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Director for Undergraduate Admissions

Xavier University of Louisiana
Job Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Admissions and Enrollment


Director for Undergraduate Admissions

Position Title:

Director for Undergraduate Admissions


Office of Enrollment Management

About Xavier

Founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is Catholic and historically Black. Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, Director for Undergraduate Admissions will develop proactive and nimble strategies to adjust to changing environments and trends in recruitment and admission of freshmen and transfer students.

Working in a team-oriented, customer service-focused environment, s/he will leverage best practices and current technological solutions to manage inquiry and applicant pools; utilize appropriate social media tools to engage prospective, applicant, and admitted students; manage departmental communications, operations, and yield; and provide daily leadership and supervision of staff within the Office of Admissions.

The Director will develop an aggressive recruitment program designed to attract and retain a diverse pool of freshmen and transfer students from traditional and non-traditional markets, supervising all admissions procedures, and carrying out the academic policies of the institution. Duties will also consist of training and developing professional and support staff and promoting the role of admissions to the University community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Description

  • Prepare annual admission budget in support of budget hearings, and attend meetings as requested by VP. Review operating budget lines and consult with VP on expenditures/cost-saving areas
  • Oversee daily operations of admissions, including data, personnel, and policy management
  • Meet established enrollment and net-tuition-revenue goals for undergraduate freshmen and transfers
  • Oversee all vendor activities, including effective Student Search and marketing strategies
  • Prepare and conduct efficient outcomes-related counselor and staff meetings
  • Hire recruiting staff and participate in enrollment management searches
  • Monitor and amend budget with VPEM to correctly identify line-item expenditures within Admissions
  • Oversee and coordinate funnel management operations, including 1) admission database management and 2) timely and accurate response to inquiries through designated communications flow management
  • Organize and administer the technology efforts of the Admission Office
  • Represent the University in a professional manner in all work-related activities. To accurately reflect and portray the mission of the University and its HBCU history

Special Requirements

The candidate for this position should have previous higher education administrative experience. Strong oral, listening, and written communication skills; the ability to engage with university constituents and stakeholders. An outgoing personality; the ability to work independently, and as part of a team; a flexible attitude; and a willingness to work frequent evenings and weekends when needed. Advanced knowledge of computer programs and software a must. Must be self-sufficient in decision-making skills. Ability to work under pressure and handle many tasks at once mandatory. Creative marketing skills to include social media. Demonstrated success in leading and motivating others. Accountability to meeting projected revenue. Budget experience required.

This is a comprehensive position and requires a strong work ethic to be successful. A good driving record is essential. Bachelors required; Masters strongly preferred. Seven to ten years of progressive enrollment management experience, with at least 1 year at the Director-level or higher. The candidate must be a strong supporter of the value of a private, Catholic education.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications and nomination will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications with a resume/curriculum vitae, statement of interest indicating how the candidate satisfies the position qualifications listed above, along with full contact information for three (3) professional references should be submitted. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

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