Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G7090 / Univ Assoc Dir,Admis & Recruit
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15

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 and administers university-wide 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. Oversees admissions and recruitment staff to ensure effective and efficient recruitment activity, processing, and evaluation of student applicants. Assists with the development and implementation of strategic recruitment and communication plans. Oversees data collection and management functions related to admissions records.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manages recruitment and admission of multiple undergraduate populations, graduate admission, non-degree seeking populations, evaluation of domestic applicants with international credentials and certain special populations.
  2. Oversees the supervision of admission and recruitment personnel, which includes hiring, 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. Oversees all facets of the daily admission operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies and regulations.
  4. Participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives short and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in the accomplishment of established university?s enrollment goals.
  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. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  7. Assists with development and execution of annual strategic recruitment and communication plans, including travel planning, strategic analysis and communication development.
  8. Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external student and academic affairs offices to facilitate communications and cooperative efforts that ensure optima university programs and processes for beginning, transfer, and graduate students.
  9. Manages collection and retention of applicant data, including beginning freshman, transfer, graduate, and/or special admissions.
  10. 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.
  11. Serves on university committees and task forces.
  12. 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.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • 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.
  • 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: 11/01/2023