The Admissions Team Manager (Administrative Program Manager 1) reports directly to the Dean of the Graduate School. Within established university guidelines, policies, and by-laws the Admissions Team Manager is responsible for administering, managing, and directing the Admissions Team of the Graduate School and for overseeing the work of all permanent and part-time staff, including students, involved in the admission of graduate students to the university. The Admissions Team Manager independently manages all day-to-day operations of the Admissions Team (including training of Admissions Team staff), advises the Dean on issues relating to applications, admissions, and matriculation, and serves as the primary point of contact for all matters, problems, and questions regarding graduate applications, admissions, and matriculation.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Prepares studies, analyses, and statistical reports as the basis for recommending changes in admissions policy, recruiting strategy, or other related issues.
- Directs the workflow of the Admissions Team and supervises the records and filing systems related to application, admission, and matriculation.
- Administers changes in internal operating procedures to improve the Admissions Division within the Graduate School.
- Identifies and removes obstacles in the application process that may disadvantage applicants from groups that have been marginalized.
- Exercises independent judgment and initiative with regard to complex graduate admission issues/questions/functions, including concerns regarding bachelor’s degree equivalency.
- Evaluates justification(s) submitted by graduate programs regarding exceptions for applicants who do not meet the Graduate School’s minimum requirements.
- Manages international and domestic applicants for graduate student admission; makes administrative decisions regarding documentation received; reviews policies to keep current with other countries and universities and keeps abreast of educational changes.
- Oversees and participates in the calculation of grade point averages and in admission/matriculation of domestic and international applicants.
- Prescreens and evaluates applicant credentials to determine accreditation of schools and colleges attended, grade equivalencies, degree equivalencies, and admissibility of the applicant based upon these evaluations.
- Determines residency status for newly admitted graduate students and reviews residency appeals for continuing students.
- Participates in committees and advisory groups as assigned, e.g., the committee to review residency requirements.
- Serves as the Graduate School’s New England Regional Student Program liaison, answering questions, distributing information, and determining New England Regional status for graduate applicants.
- Leading and participating in workshops and seminars to instruct, inform, and train others regarding regulations, procedures, and deadlines governing graduate admission requirements.
- May be required or requested to work irregular hours and occasional evening and/or weekend hours as needed, including hosting and/or participating in graduate admission programs and events.
- Performs additional assignments and related duties as needed/required to achieve program objectives.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Five years of experience in graduate or undergraduate admissions.
- Two years of experience as an advanced/senior team member or project lead.
- Demonstrated evidence of problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
- Experience with enterprise-level software systems used to manage admissions and enrollment, e.g., Technosolutions Slate, Hobsons ApplyYourself, CollegeNet, PeopleSoft, Banner.
- Commitment to removing obstacles that may disadvantage applicants from groups that have been marginalized.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Master’s degree or 7-10 years of experience in graduate or undergraduate admissions.
- Experience in managing decentralized admission processes.
- Experience in developing and managing programs to enhance the diversity and quality of applicants to graduate programs.
- Evidence of leadership in implementing significant new administrative processes, software systems, or both.
- Demonstrated evidence of removing obstacles that may disadvantage applicants from groups that have been marginalized.
- Demonstrated experience in managing recruitment programs, including knowledge of Customer Relationship Management software and strategies for using it in applications/admissions processes.
This is a full-time permanent position with substantial on-campus duties. The university offers a full range of health/retirement benefits and tuition waivers. Salary will be commensurate with experience, likely between $65,350 and $75,000.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496011 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on February 27, 2022.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
Advertised: Jan 27 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 27 2022 Eastern Standard Time