Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, working collaboratively with a dedicated team of professionals, where no two days are quite the same? Are you passionate about higher education and have experience in building connections with students as they explore their educational goals? This position may be of interest to you! The University of Southern Maine is seeking applicants for an Assistant Director of Admissions.
The Assistant Director will have a focus on online education and will educate prospective first-year students, adults, graduate students, high school students, school counselors, and parents/family members about USM and the overall college selection, application, and admissions process. A successful Assistant Director exhibits superior customer service skills and professionalism throughout daily interactions and communications with students including interviews, phone calls, emails, and information sessions. The Assistant Director will need to be comfortable using multiple computer software and technology systems. The Assistant Director will have an emphasis on the recruitment of adult and online undergraduate students.
We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity, and Responsiveness.
USM is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
This position is based on the USM Gorham Campus, only 10 miles from Portland—Maine’s metro area that is home to over half a million people with a lively, livable community nationally known for its arts and culture, outdoor recreation, beautiful beaches, and amazing food. Over 60 languages and dialects are spoken in the Greater Portland area alone!
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution.
Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
Minimum of 2 years related higher education experience.
Exemplary customer service.
This position will be based on our USM Gorham Campus (travel to other USM campuses in Portland and Lewiston-Auburn may be required, as well as some other in-state and out-of-state travel as necessary).
Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the annual salary is low-to-mid $40s. The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays, vacation, and sick time; health, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance, a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more.
Want to know more about employment, benefits, and local resources? Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the Greater Southern Maine area has to offer.
You will need to create an applicant profile and complete an application. In addition, please upload a resume/curriculum vitae, and a cover letter.
In your cover letter, please provide a paragraph describing your higher education experience and customer service skills. Also, USM is committed to building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus community; please share relative experience and how you might further this goal.
All required materials must be submitted by June 20, 2021. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.
The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
About University of Southern Maine
USM is the comprehensive regional and urban institution in the University of Maine System which is comprised of five academic units on three campuses. The Portland campus is located in Maine’s largest city (population 66,000), within a thriving economic and cultural region of the state, on beautiful Casco Bay. Gorham is 10 miles from downtown Portland in the midst of scenic New England countryside. Lewiston-Auburn is located midway between the coast and the mountains, 30 minutes north of Portland. Located a two-hour car drive north of Boston, Portland offers a low crime rate, lack of congestion, excellent cultural and outdoor activities, and a beautiful setting, just minutes from both beautiful sandy beaches and the famous rocky coast of Maine.