Bastyr University — Director of Admissions Recruitment (#18-015)

Bastyr University has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Admissions Recruitment at our campus in Kenmore, Washington.

The Director of Admissions provides direction and oversight to the Admissions Advisors and Assistant Directors in implementing a successful student recruitment model. The Director is responsible for developing strategies to attract, recruit, and enroll a qualified, talented, and diverse student body in a manner that supports the University’s recruitment, admissions, and retention goals, as developed in collaboration with the Vice President of Development, Marketing and Enrollment, and Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management. The Director also participates in the development and implementation of departmental and interdepartmental policies and procedures and represents the department on interdepartmental committees.

The Director has opportunity to represent the university’s programs at four-year colleges, community colleges, education and career fairs and other special events. Should be an advocate for the natural health professions, and for higher education in general. Seasonal national travel required. Some local evening and weekends are also required.

As part of the management team, the Director will also participate in determining marketing tactics (print, web, email, and social media), including the design, development and implementation of a robust, automated prospect and applicant communication sequence and other marketing strategies.

What you will bring:

  • Five to Eight years’ experience in recruiting, advising and evaluating prospective students.
  • Three to Five years of progressively responsible experience in an admissions office leadership role, having supervised and mentored staff. (Years of experience can be concurrent.)
  • Experience in graduate or professional school admissions preferred.
  • Supervisory experience in a higher education environment required.
  • Experience in the use of administrative software (e.g. CAMS, Banner, Peoplesoft, etc.)
  • Proficient in use of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s or professional degree preferred. Degrees or coursework in communications, marketing or a related field is a plus.
  • Must have knowledge of the higher education environment, and the role of admissions, including policies, procedures and legal requirements, e.g. privacy issues, accreditation, transfer credits.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly and persuasively in writing, on the phone, or in person.
  • Demonstrated experience making presentations to small and large groups.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License required.

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday position. Salary DOE (range is $77,700 – $85,000) + comprehensive benefits package. Please refer to Job #18-015 and position title when applying and send cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to:

Bastyr University believes that diversity is a crucial factor in achieving academic excellence and profoundly enriching the university experience. We are committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations that we serve. Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences. Bastyr University promotes a work environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity.

Bastyr University is an equal opportunity institution. We do not discriminate in matters of employment or participation in programs, services or benefits on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, individuals with disabilities, genetic information, or veteran status. Our programs, services and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the university in advance if you require special accommodation due to a disability.

Special Note: All applicants must prove authorization to work in the United States at the time of a position offer. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Any applicants requiring special assistance during the application process should contact the Human Resources department by phone (425) 602-3087 or fax (425) 602-3058 or email