Associate Director Admissions, Student Engagement and Marketing - OACAC

Associate Director Admissions, Student Engagement and Marketing

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Job Title: Associate Director Admissions, Student Engagement and Marketing

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

About the Position

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is searching for an Associate Director of Admissions, Student Engagement and Marketing with a passion for leading a team to think creatively and execute strategies to increase positive student engagement throughout the admission process. An eagerness to collaborate is critical in this role as this staff member will be responsible for aligning the efforts of several units and colleges to most effectively serve students who have diverse academic interests and goals. The successful candidate demonstrates an understanding of how to structure engagement to meet varying student needs and will align their team’s efforts with the university’s goal of serving students within strategic recruitment populations (e.g. rural students, first-generation students, transfer students, and underrepresented students). The ideal candidate has the ability to lead a team in implementing a multifaceted marketing, event, and visit programming strategy, manage a wide range of responsibilities related to prospective student engagement, and coordinate functions with significant impact on external relations.

Job Overview

Provide leadership for the administration of student recruitment or retention program within admissions.

Essential Functions

Assist with the direction of an admissions office or center with primary responsibilities for day to day operations and administrative management in which decisions and quality of execution have significant impact on internal and external relations.
Develop long-range plans and strategies to achieve unit, departmental and university goals for areas of responsibility, monitors and achieves established goals.
Recommend, implement, and interpret internal rules, policies, procedures, controls, and manage processes to advance service levels; develop and implement responsive service programs.
Attend meetings on behalf of the Director; consults with Director on major policy changes affecting other departments; authority to grant exceptions; may function as the Director in his/her absence, as required.
Develop, implement and monitor assigned budgets; authority for function budget, revenue, and expense planning and approving expenditure; delegated signature authority for programs or functions within department or center.
Monitor and coordinate staff development and training programs.
Compile data required for internal and external reports and assessments; interpret and disseminate information, provide advice, assist in development of advising materials, deliver presentations, ensure that all programs and services comply with university, state and federal regulations.
Maintain collaborative relationships with departments/units regarding efforts that enrich the student experience.
Maintain and stay abreast of trends in student recruitment and retentions and academic programs requirements.
Serve on various university, division and departmental committees, represent the department at various state and national associations.
May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience

Five (5) years of experience in admissions.
Previous supervisory experience.
Additional Qualifications Considered

Master’s Degree.
Experience with Slate or other CRM software.
Experience in event planning, enrollment management, student affairs administration, or higher education marketing is ideal.
Application Process

Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter of interest and a current CV/Resume. Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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