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Director of Admissions

University of Southern Maine
Job Location:
Admissions and Enrollment

The University of Southern Maine seeks applications for Director of Admissions. We are searching for a forward-thinking leader with a passion for higher education and commitment to student success.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is a vibrant academic community located in the heart of Portland, Maine. As part of the University of Maine System, USM offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs, emphasizing hands-on learning, community engagement, and interdisciplinary collaboration. With a commitment to inclusivity and diversity, USM fosters an environment where students from all backgrounds can thrive academically and personally.

The Director of Admissions plays a critical role in shaping the incoming student body and advancing the university's mission. The Director is responsible for national and international student recruitment for all undergraduate and graduate academic programs. This highly visible position will supervise and mentor the admissions staff and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Office of Admissions. The Director will have the ability to evaluate and utilize data in decision-making to build and enhance enrollment and retention processes and strategies and will have the ability to manage a clear, service-oriented communication plan to students and other constituents. Candidates should possess a depth of experience and a record of success in building partnerships both within and outside the institution.

The University of Southern Maine’s Office of Admissions plays a pivotal role in the recruitment and enrollment of students. Our Admissions Department is dedicated to informing prospective students of the educational opportunities available at USM. Committed to the university’s service promise and core values, this office provides a blanket of information to all those in pursuit of higher education. Through multiple recruitment strategies, the Office of Admissions enhances the university’s ability to recruit undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who seek diverse educational opportunities.

This is a full-time position with a starting annual salary up to $105,000. This position will be based primarily on the Gorham Campus, with frequent travel to our Portland and Lewiston-Auburn Campuses.

The University of Southern Maine is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. It embraces an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Impact supports the University of Southern Maine’s DEIA and Community Impact focused departments, committees, groups, projects, training, and events. USM encourages women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

We live our USM Service Promise: Student Focused Every Day. We are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

The University of Maine System provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes holidays, vacation, and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short- and long-term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employees and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years of admissions/higher education administration with progressive responsibility.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Experience with event planning and marketing.
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel and work nights and weekends as necessary.

To apply please visit the online job posting, click on 'APPLY NOW'FOR POSITION" at the bottom of the page and submit the following materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Finalist candidates will be asked to provide a list of the names and contact information for references.

We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted.

We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

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