Holy Names University in Oakland, CA, is seeking a new Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions. Our vision is to educate leaders for positive social change through service. Qualified candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the core values of Holy Names University (hospitality, social justice, human development, and service) and higher education reflective of the Catholic intellectual tradition.
The Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions provides leadership and support in the development and implementation of the undergraduate recruitment plan for specified populations of students including but not limited to first time freshmen, transfer, adult completion, multicultural and international students. The Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions assists the AVP of Admissions in the administration of the Office of Admissions. The Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions is responsible for targeted recruitment initiatives, coordinating recruitment territories, travel, and budget, planning and implementing events, and developing, supervising, and training the admissions staff.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION: Work with the AVP of Admissions to develop programs that support the university's admissions goals. Using data and research – institutional, state, national, and international – oversee the development and implementation of short and long-term strategic recruitment plans for undergraduate students, and for specified populations of students, including but not limited to multicultural and international students. Provide leadership and supervision of enrollment counselors. Collaborate with the AVP of Admissions to develop and coordinate smart, creative, effective, and efficient travel strategies, to stabilize existing markets and grow in new markets. Work with the admissions staff to develop and implement strategies to recruit and yield a diverse student population. Ensure effective collaboration with the faculty and staff in developing and implementing student recruitment efforts. Provide counsel regarding office policies, practices, and staffing, while providing general leadership to the entire staff. Develop and provide training to educate enrollment counselors in effective territory management and documentation or recruitment activities. Work with campus constituents in the creation and implementation of a comprehensive strategy for enhancing relationships with high school counselors, 2-year college advisors, community-based agency leaders, and other key external stakeholders. Develop the content and implementation for on and off campus recruitment events. Participate in other general admissions activities, which would include but not be limited to recruitment travel; interviewing prospective students; developing and maintaining productive working relationships with key educational stakeholders and providing admissions counseling for prospective students and their families; application review. Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred. 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in admissions, higher education, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to prioritize projects in a high-volume and timeline-driven process. Knowledge of enrollment planning, demographics, recruitment, marketing strategies, communications, and admission office operational functions. Knowledge of administrative computer operating systems and terminology. Knowledge of computing hardware/software applications and troubleshooting and web-based applications. Supervisory and office management skills. Interpersonal/human relations skills. Strong communication, public speaking and interpersonal skills. Ability to translate technical and/or cumbersome policies to external audiences. Presentation and facilitation skills. Statistical research and analytical skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work as a member of a team in a collaborative decision-making environment. Experience in budget planning and monitoring. Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and perform a variety of projects and assignments simultaneously and in a timely manner. Ability and willingness to travel locally, regionally, and nationally.
TO APPLY: Thereviewofapplicationswillbeginimmediately. For consideration, applicants should submit a Holy Names University (staff/faculty) employment application with a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of professional references to [email protected].
About Holy Names University (HNU) Oakland's Holy Names University (HNU) was founded in 1868 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, the university's mission is to empower and prepare a diverse student body for productive lives of leadership and service in a complex world. HNU offers a liberal arts and professional education through 15 undergraduate majors and seven master's degree programs. HNU's student-centered education, with small class sizes and courses in varied formats and schedules, meets the current needs of adult learners, including first-generation students and working adults. The university's idyllic, 60-acre campus is nestled in the Oakland hills of California and offers panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. To learn more, visit www.hnu.edu.
Holy Names University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from the community, alumni and the general public. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Nestled in the Oakland, CA hills with a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay, HNU is rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, empowering a diverse student body for leadership and service. Guided by the core values of the Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, HNU is a progressive, inclusive, and rigorous academic community offering a liberal arts and professional education. We prepare students to think critically and imaginatively, to understand and employ the veraious modes of knowledge, to communicate clearly and persuasively, and to promote the common good. Visit our website at www.hnu.edu to learn more about Holy Names University.