• Dean of Admissions

  • Posted: 06/14/2020

    The dean is the chief admissions officer (CAO) who directs and coordinates the universitys Office of Admissions, including international admissions, to meet university recruitment goals and expectations.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities
    Essential Duties:

    • Manages and motivates the admissions team to recruit and admit new students to meet university recruitment objectives.
    • Develops the admissions recruitment plan.Uses analytics and MSSUs new admissions recruiting software, Target X, to recruit, admit and enroll a class of new students each term to meet university goals and expectations.Maintains and ensures the process of recruitment communication, file management, and admissions decisions are efficient and effective.Ensures data integrity for the computing systems used in recruiting, admitting and enrolling students.Manages the Office of Admissions budgets.
    • Serves as a designated school official (DSO) for international student immigration purposes.
    • Conducts various projects for administrative divisions.
    • Works collaboratively with academic departments offering graduate degrees to recruit, admit and enroll new graduate students.
    • Works collaboratively with all university units to serve the best interests of all students.
    • Represents MSSU and maintains contact with high school and college counselors, prospective students and their families and vendors.
    • Serves as the NCAA initial eligibility compliance officer.
    • Receives and disseminates to all appropriate staff current information regarding NCAA regulations and requirements to comply fully with initial eligibility requirements of student-athletes.
    • Reviews exceptional admissions cases.
    • Confers with staff of other schools to explain admission requirements and student transfer credit policies.
    • Directs preparation of printed and electronic materials in collaboration with university relations and marketing to effectively recruit new students to the university.
    • Works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to ensure aid programs and policies are effective in attracting new students.
    • Counsels students having issues related to admission.
    • Serves on university committees.
    • Participates in or conducts student recruitment programs with other members of faculty and staff.
    • Performs other related duties as required.
    Education, Experience, and Licenses
    • Master's degree from an accredited college or university required.
    • Minimum five years of experience in an increasingly responsible position in admissions management and recruitment required.
    • Valid Driver's License and ability to meet university's insurance requirements for driving university vehicles.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common business and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
    • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints.
    • Ability to effectively present information to administrators, faculty, staff, regulators, students, public groups, and/or board of regents.
    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, and percentages.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
    Physical Demands/Work Environment
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or use a computer keyboard and talk or hear.
    • The employee frequently is required to sit.
    • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds usually in the form of bundles of publications and materials for university fairs and high school visits.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

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