Assistant Director of AdmissionsUniversity of Idaho
Assistant Director of Admissions
The Assistant Director for Admissions (Recruitment) implements the 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, the assistant director will also conduct recruiting activities in other selected areas as necessary. With a strong work ethic and understanding of enrollment cycles, the assistant director 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. This position is responsible for tracking and understanding the student market in the assigned region, understanding educational systems, and maintaining comprehensive knowledge of UI program, degrees, admissions requirements, and institutional data points, as well as independently managing a budget provided to them for recruitment initiatives and activities specific to their region. The assistant director is also responsible for assisting with other selected on and off-campus recruitment programs.
- Developing and maintaining knowledge and understanding of current admissions standards, college placement tests, curriculum prerequisites degree requirements, and restrictions and exceptions for potential undergraduate transfers and applicants direct from high school;
- Developing and managing relationships with key constituencies in territory to include high school and community college counselors, University of Idaho alumni, current students, and parents;
- Possessing a generalist knowledge the University of Idaho student experience, and the ability to communicate that experience in a clear and concise manner;
- Working together with supervisor and colleagues to communicate and execute best practices in territory management;
- Possessing a strong understanding of cultural competency, and how to communicate effectively to different audiences;
- Analyzing application and enrollment trends developing appropriate territory recruitment strategies;
- Assessing effectiveness and adjusting strategies as necessary;
- Independently developing and managing a territory recruitment plan by traveling to make presentations to prospective and admitted students and parents at high schools, community colleges, and evening programs.
Salary range: $44,986 or higher depending on education and experience.