Director, Student Admissions & Community Engagement
ID: 7198971 (Ref.No. R103387)
Posted: December 6, 2023
Time Type:Full time
Job Req ID:R103387
Minimum Requirements:Master's degree in a related field and five years of related experience. Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements. Grade 8 (Salaried)
The Director, Admissions and Community Engagement plays a critical role in the success of the university by overseeing the admissions process and ensuring the enrollment of a diverse and talented student body while serving as the principal spokesperson and point of contact for community engagement. This position requires excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to make informed decisions and uphold the values of the JB Speed School of Engineering.
The Director, Admission and Community Engagement helps in managing an office focused on achieving enrollment results for undergraduate first-year-freshman, transfers, adult learners and veterans, plus the oversight of undergraduate international student recruitment initiatives. The cyclical nature of the responsibilities is such that the requirements of the job change during various times of the year. Additionally, the candidate is responsible for advising the dean on strategic initiatives in the areas of community and public affairs as it relates to engineering and the university. The role will represent the engineering school by representing the dean on various boards and committees, both at the university and community level.
This position works in conjunction with the Dean of Speed School, the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, and other colleagues across campus including but not limited to personnel in the following areas: Enrollment Management, SLATE CRM Administration, Financial Aid, Registrar, Bursar, Central IT, REACH (Resources for Academic Achievement), Community Engagement, Equity and Inclusion, Advancement, and Communication and Marketing.
The Director, Admissions and Community Engagement will be involved in other initiatives including cultivating partnerships, building, and implementing creative recruitment and yield strategies, as well as outreach and community engagement policies. This position will also lead student and high school counselor outreach, both on-and off-campus, and plan and participate in admission events.
The Director is expected to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment and support the university’s vision and mission.
Evening and weekend work is sometimes required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and implement strategic plans and initiatives to attract and retain students in line with the university’s goals.
- Collaborate with the Dean, administrative colleagues, and relevant constituencies to develop an annual recruitment and community engagement work plan setting goals for the academic year and working collaboratively to achieve its execution.
- Collaborate with various departments and stakeholders, including faculty, staff, and alumni to enhance the admissions process and improve overall student recruitment efforts.
- Provide leadership and guidance to admissions and outreach staff, including training, coaching and performance evaluations.
- Maintain, build, and cultivate relationships with high-school counselors, community college advisors and campus partners, and existing partners.
- Represent the school of engineering by serving on university and community-wide boards, committees, and task forces.
- Serve as the principal spokesperson and point of contact, meeting with leaders of community government, K-12 education, and businesses organizations to facilitate strategic partnerships.
- Support and advance the college’s community engagement initiatives and advise the dean of pertinent community issues affecting the college.
- Effectively communicatethe strategic plans of the University of Louisville and the Speed School of Engineering as well as other relevant information regarding the goals and operations of the University and Speed School.
- Build effective relationships and partnerships with internal and external constituents.
- Work effectively with the college’s senior leadership team and board of advisors.
- In conjunction with the Sr. Director of Development, assist with fundraising and endowment management as needed, including but not limited to stewardship, cultivation, and participation in fundraising events.
- Provides co-curricular learning opportunities in partnership with Academic Affairs and Industry Engagement on the topics of community and civic engagement.
- Partner with the Dean and Alumni Relations to engage alumni from diverse backgrounds and strengthen relationships among key stakeholders.
- Assists Associate Dean, Program Directors, Deans, and other College leaders in maintaining and building new relationships with all local industry, business, government, education, county, chamber, and economic development leaders to help improve program delivery and meet the workforce needs of their community.
Compensation will be commensurate to candidate experience.
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Assistance and Accommodations
Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 215 Central Avenue, Ste 205 - Louisville, Kentucky 40208.
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Equal Employment Opportunity The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at [email protected] or 502.852.6258. Assistance and Accommodations Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 215 Central Avenue, Ste 205 - Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, please contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone 502-852-6258. About the University of Louisville In 2023, the University of Louisville celebrates its quasquibicentennial, the 225th anniversary of the 1798 beginnings of higher education in Louisville. One of the nation’s first city-owned, public universities, UofL today is a vital ecosystem that creates thriving futures for students, our community and society. As one of only 79 universities in the United States to earn recognition by the Carnegie Foundation as both a Research 1 and a Community Engaged university, we impact lives in areas of student success and research and innovation, while our dynamic connection with our local and global communities provides unparalleled opportunities for students and citizens both. The university serves as an engine that powers Metro Louisville and the commonwealth and as a classroom for UofL’s more than 23,000 students, who benefit from partnerships with top employers and a wide range of community service opportunities. To learn more, visit louisville.edu. The University of Louisville is a public university in Louisville, Kentucky. It is a member of the Kentucky state university system.