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Associate Director of Admissions, Recruitment

Western Michigan University
Job Location:
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Admissions and Enrollment

Reporting to the Director of Admissions (chief admissions officer), the Associate Director of Admissions, Recruitment provides oversight of the first-year recruitment and yield processes and the admission scholarship program. Ensures these activities support established enrollment goals and follow profession ethics and best practices.

Major Duties:
  • Serve as a member of admissions senior leadership. This includes coordinating and executing office priorities with director and other associate directors.
  • Lead first-year recruitment and yield. Establish an annual strategic plan to meet established goals within allocated budget. Monitors progress towards goals and responds as necessary.
  • Oversees admissions scholarship program. Ensures that scholarship practices support enrollment goals and outcomes.
  • Supervise a team of 1 – 3 assistant directors and several admissions counselors. This includes hiring, training, developing, and evaluating these team members.
  • Initiates and monitors special programs, events, and presentations to ensure institutional presence and recognition in the marketplace.
  • Coordinates office travel and college fair calendar. Includes territory assignment of admissions counselors and others with recruitment responsibilities.
  • Maintains collaborative partnerships with college recruiters and key university partners who oversee recruitment activities for various constituencies, including underrepresented and special populations.
  • Serves as key liaison for school counselors and institutional partners. Oversees a timely and accurate communication plan for these colleagues.
  • Serves as co-chair of the application review committee. Acts in consultation with admissions director to determine outcomes of special circumstances.
  • Master’s degree from accredited institution.
  • Three years of relevant experience.
  • Supervisory or leadership experience
  • Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with the relevant population, particularly the admission of first-year college students.
  • Master’s degree in student affairs, communication, educational leadership, or related field.
Additional Posting Information:
  • Some remote work is allowed.
  • Western Michigan University offers generous benefits to its employees including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, retirements, and tuition discount for the employee and tuition remission for eligible dependents and spouses. To access information about the specific benefits available for this position, visit:
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