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Director of Admissions & Outreach

North Dakota State College of Science

Job Description


Director of Admissions and Outreach



TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time, 12-month

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Anyone eligible to work in the US

JOB SUMMARY: The Director must be a high-energy, engaging, and creative team player that will lead a team of educational recruiters, outreach specialists, and admission office personnel. The Director is responsible for student recruitment planning for both in-person, on-line programs, outreach activity, and office management. The Director will supervise the admissions and recruitment team, maintain and improve office systems; address technology needs; establish departmental goals and institutional objectives for timely quality/customer service; develop and implement, in collaboration with faculty, administration and staff, ambitious, comprehensive recruitment and marketing strategies to achieve the College's student enrollment. The plan will enable the college to identify, recruit, select and enroll high school students, transfer students, and working professionals.


  • Provide leadership, strategy, and operational support for the Recruiting, Admissions, and Outreach department.
  • Set the tone and vision to provide world-class customer service to both current and prospective students
  • Provide budget management and oversight for the Recruiting, Admissions, and Outreach department.
  • Manage, plan, and budget human resource functions of department.
  • Leverage the appropriate technology to update, track, and analyze prospective student enrollment data.
  • The Director will regularly analyze recruitment data and the effectiveness of the recruiting plan.
  • Develop ambitious enrollment goals for in-person, dual-credit, and online programs at Wahpeton and Fargo locations.
  • Provide leadership for all NDSCS recruiting policies, goals, objectives, and initiatives.
  • Lead, and be actively engaged in, process for continuous improvement for the Recruiting, Admissions, and Outreach Department.
  • Serve as a member of the President’s Management team, advising the President on important matters relating to recruiting.
  • Participate and collaborate with NDUS organizations on initiatives and opportunities.
  • Be highly effective in collaborating with both internal and external stakeholders, including high schools, local business and industry, NDSCS faculty, staff, administration, and others.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs.



SALARY: $70,000 -$80,000

BENEFITS: Fully paid single or family health insurance, life insurance, annual and sick leave, employee tuition waiver, spouse/dependent tuition discount, and retirement. Optional dental, vision, additional life insurance, etc.

Required Competencies

  • Must support the mission, vision and values of North Dakota State College of Science
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Management, Sales, Marketing, or other related area of specialization; or associate degree with equivalent demonstrated work experience.
  • Five (5) years of admissions or recruiting experience in higher education or related area.
  • Five (5) years of professional supervisory/leadership experience.
  • Experience providing ‘World-Class’ customer service.
  • Experience in strategic planning.
  • Experience managing multi-faceted budgets.
  • Experience with human resource management and supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Community College recruiting and/or outreach experience.
  • Experience leading and managing high-performing teams.
  • Knowledge and understanding of North Dakota University System policies and procedures.


How To Apply



SCREENING BEGINS: Immediately-For full consideration applications should be received as soon as possible.

BACKGROUND CHECK: NDSCS requires a successful background check for the selected candidate prior to official offer of the position.

Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the qualifications and responsibilities listed because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Only applicants who appear best qualified based on this review will be invited for a personal interview. The submission of all required materials by the screening date is the responsibility of the applicant. Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Interested candidates must submit an NDSCS employment application, cover letter, resume, and transcripts. Application and qualification questionnaire located at: https://www.ndscs.edu/join-our-team

If needed, please contact HR for accommodation or assistance in the application or interview process.


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