Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Position ID: 41482
Georgia Southern University
Office of Admissions
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Position Title: Director of Undergraduate Admissions - Pos. # 10012739 (Req. # STA00)

Position Summary: Office of Admissions. The Director of Undergraduate Admissions provides broad and hands-on leadership in designing the University's enrollment strategies and is expected to make sophisticated use of high-quality, data-driven, evidence-based enrollment decisions, utilizing best practices in admission and enrollment management, while inspiring others on campus to work collaboratively in achieving enrollment goals. The Director must be innovative and adept at promoting opportunities, as well as bringing forth recommendations for new recruitment ideas, marketing strategies, and academic programs that match the university's mission, resources, and market demand. Undergraduate Admissions includes a staff of 58 professionals and over 60 student employees across three campuses including the areas of: freshmen recruitment, transfer and special population recruitment, international recruitment, operations and application processing, visitation and events, marketing and communications, new student scholarships, and new student and family programs including orientation.

Essential Functions

  • Develops strategic, data-driven new student admission and enrollment strategies and goals with the Associate Vice President and Vice President for Enrollment Management.
  • Presents and analyzes data regarding new student admissions to assess status toward goals, areas of concern, and relevant trends, and use of that data to direct recruitment initiatives mid-cycle and for future planning.
  • Serves as a campus resource for recruitment, admissions, orientation, and enrollment, establishing relationships with key partners in all areas.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and University regulations concerning student admissions.
  • Assesses and assists in developing needed technologies to increase service to students and efficiencies in processes.
  • Provides effective budget management and oversees fiscal operations by establishing cost controls and spending plans for multiple large budgets.
  • Communicates with prospective students, family members and supporters, community partners, and others to assist in the college search process and lead to enrollment at Georgia Southern University.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco Free Campus.

Minimum Requirements: Master's Degree; eight years of progressive enrollment/admission responsibilities; effective communication (verbal and written), organization and human relations skills; ability to work well in a diverse environment; proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; legally authorized to work in the United States; successful completion of background investigation prior to employment.

Preferred Experience: Ten or more years of undergraduate admissions experience; experience at a multi-campus institution; experience at a large university with enrollments of over 20,000 students; strong knowledge of Banner students information system and Campus Management Connect customer relationship manager (or other commonly-used admissions CRM); extensive leadership experience in admission within an enrollment management partnership environment; sophisticated understanding of enrollment strategies, market research, social media, admission, financial aid, and student information systems

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: TBD

APPLICATION PROCEDURE/TO APPLY: Please visit the Georgia Southern University employment website and complete the application process at The application process must be completed by the deadline to be considered. Georgia is an open records state. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-5468. Georgia Southern University is an EEO/AA/ADA/Veteran employer.

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator