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Required Minimum Quals:
Bachelor's degree and 8 years of related experience; OR a Master's degree and 6 years of related experience; OR a Ph.D. or other professional degree and 3 years of related experience.
Company is one of the most student-centered public research universities in the nation. It is a place where adventurous minds are encouraged to accomplish amazing things. As a major international university ranked in the top 50 among public universities by U.S. News & World Report and a member of the Association of American Universities, Iowa State offers a student experience rich in social and academic diversity. More than 33,000 students choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars, and hone their leadership skills in more than 800 student organizations. Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries converge on one of the nation’s top 25 most beautiful campuses. Big XII sports and a tradition of cultural and popular performances make campus life fun and memorable. Iowa State, a land-grant university, is the largest university in the state of Iowa.
Iowa State is located in Ames, a community of 60,000 ranked as the second-best college town (population under 250,000) and among the top 10 best places to live in America. Reporting through the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Office of Admissions fulfills Iowa State’s land grant mission by attracting, recruiting, orienting, and enrolling a diverse group of new undergraduate students to meet the university’s enrollment targets.
The Company Office of Admissions seeks qualified applicants for Senior Associate Director for Recruitment. Reporting directly to the Director of Admissions and as part of the Admissions Senior Leadership Team, the Senior Associate Director for Recruitment leads all undergraduate recruitment efforts for domestic and international freshmen and transfer students. The broad portfolio of the position and supportive nature of the campus will provide an experienced admissions leader the opportunity to grow while maintaining many years of healthy new student enrollment and ensuring customer service is provided at the highest level through positive, sincere interactions and student-friendly processes and procedures.
The Senior Associate Director is supported by an innovative, experienced Admissions Leadership Team and talented, collaborative campus partners. The ideal candidate will have broad admissions experience, appreciate and seek to expand diversity among staff and the student body, and be able to optimize technology to support a strategic, outcomes-focused territory management model.
The position will implement, direct, manage, supervise, and evaluate undergraduate recruitment efforts and strategies; direct the admission of U.S. freshman and transfer applicants, i.e. make admissions decisions and counsel denied applicants; exercise judgment when setting and applying policies; represent the university and office of admissions to public figures and leaders in government and education; facilitate outreach efforts for internal and external partners; serve as a liaison for collaboration between the three Regent universities, Extension, Alumni Association, academic partners, and auxiliary services on campus; act as a spokesperson on University undergraduate admissions policies; provide oversight to teams developing plans and carrying out campus-based freshman recruitment, regional-based recruitment, international recruitment and transfer recruitment, as well as multicultural recruitment efforts; assist in the development, creation, and production of admissions publications, including domestic freshmen, transfer and international undergraduates; participate in the full complement of Admissions duties; and have direct supervision of four professional staff (including one regionally-based) and one support staff as well as indirect supervision of 18 professional staff (including eight regionally-based), two graduate assistants, over 25 undergraduate student staff, and 75 Alumni Admissions Council volunteers.
The successful candidate will possess strong and effective written and oral communication skills to communicate and provide complex information to an audience unfamiliar with admissions policies and procedures; the ability to think strategically and analytically in order to formulate, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches, creative solutions, and new systems and procedures to meet organizational objectives; the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment; the ability to manage/coordinate personnel including mediating among several staff sub-groups to create one focused team effort demonstrated initiative, proven leadership ability, goal setting and project management skills, knowledge of recruitment marketing and the ability to interpret marketing data; and the ability to promote excellent interpersonal relationships and collaboratively work with diverse groups of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community leaders to achieve enrollment goals.
The ability to manage, motivate, and evaluate staff, as well as collaborate with staff, is essential. Excellent organization, decision-making, problem solving, counseling, time management, and project management skills along with a strong commitment to public service will be essential for success in this position to efficiently and effectively manage a broad array of work assignments. All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics. This incumbent must be willing to travel extensively both domestically and on occasion internationally and have the ability to work early mornings, late evenings, weekend hours and extended hours as necessary throughout the year.
Master’s degree. Progressive experience in admissions recruitment, processes, and procedures. Use of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM), preferably Salesforce, student information systems, or other sales/territory management software. Experience with recruitment marketing and data-driven analysis. Experience working in a university or college setting of similar size and/or complexity, that includes a diverse student population. Experience supervising various employee types
The University is in the process of implementing a new classification and compensation structure. The impending change is expected to be completed by Fall 2020. Any P&S employee hired through this posting may be assigned a new title and associated pay grade upon the employment start date (and after the initial offer), commensurate with qualifications required for the position. The duties and responsibilities of the posted position, in addition to compensation offered, will not be affected by this process.
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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Original Posting Date:
June 19, 2020
Posting Close Time:
This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.
Posting Close Date:
July 6, 2020
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