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Director of Undergraduate Admissions

FLSA Status: Exempt

Months Per Year: 12

Employment Status: Full-Time

Seattle University will be one of the most innovative and progressive Jesuit and Catholic universities in the world, educating with excellence at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. We embrace an intersectional framework for defining diversity in its broadest sense, including differences in gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, generational history, culture, socioeconomic class, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, political perspectives, geographic origin and physical ability. Seattle University strives to be a welcome, open and safe campus climate for all who learn, live and work at Seattle University.

Position Description

Reporting to the Associate Provost and Dean of Admissions (Dean), the Director of Undergraduate Admissions (Director) is the day-to-day leader of the undergraduate admissions team and a key player in the development and implementation of the Undergraduate Admissions strategic enrollment plan. The director is responsible for overseeing undergraduate recruitment, selection, and admissions processes. The director leads a highly engaged and professional Undergraduate Admissions team and fosters collaboration and coordination of undergraduate outreach efforts within the Seattle University community.

Essential Job Functions                          

In partnership with the dean, the director is responsible for leading the undergraduate admissions Office’s day to day work. The director also plays a critical role in the development of Undergraduate Admissions recruitment and marketing strategies for prospective undergraduate students, family members and key influencers to meet the annual enrollment goals including headcount, profile and net tuition revenue. The successful candidate evidences a commitment to Seattle University’s mission and values, ensuring a positive and productive working environment and achieving enrollment objectives. Additionally, the Director is responsible for coordinating key recruitment efforts within strategic markets. 

The successful candidate will possess strong admissions leadership, communication and analytical skills.  The Director should have a proven record of advancing diversity, access, and inclusivity goals.

The director will ensure full utilization of the CRM in building relationships with prospective students, families and other key influencers and developing strong analytical reporting to direct efforts most productive for goal achievement. The Director hires, trains, supervises and conducts performance evaluations for the professional undergraduate admissions staff and supports the professional development for the undergraduate admissions team.

Marginal Job Functions                         

Reviews, recommends and adheres to Seattle University’s undergraduate admissions policies and procedures and represents the Admissions Office at professional conferences and settings.  Represents Seattle University at high school and community college visitations, campus interviews, on and off-campus information sessions. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and minimally seven years Undergraduate Admissions experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job. In-depth knowledge of financial aid trends and enrollment-related issues in higher education.

The director will possess excellent organization skills and attention to detail; strong oral and written communications skills are essential. Experience marketing to diverse youth and young adult populations through major communication channels including print, social media, digital marketing, web, email and text.

A demonstrated commitment to diversity, service excellence and the mission, vision, and values of Seattle University. All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check.

Preferred Qualifications                        

Master’s degree in a relevant field.  Experience working with a CRM, preferably Slate and familiarity with Colleague functionality.

Application Instructions

Please attach a cover letter with your resume when applying. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified. 

Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at: https://www.seattleu.edu/hr/benefits/ 

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Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
206-296-6000