Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G8025 / Dir,Admissions & Recruit
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 16
HR Review/Approval:COMP

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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.


Directs the daily operations of the Admissions and Recruitment Services Office. Assists in policy planning and development on all departmental related matters. Plans and develops strategies for admission of graduate and undergraduate students. Plans and directs all programs designed to enhance the university's undergraduate student recruitment efforts at high schools and junior colleges to include minority recruitment efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  2. Directs activities of a comprehensive graduate and undergraduate admissions process as well as recruitment programs, which includes supervising senior managers.
  3. Consulting on and implementing faculty policy for admissions and articulation; reviews special admissions cases and requests for exceptions to policies.
  4. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; recruits, employs, trains, supervises, and evaluates unit staff.
  5. Plans and develops strategies for admission and recruitment of undergraduate students to meet university enrollment goals; develops and oversees admissions and recruitment publications.
  6. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  7. Oversees the overall operations of programs reporting to this position.
  8. Represents the university to various institutional divisions as well as externally to media, governmental agencies, funding agencies, students and their parents, and the general public; establishes relationships with high schools, junior and community colleges, branch campuses, and volunteer groups in order to facilitate student recruitment; organizes institutional resources to facilitate these efforts.
  9. Supervises the development and implementation of enhancements to the mainframe Student Information System.
  10. Recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees.
  11. Provides leadership for enrollment management planning.
  12. Develops and implements marketing plans and strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organization.
  13. 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

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop and implement recruitment plans.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues.
  • Ability to plan community outreach projects.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Knowledge of computerized student information systems.
  • Knowledge of student outreach services and activities.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

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

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

Revised Date: 09/23/2020