The University of Texas at Tyler seeks a collaborative and innovative leader to serve as the Director of Admissions. The successful candidate will lead the Office of Admissions, both in its strategic direction and its complex daily operations using exceptional leadership and supervisory skills.
Lead the Office of Admissions, both in its strategic direction and its complex daily operations using exceptional leadership and supervisory skills. This includes admissions and office policy development and implementation; management of financial resources; professional development; and, staff supervision to further develop and support a strong admissions staff that is recruitment-centric, optimistic, empowered, responsive, innovative, results-oriented, and student-centered.
Make data-informed enrollment projections and strategic recruitment and admissions decisions by routinely analyzing data to shape strategic directions and make appropriate adjustments to an integrated marketing plan that clearly identifies and defines historical University enrollment patterns and forecasts trends in new-student markets; regularly reassess the effectiveness of recruitment activities and make appropriate adjustments to continuously refine goals and strategies to reflect a proactive.
Serve as the budget authority. Responsible for working with the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management to create and implement the budget for Recruitment.
Develop and manage an expedient and effective application processing plan. Understand technological innovations and lead the process of harnessing emerging technologies and leveraging technology investments that can support the processes within admissions and enrollment to attract, admit, enroll, and best serve a larger and more diverse applicant pool to identify "best fit" students for East Texas and beyond.
Collaborate with all levels and departments of the University, including Academic Affairs; Marketing, UT Tyler Online; Academic Advising and Orientation; Graduate Admissions; Institutional Analysis; Financial Aid; the Office of the Registrar; and, academic colleges and departments.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Three (3) - Five (5) years of experience in higher education admission environment, including increasingly complex responsibility in a leadership position.
Experience with recruitment and a proven track record of success with strategic recruitment of targeted markets.
Master's Degree in Higher Education or Related Field.
Possess a sophisticated understanding of the applications of technology to the functions of the Office of Admissions (e.g., Connect, Engage, Peoplesoft, imaging technology).
Ability to investigate best practices via involvement with state, regional, and/or national organizations (e.g., NACAC, AACRAO).
Internal Number: 4988
About The University of Texas at Tyler
A member of the renowned University of Texas System, The University of Texas at Tyler carries a proud tradition of high quality students and academic opportunities. Located on 200 acres, UT Tyler is a safe university with a park-like setting of lush trees and wild life. The campus consists of 14 modern buildings arranged around two lakes.
UT Tyler is ranked among the top 15 public master's level universities and among the top 51 master's level universities overall in the West region by US News and World Report.
One of the state's fastest growing universities, UT Tyler provides the individual opportunity you would only expect at a small private university - without private university tuition expenses. We are attracting excellent students who often out-perform graduates from all other Texas public universities on state licensing exams in engineering, nursing and education.
Four professional colleges and one traditional college of arts and sciences comprise UT Tyler's academic structure. The five colleges offer more than 80 academic degree programs and the students represent 45 nations, 35 states and 131 counties.
The UT Tyler Experience
The university offers strong, ...exciting NCAA Division III athletic programs for student-athletes who are very capable students first. Indeed, UT Tyler's dedicated student-athletes usually have a higher grade point ratio than the student body as a whole. In addition, UT Tyler's student-athletes perform on first-rate athletic fields and facilities that are among the very finest in Texas.
Dedicated to providing students a well-rounded educational experience, the University is devoted to giving students excellent public service opportunities to help others. UT Tyler students have raised significant donations for the local food bank, helped build houses for Habitat for Humanity and raised funds for Relay for Life and Amnesty International, just to name a few.
The University's R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center exemplifies UT Tyler's position as the cultural center of East Texas. The Cowan Center brings to campus world-class speakers and entertainment such as former Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres and moon walker Buzz Aldrin, as well as Broadway musicals like 42nd Street and Cats.
UT Tyler acts as the engine for economic development for the East Texas region by conducting over $4 million in research annually and adding $208.2 million and 1,913 permanent jobs to the city of Tyler. UT Tyler has graduated four of every 10 professional nurses in East Texas, and one out of every five schoolchildren in East Texas' public and private schools encounters a UT Tyler graduate serving in teaching and administrative roles.
Tyler - City of Roses
With a population of over 100,000, Tyler represents the natural beauty that is East Texas, with its lakes and forests. An afternoon drive from three of the country's largest cities - Dallas, Houston and San Antonio - Tyler has a variety of museums, recreational opportunities and a nationally recognized zoo and symphony.
The city has 250 restaurants, 22 area sporting lakes, 26 parks, five hospitals, 2,200 hotel rooms and a mall with more than 80 clothing, service and specialty stores and kiosks.
Nearby attractions include Tyler State Park, Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, Tyler Market Center, Canton Trade Days, Blues Festival, Fire Mountain Amusement Park, Discovery Science Place, Festival on the Square, Ballet Tyler, Tyler Museum of Art, Texas State Railroad and much more.