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Assistant Director of Admissions
University of Idaho

  • Sep. 14, 2017
  • Assistant Director of Admissions
  • UG Admissions - Recruitment
  • University of Idaho
    Sacramento, CA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Admissions/Financial Aid
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University of Idaho

Assistant Director of Admissions

Location: Off Campus Location - California (Sacramento Area)

Division/College: Enrollment Management

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $48,000 to $52,250 annually

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Based in Sacramento California, the Assistant Director of Admissions Coordinates 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, he/she will also conduct recruiting activities in other selected areas as necessary. With a strong work ethic and understanding of enrollment cycles, he/she 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. The assistant director is also responsible for assisting with other selected on and off-campus recruitment programs. The Assistant Director will act as the primary contact for high schools and regional community colleges in the region, as well as alumni, principals, independent counselors, and the RACC (Regional Association of California Counselors) group.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelors degree

-Experience: Highly motivated, independent thinker, compiling and analyzing information; identifying and defining problems/alternatives and developing recommendations; presenting information clearly and concisely; planning, organizing, and implementing workshops, programs, and conferences; extensive experience speaking publicly to small and large groups.

-Ability to: independently, exercising independent judgment and discretion and 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; display strong organizational skills; communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, with individuals and large groups; quickly gain familiarity with university policies, procedures, and programs; work cooperatively as part of a team with a variety of people, including students, faculty, and administrators; promote activities using skills such as writing, advertising, and design; serve as liaison with other departments/institutions; explain and implement policies and procedures.

-Good knowledge of: a student centered/customer service oriented philosophy is essential; good management principles and practices and their application; techniques and procedures used in program development; developing, reporting and evaluating programs; knowledge and understanding of the structure and chain of responsibilities within a university; record keeping systems; public relations and marketing principles; use of automation in the workplace.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Masters degree in student counseling, education, business or Public Relations, or other related field. Knowledge of Idaho and the University of Idaho.

Experience working independently in an off campus/remote location. 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.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Valid drivers license. Ability to lift and/or otherwise move 40 pounds. Willingness to travel for several weeks in the fall and in the spring and to work selected evenings and weekends.

Posting Number: SP001551P

Posting Date: 09/08/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Please provide a letter of qualification that addresses how you meet all of the minimum and preferred qualifications.

Application review will begin on September 22, 2017 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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  • UG Admissions - Recruitment
    University of Idaho


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