The Director of Admission is responsible for providing strategic
leadership and management for the Office of Admission. The
incumbent will develop, implement, monitor and adjust resources,
activities and responsibilities related to recruitment and
admissions. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Strategic
Enrollment, the director will lead the development and
administration of all existing and new admission practices,
policies and procedures, which support overall campus recruitment
The incumbent will assist in the development and implementation of
a recruitment plan to generate academically talented and diverse
applicants that will convert to enrolled and retained students
through to graduation. The Director will provide innovative,
strategic leadership by recruiting and enrolling a diverse,
academically talented class of students by demonstrating experience
with current best practices, including, but not limited to,
territory management, student engagement, and admission operations.
This position is responsible for the analysis of information and
data necessary to create and communicate strategic university-wide
admissions and recruiting plans and goals.
The Director of Admissions is a member of the Enrollment Management
team and is expected to work collaboratively and strategically
within and outside of the Enrollment Management to meet enrollment
goals of the University.
1. The Director of Admission has overall administrative
responsibility for areas related to recruitment and admission
operations within the Admissions office. The director will assist
in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs to support
recruitment, selection and communication activities related to
- Provide leadership and direction for the Office of Admissions
in the areas of fiscal responsibility, efficient and effective
recruitment practices, and a clear and consistent onboarding
experience for prospective and admitted students.
- Build strong working partnerships with campus partners to
support efforts at improving the onboarding process of the
firs-year, transfer and graduate students.
- Identify and recommend improvements to departmental structure
to streamline processes while reinvesting in new and emerging
initiatives and needs.
- Analyze and monitor metrics for measurement of all admissions
activities and functions to report on ROI and effectiveness of
- Provide ongoing assessment of visitor services functions to
determine effectiveness of daily tours, large event days, outreach
efforts and orientation programming.
- Evaluate and direct recruitment activity and enrollment within
existing territories, focus on customer service, develop
relationships with prospective students and their student resources
along with guidance counselors and other key constituents, and
understand and respond to prospective student needs.
2. Coordinate all aspects of the Office of Admission in recruitment
and onboarding prospective students including the development and
implementation of a comprehensive admission strategy that attracts,
recruits, admits and enrolls academically talented and diverse
first-year, transfer, and graduate students.
- Create and lead recruitment activities targeting the objectives
and strategies of Undergraduate Admission, outreach and recruitment
(including territory management), Colleges and campus
- Collaboratively develop strategies to meet institutional
enrollment goals by actively participating in college and
university enrollment planning and management processes.
- Review and approve the marketing and communication plans to
support the recruitment plan, travel activities and visitor
- Ensure the effectiveness of all programs and events conducted
by the admissions office, including programming for prospective
students, admitted students, transfer students, high school
counselors and community college advisers and orientation.
- Develop and present new recruitment strategies and programs
that will advance the recruitment, operations, and visit goals of
the office and the University.
3. Provide support for the department’s budget and fiscal
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The
University will not sponsor applicants for this position for
- Provide leadership and support on effective use of
institutional resources to meet recruitment goals.
- Work with the Enrollment budget manager on monitoring and
evaluating annual budget.
40 per hours per week
Pay commensurate with education and experience.
Hiring Range: $74,057 - $80,000
University Title: Director of Admissions
A master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and
experience and at least 7 years of experience from which comparable
knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
- Computer skills are required, including working knowledge of
Microsoft Office applications and CRM system, in addition to
various additional applications (Mongoose, Calendly, etc.)
- Strong proficiency with recruitment and enrollment
- Excellent organizational, analytical and administrative skills
are essential, along with the ability to effectively communicate to
- Must be able to work across institutional departments,
demonstrate success in prior positions, have strong supervisory and
staff development skills, and exhibit a proven commitment to
- A strong understanding of current issues within the profession
is highly desirable.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter,
resume, and list of three references with contact information) into
one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB.
Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.) to the
UMSL Job site: Http://umsl.jobs.
For questions about the application process, please call (314)
516-5805. If you are experiencing technical problems, please email
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As one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse campuses in
Missouri, UMSL is committed to maintaining a climate where all
students, faculty, staff and visitors can explore their interests,
refine their talents and flourish. Inclusive
is embedded in our strategic plan which focuses on
actions to recruit and retain diverse students and employees and
promote activities that encourage civil and constructive discourse,
reasoned thought and sustained dialogue in an environment of
, respect and appreciation.
The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible
employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and
vision coverage effective on the first day of employment,
retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance for employees and
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