Director of Admissions - 13055



The Division of Enrollment and Retention seeks a Director of Admissions. 

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel Services or a closely related area by employment start date and a minimum of 7 successful, progressive years of admissions experience are required.  This position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2017.
Evidence of management skills and competence in personnel, budget, and enrollment services is necessary.  Experience with marketing, public relations and/or advertising strategies including experience utilizing cutting-edge technologies.  Collaboration with other campus units and within the office is essential.  Sensitivity to academic standards and enrollment requirements and an ability to relate on many different levels to the diverse student, faculty, administrative, and community contacts that this position encounters is also essential. The demonstration of exceptional skills in working with diverse students and communities is a priority. 

Position Summary:
This position is responsible for the management and supervision of the Office of Admissions.  The Director has the primary responsibility of executing the University’s recruitment plan, as well as coordinating the undergraduate scholarship and nonresident fee remission programs, overseeing the application processing team, providing supervision of 12 permanent staff members, assuming departmental budgetary responsibilities, and serving as a member of the University’s enrollment management team.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
•Develop and implement admission standards within campus and UW System policies and procedures.
•Manage the processing of all undergraduate admission applications using UW-Whitewater and UW System guidelines.
•Develop and implement an effective recruitment model for all demographics of students. Particular attention should be given to the high school relations, minority recruitment, non-resident recruitment, transfer recruitment, international recruitment, and online, veteran and adult recruitment.
•Manage admissions office operating budget, including a 2% non-resident fee remission program, and 8% merit-based fee remission program for domestic and international nonresident students.
•Develop and implement institutional admissions/enrollment plans and activities, in concert with various campus units.
•Provide assistance for the implementation of enrollment management activities, in concert with various University administrative groups (Chancellor’s staff, Academic Affairs staff, and Division of Student Affairs, Enrollment Management Committee, Academic Standards)
•Serve as liaison between the enrollment management function and the allied functions of high school relations, minority recruitment, transfer recruitment, non-resident recruitment and admissions processing.
•Select, provide training, and supervise office employees.
•Manage scholarship programs for new freshman, transfer and continuing students.
• Will be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. UW-Whitewater has reached record enrollment four of the last five years and offers 50 majors in four colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 15 master's degree programs and recently added a Doctorate of Business Administration. UW-Whitewater students achieve excellence in the classroom and on the playing field. In the 2014-15 Academic Year, UW-Whitewater was the first university in NCAA history at any level to win national championships in football, basketball and baseball in a single year. The campus offers more than 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. UW- Whitewater is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. - See more at:

UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants for positions may indicate in writing that his or her identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statutes 19.36 (7)(a).

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

Applications received by May 22, 2017 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee.  Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or

For questions regarding the position please contact:
Senta Hall
Office Manager, Admissions

Only complete application packages will be considered.  A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
-A letter of application addressing the qualifications for the position, a resume and contact information for 3 references.

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