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Director of Admissions

Company name
The University of Montana

Missoula, MT, United States

Employment Type

Executive, Manager, Education

Posted on
May 18, 2023

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The University of Montana’s

Enrollment Management and Strategic Initiatives Sector

invites applications for a

Director of Admissions

to join a growing, driven and successful team. The sector has led UM’s undergraduate enrollment growth that has produced four semesters of growth, including UM’s most recent, largest first-year class at the institution in six years. This position will report to the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Strategic Initiatives and work closely with the partners and stakeholders within the UM community and the State of Montana.

This position will develop and execute a strategic admissions strategy that encompasses innovative, data informed recruitment strategies and initiatives informed by market analysis; sophisticated, multi-channel communication strategies to multiple markets; lead generation; yield activities; targeted marketing strategies leveraging UM's renewed brand and messaging; high quality events and campus visit programs; high school, transfer and non-traditional student recruitment; and efficient and responsive evaluations. The university's admissions efforts must demonstrate commitment to equity and diversity.

The essential duties assigned to the person in this position include ensuring the implementation, evaluation and effectiveness through established recruitment and enrollment goals, consistent data analysis, active management of operations and personnel, and continuous analysis of needs, effectiveness and efficiencies. This position is responsible for initiating the development of admissions policy and making recommendations to the appropriate campus entities. Critical to the overall success is maximizing the use of technology in all operational and strategic aspects of admissions, including the CRM. The individual assigned to this position will also be responsible for setting and monitoring the Admissions budget.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action

: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details

Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, Montana University System Contract and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package

including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of professional experience in admissions and recruitment with progressive responsibility, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication.

Advanced computer literacy.

Strong sense of initiative with established record of project management.

Proven experience in team building, as well as working effectively as a team leader.

Experience with personnel and budget management.

Demonstrated experience with maintaining confidentiality and diplomacy.

Experience with data gathering, analysis and assessment activities.

Proven knowledge of supervisory practices and skills.

Experience with enrollment planning and program development.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree

Slate experience

Experience with higher education policies and procedures

About the University of Montana

The University of Montana transforms lives by providing a high-quality and accessible education and by generating world-class research and creative scholarship in an exceptional place. We integrate the liberal arts and sciences into undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies to shape global citizens who are creative and agile learners committed to expanding the boundaries of knowledge and to building and sustaining diverse communities.

Nestled in at the base of Mount Sentinel and on the banks of the Clark Fork River, UM campus is described as one of the most beautiful in the US. The region boasts unparalleled year around recreational opportunities and a vibrant arts and culture community. UM offers a unique opportunity for professional growth in a magnificent environment. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

UM provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. Located in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, UM attracts first rate teachers, researchers, and students from around the world. A city within a city – with its own eateries, stores, medical facilities, banking and postal services, and zip code – UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture.

To learn more about the University of Montana, please visit the links below.

University of Montana

Video: UM Lifestyles

University Highlights

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References:

References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing:

Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility:

All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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