Reporting to the Executive Director of Admissions, the Associate Director is a member of the Senior Management Team within the Office of Admissions and oversees all aspects of the Office of Admissions’ Marketing and Communications area. This position will contribute to the overall recruitment and enrollment efforts for the Office of Admissions by assisting in the development, implementation, and assessments of goals, policies, programs, and financial objectives for the Office of Admissions in general and the Marketing and Communication area specifically; ensuring continuity and quality of all marketing and communication efforts for the office and campus partners aimed at attracting and matriculating new students to the University of Utah; ensuring high level customer service between prospective students, University departments, and other stakeholders; and overseeing the human resource management within the Marketing and Communications team.
The target start date for this position is Spring semester 2019.
University of Utah Job ID# PRN18478B- 00295 - Office of Admissions
COMPENSATION: Mid $69,000.00 to Max $90,400.00
WORK SCHEDULE: Exempt. This position is required to work some evenings and weekends.
Utilize best practices to develop, implement, and manage the Marketing and Communications area’s strategies and tactics, which are in alignment with other office efforts, to achieve the enrollment goals of the Office of Admissions and the university. Effectively assess the impact and success of strategies and tactics through collecting and analyzing various types of data and use data to recommend and implement improvements and changes to existing efforts.
Develop and manage area budgets congruent with the Office of Admissions recruitment strategies/goals. Be able to justify expenditures with appropriate documentation, as well as research, identify, and propose cost savings measures. Oversees purchases to ensure compliance with all University fiscal policies, oversees billing accuracy and coordinates timely processing of all invoices.
Facilitate cooperative and collaborative relationships with campus units (i.e. academic departments and colleges and student affairs units) to further support the mission of the Office of Admissions. Serve as the primary liaison between the Marketing and Communications area and University Marketing and Communications.
Responsible for the recruitment, training/development, supervision, evaluation, and retention of four full-time, professional staff members (1 assistant director, 3 marketing & communication coordinators).
Oversee the production schedule for all marketing and communication projects for the office and our campus partners and ensure projects stay on schedule and budget according to the strategic communication plan.
Ensure all marketing and communication projects are production ready prior to sending to the Executive Director for final approval.
Assist with area’s daily activities as needed including: copy writing/editing, website maintenance, and the creation and execution of marketing and communications projects.
Participate in office recruitment/yield activities and special events.
Ensure area functions continue during staff turnover.
Assumes authority and performs functions of the Executive Director in his/her absence.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, a related area, or equivalency required; plus six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required. Master’s degree in Business Administration or related area preferred. This position is not responsible for providing patient care. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Six or more years full-time experience working specifically in marketing and communications. Exceptional writing skills with extensive experience with copy writing and editing for multiple communication formats and a strong attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and find solutions to issues that may arise. Proven success in developing, executing, and assessing multi-channel communication plans. Ability to communicate complex information to of individuals and groups from a variety of diverse background. Excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills. Experience working in a higher education environment particularly in new student recruitment and/or admissions. Understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities for marketing to prospective university students and other key influencers in the college decision-making process. Demonstrated experience with supervising staff; managing budgets; working with CRMsystems to deploy communications; employing social media for marketing purposes; and maintaining websites. Capable of working independently and as part of a team. Possess a valid driver’s license at time of employment.
Internal Number: (184748B)
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