The Office of Admissions welcomes applications for the Executive Director of Admissions. This position is responsible for providing strategic leadership and management to the CU Boulder Office of Admissions and for the implementation of all activities and responsibilities related to the office, including overall operational, fiscal, administrative, and compliance oversight. This position is responsible for the management and coordination of all admissions-related programs, services and activities and will work directly with the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management in the development and administration of all existing and new admission policies and procedures which support overall campus enrollment goals.
This position develops and implements a recruitment plan for over 60,000 graduate and undergraduate applicants to attract, enroll and retain an academically talented and diverse student population meeting institutional enrollment goals. The Executive Director provides leadership in recruiting and enrolling a diverse, academically talented class of students demonstrating experience with current best practices, including integrated marketing and branding and web-based recruitment systems. This position is responsible for the analysis of information and data necessary to formulate strategic university-wide admissions and recruiting plans and goals. The Executive Director has overall administrative responsibility for the two divisions within the undergraduate admissions office (Recruitment and Operations/System Integration). The Executive Director is responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and the operational systems to support recruitment, selection, operations, and communication activities related to admissions.
The Executive Director is a key member of the Enrollment Management team and ensures that recruitment strategies are designed to meet and support the enrollment efforts of the university. The Executive Director, in the absence of the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management may be called upon to represent the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management both within and external to the university community.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
6 years of progressively more responsible and independent management experience in a collegiate admissions office at an institution with an enrollment of at least 10,000, with at least 3 years at the associate director level or higher.
4 years of supervisory/leadership experience, including team-oriented management and a demonstrated ability to build consensus among diverse constituencies.
Excellent written and communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, public relations experience and experience working with university partners who support the admissions office in the recruitment and retention of students.
4 years of experience with technology and database systems used to identify prospective students. Demonstrated knowledge of current technology and software used in student recruitment and admissions.
Demonstrated experience inspiring culturally and ethnically diverse communities of students. Ability to work collaboratively and inclusively with a variety of diverse audiences and constituencies.
Personal and professional integrity, including the ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Extensive knowledge of policies and procedures related to recruitment and undergraduate admissions.
Working knowledge of NCAA and athletic recruiting requirements.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and successfully pass motor vehicle records, financial and criminal background checks.
Internal Number: 17529
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