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Assistant Vice President for Admissions and Recruitment

University of Texas at El Paso
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 26, 2023

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Assistant Vice President for Admissions and Recruitment

Job ID: 10952
Location: El Paso, TX
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: $RegTemp

FLSA Status


Posting End Date

Open until filled

Earliest Start Date

As soon as possible


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Hours per Week

40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM ; flexibility required on early mornings, evenings, and weekends.

Hiring Department

Enrollment Management

Please Note

Note: The primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Incumbents may perform all or some of the primary accountabilities listed below. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented in the incumbents' performance objectives as outlined by the incumbents' immediate supervisor or manager. This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Must possess a valid driver's license issued by the State where the applicant resides and must be insurable as defined in the UT System UTS 157, as applicable to the performance of essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

Required Application Materials

A resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references is required in order to apply.

Purpose of Position

The Assistant Vice President for Admissions and Recruitment serves as a senior campus leader for all undergraduate recruitment and admissions activities, undergraduate new student orientation program, campus visits, and activities supporting the re-enrollment of students with a break in enrollment from the university. This role supports and facilitates the matriculation and successful transition of undergraduate students through a student-centered approach that promotes student belonging and offers exemplary customer service. The AVP for Admissions and Recruitment provides innovation, leadership, and vision in supporting the unique needs of UTEP students who are primarily first-generation students of low socioeconomic status. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and is a vital member of Enrollment Management Leadership Team.

Essential Functions

Responsible for the overall oversight of the quality and integrity of all undergraduate student recruitment and admissions activities, new student orientation programming for undergraduate students, campus visits, and the Enrollment Success Center, which supports the re-enrollment of students with a break in enrollment from the university.

Oversee the successful execution of the university's strategic enrollment plan, as it relates to the recruitment and enrollment of new undergraduate students from the El Paso area and other key markets. This includes critically evaluating the success of initiatives, recommending modifications that may be needed, and implementing changes that may enhance the recruitment and admission of undergraduate students.

Oversee the successful implementation, evaluation, and updating of the university's strategic recruitment plan, including identification of key markets, establishment of annual goals, monitoring annual progress, and modifying key initiatives as needed to promote enrollment growth among new undergraduate students.

Serve as a key, primary point of contact for community partners including K-12 district leaders, to increase the matriculation of key student demographics. This includes nurturing relationships, facilitating regular meetings, collaboratively establishing goals, and achieving buy-in for key initiatives.

Provide leadership to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, ensuring successful implementation of recruitment strategies and admissions activities as articulated in the strategic enrollment plan and university's recruitment plan. Supports the Director of Admissions and Recruitment in ensuring compliance with all relevant federal, state, and UT System regulations pertaining to undergraduate admission, tuition residency determinations, state reporting, and other requirements.

Provide leadership to the Department of New Student Orientation and Campus Visits, ensuring the enhancement and execution of a successful new student orientation program, including a program for parents and family members, that offers a vibrant introduction to campus while facilitating various enrollment activities that are vital to the student's successful matriculation. This requires nurturing of key relationships with campus partners, including academic advising and the academic colleges.

Provide leadership to the Enrollment Success Center, supporting all efforts to return students with a break in enrollment from the university. Oversee the establishment of goals, evaluation of initiatives, and implementation of modifications as needed to meet established goals.

Represent UTEP in state and national conversations as appropriate.

Ensure that all activities under the AVP's purview support UTEP's mission of access and excellence.

Collaborate with campus leaders to identify opportunities to improve the student experience, student belonging, institutional reputation, and other appropriate goals.

Develop strong external partnerships that support the vision of the Division of Enrollment Management and the university.

Additional duties and projects as assigned by the Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities as required by the current organizational structure, in accordance with the organization's objectives, policies, and applicable laws.

Required Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Master's Degree

7-10 years of experience, related to the statement of duties and responsibilities; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

5 years of progressively responsible leadership in student services in a higher education setting.

Demonstrated successful experience in leading student service teams in a higher education setting.

Extensive knowledge of student services, especially undergraduate recruitment.

Ability to navigate and resolve compliance student issues that may affect student matriculation.

Ability to analyze and interpret federal and state regulations related to student recruitment, admission, tuition residency, and other related processes.

Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

Demonstrated experience in working with students and families.

Proficient technical skills in data management, data processing concepts, and student information systems.

Proven track-record as a role model in customer service.

3 years of experience supervising and leading staff members.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree

8 years of progressively responsible leadership in recruitment, admissions, and/or student orientation.

Spanish fluency

Experience working with first generation students of low socioeconomic status

5 years of experience supervising and leading staff members

Experience developing and evaluating higher education enrollment or recruitment plans.

Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EO/AA Statement

In keeping with its access, excellence, and impact mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation and gender in employment or the provision of services in accordance with mstate and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal
Opportunity Office at

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