Associate Vice President for Recruitment and Admissions

Sam Houston State University
September 23, 2023
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This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Requisition 202300031ES

Title Associate Vice President for Recruitment and Admissions FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Department Admissions Division Division of Enrollment Success Open Date 08/23/2023 Open Until Filled Yes Educational and Experience Requirement

Master's degree in Education, Business Administration, or related field. Seven years of extensive supervisory experience, strong leadership, communication, and management skills. Five years at a director or higher position in the area of graduate or undergraduate admissions preferred. Experience in a state institution of higher education is desirable. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Assume delegated responsibilities in the performance of duties in the planning and supervision of the ongoing Enrollment initiatives and processes of the university. Provides broad oversight of Admissions Office and Visitor Services. Requires a high level of independent judgment, resourcefulness, creativeness, and initiative. Oversees the execution of high-level strategic initiatives most important to the Vice President of Enrollment.

Primary Responsibilities

Oversees and provides direction for all undergraduate recruiting efforts and collaborates with the Graduate and Professional School to support graduate admissions processes. Manages communication efforts for prospects, applicants, and recently enrolled students. Maintains relationships with third party vendors that assist the university in admissions marketing and recruiting. Uses data driven decisions to determine future recruiting efforts, to include a cost-benefit analysis for each vendor. Monitors new student enrollment for undergraduate, graduate, and professional student population to include yield rate for students who have applied, number of students who were accepted, and the number of students who are enrolled. Serves as an Enrollment liaison with other university departments and divisions to include Academic Affairs, University Advancement, and Sam Houston State University (SHSU) Online to ensure that key university initiatives and goals related to admissions and enrollment marketing/communication are being met. Attends regular meetings with deans and department chairs to discuss competitive marketing strategies, enrollment goals, and reporting needs. Creates and maintains strategic alliances with university leaders to effectively align enrollment success key initiatives and goals. Serves as a main point of contact and decision maker for all undergraduate and graduate concerns, initiatives, and issues with the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Banner system for admissions to include interactions with third party vendors. Leads admissions team for Banner, Cognos Reporting, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) products. Coordinates enrollment information and content on the administrative departmental websites with links to appropriate academic sites. Reviews and makes recommendations to the Vice President for Enrollment on policy changes, procedures, budget items, and personnel recommendations and communications from departments. Assist the Vice President for Enrollment in the resolution of student problems. Responsible for the writing/revision of any polices in the above departments. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Ability to coordinate enrollment management strategies to attract, enroll, and retain students through on-campus departments/initiatives, such as Visitors Services, orientation, on-campus preview days, etc. Ability to collaborate with Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) and analyze the effects of marketing campaigns and college recruitment on enrollment statistics. Knowledge and creativity to develop, implement, and assess strategic student outreach and recruitment plans at both the micro and macro levels. Demonstrate the ability to maintain confidential information, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, collaborate with other divisions, supervise and develop staff, and a commitment to the educational access and support to students and parents.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Up to 20% of this position, over the fiscal year during off-peak periods, may be performed remotely as determined by the supervisor.

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EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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