Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Admissions
posted on August 18, 2012
• This position reports to the Associate Vice President in the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. This is a full time 40 hour a week, benefit eligible, service professional, exempt position. A valid drivers' license is required.
• Northern Arizona University seeks an experienced admissions professional to lead its undergraduate recruiting and enrollment programs. The director works with colleagues across the university. This position is central to the university's enrollment growth, its mission, culture, and strategic position. The successful candidate will help strengthen and streamline admissions systems and procedures, as well as building an effective, flexible, and unified team. The director also has oversight for the university's undergraduate orientation program.
• This is an excellent opportunity for an admissions professional with high energy and strong leadership skills. The new director will join an enthusiastic team and play a key role in the university's growth. The position requires a leader with proven management skills and an understanding of state-of-the-art approaches to recruiting and enrollment, as well as proven experience in increasing enrollment at a similarly situated complex institution. Of particular interest are candidates who are able to play a role in developing and implementing technology-based and other outreach strategies, as well as individuals familiar with "best practices" in admissions.
• The successful candidate will show evidence of management effectiveness, evidence of strong communication skills, and evidence of a commitment to diversity.
• Provides leadership, direction and vision for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation.
• Sets goals and objectives aligned with the university mission statement.
• Contributes as a strategic member of the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs leadership team.
• Effectively manages available resources to best achieve department goals and objectives and foster team collaboration.
• Evaluates office effectiveness, assesses outcomes and realigns goals and objectives as necessary.
• Hires, trains, develops, supervises and evaluates over 40 professional and support staff. • Directly supervises 7 professional staff members.
• Responsible for the planning, coordination, execution and evaluation of the university wide orientation program.
• Responsible for the development, supervision, and execution of transfer credit evaluation and articulation processes.
• Provides leadership, direction and sets goals collaboratively with three associate directors, and two assistant directors who lead units within the office, including:
• The processing of applications for domestic undergraduates, including first-time freshmen, transfer, non-degree seeking, high school concurrent, Extended Campuses, and the "2NAU" programs.
• Recruitment efforts in primary, secondary and tertiary markets.
• All in-bound and out-bound communications, inquiry processing, and on and off-campus events and Orientation coordination and execution.
• Assists in the development and production of admissions and orientation publications and communications, including web content, recruitment print publications, and emails.
• Works closely with Enrollment Services to ensure optimum service is provided to assist in meeting university enrollment goals.
• Collaborates and develops partnerships with colleges and other university units to attain undergraduate enrollment and recruitment goals and objectives.
• Collaborates with University Marketing on strategic marketing initiatives in area of assignment.
• Responsible for providing strategic reports and recommendations as requested.
• Presents Discover NAU, daily information sessions, Information Sessions, Guidance Counselor and senior yield presentations as needed.
• Collaborates with outside vendors to identify business needs and target markets.
• Assists and advises prospective students and families of admission requirements, transfer guidelines, provide financial aid and scholarship information, as well as various student support services on campus.
• Provides follow-up to students and parents via scheduled appointments, phone, letters, e-mail and other communication methods.
• Demonstrates a commitment to diversity and the university's affirmative action plan.
• Represents the department on university, community and statewide committees.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Required: Master's degree or higher with at least five years of progressive responsibility and demonstrated success in Admissions and a demonstrated commitment to diversity (defined in racial-ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, and geographic terms) in the recruitment of students and staff; and exceptional written, spoken, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrated experience and success in working collaboratively with faculty and staff to implement recruitment activities.
• Commitment and demonstrated experience recruiting first generation and diverse students.
• Experience supervising and developing professional staff.
• Experience working with a variety of data tools such as EPS or EIS.
• An understanding of web based recruitment tools and social media.
• Experience with Talisma or other CRM Software.
• Excellent organization and event planning skills.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
$88,255 - $107,628.
This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr .
Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each fiscal year according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found on the Internet at: https://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy&/….
Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, and you choose the ASRS retirement option, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 27 weeks (6 months) after your start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days after start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
September 17, 2012 at midnight.