Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

University of New England
March 18, 2023
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Position Type Professional Staff

Faculty Track Position Title Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions Employment Status Full Time Months 12 Campus Biddeford, ME Description

With roots dating back to 1831, UNE is the largest private university in Maine. One of the fastest-growing private universities in the Northeast, UNE has established itself as a leading comprehensive university with particular strengths in the health sciences with vibrant academic programs offered both onsite and online to nearly 14,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UNE is guided by core values of student-centeredness; diversity, inclusion, and connection; relentless inquiry; interdisciplinary collaboration; learning everywhere; progressive change; and stewardship of our planet.

UNE offers a generous comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees. The package includes varied health and dental plans; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including holidays, vacation, sick and personal time; and educational benefits. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site ( https: // www. for additional information regarding UNE's fantastic benefits package.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions serves to recruit and enroll students to the University of New England for a variety of undergraduate programs. With a primary concentration on prospective students, the office focuses on generating interest in UNE, fostering and sustaining relationships with students and families and introducing them to the the campus community.

The Assistant Director is a key position in the functionality of the Admissions Office. The Assistant Director participates fully in shared admissions office functions such as recruitment travel to high school visits, college fairs, and panels, holistically review admissions applications, connect with prospective students and families in-person or virtually, and attend admissions recruitment and yield events. Additionally, the position coordinates one or more specialized functions of the Admissions Office; has direct supervision over admissions counselors; and assists the Associate Director with general department management.


  • Represent the University as prospective student recruiter, usually within a designated geographic area, visit high schools to meet with guidance counselors and students, attend college fairs, conduct on-spot review days, and develop useful professional contacts.
  • Meet with students applying for admission to the University, both in person and virtually.
  • Review admissions applications and recommend action.
  • Coordinate and oversee one or more specialized admissions functions, which may include – but may not necessarily be limited to — the following:

  • Collaborate with the Associate Director and Admissions Marketing and Operations (AMO) team on strategy, planning and implementations of virtual recruitment, including but not limited to virtual information sessions, Discover UNE and New Nor'easter event series.
  • Manage the preparation and execution of virtual admissions events including communication with AMO team, topic and script development, and conduct virtual programming.
  • Coordination with Associate Director and travel coordinator on virtual college fairs.
  • Assist the Associate Director with department administrative tasks and functions, including development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of operating policies, procedures, forms, systems; staff hiring, training and supervision; preparation of regular and special reports; and the like.

  • Participate in general departmental research, planning and evaluation functions, such as developing marketing strategies and specific recruitment programs and schedules, preparing enrollment projections, and the like.
  • Confer regularly with supervisor, other Admissions staff and various UNE administrators and faculty to plan, coordinate and evaluate activities/projects/systems, consult on specific applications, exchange information, investigate and resolve problems, and the like.
  • Keep abreast of current UNE programs, policies and procedures.
  • Assist in leading the Undergraduate Admission team.
  • Understanding and committing to job responsibilities that may change due to the competitive Admissions landscape.
  • Commit to actively fostering a welcoming culture of inclusion and diversity.
  • Perform basic data input and data retrieval tasks using automated admissions records systems.
  • Perform other related duties as necessary.
  • Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree required, with a master's degree desirable, plus four to six years of relevant experience in higher education administration, including at least two years of admissions experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of Admissions and related disciplines, willingness and ability to keep abreast of changes in admissions policy and practices.
  • Ability to work creatively in the resolution of problems.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of people, and differing constituencies.
  • Ability to work from conception to implementation in the creation and conduct of Admissions programs.
  • Ability to effectively supervise and prioritized the work of moderate- sized and varied Admissions staff.
  • Ability to travel as necessary.
  • EEO Statement Summary

    Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

    COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)

    In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. If you believe you are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine policy you may seek the exemption through Human Resources after receiving this conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one.

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    Posting Number 2022PS0092P

    Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes

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