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Manager, Admissions Strategic Populations

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Manager, Admissions Strategic Populations

Undergraduate Admissions

Compensation Title
Manager, Admissions

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M-F 8:15-4:30 p.m. (Some evening and weekends required.)

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Months per Year

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Purpose of Position

The Manager of Admissions is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the entire process of recruitment, admissions, and enrollment, focusing on the assigned territories and designated student populations . This role involves developing and nurturing relationships with high school guidance counselors and community college coordinators to effectively attract and recruit prospective students for NKU .

A key aspect of this role is to continually enhance and refine recruitment strategies to attract a diverse and talented pool of prospective students.

The Manager of Admissions will collaborate closely with various stakeholders within the organization, such as faculty, department heads, and admissions staff, to ensure a seamless and efficient admissions process, including coordinating recruitment events, conducting informational sessions, and participating in outreach activities to engage with potential students and their families.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Lead the outreach efforts for undergraduate recruitment in all assigned market segments, implementing strategies to attract prospective students effectively.

  • Organize and develop the office’s comprehensive recruitment strategy, including scheduling and coordinating high school visits, college fairs, community college visits, and community events to maximize outreach and engagement.

  • Utilize Slate (or a similar platform) to create compelling and effective communications, such as emails, newsletters, brochures, and other materials, to engage with prospective students and provide relevant information about NKU and its programs.

  • Analyze recruitment data and identify trends and patterns to generate insightful data reports for the leadership, inform decision-making processes, assess the effectiveness of recruitment strategies, and contribute to overall enrollment management goals.
  • Execute recruitment strategies at assigned high schools, community colleges, and community organizations, including conducting onsite admissions and participating in select recruitment programs.

  • Provide pre-admissions counseling to families and prospective students, offering guidance and information about NKU, its programs, admission requirements, and the application process.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communication plan specifically tailored to transfer students, creating engaging and informative content, ensuring effective and timely information dissemination; and serve as the liaison with the Adult and Transfer Center to execute the adult communication plan effectively.
  • Provide oversight and management of customer service staff/Admissions Counselors, including scheduling and coordinating their activities across various channels such as phones, emails, walk-ins, chat, etc., utilizing appropriate software tools.

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, or a related field. Three years experience with experience in Higher Education preferred.

Ability to develop and execute comprehensive recruitment and admissions strategies to attract a diverse and talented pool of prospective students. Must have excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, strong analytical and organization skills, and strong communication skills to effectively communicate with prospective students, parents, and stakeholders.

Strong customer service skills to provide pre-admissions counseling, promptly respond to inquiries, and deliver exceptional support to prospective students throughout the admissions process.

Results-driven with an ability to make accurate and deliberate decisions and the ability to exercise discretion and maintain privacy. Understanding and appreciation of diversity, ensuring inclusive recruitment practices to attract a diverse student body.

Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills to communicate with prospective students, parents, and stakeholders effectively.

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds required. A valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle are also necessary.

Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience
3 years

Minimum $42,549

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.

Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.


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