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Director of Admissions - Recruitment, Territory Management & Events

Employer
Utah Tech University
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Leads and manages the Admissions Recruitment and Events Offices, including high school relations, freshman and transfer recruitment and enrollment, the campus visit program, and both on-campus and off-campus events. Provides leadership in the utilization of business intelligence, data analytics, and information systems to support the development and implementation of the strategic recruitment plan. Provides direction to Enrollment Marketing & Communications department for development and implementation of strategic enrollment and recruitment marketing, positioning, and management consistent with the strategic enrollment plan. Responsible for undergraduate recruitment to the university and is a key member of the enrollment management leadership team. Additional information about the department can be found online at https://admissions.utahtech.edu /.

Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with senior leadership in the establishment of undergraduate enrollment goals (freshman and transfer) at each stage of the enrollment funnel.
  • Contribute to the successful accomplishment of the University's enrollment objectives by developing and implementing a comprehensive student recruitment plan for undergraduate students. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Development of an inquiry pool for both freshman and transfer enrollment funnels.
    • Manage enrollment funnel from inquiry through enrollment, including development of annual enrollment goals for each territory manager/recruiter, freshman and transfer
    • Outreach (college fairs and high school visits).
    • High school and community college relations.
    • Use of the web, social media, and emerging technologies.
    • Campus visit programs, publications, and correspondence.
    • Effectively utilize the University's prospective student database and CRM software, Slate.
    • Effectively leverage, promote, and support transfer articulation agreements.
  • Develop data-driven recruitment strategies by effectively utilizing data from a variety of sources to evaluate student characteristics and trends, as well as the University's marketing position and competition.
  • In partnership with the Enrollment Marketing & Communications Manager, develop and implement multi-channel student marketing, positioning, and enrollment strategies.
  • Provide leadership, management, and support for the recruitment efforts of the Admissions Recruitment Office and develop a competent, productive and effective staff by hiring and supervising, directing and through delegation, the administrative, professional, student, and clerical support personnel in the Admissions Recruitment Office.
  • Oversee training, mentorship, and supervision of recruitment staff, specifically admissions counselors (freshman & transfer) and campus visit coordinator.
  • Effectively utilize University resources in accomplishing enrollment objectives by planning, developing, and controlling the department recruitment, travel, and events budgets.
  • Travel to and participate in various student recruitment events, both in and out of state.
  • Work closely with the Director of Admissions Operations to ensure the efficient processing of admissions applications.
  • Serve as a dynamic, collaborative, and engaged member of the leadership team within the Enrollment Management unit.
  • Manage Campus Visit Coordinator who oversees Student Ambassador leadership program.
  • Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required.
  • Work with the Enrollment Marketing & Communications Manager to coordinate the creation of all admissions-related publications and promotional materials.
  • Develop and nurture strong relationships within Enrollment, Academics, Alumni Relations, Student Affairs, Administrative Affairs and other departments that support recruitment and enrollment initiatives and campus-wide strategic enrollment goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in a related field strongly preferred.
  • At least five (5) years' higher education admissions experience, with progressively greater levels of responsibility over time.
  • Knowledge of the University mission, admissions guidelines/standards/procedures, and higher education admissions counseling in general; ability to supervise and administer the recruitment program.
  • Significant knowledge and experience in CRM solutions and Microsoft Office programs; experience with Banner and Argos (University's Information system) preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, exercising tact in dealing with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to work in a high energy and high pressure environment.
  • Strong human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with the University community, hosting prospective and new students, counselors, and in working with on-campus group presenters.
  • Ability to create and analyze enrollment data for strategic outcome.
  • Knowledge of University budget processes and the ability to strategically manage funding for admissions and undergraduate recruitment, its staff, etc.
  • Valid Driver's license, as position is required to operate a vehicle to travel for recruitment events.
  • Knowledge of the various financial aid and scholarship programs, including application deadlines and regulations, preferred.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $70,000, with a desired start date of August 2022. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/ under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins July 18, 2022 . Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams.

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University’s non-discrimination policies:
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://titleix.utahtech.edu/ or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, ocr@ed.gov , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, ocr.denver@ed.gov , 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.

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