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Director, Admissions and Recruitment

Middlesex College
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 8, 2023
Job Title: Director, Admissions and Recruitment

Salary: $94,234.00 Annually

Department: Enrollment Management

Pay Grade: ADM8

Reports To: Assistant Dean, Enrollment Management

FLSA Status: Exempt

Unit: Administrative

Opening Date: 9/7/2023

Closing Date: 9/28/2023 11:59 p.m.


The Director of Admissions and Recruitment leads all aspects of recruitment and admissions. The position provides leadership in the creation and cultivation of new and existing markets, including prospecting and relationship building with key consistencies.


Essential Functions:

  1. Develops and achieves impactful admissions and enrollment goals to maximize recruiting effectiveness.
  2. Leads, manages, and trains Admissions and Recruitment Office staff to ensure superior service to prospective students and applicants.
  3. Hosts a variety of campus events, including Open Houses and other targeted recruitment events.
  4. Collaborates with the Marketing and Communications team in the development of marketing initiatives to impact local pipeline of prospective students.
  5. Assists in identifying and addressing barriers during the onboarding process.
  6. Formulizes strategies and campaigns to increase New Student applications and enrollment yields.
  7. Works closely with the broader Student and Enrollment Services (SES) team to ensure that prospective students and applicants are progressing through the enrollment funnel. Interfaces as needed with the SES departments, academic chairs, faculty, and other departments to help ensure a positive experience for prospective students, and applicants.
  8. Builds partnerships with high schools, community organizations, and businesses to enhance recruitment efforts. Collaborates with school counselors, community leaders, and industry professionals to establish pipelines for prospective students.
  9. Stays current with industry trends, best practices in admissions and recruitment, and emerging technologies that can enhance recruitment efforts.
  10. Develops and manages the admissions and recruitment budgets effectively, allocating resources to activities that yield the highest return on investment.
  11. Collects and analyzes data related to enrollment trends, demographics, and recruitment efforts. Uses this information to assess the effectiveness of recruitment strategies, identify areas for improvement, and make data-driven decisions to optimize enrollment outcomes.
  12. Creates admissions and recruitment status and outcome reports.
  13. Assists the Office of Grants with data and new student onboarding information needed to apply for grants or the implementation of a grant-funded program.
  14. Works closely with the Director of K-12 Partnerships to increase high school recruitment efforts.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree;
  • Five (5) years college-level admissions experience;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office and enterprise resource planning tools and experience with Colleague or Banner; and
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.

  • Customer relationship management (CRM) experience;
  • Previous experience in leading and managing a department; and
  • Community College experience.


The work is light work which requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:
  • Hearing 1: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
  • Hearing 2: Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
  • Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
  • Standing:
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Visual Acuity: Have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 3: Visual Acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.

SCHEDULE : Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

with some weekends/evenings required during specific events.

RETIREMENT : Pension Eligible

NJ First Act

Any Middlesex College employee hired after September 1, 2011 will have to meet the New Jersey residency law requirement.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Middlesex College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, familial status, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the armed forces of the United States, or disability.

Affirmative Action and Compliance Statement

Middlesex College is firmly committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. The College will implement this policy to assure that the educational programs, activities, services, benefits and employment opportunities offered by the College are available to all persons regardless of sex, race, creed, national origin, ancestry, nationality, color, marital status, civil union or domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap (and/or disability), service in the armed forces, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic tests, or refusal to make available results of genetic tests, in accordance with State and Federal laws. All employees and students are expected to accept these principles and to reflect their spirit in everyday relationships with fellow employees and students. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer, Middlesex College, Chambers Hall, 2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, New Jersey 08818-3050.

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