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Director of Admissions

University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hawaii, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
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Full Time
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Director of Admissions, position number 78205, UH Hilo, Student Affairs, Admissions, full-time, permanent, general funds, to begin approximately March 1, 2022, pending position clearance and availability of funding.

Duties: Serve as the campus' senior admissions officer.  Provides leadership, vision, direction, expert guidance, and accountability for the student undergraduate admissions programs, services and activities of the Admissions Office.  Ensure the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation and improvement of a comprehensive portfolio of services, programs and functions designed to improve the recruitment of a diverse student population.  Oversee development, dissemination, maintenance, monitoring of progress, and regular updates of an undergraduate admissions plan.  Provide leadership, direction and oversight for a coordinated and seamless process of transfer into UH Hilo from the other nine (9) UH System campuses such that barriers to timely achievement of academic goals are minimized.  Develop, implement, monitor and revise a comprehensive plan for international student recruitment which aligns with other institutional and departmental priorities.  Develop, execute, evaluate and continually improve a communication and outreach plan that identifies a UHH niche for prospective students and institutes coordinated messaging approaches, utilizing a range of relevant social media, to maximize the pipeline of prospective students, applicants, and; matriculants. Interact and communicate regularly with senior executives, academic administrators, and faculty and staff regarding the development, application, and interpretation of admissions university policies and procedures.  Work and consult with Faculty Congress, UHH Student Association and other shared governance entities and; constituencies in developing admissions and enrollment-related policies/procedures.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty/staff in all UH Hilo Divisions to maximize campus-wide involvement in and support of student recruitment initiatives and assessment.  Serve on other UH Hilo and UH System-wide committees that help to advance UH Hilo's admissions goals, as well as coordinate the campus' efforts with System initiatives and priorities.  Lead and coordinate policy development/revision efforts related to admissions of student classifications such as early admission, returning, transfer, international, and veterans.  Ensure compliance and align campus admissions practices with UH System Board of Regents policies, executive policies and administrative procedures; proactively elevating concerns when policy irregularities or procedural anomalies occur which may create a conflict with legislation, etc.  Manage assigned operating budgets in compliance with all applicable University policies, state laws and federal regulations; identify alternative revenue streams to assist with realization of unit mission and goals.  Recruit, select, supervise, train, develop, evaluate and motivate a diverse team of professional and paraprofessional staff so as to achieve departmental mission, priorities, goals and objectives.  In collaboration with Institutional Research, maintain and analyze historical enrollment trends, use data to drive decisions, and identify optimal strategies to reach enrollment targets. Institute policies, practices and procedures for recruitment and admissions policies that maximize success in achieving strategic enrollment-related efforts.  Evaluate and recommend use of information technologies to enhance and support all aspects of recruitment and admissions management processes.  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Possession of a baccalaureate degree in a field relevant to assigned job duties from an accredited institution and 5 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for providing post-secondary recruitment, higher education admissions or student enrollment, including two years of supervisory experience; or equivalent education/training or experience.  Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the areas of post-secondary recruitment, higher education admissions, or student enrollment as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.  Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with post-secondary recruitment, higher education admissions, or student enrollment.  Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.  Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.  Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.  Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.  Demonstrated understanding of and ability to apply model practices and current scholarship in the area of post-secondary recruitment, higher education admissions, or student enrollment.  Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with faculty, staff, students, external constituencies, legislatures, community members, parents, etc.  Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver public presentations and prepare reports/infographics for a variety of target audiences.  Demonstrated capacity to analyze and interpret data, and proven familiarity/facility with the technology resources needed to support this endeavor.  Experience with student information systems in higher education.  Ability to work outside normally scheduled business hours including evenings, weekends, and/or holidays as required.  Ability to work effectively with multicultural populations.  Valid driver's license and ability to travel for recruitment and student admissions purposes.

Desirable Qualifications: An earned master's degree in a field relevant to assigned job duties from an accredited institution.  Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in post-secondary recruitment, higher education admissions, and/or student enrollment, or transferable/comparable professional experience.  Experience working with non-traditional students and minority populations, as well as with international students.  Ability to interpret and apply legal and policy provisions to situations consistently.  Skilled in team-building and developing collaborative partnerships. Demonstrated ability to be creative, flexible and takes initiative.

Pay Range:  PBB, minimum $4,591/month

To Apply:  For a complete description, application instructions, please visit and search for position number 78205 or Director of Admissions.  Please be sure to review the full job posting before applying.   Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Note: If you have not applied for a position before using NEOGOV, you will need to create an account.

Inquiries:  Annie Nakatsu;

Please refer to position #78205 when making inquiries. 

Closing Date: December 13, 2021 

UH Hilo is an EEO/AA Employer M/W/Disability/Veterans

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