Director of Admissions

Posted: 02/03/2020

Director of Admissions
The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) is seeking applicants for Director of Admissions. Primary responsibilities of this position include: directing the university’s admission and recruitment activities to help achieve the university’s enrollment goals for new students; leading and effectively managing the Office of Admissions; serving as a team leader for professional, support and student staff; collecting, analyzing and using admissions data to recommend activities to meet university goals and objectives; providing vision and leadership for use of technology in recruitment and admissions processes; developing and moving outreach efforts forward to actively promote, attract and enroll a diverse student population; overseeing Admissions marketing initiatives and contributing to development of an institutional marketing plan; and networking and collaborating with all levels of the university to build effective relationships and communicate recruitment strategies and actions.

Master’s degree in student personnel, higher education or a related field; at least five years of progressively responsible professional experience in a university admissions or enrollment setting; experience in supervising full-time staff; and demonstrated leadership, communication, organizational and collaboration skills required. Extensive knowledge of contemporary recruitment and technological strategies related to achieving enrollment goals for new students; proven record of success in admissions and an understanding of current marketing concepts and practices; and experience leading multicultural recruitment or retention initiatives preferred.

UNI provides a high-quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs.

One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards and possesses a distinctive mission of being the comprehensive state university for Iowa. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UNI in the top two among Midwest public universities.
The university's attractive size, nearly 10,500 students, allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus.

UNI is located in picturesque Cedar Falls, Iowa, a riverfront town with many recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Downtown Cedar Falls was named one of the "30 Most Charming College Town Main Streets of 2019" by Best Value Schools. The metro community of Cedar Falls/Waterloo has a combined population of 170,000 and offers a pleasant residential setting with a strong and growing industrial base. Cedar Falls is a friendly, affordable community located about 300 miles from Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago.

Criminal and other relevant background checks required. UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Application materials received by Monday, March 2, 2020 will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit
UNI is a tobacco free campus.

Type of Employment: Full-Time