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Hiring Department

Enrollment Management

Application Deadline
Open Until Filled

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time, Benefit Eligible
Up to 25% domestic and international travel with some weekends required

$74,057 - $104,000 annually

Job Description
Reporting to the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, this key leadership position within the enrollment management division will lead and manage the office of graduate and international admissions. The director will lead well-planned and analytically supported graduate enrollment strategic initiatives with the goal of building the S&T brand as well as growing enrollments and creating a strong and sustainable enrollment future. The director will develop and successfully execute a strategic enrollment management plan that will support the enrollment goals set forth for the office of graduate and international admissions.

  • Provide day-to-day oversight, hire and train associate/assistant directors, admissions recruiters and graduate assistants, establishing priorities
  • Manage the graduate and international admissions budget including planning and administration
  • Own established targets and develop and implement an enrollment plan needed to achieve graduate and international enrollment and diversity goals
  • Develop relationships and communication with graduate program coordinators and department chairs in the academic departments; work closely with associate deans and coordinators to set and drive enrollment goals for each program; serve as the point person to liaise with departments within the academic units as it relates to admissions, enrollment and graduate recruitment
  • Collaborate with the director of undergraduate admissions to support recruitment activities for international undergraduate freshman and transfer students
  • Serve as the lead in effective coordination and execution of all internal and external events such as open houses, graduate fairs, other recruiting events Participate in recruitment fairs (domestic/international) attracting talented students to S&T
  • Coordinate with the academic and Marketing and Communications (M&C) departments, create a robust, targeted communication plan using multi-channel communication with the leads/inquiries and successfully execute it
  • Work closely with international recruiting agents ensuring quality of applicants, engaging agent counselors; ensuring all internal set standards for agents are met, ensuring prompt payment as needed
  • Work with the M&C department, and system and operations as well as colleges to ensure all marketing collateral/websites are current and relevant
  • Work with the systems and operations team to maintain reports for recruiting initiatives that include tracking ROI, develop and monitor statistical reports to enhance recruitment strategies, yield management, forecasting, and increase operational efficiency
  • Identify new recruitment opportunities in existing and new markets that includes establishing university partnerships (MoU’s) – within the US and abroad, government/agencies and nurturing these relationships to yield quality students to S&T
  • Liaise with the alumni office to leverage alumni for networking and recruiting events
  • Effectively use data to assess strategy and priorities
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Application Instructions

To apply, please submit an application, resume, and list of five professional references. Professional references will be contacted later in the process prior to any hiring decision. The university will not contact references without prior candidate authorization.

About Missouri S&T

Founded in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of the top STEM-focused institutions in the nation and among the first technological institutions established west of the Mississippi River. A U.S. News and World Report Top 100 national public university, Missouri S&T serves over 7,000 students and counts over 55,000 living alumni, including world-famous astronauts, scientists, engineers, inventors, and business leaders. Nearly 400 faculty offer 101 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, computing, education, engineering, science, the social sciences, and the humanities. Students entering S&T have an average ACT of 28.5, while 80% of all students are Missouri residents and 20% are first-generation students.

Today Missouri S&T has a unique constellation of comprehensive programs that build on the university’s rich history and continue to benefit Missouri, the nation, and the global community. The university has received numerous accolades in recent years, including the following high rankings:
  • No. 1 public university in Missouri for return on investment (Georgetown’s Center on Education and Workforce, 2022)
  • No. 1 best value public university in Missouri (SmartAsset, 2022)
  • No. 5 Best College for Engineering Majors in the U.S. (Money, 2022
  • No. 7 graduate online engineering program for military veterans (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
  • No. 9 graduate online engineering program (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
These strengths align well with Missouri S&T’s current goals of growing enrollment, elevating research productivity, and achieving national and international recognition. Missouri S&T’s excellence in academic programs, student career outcomes, and applied research make the university an exciting destination for talented faculty, staff, and students.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 5-7 years of progressive experience in graduate admissions that includes at least 3 years of experience in successfully managing a team of admissions professionals – nurturing, motivating and leading them
  • Demonstrated successful experience in developing, evaluating, and improving recruitment, enrollment, and marketing strategies from a data-driven perspective, including the use of integrated marketing campaigns and social media to improve the recruitment and enrollment of domestic and international students
  • Proven success launching successful recruitment campaigns from concept to deployment to results within a given budget
  • Experience working in domestic and international markets with a record of success in meeting enrollment goals
  • Excellent written and oral communication, outreach, public speaking/presentation, and networking skills
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and diplomacy, strong organizational skills, collaboration with leadership, faculty, and staff, multitasking, attention to detail, and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Stellar managerial and leadership skills
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Highly skilled in the use of MS Office Suite, CRM (Slate), and student information systems (PeopleSoft)
  • Motivated and enthusiastic work style
Other Information

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim’s educational experience or the overall campus environment.

Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.

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Job ID 46788

Location Rolla

Department Enrollment Management

Job Family Student Support

Business Unit Missouri S & T

Posted Date 05/01/2023

Close Date Open Until Filled



Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology is a public research university in Rolla, Missouri. It is a member institution of the University of Missouri System.


Missouri University of Science and Technology


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