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Director of Admissions (# 361852)

Company:
University of Minnesota
Job Location:
Minneapolis
Category:
Admissions and Enrollment
Type:
Full-Time

Job ID: 361852

About the Job

Reporting to the vice chancellor for enrollment management, the director of admissions is the chief admissions professional on the Morris campus and will plan and oversee the strategic development and expansion of undergraduate student populations. Critical functions include directing the recruitment, admissions, and matriculation of applicants to meet enrollment goals, develop and implement strategies that yield broadly representative student populations and provide leadership and direction for professional staff. The Director will work to develop and sustain relationships with key constituents, including prospective students, parents, high school and independent counselors, alumni, and community college partners.

The minimum compensation for this position is $85,000 annually. Final compensation will be determined at the time of offer. 

Job Duties:

Lead and Manage the Office of Admissions (60%)

  • Execute a comprehensive recruitment plan that articulates long- and short- term strategic goals to recruit new students to the University of Minnesota Morris, including a top-notch prospective student and family visit experience. 
  • Oversee the collection and organization of accurate data regarding all phases of the enrollment process; analyze the data and make data-driven enrollment projections and decisions.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate policies, procedures, information systems, and controls for recruitment and admissions functions to assure maximum efficiency and effectiveness of the operation.

Supervision (25%)

  • Hire, train, supervise, and mentor admissions staff members; inspire new thinking, courage, and the highest standards of performance and teamwork. Manage with an eye towards professional development, transparency, and staff engagement while ensuring all staff are meeting the needs of the department and collectively meeting institutional goals

Collaborate with Campus and Community Partners (15%)

  • In collaboration with the Office of Financial Aid, manage scholarship resources consistent with strategic initiatives and overall goals.
  • Oversee and work closely with partners that support financial aid, student search, and other recruitment efforts.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Transfer and International Admissions to advance recruitment and enrollment efforts for these student populations. 
  • In partnership with the Office of Communications and Marketing, collaborate in the development of communication strategies and materials to serve the University's enrollment objectives.
  • Create strong relationships on and off-campus. Partner with admissions staff at other University of Minnesota campuses

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least eight years of relevant experience or Master's degree plus at least six years of relevant experience.
  • A record of success in the following: university admission, including recruitment and enrollment planning and program development; team building within the office and among university departments; human resource and budget management; and data collection analysis and assessment activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • Strong appreciation of, and commitment to, the value of a liberal arts education in a residential setting
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to foster intercultural competence, advance equity and inclusion, and create a diverse, inclusive work environment; success recruiting a diverse student body
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a variety of stakeholders
  • Familiarity with current national issues in higher education and awareness of their implications for liberal arts colleges
  • Capacity to think strategically and to work creatively, and the skills and discipline to bring initiatives to fruition
  • Ability to represent campus effectively and in various capacities at the University of Minnesota System level and to collaborate with system partners
  • Experience with Slate CRM

Benefits

Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Tuition Benefit Program
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services 
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-8647.

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota Morris (UMN Morris)

The University of Minnesota Morris (UMN Morris) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation.  The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and community engaged learning.  Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life.

At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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