Director - Admissions

Utah Valley University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director - Admissions

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Who are we

Utah Valley University is an innovative large, public institution serving a dual mission as a community college and four-year institution, located in the growing metropolitan Salt Lake City region. UVU is an open-enrollment university on track to grow over the next ten years. Our access-driven mission places employees as key figures in the lives of adult, first-generation, and high financial need students. We know great people are the backbone behind the success of our students, and we are looking for an exceptional, innovative leader to serve as our Director of Admissions. UVU emphasizes “a place for you” no matter a student's personal or educational background. This allows us to continue to grow and nurture our students, university, and your career. We believe in providing exceptional care to our employees and your total compensation should reflect this. Bring your passion and experience as we design the next generation of higher education experience and culture. Now is the right time to join UVU!

What you'll be doing

  • Oversees the strategic direction and daily operations of the Office of Admissions to assist UVU in meeting enrollment and student success goals
  • Oversees the recruitment and admission of students to UVU including student information and recruiter system processes
  • Works closely with other campus entities to coordinate the design and implementation of consistent communication and marketing through the admission pipeline
  • Responsible for administering all Federal and State regulations related to visas and determination of residency for tuition purposes for non-resident and international students
  • Reports to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.
  • Oversees department strategic planning, program development, processes, finances, and assessment to support enrollment goals of the institution while ensuring compliance with State and Federal regulations
  • Directs implementation and maintenance in the student information and recruiter systems for all aspects of the recruitment and admissions processes
  • Collaborates with Marketing and Communications, Concurrent Enrollment, and various academic and Student Affairs departments to develop high impact recruitment and marketing strategies
  • Oversees recruitment, training, supervision, development, and evaluation of department personnel
  • Represents the Office of Admissions at various related meetings and events, on and off campus, and completes other related duties as assigned
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline plus three years of staff level experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the Summary of Duties totaling seven years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of higher education recruiting programs, methods, and strategies.
  • Knowledge of student information and recruiter systems and other related technology.
  • Knowledge of staff hiring processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.


  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of internal and external constituencies.
  • Skill in developing and delivering presentations.


  • Ability to develop and implement recruitment and enrollment plans.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to prepare collateral materials for university recruitment purposes.
  • Ability to critically analyze processes and procedures for enhanced efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ability to successfully develop, supervise, and evaluate others.

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters degree

Physical Requirements:
Typical of an office environment

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: STA73921
Open Date: 10/25/2021
Review Start Date: 11/28/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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