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Director of Admissions

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 12, 2024

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Director of Admissions

Job no: 533242

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Administrative/Professional, Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management, Administrative/Office Support, Executive/Management/Director, Operations/Infrastructure, Student Life/Services, Planning/Project Management

Department: Division of Graduate Studies
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Salary starts at $65,000 annually, commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2023-2024 (updated)
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

February 5, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide a current resume and cover letter. Applicants will also be asked to submit the names and contact information for three professional references, one of which must be a current or past supervisor. Candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Department Summary

The Division of Graduate Studies serves as the institutional home for all graduate students and is the administrative office with ultimate responsibility for policy and procedures relevant to graduate education and graduate students. The Division provides cross-disciplinary experiences, funding, and professional development; advocates for graduate students; and partners with programs for student success. Its programs and services affect nearly 3,500 graduate students and 135 graduate degree programs. The Division's core purpose is to promote graduate education by fostering excellence, innovation, and inclusiveness across all graduate programs.

Position Summary

The Director of Admissions leads the development and execution of institutional graduate recruitment, admissions, and enrollment policy and operations at the University of Oregon. The Director works closely with graduate programs and units across campus to implement efficient and effective graduate student recruitment, admissions, and enrollment strategies informed by data and best practices. Work with graduate programs ranges from campus-wide strategic development and implementation to individual-level consultation and influence. The Director leads central communication efforts to communicate with prospective and incoming students about UO's graduate programs, utilizing current technologies related to graduate student recruitment and retention.

The Director oversees admissions processing and must have excellent customer service skills and the ability to interpret and explain policies and procedures to a broad constituency as well as affect policy changes. The successful candidate must be a strategic thinker who is creative and able to create solutions to unique problems.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Two years professional experience in the field of higher education.

    Professional Competencies

  • Facility using technology tools for communication, record keeping, and data management.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies associated with the job.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collegially exercise sound judgment in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Experience in long-term planning and evaluation, and using data to prioritize and implement decisions and measure their impact.
  • Experience providing support and working effectively with diverse communities towards the promotion of an inclusive and welcoming educational environment.
  • Ability to lead and empower staff to work effectively.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success with recruiting and enrolling a diverse student population.
  • Demonstrated success in planning, organizing, and leading a successful college admissions program.
  • Experience in selecting and delivering competitive fellowships and awards to bolster admissions and enrollment success.
  • Experience in web content management.
  • Two years of experience with policy application.
  • Two years of supervisory experience.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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