Pay Range: $47,500 per year or higher depending on education and experiencand experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The Assistant Director for Admissions (Recruitment) implements the University of Idaho recruitment and conversion initiatives for prospective and admitted undergraduate students and will act as the primary University of Idaho contact for high schools and regional community colleges in assigned geographical areas of responsibility. In addition, the assistant director will also conduct recruiting activities in other selected areas as necessary. With a strong work ethic and understanding of enrollment cycles, the assistant director will assist prospective students and their parents in their transition to the University of Idaho, to include representing the University of Idaho at college nights, college fairs, tours, financial aid nights, visits to high schools and community colleges, and following up with contacts. This position is responsible for tracking and understanding the student market in the assigned region, understanding educational systems, and maintaining comprehensive knowledge of UI program, degrees, admissions requirements, and institutional data points, as well as independently managing a budget provided to them for recruitment initiatives and activities specific to their region. The assistant director is also responsible for assisting with other selected on and off-campus recruitment programs.
Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelors degree - Experience compiling and analyzing information and data for reporting. - Experience planning, organizing, promoting, and implementing programs for large and small groups. - Experience composing a variety of business documents for various audiences (students, staff, school counselors, administration, etc.) - Experience speaking publicly to large and small groups. - Experience using computer software and applications for word processing, email, internet searches and data organization. - Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff and administrators.
Preferred Qualifications: - Bachelors or Masters degree in student counseling, education, business or public relations, or other related field. - Good knowledge of a student centered/customer service oriented philosophy. - Ability to operate independently, exercising independent judgement and discretion with little or no guidance, and to be able to make decisions on behalf of the Office of Admissions and the University that are appropriate, timely, and defensible. - Knowledge of Idaho and the University of Idaho. - Experience working in an admissions office. - Experience operating audio/visual/video equipment, and computer experience. - Extensive experience in recruiting, public relations, sales, marketing, or related field. - Ability to learn admissions and financial aid requirements and deadlines for high school and transfer students. - General knowledge about all University of Idaho programs, majors, services, their requirements, restrictions and costs. - Bi-lingual (English/Spanish). - Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team with a variety of people, including students, faculty, and administrators. - Good knowledge of, and ability to use Microsoft Office programs including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: - Valid drivers license. - Ability to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move objects weighing up to 40 pounds. - Willingness to travel for several weeks in the fall and in the spring and to work selected evenings and weekends.
Posting Number: SP002440P
Posting Date: 03/24/2020
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: This position is open until filled, however, applications received on or before April 26, 2020 will receive first consideration.
Position will remain open until a sufficient pool of candidates is identified.
In addition to the online application, please submit a resume and a detailed letter of qualification addressing all of the required and preferred qualifications.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.