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Associate Director of Admissions -Dougherty Family College
The University of St. Thomas

  • Aug. 25, 2017
  • Associate Director of Admissions -Dougherty Family College
  • The University of St. Thomas
    St. Paul, MN
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Admissions/Financial Aid
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Associate Director of Admissions -Dougherty Family College

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Open Until Filled

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This position is open to all qualified applicants.

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St. Paul


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Employment Type
Full-Time Staff

Assigned Months per Year

Benefits Eligible

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The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Associate Director of Admissions position within the Dougherty Family College. The Dougherty Family College is the newest college of the University of St. Thomas, opening in the fall of 2017 on the downtown Minneapolis campus. Offering an associate degree in liberal arts, the college’s curriculum will be rigorous and provide graduates with a seamless transition to public or private institutions should they decide to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Students will receive mentoring from St. Thomas faculty, participate in paid internships and enjoy the benefits of being part of the state’s largest private university. For more information about the Dougherty Family College, please explore the website HERE. The Associate Director of Admissions – Dougherty Family College (DFC) plays a vital role in implementing recruitment strategies designed to enroll an annual cohort that meets the enrollment goals of the Dougherty Family College. S/he has primary responsibility for hiring, training, supervising and motivating a senior admissions counselor and leading the enrollment team to provide quality customer service to all impacted audiences throughout the DFC search process. The Associate Director is a member of the Enrollment Management Leadership team and works to develop strategies, interpret and analyze data and recommend adjustments to the DFC recruitment plan in response to market conditions. In addition, s/he assists in making DFC admissions decisions and communicating financial assistance offered to admitted DFC students. The Associate Director is responsible for managing technical systems, including the Salesforce CRM, that enhance and sustain prospective students’ interest in St. Thomas throughout the entire recruitment process. The Associate Director reports directly to the Director of Admissions, with dotted line management by the Dean and Executive Officer of the Dougherty Family College. Essential Functions:1. Dougherty Family College Enrollment Strategy Management: Work with DFC staff to develop recruitment strategies and implement marketing initiatives in order to achieve overall recruitment goals. Develop and implement annual and long-range recruitment efforts, including marketing, branding, communications, application development, yield strategies and participates in the formation of financial aid strategies designed to achieve optimum enrollment of first-year students. Serve as a key member of the Enrollment Management Leadership team and assist in executing the university’s strategic plan. Analyze data and utilize the university CRM to effectively track student recruitment and conveys results to staff in a collaborative fashion to keep the DFC focused on moving forward towards attainment of institutional objectives. 2. Campus collaboration: Work with offices and individuals across campuses in both Minneapolis and St. Paul and also with alumni engaged in the identification and recruitment of prospective students. Demonstrate and nurture collegial relationships with constituents across campus. Work collaboratively with Financial Aid staff to annually develop, implement and review financial aid strategies that support DFC recruitment goals while strategically allocating university financial resources. Collaborate with the Marketing, Insights and Communications department to design and implement creative marketing strategies that concentrate on the recruitment of first-year students. 3. Supervision of DFC staff member and training of enrollment staff: Directly supervise 1 senior admissions counselor and work collaboratively to provide quality customer service. Hire, train, motivate and inspire staff member while working together to achieve recruitment and retention goals. Provide daily direction, approve travel plans and other budgetary expenditures. Ensure professionalism and knowledge of the DFC to entire enrollment staff and create a positive atmosphere for every prospective student. 4. Admission application review: Serve as the chair of the DFC admissions committee and guide the team in making admission decisions and building the DFC cohort. Convey results to staff, advise and interact with high school counselors, prospective students and their parents regarding the admission process. Educate counselors and staff regarding DFC admission policies. 5. Event Planning and Implementation: Oversee the planning of various events, both on and off campus, for prospective DFC students, parents and other admissions guests. Work with campus vendors, faculty, current students and other community members to provide a campus visit experience that positively influences enrollment yield objectives at the Dougherty Family College. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off.


Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and five (5) years of progressively more responsible experience within Admissions. An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted. Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in a relevant field. Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement. In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than "Jobs at St. Thomas", the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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