Rider University invites applications for a Director of Undergraduate & Transfer Admissions. Reporting to the Dean of Enrollment, this individual will oversee the recruitment program for full-time undergraduate admissions and help develop a strategy to enable the University to meet projected new student enrollment goals. The Director of Undergraduate & Transfer Admissions will be responsible for obtaining necessary knowledge of all aspects of Rider and acting as a credible spokesperson for the University in a professional and friendly manner; counseling prospective students; reviewing applications; making admission decisions; and managing a specific recruitment territory. The Director will have extensive knowledge with technology, ability to review and analyze data to aid in the marketing, recruitment and application decision-making process. The Director will oversee the application process and take final responsibility in application decision making. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Enrollment Management Marketing team to create, update, and generate print, digital and social media that effectively market the University.
The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.
Rider University has once again been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report 2019and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category at number 35. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 382 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.
Qualified candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree, along with a minimum of 6-8 years of admission related experience. A Master’s degree is preferred. Individual should also possess: the ability to practice “state of the art” marketing and recruiting strategies; the ability to develop and execute the latest in proven enrollment management techniques; the ability to use technology to enhance the recruitment and application process, preferred experience with Slate; knowledge of and ability to use and interpret data to aid in the decision making process; extensive knowledge of all aspects of the University including the admissions process, financial aid, academic offerings, student services, and all student life; excellent supervisory skills; and the ability to demonstrate a strong orientation to planning and provide evidence of excellent organizational skills. Valid driver’s license and vehicle required.
About Rider University
Rider University welcomes students from throughout the region, across the nation, and around the world who seek to be challenged and supported as active members of our inclusive and vibrant living and learning community. Committed to student growth, transformation and leadership, we connect rigorous academic, artistic and professional programs of study with a rich array of learning experiences that engage students inside and outside the classroom. We prepare graduates to thrive professionally and to be lifelong independent learners and responsible citizens who embrace diversity, support the common good, and contribute meaningfully to the changing world in which they live and work.
Founded in 1865, Rider has 71 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs in business administration, education, liberal arts, sciences, music, fine and performing arts, counseling, human services and leadership; and 27 undergraduate and graduate certifications supported by 248 full-time faculty, 99% of whom hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their field.
Rider is home to nearly 4,100 undergraduate and 1,050 graduate students representing 85 countries, 41 states, and 2 US territories. We ha...ve 20 (10 men's and 10 women's) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams, are a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and have active club and intramural sports programs.
With campuses in Lawrenceville and Princeton, N.J., we are within easy driving distance of both Philadelphia and New York City. Rider's 280-acre Lawrenceville Campus has 43 buildings, as well as athletic fields, tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, and lake. Westminster Choir College's 23-acre campus in Princeton has 14 buildings. In addition, we have over 20 residence halls equipped with voice, video and data service. Our two libraries are home to 451,000 print volumes, 661,000 microforms, more than 82,000 scores and music-related books, approximately 5,500 choral music titles in performance quantities, over 35,000 sound and visual recordings, and access to more than 100,000 periodical titles in a mix of print and electronic formats.
Rider is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and holds specialized accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), and the National Accreditation of School Psychologists (NASP). Rider is also on the approved list of the American Association of University Women and the American Chemical Society. U.S. News & World Report ranks Rider in the top tier of northern regional universities.