Director of Admissions


The Director of Admissions is responsible for overseeing the entire undergraduate admissions process from lead generation to enrollment of students to all traditional undergraduate academic programs at the University of Mary. Guided by industry best practices and tailored to our unique needs, the director establishes the annual plan and the processes to meet the enrollment expectations outlined in the University’s strategic plan. The normal working hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday with flexible hours for travel and events outside of the normal working day. Weekend and evening work may occur depending on recruitment activities.

Candidates will be invited to demonstrate a willingness to support the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary.


Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:


• Responsible for overseeing the entire traditional based programs admissions process, from lead generation to enrollment of students to the University of Mary’s academic programs.


• Responsible for the coordination of and implementation of the strategic plan and strategic initiatives for the enrollment of undergraduate students to the University’s main campus.


• In conjunction with the Vice President for Public Affairs, prepare an annual operations plan and budget, appropriately assigning financial and human resources to ensure that the recruiting goals of the university are met.


• Supervise and manage the admission representatives and administrative staff. Hold regular meetings to monitor performance of admissions staff to ensure quantitative and qualitative objects are met.


• Works in a collaborative manner with leadership in the academic schools, financial aid, student account services, housing, and registrar’s office to meet institutional enrollment goals and ensure seamless service for all students and with the athletic arm of the university to ensure effective recruitment of athletes in accordance with Division II guidelines.


• Structure, document and implement Enrollment Services organizational processes and procedures to ensure efficiencies.


• Works in collaboration with university leadership and marketing team to identify the marketing needs to meet student inquiry goals and with effective collateral and events to be used during the recruitment process.


• Coordinate with the Office of Financial Aid to optimize financial aid for student recruitment.


Desired Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience include:


• Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in applicable field


• Education Preferred: Master’s strongly preferred in Marketing, Business, Communication, or Education


• Qualifications Required: A minimum of five years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified; proficiency and demonstrated success working in both traditional and non-traditional student markets; ability to manage and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments.


• Upholds and supports the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary


• Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities


• Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Office of Enrollment Management and throughout the university, in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ


Knowledge and Skills Required:


• Individual must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills; must be able to work and lead a diverse team in a fast-paced environment of constant change. Must possess a strong public service orientation to effectively interact and work with prospective and current students, staff, organizations, business and all partners and contacts of the University of Mary.


We thank you for your interest in the University of Mary. Founded in 1959 by the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, the campus overlooks the beautiful Missouri river and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, a community of approximately 80,000 people, with wonderful family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools. The University of Mary, with an enrollment of over 3,000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.


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Review of application materials will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.


To apply, visit: https://universityofmary.applytojob.com/apply/lzRjxXCFBQ/Director-Of-Admissions