SENIOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, RECRUITMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS
University of Washington, Seattle
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 214949
Academic and Student Affairs (ASA)
Remote/Hybrid, Seattle Campus
Job Location Detail:
open to hybrid work schedule (combination in-office + remote)
Open Until Filled
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.
Academic & Student Affairs (ASA) is a division of the Office of the Provost. Our mission is to enhance the student experience for all students—to, through, and beyond the university—inside and outside the classroom (in person and online). We provide oversight, foster collaboration, pilot new ideas, and unify strategic efforts in and beyond ASA to ensure broad and universal alignment with UW values. We highlight and amplify strategic efforts within ASA and the broader ASA alliance (Graduate School, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, Student Life, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, and ASA Advancement) consistent with UW values to create a leading edge student experience. We support faculty in instruction and student access, learning and success. We pilot and launch new, strategic efforts and to support unit-led efforts.
The Office of Admissions, which sits within the Office of Enrollment Management (a division of ASA), has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Associate Director of Admissions for Recruitment and Communication. The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is to attract and enroll talented and diverse students in order to help create an intellectually and culturally vibrant student body. The values of the University – integrity, diversity, excellence, collaboration, innovation and respect – are exemplified by the Office of Admissions. The Admissions staff enjoy a fast-paced work environment noted for its commitment to diversity and excellence.
The Senior Associate Director of Admissions for Recruitment and Communications formally reports to the Director of Admissions, but also takes direction from Associate Vice President for Brand Marketing Strategy in University Marketing and Communications (UMAC). The Senior Associate Director will exercise strategic leadership in and management of the University’s recruitment and communication with prospective undergraduate students.
The Senior Associate Director’s knowledge, skills, and abilities should include:
• Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills • A demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations of students, staff, and faculty • Fluency with recruitment technology, with data analysis, and with associated communication means and methods to optimize student recruitment • Demonstrated skills in data-driven strategy development and planning • Familiarity with and appreciation of an enrollment management-oriented approach to overall recruitment plans and efforts • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail • The ability to effectively and respectfully manage and motivate others in the accomplishment of goals • Appreciation of and experience with holistic application review policies and processes • Deep understanding and appreciation of the value of broad diversity in student populations
The University of Washington is not only a nationally and internationally distinguished Research I and AAU university, but it is also in the dynamic city of Seattle, amidst the mountains and waters of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
The University enrolls strong and diverse classes each year and has a relatively strong competitive position among institutions of higher learning. The university strives to build on its successes by recruiting even more diverse applicant pools and larger applicant pools, especially those with academic interest in departments and divisions which are least impacted and have capacity.
This position affords an opportunity for a proven and rising admissions/enrollment professional to build on the university's successful recruitment efforts by updating and implementing next-generation strategic recruitment and communications. This next-generation recruitment and communication strategy will include the recruitment of both domestic and international applicants and will require leadership to work with academic and other units across campus. As the flagship university of the state of Washington, improved outreach to and recruitment of Washington residents will be an essential aspect of our next-generation recruitment and communication strategy.
Duties & Responsibilities
Strategically and collaboratively develop, implement, and maintain the University undergraduate recruitment and communication strategy and plans for target audiences including undergraduate students and influencers such as, parents, high school counselors, etc.
Leading and supervising a recruitment and communications team within the Office of Admissions--in partnership with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Multicultural Outreach and Recruitment team and University Marketing and Communications--in the strategic recruitment of prospective undergraduate students, including Washington residents, U.S. nonresidents, and international students.
Developing strategic relationships with academic and other units across campus to partner with them in the development of recruitment communications, programs, and events.
Working closely with University Marketing and Communications to plan and implement communication initiatives using a wide array of web-based, print, electronic and social media platforms; prioritizing, planning, and directing undergraduate recruitment and yield-related activities, whether on or off campus.
Using data analysis, and related technology in the recruitment and associated communications work of the University.
Other duties as needed.
• Bachelor's degree in any field • Six or more years of experience in university or college admissions and/or enrollment management roles, or equivalent • Proven experience developing and implementing successful admissions and/or enrollment management recruitment and communication strategies, or equivalent • Excellent communication and management skills to direct and lead a diverse and talented staff
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Master's degree
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
In addition to submitting a CV/resume, you will be asked to submit a cover letter as well as your response (in a separate “Cover Letter Assessment”) to the following (limited to 7900 characters):
“We would like to know more about your experience with diversity, race and equity, and social justice. Please tell us about your experience engaging and working with diverse communities – particularly in the context of your professional, volunteer, or civic work. Please also address efforts you have made or been involved with to foster diversity competence and understanding.”
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Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected].
COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
Employees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.