Associate Director, Admissions Job Description

Associate Director, Admissions Job Description

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Associate director, admissions provides benchmarking research to ensure program competitiveness; keep current on admissions trends and issues and policies related to higher education and public health to help inform strategic admission plans.

Associate Director, Admissions Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Work closely with the International Student Service Office to ensure proper processing of all immigration and I-20 documents
Assists in leading a team that supports student enrollment and guides potential students through their educational selection process
Some outbound call volume to respond to prospective student requests for information and/or guidance
Build a strong relationship with prospective and current students by having the ability to listen and identify their needs
Responsible for contributing to a team goal, managing student inquiries and applications, making phone calls, scheduling appointments and conducting informational interviews, documenting the admissions process for compliance, and following up with enrolled students
Demonstrates a higher level of programmatic expertise and also directly leads a mid to large size team of program managers
Oversee the majority of hiring responsibilities and drive training and development within the Admissions team
Conduct and develop admissions programs (e.g., Meet the Deans, Admitted Student Days, Orange and Blue Days)
Determine a wide variety of strategies to recruit high-caliber students
Develop new ways to reach student populations, including relationship building and enhancement with new and feeder schools to attract high caliber students

Associate Director, Admissions Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Associate Director, Admissions

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the associate director, admissions job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Education, Communication, Management, Graduate, MBA, Marketing, Business, History, Leadership, Counseling

Skills for Associate Director, Admissions

Desired skills for associate director, admissions include:

Ability to interface with faculty and administration on all levels
Educational environment
Programs offered and takes responsibility for keeping current with program changes and new programs offered
Departmental budgeting
Higher education industry
International educational credentials needed
Admission and outreach services in higher education particularly related to underrepresented populations
Admissions recruitment planning
Advanced statistical and research methods
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Desired experience for associate director, admissions includes:

Present to various audiences (high school students, parents, and alumni/guests) in a variety of venues
Work closely with other units across campus to ensure resources are being utilized effectively and communications are on target and consistent
In collaboration with deans, assistant deans, faculty, and staff, develop new strategies to reach under-represented students
Lead and supervise student volunteers and student workers (e.g., Calling Campaigns and Peer Recruitment Programs)
Hold individual appointments with students, parents, and guests
Develop strategies and customized programs for enhancing student academic success and leadership development for targeted student populations (e.g., international, under represented, first generational, and academically under prepared)

