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Director of Admission
Post Date: 12/28/2020
Close Date: 03/31/2021
PO Box 6150, Dept 3140

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$70,000 and above


Job Description:
Position Description & Details:
North Dakota State University is seeking an innovative, collaborative, and results-oriented leader for the position of Director of Undergraduate Admission. The Director will lead an enthusiastic and professional admissions team and collaborate extensively with campus entities in reaching NDSU’s campus-wide undergraduate enrollment goals. The position reports to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and is responsible for the leadership and management of the Office of Undergraduate Admission including both recruitment and admission.

North Dakota State University is a student-focused, land-grant, research university — an economic engine that educates students, conducts primary research, creates new knowledge and advances technology. The university provides affordable access to an excellent education at a top-ranked institution that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment, educating future leaders who will create solutions to national and global challenges that will shape a better world.

NDSU is a major research university of nearly 13,000 students.  The university’s researchers are leaders in areas such as nanotechnology, microelectronics, polymers, food safety, plant science, pharmaceutical science, biotechnology, robotics and materials science.

NDSU is ranked 94 among public universities based on NDSU’s research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. In addition, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas, including: agricultural sciences; business management and business; communications; computer sciences; natural resources and conservation science; political science and government; social sciences; sociology, demography, and population studies; and visual and performing arts.

Fargo, North Dakota, home of NDSU, is located about three and a half hours from Minneapolis. The Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area has a population of nearly 240,000 and consistently ranks among the best areas to live in the country. Fargo recently was listed as Livability’s third most recession-proof U.S. city; WalletHub named it the sixth happiest city in the nation; and Fargo’s job market was ranked fourth by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

More information about NDSU and the Fargo-Moorhead community can be found here: www.ndsu.edu/about

Responsibilities include supervision of office staff (27 FTE); development and implementation of recruitment strategies to attract a diverse pool of undergraduate students in existing and emerging markets; oversight of application processing and communication with applicants; implementation of new student scholarship strategy and awarding process; management of operating and scholarship budgets; and implementation of existing and emerging technologies to enhance the efficiency and efficacy of the office. In addition, the director represents the Office of Admission on university, regional and national committees and professional organizations.

Advertised Salary: 
Commensurate with experience. North Dakota State University is an employer of choice with its commitment to offer a well-rounded benefits package for employees including fully funded health insurance for both individual and family plans.  http://www.ndsu.edu/hr/benefits/

Applicant Materials Required:
NDSU welcomes candidates from underrepresented groups and does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable. Direct inquiries to Vice Provost, Title IX/ADA Coordinator, Old Main 201, (701) 231-7708, ndsu.eoaa@ndsu.edu.

To apply please submit a letter of interest addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume/vita and contact information for three professional references electronically.  Screening will begin February 1, 2021 and remain open until a suitable applicant is chosen. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Alan Kallmeyer, Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering, (701) 231-8835, alan.kallmeyer@ndsu.edu.

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree
5 years professional level experience in higher education admission or other relevant student service in higher education
Advanced knowledge of recruitment and enrollment strategies, policies and practices
Evidence of strong supervisory experience and ability to motivate and lead professional staff members
Ability to collaborate and build productive relationships with multiple constituencies
Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in the student body
Evidence of strong communication skills (written, interpersonal and public speaking)
Budget management experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstration of progressive levels of experience within the college admission/recruitment profession
Experience devising financial aid/scholarship strategies
Experience with use of customer relationship management software and other emerging technology in the admission/recruitment field
Experience analyzing data and using it to inform strategic and tactical plans for recruitment and admissions
Experience implementing creative, equitable, and inclusive recruitment strategies

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