Director of Undergraduate Admissions
East Tennessee State University is conducting a search for the
Director of Undergraduate Admissions.
East Tennessee State University is a major, public,
comprehensive university with broad undergraduate, master’s,
professional and doctoral programs. The university is comprised of
11 colleges and schools that currently enroll in excess of 14,600
students. It is located in Johnson City, Tennessee, a vibrant
community in the “Tri-Cities” region (with an MSA population in
excess of 500,000).
The Director of Undergraduate Admissions, reporting to the Vice
Provost for Enrollment Services, is responsible for providing
leadership in recruitment and admission of all domestic and
international undergraduate student populations (including
freshmen, transfer, etc.). She or he is responsible for
• Pursuing best practices in a comprehensive, integrated and data
driven recruitment, admissions and enrollment plan,
• Pursuing strategies directed toward the social goals of equity,
diversity, and inclusion,
• Meeting the challenges of an aggressive growth agenda that
underlies the University’s Strategic Plan (2016-2026),
• Providing proactive, student centered, and agile leadership that
reflects the capabilities of state-of-the-art CRM and application
A strategic, highly collaborative and dynamic leader will plan
and lead a broad based undergraduate admissions program that
recruits and admits highly qualified undergraduate students. The
Director manages all recruitment activities in the Office of
Admissions for undergraduate students; supervises staff, processing
and acceptance of all undergraduate admission and readmission
applications; and, maintains responsibility for the evaluation and
posting of transfer credit.
in the following areas: team-building, planning, market review,
data analysis, staff training, management, supervision, leadership,
budget and customer service.
•Comprehensive skills and integrity to think strategically and
facilitate task/goal accomplishment in a time-sensitive environment
while keeping both the big picture and operational details in
•Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills and
an ability to contribute to collaborative problem-solving.
Knowledge of current strategies for marketing, publications, social
media, and online tools for recruitment.
•Knowledge of strategies for recruitment of underrepresented
students and a commitment to diversity.
•Commitment to pursuing collaborative initiatives within Enrollment
Services and to reaching out and being responsive to both academic
units and to administrative and support units such as student
affairs, equity and diversity, continuing studies and academic
outreach, adult commuter and transfer services, athletics,
international programs, etc.
•Commitment to working with others (e.g., other University offices,
high schools, and community colleges) to establish and pursue
effective strategies or comprehensive avenues to access that
include growing dual admissions, dual enrollment, reverse transfer,
•Familiarity with issues facing public higher education.
•Knowledge of current technologically sophisticated student
information systems, associated report writing systems and tools,
and skills required to develop reports or make presentations for
Secondary Functions: Some evening, weekend and travel required. Performs other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree or above with a record of progressive
leadership experience in admissions and/or enrollment services from
a regionally accredited institution.
- Five years of progressively responsible experience preferably
at a medium to large public or private institution.
- A valid driver’s license is required.
Review of applications begins immediately. Applications received
by February 15, 2018 will be given priority consideration. The
preferred start date is on or before July 1, 2018.
Please include the names of at least five references with full
contact information. References will not be contacted without
consent of the applicants. An official university transcript will
be required from the applicant selected for the position.
Apply to this position at http://jobs.etsu.edu/postings/10010
Location/Region: Johnson City, TN (US - 37614)