University of Cincinnati — Associate Director Undergraduate Admissions, Recruitment & Outreach Hybrid

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job Overview
Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, the Associate Director of Admissions, Recruitment & Outreach will provide critical strategic leadership for domestic first-year recruitment in our national and regional markets, which includes more than 30,000 applicants and cultivation of over 185,000 prospects. In collaboration with the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, this position will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive recruitment plan that is informed by institutional enrollment priorities and market-driven strategies. This position will be housed at UC’s Uptown campus but will have influence in multi-campus recruitment efforts for domestic first-year recruitment.

The Associate Director serves as a member of the Undergraduate Admissions leadership team and will directly supervise three (3) Assistant Directors of Admissions, indirectly supervise eleven (11) admissions recruiters, two (2) graduate assistants and over 30+ undergraduate student workers. This role will also have a strong focus on customer service and building the experience for recruitment to highlight university of Cincinnati and including providing best practices and guidance to college admissions staff for recruitment. The Associate Director will actively contribute to the office environment of collaboration and encouragement of staff to take on responsibility as well as support staff in the generation of new and innovative ideas.

The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge and understanding of market trends and best practices in student recruitment as well as familiarity with diverse student population and their needs, ideally in an urban setting. The candidate will be able to incorporate data-driven decision-making and personalized recruitment efforts, which include communication strategies, off-campus events, campus and community partnerships, and building and maintaining successful relationships with high school counselors. The ideal candidate in this role will have the ability to foster collaborative efforts and partnership building with internal and external constituents.  

This position will offer flexibility for a hybrid remote work option for applicants with a residence within the Cincinnati Tri-State Area. The hybrid arrangement is 60% in office, 40% remote. Hybrid remote work arrangements are subject to change in accordance with university policies.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the direction of an admissions office or center with primary responsibilities for day to day operations and administrative management in which decisions and quality of execution have significant impact on internal and external relations.
  • Develop long-range plans and strategies to achieve unit, departmental and university goals for areas of responsibility, monitors and achieves established goals.
  • Recommend, implement, and interpret internal rules, policies, procedures, controls, and manage processes to advance service levels; develop and implement responsive service programs.
  • Attend meetings on behalf of the Director; consults with Director on major policy changes affecting other departments; authority to grant exceptions; may function as the Director in his/her absence, as required.
  • Develop, implement and monitor assigned budgets; authority for function budget, revenue, and expense planning and approving expenditure; delegated signature authority for programs or functions within department or center.
  • Monitor and coordinate staff development and training programs.
  • Compile data required for internal and external reports and assessments; interpret and disseminate information, provide advice, assist in development of advising materials, deliver presentations, ensure that all programs and services comply with university, state and federal regulations.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with departments/units regarding efforts that enrich the student experience.
  • Maintain and stay abreast of trends in student recruitment and retentions and academic programs requirements.
  • Serve on various university, division and departmental committees, represent the department at various state and national associations.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education
Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience

  • Five (5) years of experience in admissions.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Some positions may require specialized experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Slate (CRM) and other available technology to drive recruitment efforts and monitor results.
  • Demonstrated experience of the admissions process including recruitment/yield strategies, territory management, and facilitation of high school counselor and/or community-based partnerships.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands. 

Application Process
Interested and qualified applicants must apply online at https://bit.ly/3RQ9Rat. In addition to completing the online application, applicants must include the following:

  • A resume  
  • A cover letter (explaining your interest in the position).

Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate’s experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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