At Mercer University, everyone majors in changing the world. Not just an inspiring tagline for new students—we hold ourselves to a remarkably high standard to make a positive impact each day on our students, our teammates, our work, and higher education as a whole. Members of the Enrollment Management team also embrace shared values to:
Stand with Integrity
Serve with Excellence
Support through Teamwork
Show Continuous Improvement
If you too share these values, and if you are a fast learner and a motivating leader who can seamlessly transition from meeting with individual prospective families to speaking in front of large groups publicly while analyzing data and making informed strategic decisions, this may be the right role for you.
The Director of Undergraduate Admissions leads the recruitment and enrollment for the traditional undergraduate program including freshmen, transfer, international, and athletic prospective students. The Director is charged with leading cross-departmental collaboration, development, and implementation of an Enrollment Management strategic plan that aims at growing undergraduate enrollment while increasing the academic and diversity profile to ensure student success. Essential to the success of this leadership role is the ability to promote and contribute to a student-centered culture while influencing a fifteen-member team do to the same with a high standard of excellence. Staying abreast of higher education and enrollment trends are a must, then interpreting, building strategies, and communicating about these trends are critical to the success of the Director.
The Director of Undergraduate Admissions must be very organized, analytical, creative, flexible, self-motivated with a personal commitment to excellence and efficiency, and passionate about serving prospective and current Mercer students to achieve their educational goals. The Director must be a responsive problem-solver with the ability to quickly synthesize data and implement strategies to achieve goals. Managing the recruitment budget for the entire undergraduate admissions team and utilizing University resources is expected of this leadership role. A flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends, is required for the Director. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, this position is responsible for leading all recruitment and enrollment initiatives such as external recruitment, on-campus visitation, admissions evaluation and scholarship awarding, and project management in support of enrollment goals, including supervision of a fifteen-member admissions team.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in Business Administration, Education, Communications, Marketing, English, or a related field is required, along with at least three years of prior experience in college or university enrollment management, admissions, or student development with a record of progressive success. Candidates with a master’s degree and/or prior experience using higher education technology solutions such as Slate, Campus Management SIS, and/or Campus Logic are highly desired. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of enrollment success, managing multiple projects, student development, and leading a team along with the self-motivated ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively.
Candidates must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the university carrier.