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Assistant Director, Admission

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a cover letter and a resume in the Supporting Documents section of the application.

Position Summary:

The assistant director is an admission officer at Rice University, a highly-selective research institution in the heart of Houston, Texas. Reporting to a deputy director, this individual will manage projects that have a defined scope and moderate levels of complexity. Such projects may include, but are not limited to, DEI recruitment and events, programs and outreach, counselor engagement, staff training and development, coordinating the file review process, etc.

Ideal Candidate Statement:

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Rice University and/or experience in a higher education environment.

Workplace Requirements :

The possibility of a remote or hybrid work environment may be considered depending on location.

Hybrid position: “This position may be offered as a hybrid role, combining both in-office and remote work to provide flexibility and support collaboration, with a minimum of 3 days on campus after the six month probationary period. Per Rice policy 440 , work arrangements may be subject to change.”

*Exempt (salaried) positions under FLSA are not eligible for overtime.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2 years of experience
  • Type of experience: related experience working in a college or university admission office, or as a high school college counselor or teacher.
  • Travel required
  • No substitutions for education or experience allowed
Skills:
  • Interpersonal skills that demonstrate professionalism, relatability, and collegiality
  • Familiarity with the multiple work areas of a modern admissions office including CRM systems, reporting and analytics, recruitment, evaluation and selection, marketing and communications, access and inclusion, on-campus programming, staff training, budget management, and staff development
  • Proficient in using admission and enrollment data to make data-informed decisions, measure and assess progress toward strategic goals, present data, and revise practices as needed
  • Strong verbal and written communication, presentation, and customer service skills
  • Strong reading comprehension and ability to make distinctions among competitive applicants
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office suite including Excel and Access
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to present meaningful information that helps to inform decision making
  • Familiarity with whole-file application evaluation
Preferences:
  • Experience in a highly selective university or college admission office.
  • Experience in DEI recruitment and engagements
  • Experience in marketing and communications, strong writing skills desired.
  • Experience with campus event management and managing student volunteers/campus programs.
  • Interpersonal skills that demonstrate professionalism, relatability, and collegiality
  • Familiarity with the multiple work areas of a modern admissions office including CRM systems, reporting and analytics, recruitment, evaluation and selection, marketing and communications, access and inclusion, on-campus programming, staff training, budget management, and staff development
  • Proficient in using admission and enrollment data to make data-informed decisions, measure and assess progress toward strategic goals, present data, and revise practices as needed
  • Strong verbal and written communication, presentation, and customer service skills
  • Strong reading comprehension and ability to make distinctions among competitive applicants
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office suite including Excel and Access
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to present meaningful information that helps to inform decision making
Essential Functions:
  • Works with other members of the admission staff on projects related to recruitment, evaluation and selection, marketing and communications, access and inclusion, on-campus programming, alumni engagement, staff training, budget management, and staff development as assigned
  • Collaboratively works with supervisor on year-over-year planning process and project management
  • Manages a specific recruitment territory and engage in all aspects of recruitment, evaluation, selection, yield, measurement and planning to ensure the development of a geographic pipeline to Rice
  • Responsible for effectively planning travel in a timely manner which includes trip planning and fiscal management of travel expenses while adhering to department and university policies
  • Conducts virtual and in-person informational sessions and workshops
  • Establishes, maintains, and strengthens strong relationships with high school counselors and representatives from community-based organizations
  • Evaluates applications and utilizes critical thinking skills when making recommendations on selection utilizing the committee-based-evaluation process
  • Demonstrates an exceptional level of professionalism in engagements with all internal and external constituent groups.
  • Ensures compliance with federal and state laws concerning college admission, FERPA, and affirmative action
  • Responds to inquiries timely providing accurate information
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
Rice University HR | Benefits: https://knowledgecafe.rice.edu/benefits-overview

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Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity at all levels. It considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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