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University of Idaho
Seattle, Washington 98101
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Posted: 02/24/2017
Assistant Director

University of Idaho

Assistant Director

Location: Off Campus Location - Seattle, Washington

Division/College: Enrollment Management

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $18.77/hour (Annual Base $39,042) + Paid Overtime.

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Based in Seattle, the Assistant Director for Admissions (Recruitment) coordinates University of Idaho recruitment and conversion initiatives for prospective and admitted undergraduate students and will act as the primary University of Idaho contact for high schools and regional community colleges in assigned geographical areas of responsibility. In addition, he/she will also conduct recruiting activities in other selected areas as necessary. With a strong work ethic and understanding of enrollment cycles, he/she will assist prospective students and their parents in their transition to the University of Idaho, to include representing the University of Idaho at college nights, college fairs, tours, financial aid nights, visits to high schools and community colleges, and following up with contacts. The assistant director is also responsible for assisting with other selected on and off-campus recruitment programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree

Experience: compiling and analyzing information; identifying and defining problems/alternatives and developing recommendations; presenting information clearly and concisely; planning, organizing, and implementing workshops, programs, and conferences; extensive experience speaking publicly to small and large groups.

Ability to: operate independently, exercising independent judgment and discretion and with little or no guidance, and to be able to make decisions on behalf of the Office of Admissions and the university that are appropriate, timely, and defensible; display strong organizational skills; communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, with individuals and large groups; quickly gain familiarity with university policies, procedures, and programs; work cooperatively as part of a team with a variety of people, including students, faculty, and administrators; promote activities using skills such as writing, advertising, and design; serve as liaison with other departments/institutions; explain and implement policies and procedures.

Good knowledge of: a student centered/customer service oriented philosophy is essential; good management principles and practices and their application; techniques and procedures used in program development; developing, reporting and evaluating programs; knowledge and understanding of the structure and chain of responsibilities within a university; record keeping systems; public relations and marketing principles; use of automation in the workplace.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in student counseling, education, business or public relations, or other related field.

Knowledge of Idaho and the University of Idaho. Experience working in an admissions office, operating audio/visual/video equipment, and computer experience. Extensive experience in recruiting, public relations, sales, marketing, or related field. Ability to learn admissions and financial aid requirements and deadlines for high school and transfer students; general knowledge about all University of Idaho programs, majors, services, their requirements, restrictions and costs, bi-lingual (English/Spanish).

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Valid driver’s license. Ability to lift and/or otherwise move up to 40 pounds. Willingness to travel for several weeks in the fall and in the spring and to work selected evenings and weekends. Overtime hours are an expectation of the job.

Posting Number: SP001291P

Posting Date: 02/23/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

This position is open until filled, however, first review of the applicants will be March 16, 2017. Those applicants who apply by this review date will be given first consideration.

Background Check:

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.