasis on automation, efficiency, and customer service in collaboration with the the Deans of Woodbury’s four schools, the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, Information Technology, and the Marketing Department.  The Director is responsible for travel and recruitment planning, community outreach, and managing the Admission team in a hybrid work environment. The Director serves on various University committees and is dedicated to the development and advancement of the Admission Office.    



  • Develop and implement short and long range recruitment plans including marketing strategies in collaboration with the AVP of Admissions and Marketing Department.
  • Develop undergraduate and graduate enrollment goals and projections with the AVP of Admissions and Deans of Woodbury’s four schools. 
  • Manage, hire, train, and evaluate the Admission counseling staff. Hold routine staff meetings.
  • Collaborate with Information Technology on identifying admissions processes that can be automated and develop project plans to leverage the appropriate technology. 
  • Manage the ongoing maintenance/improvement of the Admission CRM, SIS and database systems. Manage the various online application systems, online file management process, online data capture forms, Slideroom portfolio platform, online transcript and test score platforms, and text messaging platform. 
  • Development, implementation, and continued review of undergraduate and graduate admissions policies and procedures to ensure efficient processing of inquiries, applications, decision notifications, and the yield process. 
  • Oversee and participate in the evaluation of admission applications. 
  • Oversee and manage the purchase of search names and lead generation process. 
  • Present and promote the University at variety of recruitment, promotional, and community events. 
  • Participate and plan admissions recruitment and yield events. 
  • Implements working knowledge of current trends and best practices in admissions, including first year undergraduate, transfer, graduate admissions, and international students. 
  • Work collaboratively with various departments across campus, including: Academic Affairs, Financial Aid, Registrar, Business Office, Marketing, Office of Student Development, and Advancement.
  • Recommends admission policy changes to the AVP of Admissions. 



  • Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum five years of progressive, related experience.
  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail.
  • Experience managing a CRM platform and technical literacy.
  • Success in organizing and creating efficient office procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work, supervise, and lead a team-oriented environment providing excellent customer service both internally and externally.
  • Must be able to work independently, as part of team, and with all organizational levels within the institution.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of broader issues and trends affecting admissions in higher education.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Woodbury University’s goals and mission.

Physical Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Close vision, hearing/listening, and clear speech.
  • Manual hand/fingers dexterity.
  • Walking, lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to utilize office equipment such as computers and copiers
  • Combination of sedentary work, kneeling, stooping, bending, sitting, squatting, standing, etc.
  • Works with/around and has verbal and face-to-face contact with others.
  • Works indoors in an office environment some of the time.
  • Simple to complex reading, writing, clerical, and math ability.


Application: Review of applications will begin Immediately and remain open until filled. 

All application materials must be submitted through the Woodbury University Job Board. Email applications and submissions on third party platforms will not be considered.  Submissions must include:

  • Current resume/CV which lists educational and employment history.
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for at least three references


About Woodbury University

Located in Southern California at the global epicenter of creativity and influence, Woodbury University earns its reputation as a leading creative university thanks to nationally ranked programs in its School of Architecture and School of Media, Culture & Design. What makes the university unique is the array of unparalleled academic offerings in its School of Business and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university has been named a College of Distinction for 7 years running and has earned NASAD (MCD, architecture), AACSB (business), WSCUC, ACBSP (business), CIDA (architecture), and NAAB (architecture) accreditations. With an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students learn from one of the most professionally accomplished faculties in the world, intern and work at the most innovative companies in the world, and go on to build careers that others only dream of. Please follow the link to learn more about Woodbury University:


Woodbury University is dedicated to celebrating diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs. All employment decisions for all job classifications will be made on the basis of such factors as education, character, ability, skill and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status, parental status, genetic information, membership or non-membership in any lawful organization, or any other protected status. 


With 26 practice-based, fully-accredited professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate majors, Woodbury is a non-profit institution dedicated to the student experience.


Woodbury University transforms students into innovative professionals who will contribute responsibly to the global community. We achieve academic excellence by focusing on purposeful student engagement, establishing external partnerships and ensuring that all our processes, services and environment enrich the student experience.


Woodbury University cultivates a personal, interactive learning environment that focuses on innovative, practice-based professional and liberal arts education. We add distinct value with our focus on faculty-student interaction and support for student development and achievement. We focus on our Core Values and Strategic Principles to enable the success of our students, employers who hire our graduates, and the community at large.

Core Values

Excellence | Driven by standards of excellence in teaching, services, student well-being, community safety and sustainable practice
Ethics | Setting the highest standards of academic and professional behavior to encourage social responsibility
Aspiration | Pursuing ever higher levels of competitiveness, distinctiveness and service learning
Community | Building a culture that values diversity, open communication, collaboration and engagement


Woodbury University creates an inclusive climate because we know that the richness of different experiences and perspectives is intrinsically valuable and vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating a vibrant academic community.

We are committed to building a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness because this is an essential part of an experience-centered education.

We act on these values by pursuing individuals who themselves embody the experiences and perspectives of our different communities and have an understanding and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies.

We seek to create a campus culture with this wide range of perspectives and experiences by recruiting and encouraging diverse candidates to apply as students, staff and faculty, including people of any race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, disability, religion or military status.

Strategic Principles

Civic Engagement | Achieving civic fulfillment through the process of giving back

Entrepreneurship | Fostering a culture of creativity, innovation and opportunity

Design Thinking | Developing the ability, desire and confidence to imagine new ideas to create impact and make a difference

Transdisciplinarity | Harnessing the creative power of multiple disciplines and communities that broaden perspectives across academic boundaries


Woodbury University wants to equip students, faculty and staff with theoretical and practical knowledge that addresses sustainability issues in their disciplines, careers, community relationships and daily lives.

Many changes within the environment have critically affected our way of life. From water shortages to pollution and climate change, our planet has become stressed, yet our relationship to our surroundings is detached. Acknowledging these environmental, social and economic issues, Woodbury's goal is to create and nurture sustainable campus life. At Woodbury, sustainability is regarded as a subject of study and is implemented in every sector of the institution.

Woodbury encourages continued learning about sustainability through coursework, research and the experiences of life on campus. Sustainable Woodbury prompts our community to explore our future, our current status and our past and challenges us to examine our natural and built environments, campus life, curriculum, co-curricular learning opportunities and stewardship of resources in the spirit of shared and just decision making.

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