Director of Admissions
Company: Michigan Technological University
Posted on: February 22, 2021
Campus Health and Safety Level: Level Three Apply now Job No:
Work Type: Staff Full-time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity
Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides
equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and
individuals with disabilities. If you require any auxiliary aids,
services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for
an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify
the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Job Description--Summary The Director of Admissions is a highly
collaborative and innovative leader responsible for guiding and
leading the domestic and international undergraduate admissions
effort from lead generation to the enrollment of highly motivated
students. The Director will demonstrate an organized management
style with an ability to think systematically and collaboratively.
A key component to this role is providing operational leadership
and day-to-day management of admissions functions, policies, and
procedures to position Michigan Tech as a top-choice institution of
international stature. Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other
duties may be assigned) --- Work with the Assistant VP of
Enrollment Management to develop and implement an enrollment
management strategy that achieves very aggressive annual new
student enrollment goals.
--- Understand and manage the admissions process. Ensure that all
applications are expeditiously read and accurate decisions are
rendered within our historically swift timelines. Ensure prompt
decisions are made accurately and eloquently communicated with
--- Understand the broader college admissions landscape and keep a
strategic focus on global and local changes; and how they might
affect Michigan Tech's policies and processes.
--- Foster change management and process improvement in Michigan
Tech's admissions process to further form efficient policies and
procedures, with accuracy at the center of that change.
--- Understand Michigan Tech's CRM with great detail and leverage
its power on a daily basis to accomplish a variety of goals,
including accurate and timely application processing.
--- Manage admissions funnel, including maintaining a large inquiry
pool through strategic name buys.
--- Take general interest in and understand Michigan Tech
Admissions' communication plans and assist admissions operations
specialist in executing this large, multi-channel communications
--- Manage operating budget.
--- Work cross-functionally with the Admissions team to execute
multi-channel growth strategies in key target markets.
--- Elevate our special events by leveraging CRM to set up queries,
communications, registration, and ensure events are seamlessly
executed in impressive fashion.
--- Maintain an impressive, critical, and unique campus visit
experience by effectively motivating our Manager of Campus Visit
--- Lead a highly motivated staff of roughly 15 with four direct
--- With an eye toward detail, maintain, execute and improve
international application processing procedures.
--- Represent the University in a professional and positive manner
at recruitment functions such as college fairs, on-campus and
regional recruitment programs, and in meetings with students,
parents/guardians, families, and other constituents.
--- Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and
applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University
continuous improvement initiatives.
--- Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to
everyday work. Required Education, Certifications, Licensures
(minimum requirements) Required Experience (minimum requirements)
--- Five years of progressively responsible experience in college
recruitment, admissions, or closely related field.
--- Demonstrated success in undergraduate admissions or closely
--- Two years of supervisory experience of diverse staff
--- Intermediate understanding of CRM tools. Desirable Education
and/or Experience --- Master's degree.
--- Experience recruiting undergraduate students interested in
science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs, as well
as those interested in undersubscribed programs at a technological
--- Experience with undergraduate admissions and recruitment
practices at a four-year institution.
--- Experience processing international undergraduate applications.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)
--- Demonstrated knowledge of the college admissions process.
--- Demonstrated ability to manage large scale operations and
--- Demonstrated ability to manage an established staff.
--- Willingness and enthusiasm toward recruitment travel.
--- Demonstrated ability and willingness to work flexible hours,
including nights and occasional weekends.
--- Proven competence in managing multiple tasks and competing
priorities with a high level of attention to detail.
--- Possession of a valid driver's license and demonstrated ability
to comply with Michigan Tech vehicle-use requirements.
--- Demonstrated ability to use judgment when dealing with
--- Positive attitude toward innovation and creativity.
--- Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work
--- Proven successful management of budgets.
--- Basic knowledge of financial aid policies and procedures.
--- Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive and lead in an atmosphere
of constant change.
--- Exceptional organizational and planning expertise.
--- Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite programs and computerized
--- Excellent project management, leadership, and organizational
skills, including the ability to set priorities, manage
simultaneous projects, and complete projects on time.
--- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural
boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students,
faculty, and staff.
--- Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work
environment. Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities ---
Proven history of collaboration with multiple constituents.
--- Experience recruiting a diverse student population, including
women, ethnic minority, and STEM students.
--- Demonstrated understanding of the unique recruitment challenges
faced by a technological university.
--- Demonstrated knowledge of Michigan Technological University
and/or university procedures.
--- Demonstrated knowledge of Slate. Work Environment and/or
Physical Demands WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
--- The noise level in the work environment is usually
--- Demonstrated ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 40
pounds Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment Every
employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the
following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required
by the department. Required University Training: Employee Safety
Overview Annual Data Security Training-- Offers of employment are
contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required
background check has been performed and the results received and
assessed. Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%) 1.00 FLSA Status
Exempt Appointment Term 12 months Negotiable based on education and
experience. Title of Position Supervisor Assistant Vice President
for Enrollment Management Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable) The Supporting
documentation upload PDF should contain contact information for at
least three (3) professional references. Advertised: 04 Feb 2021
Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Michigan Technological University does not
discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational
programs or activities on the basis of sex and gender. Michigan
Tech also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing
discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation
or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of
misconduct, questions regarding Title IX , and concerns about
noncompliance should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator . For
a complete copy of the policy or more information, please contact
the Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary of Education
within the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). 2nd Floor, Lakeshore
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
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