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Assistant Director of Freshman Recruitment

University of Utah
Job Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Admissions and Enrollment

Requisition Number: PRN26313B

FLSA Code: Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code?: No

Standard Hours per Week: 40

Full Time or Part Time?: Full Time

Shift: Day

Work Schedule Summary: Monday- Friday 8am-5pm. This is an exempt position and hours may periodically go above 40 hours/week and require working early mornings, evenings, as well as travel.

VP Area: Academic Affairs

Department: 00295 - Office of Admissions

Location: Campus

City: Salt Lake City, UT

Pay Rate Range: $50,000 to $55,000

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary

Nestled between the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains and Salt Lake City, the state's capitol, the University of Utah is the state's public flagship institution and a top-tier research university classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 131 research universities with the "highest research activity" in the nation. The "U" is a PAC-12 institution with a total enrollment over 33,000 and an undergraduate enrollment over 24,500. The U is committed to providing an exceptional academic and co-curricular experience for students and community engagement.

The Office of Admissions is a dynamic and growing organization committed to assisting future students learn about and enroll at the University of Utah. We are looking for passionate team members to help us expand our recruitment reach in- and out-of-state, continue to increase our new student enrollment, and shape the entering class.

Under the leadership of the Associate Director of Recruitment in the Office of Admissions, the Assistant Director of Freshman Recruitment will be an integral part of the team responsible for key aspects of the recruitment area. This position will contribute to the overall recruitment and enrollment efforts for the Office of Admissions by assisting in the development, implementation, and assessment of policies, programs, and financial objectives for the Office of Admissions in general and recruitment area specifically; ensuring continuity and quality of all recruitment efforts for the office aimed at attracting and matriculating new students to the University of Utah; ensuring high level customer service between prospective students, university departments, and other stakeholders. This position is a manager-level role that oversees the supervision of admissions counselors.


1. Assist with the development, implementation, reporting and assessment of a domestic first-year freshman recruitment plan. Collaborate with senior management in order to conduct strategic recruitment of special populations, including historically underrepresented minority students in higher education.

2. Serve as the admissions counselor for International students to the University of Utah. There is no International travel with this position.

3. Effectively assess the impact and success of recruitment strategies and tactics through collecting and analyzing various types of data to recommend and implement improvements and changes to existing efforts.

4. Responsible for the training/development, supervision, support, evaluation, and retention of full-time, professional staff members.

5. Assist in the development and management of area expenditures congruent with the Office of Admissions recruitment strategies/goals. Be able to justify expenditures with appropriate documentation, as well as research, identify, and propose cost savings measures.

6. Manage recruitment requests, event registrations and staff coverage. Oversee recruitment event tracking system to assess visits, and generate regular reports to share with admissions staff.

7. Support the recruitment and admission of students from institutions within an assigned territory. Build personalized relationships with prospective students, families, school counselors, alumni, and other constituents in support of the recruitment goals for the territory.

8. Read and evaluate all application files in assigned territory, and oversee and manage the reading volume and deadlines for direct reports.

9. Oversee the travel planning and approval process for direct reports, and having an in depth knowledge of the university's travel policies, procedures and Concur travel system.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking. 

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department's area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.

Master's degree in a related area may be preferred.

"Department Minimum Qualification*

A valid driver's license and reliable vehicle is required

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Four or more years of full-time experience in new student recruitment and/or admissions. Demonstrated experience in developing, executing, and assessing recruitment strategies and tactics, as well as meeting enrollment goals. Understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities for recruiting prospective university students and other key influencers in the college decision-making process. Exceptional written, verbal, and presentation skills. Excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and find solutions to issues that may arise. Ability to communicate complex information to individuals and groups from a variety of diverse background. Demonstrated experience with supervising staff and managing budgets. Capable of working independently and as part of a team. Possess a valid driver's license at time of employment. Master's degree, with preference given to degrees in higher education, public or business administration.

Type: Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Review of applications will begin on June 14, 2021.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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