Associate Director, Admissions Examples

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Associate Director, Admissions Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of associate director, admissions. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for associate director, admissions
  • Build student community and identification with the College of Business given the unique needs of the various student populations
  • Work with student leaders to provide opportunities for leadership and to serve the College of Business
  • Corresponds by mail, email, and phone or in person with prospective students, counselors and enrolled students regarding required documents to complete admission procedures
  • Advises and counsels students in the areas of federal, state and university policies and procedures that relate to the financial aid programs
  • Evaluates junior and senior college transcripts of transferring students to determine admissibility and equivalency of transferring courses
  • Exercises independent judgment in assessing the qualifications of each applicant for admission
  • Maintains communication with Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management Division
  • Develops and maintains close working relationships with key secondary school constituents
  • Manages and coordinates the undergraduate admission appeal process, which includes initial evaluation of admissibility based on appeal criteria using high school rank, GPA, and test scores and coordination of review and documentation of appeal determinations by the admission appeal community
  • Assists in the design and development of recruitment publications, promotional materials and undergraduate admissions website
Qualifications for associate director, admissions
  • Collaborates with key university offices
  • Works with Assistant Director of Admissions Processing & Coordinator of Communication, to develop effective communication plans and targeted communications
  • Coordinates all travel and outreach activities for undergraduate recruiters
  • Facilitates inter-departmental communications to help create a positive, team-oriented atmosphere
  • Oversees the hiring process and provide on-going training for all undergraduate recruiters
  • Supervises day-to-day operations of undergraduate recruiters
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Associate Director, Admissions Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an associate director, admissions. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for associate director, admissions
  • Coordinate the preparation of financial and administrative reports
  • Maintain accountability for specific outreach and lead generation metrics and key performance indicators including the timeliness and accuracy of data entry and use of Constituent Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Supervise, train, and perform annual performance evaluations to assigned staff - implements corrective action as needed
  • Assess the training needs of Transfer Specialists and Graduate Specialists
  • Develop, implement and oversee work plans for transfer and graduate admissions recruitment staff, recruitment goals, department policies and procedures
  • Provide input, feedback and new strategies for marketing and communication flow
  • Lead and direct Customer Relations Management system support and training for department
  • Support campus based enrollment efforts in coordination with goals and objectives
  • Provide training for working with diverse, traditional, and non-traditional students, and transfer and graduate admissions specialist in the area of relationship development and management
  • Ensure confidentiality of appropriate information under Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines
Qualifications for associate director, admissions
  • Ability to prepare and present oral and written reports that are clear, concise, and comprehensive
  • Ability to clearly articulate wants and expectations from others and to express thoughts and ideas clearly and provide precise and constant feedback to others
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and to be helpful and willing to help others achieve their goals/objectives (while achieving their own) in orders to accommodate the needs and interests of colleagues and the University
  • Ability to take a long-range broad approach to problem solving and decision making through objective analysis, critical thinking, and planning
  • Ability to exert influence by taking responsibility, exercising authority, and leading and directing the efforts of others
  • Operate with a good deal of positive energy and demonstrate a passion for their work, including the capacity to keep others equally engaged and motivated
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Associate Director, Admissions Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an associate director, admissions. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for associate director, admissions
  • Identify, clarify, and resolve program issues and concerns with substantial significance in accordance with established policies and procedures which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring independent judgment
  • Respond to inquiries regarding university policies and procedures requiring interpretation
  • Develop long-range planning and policy development for MBA Admissions
  • Interpret, implement and ensure compliance with university, academic and administrative policies
  • Independently make decisions regarding projects and initiatives within confines established by management
  • Identify, manage relationships, and negotiate with external and internal partners
  • Works independently and remotely 100% of the time to generate new prospective student leads through national open house and on-campus presentations, graduate/career fairs/conferences, and the development of college career advisor and pre-vet club relationships
  • Exercises independent judgment in conducting professional, probing and challenging interviews of candidates for admission to the veterinary program
  • Advises the manager on recruiting trends and developments gleaned from recruiting visits and discussions with their regional staff
  • Presents as assigned at national Open Houses
Qualifications for associate director, admissions
  • Comfortable in a fast-changing environment and willingness to take risks and consider new and untested approaches
  • Fosters a climate of innovation and is open to new ideas
  • Experience in organizational skills and attention to details
  • Evidence in effective oral and written communication skills including presentations, public relations, and public speaking
  • Two years’ experience as Assistant Director where similar skills were required
  • Experience in participating in professional development opportunities and has demonstrated those skills
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Associate Director, Admissions Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an associate director, admissions. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for associate director, admissions
  • Accompanies advisors on visits to campuses as assigned
  • Travels overseas to campuses as assigned to maintain and continually improve understanding of medical education and, specifically, our unique operations
  • Updates and maintains inquiry databases and applicant databases
  • Develop and ensure execution of annual marketing, communications and PR plan, aligned with their department's objectives
  • Manage awareness, engagement, and conversion activities, while working to guide audiences toward application and matriculation
  • Oversee team of three direct reports, responsible for creative, content, and communications
  • Develop and leverage a deep understanding of the target audience(s) to create insights and guide go-to-market strategies and plans
  • Conduct MBA recruitment, evaluation and yield activities
  • Develop and manage the annual marketing plan
  • Act as a liaison on campaign development and execution
Qualifications for associate director, admissions
  • Evidence in attaining successful level of achievement on annual performance appraisal
  • Comfort with online webinar technology using audio, video and shared desktop applications
  • This position will require flexible hours
  • Ability to plan workload yet remain flexible
  • Must have a caring attitude and a very high level of customer service
  • 5 years of admissions experience at a competitive university
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Associate Director, Admissions Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of associate director, admissions. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for associate director, admissions
  • Responsible for identifying and assigning recruitment territories
  • Provide training for new hires
  • Manage Communication Plan for all inquiries
  • Work with the Director of Admissions and Recruiting to identify new markets
  • Provide, to the Recruiters, assistance with travel paperwork and reconciling LaCarte items
  • Assist with Enrollment plans
  • Lead the office with planning and implementation of special recruitment activities, such as prospective student days and high school counselor functions
  • Monitor and update the prospective student website
  • Work with the team of Admission Counselors/Recruiters to achieve university enrollment goals
  • Serve as supervisor to the LSUA Admissions and Recruitment staff and Call Center staff when the Director is not available
Qualifications for associate director, admissions
  • Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of directly related professional experience
  • Master’s Degree in Student Services or related discipline
  • Documented success in college admissions (at least 2 years in admissions)
  • Ability to succeed in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • A bachelor’s degree with 3 years of college admission experience required
  • Of graduate education issues is desirable

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