Assistant Director of Admissions

Florida Memorial University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 3, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Financial Aid, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing academic success. The Assistant Director of Admissions provides leadership for the University admissions office. The Director will be responsible for staffing, training, and managing a compliant campus Admissions Team by facilitating the selection and enrollment of qualified student applicants for admission. The Assistant Director is a key strategic leader for recruitment and admissions, with broad responsibility and accountability for this function and the admissions team.

Essential Functions:

Educate and train on educational programs, expected outcomes, student services, and financial considerations to students, parents, and educators.
  • To coordinate and participate by traveling to in-person and virtual promotional activities, including high school presentations, campus tours, college fairs, or special events to present programs to prospective students.
  • Collaboratively consult with campus leadership to plan and implement recruitment strategies.
  • Build, maintain and establish relationships throughout assigned territories.
  • Monitors application progress and audits student records to ensure accuracy of completion of application materials.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • The ability to engage current students, faculty, alumni, and parents in the recruitment and enrollment of all new students.
  • Practical with the ability to artfully approach all elements of the recruitment funnel.
  • Familiarity with compliance with federal and state financial aid regulations, along with attention to adherence to budget guidelines.
  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
  • Maintain the privacy and confidentiality of information, protect the assets of the institution, act ethically and with integrity, and adhere to FMU’s Code of Conduct and policies and procedures.
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents.
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.
  • Manage, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks/projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified as essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.
  • Bachelor's degree and at least five years of progressive leadership experience in College Admissions, including recruitment and enrollment planning and program development.
  • Preferred qualifications of Master’s degree in a related field and five-seven (5-7) years or more experience in a college admission setting.
  • Knowledge of Learning Management Systems. A thorough understanding of technology, learning management systems, and computer applications are essential (i.e. Slate, Blackboard, Canvas)
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, LinkedIn Learning, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures. Familiar with Jenzabar technology suite for higher education.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.

Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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