University of Idaho — Assistant Director of Admissions

University of Idaho

Assistant Director of Admissions

Location: Off Campus Location – California-Los Angeles Area

Division/College: Enrollment Management

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $65,000 annually or higher depending on experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Assistant Director for Admissions (Recruitment) implements the 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, the Assistant Director will conduct recruiting activities in other selected areas as necessary. With a strong work ethic and understanding of enrollment cycles, the Assistant Director 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. This position is responsible for tracking and understanding the student market in the assigned region, understanding educational systems, and maintaining comprehensive knowledge of UI programs, degrees, admissions requirements, and institutional data points, as well as independently managing a budget provided to them for recruitment initiatives and activities specific to their region. The Assistant Director is also responsible for assisting with other selected on and off-campus recruitment programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience compiling and analyzing information and data for reporting.
  • Experience planning, organizing, promoting, and implementing programs for large and small groups.
  • Experience composing a variety of business documents for various audiences (students, staff, school counselors, administration, etc.)
  • Experience speaking publicly to large and small groups.
  • Experience using computer software and applications for word processing, email, internet searches and data organization.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff and administrators.

Preferred Qualifications:

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


  • Experience working in an admissions office.
  • Experience operating audio/visual/video equipment, and computer experience.
  • Extensive experience in recruiting, public relations, sales, marketing, or related field.

Knowledge of:

  • Good knowledge of a student centered/customer service oriented philosophy.
  • Knowledge of Idaho and the University of Idaho.
  • General knowledge about all University of Idaho programs, majors, services, their requirements, restrictions and costs.

Ability to:

  • Ability to learn admissions and financial aid requirements and deadlines for high school and transfer students.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team with a variety of people, including students, faculty, and administrators.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish).

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

  • Willingness to travel for several weeks in the fall and in the spring and to work selected evenings and weekends.
  • Eligible for membership in admissions and enrollment based organizations such as AICE, IACRAO, PNACAC, WACAC, ACAC, NACAC, NAFSA, AIRC, CIS.

Posting Number: SP003518P

Posting Date: 08/08/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
This position is open until filled, however, applications received on or before October 10, 2022 will receive first consideration.

Posting will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.

Please use your letter of qualification to explain in detail how your work experience, skills, and abilities meet both the required and preferred qualifications as listed in the position description. Your letter of qualification will be used to demonstrate your communication and writing skills to determine your ranking among the other applicants for this position.

For resources about how to write a letter of qualification, please visit the HR website here: Applicant Resources – Careers | University of Idaho (

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.