Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G7007 / Assoc Dir,Admissions & Recruit
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14
HR Review/Approval:COMP

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Manages university efforts with regard to freshman recruitment and admissions, transfer recruitment and admissions, graduate admissions, special admissions, and/or admission of domestic students with international credentials. Supervises admissions and recruitment staff to ensure effective and efficient recruitment activity, processing and evaluation of student applicants. Assists with development and implementation of strategic recruitment and communication plans. Oversees data collection and management functions related to admissions records. Participates in recruitment outreach activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manages the transfer recruitment and admission, freshman recruitment and admission, graduate admission, special admissions, and/or admission and evaluation of domestic applicants with international credentials.
  2. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  3. Develops innovative plans to support university goals of attracting and retaining an academically talented and diverse student population.
  4. Facilitates articulation of transfer students and their credit hours through automated evaluation and tracking systems, and through improvements in articulation agreements with other academic institutions.
  5. May coordinate the development of computer systems and projects, recommend and implement information technologies to support and enhance established goals, coordinate the statistical reporting needs of the department, and serve as liaison with university's computing center with regard to student database applications.
  6. Assists with development and execution of annual strategic recruitment and communication plans, including travel planning, strategic analysis and communication development.
  7. Develops and disseminates information through presentations and publications, working in conjunction with on-campus and off-campus constituents as well as statewide and regional contacts.
  8. Develops and implements cooperative efforts with two-year institutions including joint admission programs, recruitment events, and on-site visits to provide innovative services to students.
  9. Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external student and academic affairs offices to facilitate communications and cooperative efforts that ensure optimal programs and processes for beginning, transfer, and graduate students.
  10. Serves on university committees and task forces.
  11. Manages collection and retention of applicant data, including beginning freshman, transfer, graduate, and/or special admissions.
  12. Participates in planning of new student recruitment events including campus events, travel in-state and out-of-state to high schools, colleges, community organizations and professional organizations.
  13. Develops annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  14. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Knowledge of equal opportunity and affirmative action programs.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Ability to develop and implement recruitment plans.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, methods, and techniques in area of specialty.
  • Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Knowledge of computerized student information systems.
  • Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of admissions standards.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of transfer credit articulation agreements.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 12/11/2023