University of Houston — Executive Director of Admissions

Founded in 1927, the University of Houston (UH) is the flagship institution of the University of Houston system and the third-largest university in Texas with nearly 43,000 students. The University offers more than 280 degree programs through its 13 academic colleges on campus—including programs leading to professional degrees in law, optometry, and pharmacy, and conducts nearly $130 million annually in research. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching placed UH in its top category of research universities. This designation makes the University of Houston one of only three public Carnegie-designated Tier One research universities in Texas. It operates more than 40 research centers and institutes on campus with interdisciplinary research including superconductivity, space commercialization and exploration, biomedical sciences and engineering, energy and natural resources, and artificial intelligence. UH is the second most ethnically diverse major public research university in the nation.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services, the Executive Director directs and leads an admissions program which includes the recruitment of all undergraduate students as well as the processing of their admissions applications to ensure a highly qualified and diverse student body. The Executive Director is responsible for directing the University’s admissions processes to achieve the University’s objectives while providing efficient and effective service, maintaining a strong marketing and recruitment plan to attract the top high school graduates, other highly qualified students, and ensuring the diversity mission of the University is upheld. The Executive Director will provide leadership and coordination of the University’s admissions activities with the UH campus community, high schools, community colleges, family members, prospective students, and community groups, serve in a leadership role in coordinating admissions activities throughout the University, oversee and participate in efforts related to college admissions and recruitment, scholarships, financial aid, academic advising, registration, billing and collections. As a member of the Enrollment Services leadership team, the Executive Director will develop relationships with and advise deans, directors, staff, and faculty on market place issues affecting recruitment and enrollment and will ensure that outstanding customer service is provided to all students and campus clients. He/she will be responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, professional development, and evaluation of a full-time staff of 60, and oversee an operational budget of approximately $5.04 million.

A master’s degree and a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in an admissions program at a college or university are required. In addition, a demonstrated track record of success in the field of admissions, and the ability to create and implement a long-term recruitment plan that results in the enrollment of a diverse student body which supports the University’s goals, mission, and vision will be expected. The Executive Director will display superior analytical, budget management, and supervisory skills as well as an interpersonal style that is collaborative and collegial.

Review of applications will begin September 28, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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University of Houston – Executive Director of Admissions
Kendra E. Dane, Search Associate

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The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.