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Director of Admissions

Employer
Florida Polytechnic University
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2023


Make a difference at one of Florida’s premier institutions for education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Florida Polytechnic University, ranked the No. 1 public college in the region by U.S. News and World Report, offers a unique working environment that encourages faculty and staff to be part of a culture that prizes collaboration, innovation, and the willingness to go above and beyond to ensure our students and University succeed. Florida Poly offers a small campus academic environment where students form connections with their faculty and peers as they pursue high-value degrees in engineering and applied sciences.

The University is equipped with cutting-edge facilities and equipment and two award-winning, architecturally distinct academic buildings. Its evolving curriculum, designed to meet the needs of industry and provide a life-long educational foundation for students, has helped the institution grow in prominence since its opening in 2014. Florida Poly’s deliberately small classes, affordability, and outstanding graduate outcomes have helped it earn recognitions such as being named a top value school, in the top 25 nationally for affordability, and in the top five best universities in the South for tech students. Accredited by ABET and SACSCOC, Florida Poly is educating some of the brightest minds in Florida and attracting standout talent from across the nation.

JOB TITLE

Director of Admissions

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, the Director of Admissions is the chief administrator of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The Director is responsible for workflow management, supervising staff, coordination of application review, coordination and implementation of comprehensive marketing and recruitment plan, and assistance with development and implementation of other strategies and policies that support the University’s enrollment goals. Collaborates with other University administrators, faculty, and staff. Coordinating with the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, works to manage vendor relationships. Works to provide the highest level of customer service in all areas. Interprets university admissions policies and procedures and state legislation. Knowledge of transfer recruitment and transfer credit process. Prepares and analyzes reports related to all stages of the admission funnel. The Director also must be able to organize a variety of tasks at one time, forecast upcoming needs and plan accordingly and have strong time management skills. Experience within the Florida SUS system a plus.

JOB DESCRIPTION

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop, direct, and provide significant supervisory oversight of Admissions staff.
  • Assist with the development, implementation, and execution of a strategic recruitment plan that supports the University’s enrollment goals and reaches student populations, admissions, and matriculation.
  • Interpret and implement university and state policies and procedures in all areas, especially as relates to admission and enrollment.
  • Coordinate admission application review process.
  • Coordination and implementation of comprehensive marketing and recruitment plan.
  • Collaborate with faculty, administration, and staff university and system-wide.
  • Prepare and analyze reports related to all stages of the admission funnel.
  • Coordinate with the Vice Provost to manage external vendor/partner relationships.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Strong foundational knowledge of admission and enrollment management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with SUS admissions policies and FTE.
  • Working knowledge of FAFSA and financial aid application process.
  • Knowledge and use of an admissions CRM and university SIS.
  • Knowledge of technologies and programs used in recruitment and marketing in admission.
  • Knowledge of transfer application and transfer credit process.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and analytical and interpersonal skills. Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to lead, mentor, and motivate the admission staff.
  • Ability to travel overnight and work evenings and weekends as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and 5 years of direct admission experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • In lieu of a degree, any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s degree in higher education or related field, and 7 years of direct admission experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Supervisory experience.
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND/OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF LAW:
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • This position requires a criminal background check, which may include a Level II screening as required by Florida Statute §435.04.
  • This position is subject to federal and state privacy regulations.
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: This position is salary exempt. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; however, travel is a required component of this position .

TARGET HIRING SALARY: $80,000 - $90,000, commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: The position is open until filled; however, the review of applications will commence immediately.

APPLICATION PROCESS: In addition to completing the online application, all Applicants are required to upload the following as an attachment to the application (preferably in PDF format):
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3 professional references, including one current or former supervisor
DIVERSITY STATEMENT:

Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information.

FLORIDA POLY BENEFITS INFORMATION

Florida Poly qualified employees have the opportunity to take advantage of a variety of health benefits (through the State of Florida) to help meet their specific needs, as well as the needs of their family. This comprehensive coverage includes flexible spending accounts, medical and life insurance, and workers compensation.

· Health benefits are administered through People First , on behalf of the State of Florida, as pre-tax insurance plans. People First handles all new hire enrollments, coverage changes, premium administration, and dependent eligibility.

· Their Service Center is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, at 1-866-663-4735.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING ATTACHMENTS:

Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered.

An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.

This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.



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