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Associate Director of Admission for High Achieving Student Recruitment

Miami University (Ohio)
Miami University, Oxford
Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 25, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
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Full Time
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Job Summary:

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.
We welcome all applicants who have the knowledge, skills and abilities to apply for this position.
This position will assess and gauge current relationships with key stakeholders and seek ways to enhance relationships with critical partners and influencers further by identifying and creating opportunities and programming aimed at building and strengthening relationships that support the overall recruitment and yield strategies of the University.
In collaboration with the Director and as a member of the extended admission leadership team, the Associate Director will develop and oversee a comprehensive high achieving student recruitment plan, and this position is empowered to conduct benchmarking and best practices research and to utilize resources in innovative ways to implement communications strategies, events, and selective processes to recruit and yield the best and brightest students into Miami’s three honors programs, including Miami University’s residential Honors College and the premier scholarship program, Presidential Fellows. This position will also develop training and professional development for admission staff to ensure knowledge, understanding, and application of honors programs 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.
This position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis. Remote work is not a right, but a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.

Duties/Physical Demands:

● Provide direction and oversight to the targeted recruitment of high-achieving students regarding the Prodesse Scholars Program, the Honors College, the Presidential Fellows Program, and the Summer Scholars Program, including all related strategic communication plans and programming. Utilizing benchmarking and research to ensure pre-college programs, honors offerings, and application review policies and procedures are reflective of the nation’s and competitors’ best practices. develop short and long-term strategic recruitment plans for the University’s high-achieving student recruitment goals; work with the AVP, Director of Strategic Recruitment, Academic Liaisons, Honors Program Director and staff, and other University constituents to develop focused, integrated, and data-driven recruitment plans which align with the University’s Strategic Priorities. 50%
● Conduct 4-6 weeks of recruitment travel a year, 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%
● Coordinate recruitment, communications, application review, faculty module development and implementation, and selected programming for the Summer Scholars Program. 10%
● Directly supervise a full-time admission territory manager at the admission counselor or assistant director level. 5%
● Coordinate the integration of honors program changes into communications, processes, applications, and training. 5%
● In conjunction with admission senior leadership, develop and oversee budget lines associated with high achieving student programming, including the Presidential Fellows Program and the Summer Scholars Program. 5%
● Work with the EMSS Research & Analysis, OIR, and external partners, as necessary, to identify and analyze data for the creation of effective and efficient selection strategies to meet honors program enrollment targets. Direct the compilation of data and statistics for reports, projections, and analysis of issues pertaining to high achieving student recruitment and honors programs. 5%

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in providing the knowledge/skills/abilities listed in the essential duties.

Experience in these knowledge/skills/abilities may be earned concurrently while obtaining a degree.

Experience in higher education is preferred but not required.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with computer systems and various software applications; proven ability to work with diverse constituencies; exceptional written and oral communication skills.

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 and five years of experience in providing the knowledge/skills/abilities listed in the essential duties.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with event planning and coordination.

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

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.

 As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:

Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Benefits Eligible: YES


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