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Assistant Director of First Year Admissions

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Working Title

Assistant Director of First Year Admissions

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Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus


Admissions - 30110


Academic Affairs - 30000 Division

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Assistant Director of First Year Admissions focuses on the recruitment of highly qualified and diverse first-year students and will serve as senior leadership in the Office of Admissions and assist the Associate Director of First Year Admissions with coordinating a comprehensive recruitment plan. This position will manage a recruitment territory, including travel, communication with prospective students, parents and school administrators, and reviews applications for undergraduate admission. Additionally, the position will participate in admissions committees and apply university admission standards, policies, and regulations in a holistic fashion to the credentials of prospective students to determine their admissibility. This role will also manage a merit scholarship budget, coordinate scholarship awarding for prospective first-year students, and participate in ongoing training of the scholarship system.

The Assistant Director of First Year Admissions will coordinate and organize recruitment travel schedules, including organizing campus updates and providing travel season training, responding to all recruitment event invitations, and managing the Trips feature in Slate. In addition, this role will collaborate with the Marketing and Communications team to develop on and off campus presentations for recruitment and yield events and will provide edits and testing during the application development phase in Slate, the Common Application and the College Foundation of North Carolina.

The Assistant Director of First Year Admissions will supervise multiple First Year Admissions Coordinators, and encourage the excellence of these professional staff members. This includes identifying professional development opportunities and providing ongoing training to the professional staff that will fall under direct supervision.

Other duties as assigned related to the organization’s vision, mission, and values.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Master’s Degree
  • A minimum of three (3) years in college/university admissions
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Thorough understanding of post-secondary education systems is important
  • Proven track record that demonstrates exceptional skills in organization, communication, management, collaboration, interpersonal relations and the ability to effectively manage competing, conflicting demands
  • Proven record of building strong and positive working relationships with peers and diverse groups and organizations, including community and military partners
  • Team player with the ability to work collaboratively with other offices, university staff and faculty
  • Demonstrated high commitment to service excellence, diversity and equity
  • Demonstrated experience in collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Required Certifications or Licensures

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

To recruit, admit and enroll students who will perform successfully in the collegiate community. Daily contact with the public, including contact with professionals in all disciplines of the university, is involved. Telephone contact also involves an accurate knowledge of relaying Admissions policies and procedures set forth by the University and the Office of Admissions. The office engages in a wide range of activities designed to publicize and describe the programs, activities and other opportunities available at UNCW .

College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Number of Openings

Single Incumbent

Special Notes to Applicants

Please note all applications and any corresponding materials must be submitted no later than 11:59pm ET on the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted.

Months Per Year

12 Months


1.0 (40 hours per week)

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of 3 Professional References
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  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNC Wilmington (2021)?
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    • UNCW Twitter Account
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Glassdoor
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • North Carolina Job Network
    • Women In Higher Education
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