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Executive Director of Undergraduate Admission

Charleston Southern University
Job Location:
Admissions and Enrollment

Summary: Reporting to the Vice President of Enrollment, the Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions leads the undergraduate admissions team and serves as a member of the enrollment management leadership team.

Work Performed: Serves as a member of the enrollment management leadership team and attends weekly leadership meetings. Hires, trains, and manages all undergraduate recruitment staff, including enrollment counselors, assistant directors, campus experience coordinator, and oversees the campus ambassador program. Develop goals, in conjunction with the Vice President for Enrollment Management, for applications, visits, completed applications, and deposited students to meet new student enrollment goals for freshman and transfers and determines final eligibility for admissions per university policies. Collaborates with Marketing and the Vice President of Enrollment Management to create and execute marketing plans to support new student inquiries, applicants, admits, and deposited students. Coordinate all recruitment travels and other college fairs/programs as well as out-of-state recruitment events (receptions, conferences, church events, etc.) for undergraduate enrollment counselors and staff and travel as needed to reach goals which could include holidays and/or weekends. Work closely with the Department of Athletics and coaches to recruit student-athletes. Model and expect outstanding customer service to all prospective students and families. Use data and technology to target recruitment efforts. Convene and lead regular staff meetings, maintaining a culture of collaboration, transparency, and excellence. Develop and execute on-campus and off-campus events (CSU One Day, First Look, Accepted Student Weekend, Registration, Orientation, etc.) to increase the visibility of Charleston Southern University and increase new student enrollment. Assign responsibilities of assistant directors and undergraduate enrollment counselors regarding on-campus and off-campus admissions/recruitment and/or other events deemed by the Vice President of Enrollment Management. Assist the Executive Director of Enrollment Analytics with updating communication plans as needed.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Essential Job Functions: Certain jobs at Charleston Southern University may require specific physical and/or mental abilities and the hiring manager will provide additional information and provision of requests for reasonable accommodation if needed. Regular, on-time attendance is one essential job function of this position.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

This position will remain open until filled.

Charleston Southern University is a Christian university and tobacco-free campus. We do not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including but not limited to lactation), religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the university is prohibited from discrimination under local, state or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and university-administered programs. In order to fulfill its purpose, the university may legally discriminate on the basis of religion in employment. The university has been granted exemption from certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University’s religious tenets and core values.

To apply, please complete the online application below and attach a resume. Entering untrue or inaccurate information will result in disqualification for consideration of vacant positions, or subsequent termination after hire. This position will remain open until filled. By completing this application you are giving Charleston Southern University the authority to contact any person, educational institution, current or former employer, or company to disclose in good faith any information they may have regarding your qualifications and fitness for employment including, but not limited to, those you have listed in your application materials. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, criminal background check and reference check. Applicants who will drive for the University will be required to complete a background check on their driving record.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree and several years of experience will also be considered.

Experience: 3-5 years of progressive experience in admissions/marketing/recruitment, 2-3 years of which should be leadership experience in admissions, preferably in a Christian, liberal arts institution. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to work effectively independently and as part of a team. Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability to learn new computer software systems quickly and effectively. Knowledge of Slate CRM is a plus. Well-developed time management and organizational skills. This position requires an articulate, confident individual who deals effectively with internal and external constituencies in both one-on-one and group situations. This position requires evening and weekend work, and extensive telephone, email, texting, virtual and face-to-face meetings.

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