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Assistant Director of Freshman Admissions

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 8, 2024

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Assistant Director of Freshman Admissions

Job ID: 270797
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

To learn more about Georgia Southern's Vision, Mission and Values please click here:


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

Office Of Admissions

Job Summary

The Assistant Director, under the supervision of the Associate Director of Admissions Recruitment, oversees freshman recruitment efforts. Responsibilities include managing expectations of a Coordinator and Freshman Admissions Counselors, periodic travel for presentations, college fairs, and special events, gathering and interpreting data for strategic admissions efforts, providing leadership within the office, coordinating admissions scholarship process, and assisting with programming. Regular travel to Savannah Campus is required, with some opportunity for remote work. The Assistant Director consistently upholds the values of service, collaboration, and excellence advocated by the Division of Enrollment, Marketing, and Student Success.

  • Represent the Georgia Southern experience to high school students, teachers, school counselors, and parents at various on and off campus events
  • Implement plans for proactive follow up with students at every stage of the admissions funnel (prospects, inquiries, applicants, admits, SOAR)
  • Work with the campus partners to ensure the Admissions Coordinators and Counselors have a general understanding of the processes and information for other departments around campus
  • Manage an assigned territory, including communicating with students, families, and counselors and traveling to visit schools and events as needed within the territory
  • Conduct undergraduate admissions campus information sessions and tours as needed
  • Actively respond to the needs of school counselors when they request materials or request visits to their schools
  • Oversee counselors in their recruitment planning process and their plans to achieve assigned territory goals
  • Develop and implement yield activities to involve faculty, staff and alumni in order to convince admitted students to enroll at Georgia Southern University
  • Track, report and respond to data on undergraduate admissions numbers on a weekly basis to support strategies to achieve overall freshman enrollment goals
  • Provide training and support for new and existing team members on recruitment initiatives, such as freshman requirements and policies and procedures as well as data tools and reporting (i.e. Pyramid and Business Objects)
  • Supervise multiple full-time staff members

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience
  • Four (4) or more years of related work experience
  • Experience recruiting undergraduate students to a college or university

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Master's Degree

Preferred Experience
  • Six (6) or more years or related work experience
  • Two (2) years of experience supervising full-time employees

Proposed Salary

$44,400 - $56,500

This is an exempt position paid on a monthly basis.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two (2) Professional References

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to support various constituencies served by the University
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to assess students' academic standing and extracurricular activities, inform them about colleges, programs and majors
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Knowledgeable about campus resources and ability to communicate information clearly to students and parents
  • Familiarity with college and university programs, majors, admissions requirements and processes, and scholarship and financial aid resources

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills
  • Public speaking expertise

Apply Before Date

Open Until Filled

Application review may begin on April 12, 2024.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Proof of valid driver's license upon hire and throughout employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • May be required to maneuver items weighing up to 25 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Work generally performed in office environment
  • Workweek may occasionally extend beyond 40 hours
  • Evening and weekend work may be required
  • Travel required
  • Ability to drive University vehicles

Background Check
  • Standard + Education & DMV

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