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Assistant Director of Freshman Admissions

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Level
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Not specified
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Full Time
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Assistant Director of Freshman Admissions

Job ID: 233456
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 associates, 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.

Department Information
0711100 - Office Of Admissions

Job Summary
Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Recruitment, the Assistant Director will oversee and support freshman recruitment efforts. The Assistant Director is responsible for managing the short and long-term expectations of the Freshman and Regional Coordinators, as well as the Freshman Admissions Counselors. This position requires periodic travel throughout the year, providing presentations, college fair coverage, attending special events, and representing the University locally and regionally. The Assistant Director will gather and interpret data to ensure strategic admissions efforts are being maximized. In conjunction with the Associate Director of Recruitment, the Assistant Director will have a leadership role within the office: engaging with vendors, providing marketing ideas for web and print material, serving on committees, and attending special events and meetings when needed. This position will also assist in coordinating the admissions scholarship process and any programming related to it.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University

Recruitment and Traveling
  • Represent the Georgia Southern experience to high school students, teachers, school counselors, and parents at various on and off-campus events
  • Present Georgia Southern's undergraduate programs, admissions requirements, tuition, and financial aid information at on and off-campus events
  • In conjunction with the Coordinator of Freshmen Recruitment, assist counselors with organizing their Fall recruitment travel season
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local school counselors, offering to provide workshops and information sessions for their students and parents
  • Maintain relationships with campus partners so they are aware of recruitment initiatives
  • Actively respond to the needs of school counselors when they request materials or request visits to their schools
  • Work closely with vendors and third-party partners to ensure that we are utilizing their services properly and annually reviewing contracts

Office Management
  • Track, report, and respond to data on undergraduate admissions numbers on a weekly basis
  • Provide training and support for new and existing team members on recruitment initiatives, such as freshman and Eagle Success requirements and policies and procedures as well as data tools and reporting (i.e. Pyramid and Business Objects)
  • Oversee the short and long term job duties and goals of the Freshman and Regional Admissions Coordinators
  • Supervise three to four full-time staff members
  • Achieve assigned team enrollment goals by guiding the Admissions Coordinators to ensure the counseling team achieves their assigned territory goals
  • Conduct undergraduate admissions campus information sessions and tours as needed
  • Implement plans for proactive follow up with students at every stage of the admissions funnel (prospects, inquiries, applicants, admits, SOAR)
  • Work with the Office of Financial Aid to ensure the Admissions Coordinators and Counselors have a general understanding of the financial aid process
  • Give clear details to prospective students, parents, and educators about Georgia Southern's admissions procedures and policies regarding first-time freshman and dual-enrolled students

  • In conjunction with the Associate Director of Recruitment and the Assistant Director of Events and Visits, assist with planning and managing aspects of on- and off-campus admissions events
  • Working with individual colleges, develop and implement on- and off-campus college-specific programming to support enrollment efforts as needed
  • Develop and implement yield activities to involve faculty, staff, and alumni in order to convince admitted students to enroll at Georgia Southern University

Performs other duties
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree

Required Experience
  • Four (4) 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 or more years of related work experience
  • Two (2) years of experience supervising full-time employees

Proposed Salary
$44,400 - $49,500

Required Documents to Attach
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section of your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Navigate web access and email with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to assess student's academic standing and extracurricular activities, inform them about colleges, programs, and majors
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized
  • Willingness to guide others and provide ongoing support as they make important decisions

  • 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

  • Demonstrate commitment to inclusiveness by working well with diverse populations
  • Use effective communication and human relations skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate organizational skills as required for specific position
  • Public speaking expertise

Apply Before Date
October 15, 2021

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 e-mail at

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

Conditions of Employment
  • Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.
  • Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Maintain valid driver's license

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

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant 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.
  • Work generally performed in office environment
  • Work week often extends beyond 40 hours to evenings and weekends
  • Travel required
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. with or without accommodation
  • Ability to drive University vehicles

Background Check
Standard and Education

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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