Under the direct supervision of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success (VPEMSS), the Director of Admissions is responsible for leading the admissions enterprise at Bemidji State University (BSU) and Northwest Technical College (NTC). The director will play a central role in the design and development of the VPEMSS's comprehensive recruitment strategy; will implement and manage the recruitment of both in-state and out-of-state recruiting of first-year students; and will collaborate closely with colleagues responsible for domestic transfer and international undergraduate recruiting as part of the Enrollment Management Team. The Director serves as the representative of the Admissions Office on the Council for Student Success and the Student Affairs Joint Workgroup and provides expertise and advice to the VPEMSS and other BSU and NTC leadership, as well as to appropriate officers of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, regarding recruitment goals and trends. The Director is responsible for the performance of the Admissions Office staff, providing leadership, direction, problem solving, staff development and team building. The Director of Admissions represents BSU and NTC to prospective students, families and various communities within Minnesota and beyond. The Director also represents BSU and NTC with Minnesota State and other associated professional organizations and assigned by the VPEMSS.
Lead and administer the functions of the Admissions Office (80%):
Provide leadership, supervision, and performance management of the Associate Director, Assistant Director, Admissions Representatives, and support staff. Provide development, growth and leadership opportunities for Admissions staff, to encourage and influence all staff to provide the highest level of customer service.
Develop and manage a total office budget of approximately $850,000 (approximately $600,000 salary and $250,000 non- salary).
Responsible for managing and appropriating merit-based scholarship budgets and resources consistent with strategic initiatives and enrollment goals.
Recommend and support the VPEMSS's development of new, and enhancement of, existing computer systems used to perform various functions of the Admissions Office; oversee and troubleshoot use of all such systems by Admissions staff.
Recommend and support the VPEMSS's development and interpretation of both University/College and Minnesota State policies regarding undergraduate admission (including transfer evaluation, residency and reciprocity). Distribute all forms of admissions information and records in a manner consistent with Minnesota State, state and federal regulation including Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Minnesota Data Practices Act, and oversee the implementation of such policy by Admissions staff.
Implement and evaluate all university and college first-year recruitment strategies for on-campus students; direct mail campaigns, phonation efforts, special visit days, including on-campus, off-campus, high schools, and colleges.
Work with Institutional Research and Effectiveness to assess demographics and research pertaining to first-year recruitment efforts to ensure that enrollment goals are met or exceeded.
Recommend and support the VPEMSS's design and development of undergraduate recruitment strategies in collaboration with the other members of the Enrollment Management team
Implement and oversee the first-year segment of the VPEMSS's multi-year recruitment plan to meet or exceed established enrollment goals.
Provides direction for all admissions communications and events to undergraduate students, high school counselors, college counselors, parents, and faculty/staff of the institutions.
Evaluate all Admissions Office functions to identify areas of improvement and recommend changes to the VPEMSS.
Serve on internal and external committees and provide leadership on issues of student recruitment and admission, as assigned by the VPEMSS (10%):
Serve as the committee chair for the Admissions Review committee.
Represent the Admissions office on the Council for Student Success and the Student Affairs Joint Workgroup.
Serve as a representative and provide leadership in various state and national professional organizations (i.e. ACT, National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), as well as, statewide organizations for MN, WI, IA and the Dakotas).
Develop strong and open lines of communication with other offices, specifically Financial Aid, Housing and Residence Life, Records and Registration, Advising Success Center, and Career Services, Center for Extended Learning and the Office of Communications and Marketing. Develop strong and open lines of communication with the Deans to ensure proper promotion of academic programs (10%).
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your application and/or resume clearly demonstrate fulfillment of the following minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of professional experience in an admissions or recruitment related setting
Experience in both in-state and out-of-state recruiting.
Familiarity with current national issues in higher education and awareness of their implications.
Capacity to think strategically and to work creatively, and the skills and discipline to bring initiatives to fruition.
Ability to foster intercultural competence, advance equity and inclusion, and create a diverse, inclusive work environment; success recruiting a diverse student body.
Master's degree and 8 years of progressively responsible professional experience in an admissions or recruitment setting.
Experience in recruiting students from under-represented populations.
All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of employment.
Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Associate of Administrative and Service Faculty (MSUAASF) - see agreement
Official transcript(s) must be provided to Human Resources upon hire.
In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnState) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, faculty and staff driving on college/university business, who use a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to complete a vehicle Use Agreement form and conform to MnState's vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.
BSU and NTC are tobacco free workplaces - see policy
This is a Minnesota State University Associate of Administrative and Service Faculty (MSUAASF) Range E position with minimum salary starting at $58,982. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and is determined by the collective bargaining agreement between Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnState) and the MSUAASF organization.
Vehicle Notice: NOTICE : In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (Minnesota State) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check. Institution: BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY Eeo Notice: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment. For TTY, call Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1- or 1-800-627-3529.
Internal Number: 19367
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