Assistant Director, Admissions and Student Enrollment, UC

Roger Williams University
Providence, RI
Aug 11, 2022
Aug 16, 2022
Position Type
Assistant Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
About Roger Williams University:

At Roger Williams University, students are prepared to be thinkers and doers ready to solve challenging problems with innovative solutions. RWU offers 50 majors and robust offerings of graduate and professional programs across eight schools of study including Rhode Island's only law school, with campuses on the coast of Bristol and in the heart of Providence, R.I. With small classrooms and a focus on undergraduate and graduate research and community engagement, a Roger Williams education blends the strength of liberal arts and professional studies, providing all students with the depth and breadth of interdisciplinary thinking and well-rounded knowledge necessary to succeed in our interconnected, global world. RWU is committed to strengthening society through engaged scholarship so that students graduate with the ability to think critically and apply the practical skills that today's employers demand.

Roger Williams University seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value diversity, equity and inclusion and respect for all races, genders, identities, and abilities. RWU is committed to creating a thriving community that encourages lifelong learning, professional development, and academic innovation. To learn more about Roger Williams University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please visit


Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Management and Retention, the Assistant Director, Admissions and Student Enrollment is responsible for executing a comprehensive, strategic enrollment plan to achieve enrollment targets for University College (UC) in support of a wide range of academic and professional development programs that places students at the center. The Assistant Director is a key member of a growing enrollment team at UC, focused on supporting the division's innovative student-centered education philosophy. The incumbent will lead a team of admissions and recruitment professionals in engaging students at all phases of the admissions journey through multiple channels including face-to-face recruiting, communications plans, digital marketing and community partnerships and ensure student success throughout their relationship with UC.

Enrollment Plan Implementation
  • Provide overall leadership and supervision to the operations side of the Admissions Office to include application services, campus communication, transfer admission and credit evaluation, graduate and professional school admission and application processing.
  • Develop proactive and nimble strategies to adjust to changing environments and trends in enrollment management and application processing at both the undergraduate and graduate level, using best practices and current technological solutions.
  • Operate with a student-centered approach to admissions and enrollment with a particular focus on effectively serving students who have historically been excluded from higher education.
  • Assist in the processing, communication and acceptance policies to reflect best practices, meet federal guidelines and enhance the ease with which students engage in each process.
  • Increase the enrollment of veterans among our UC students and positively impact their ease of enrollment and use of benefits.
  • Conduct high-level data collection and analysis, query management, data tracking, and data reporting in achieving the UC enrollment and use this data to inform decision making.
  • Report on current and future trends, benchmarking statistics and student search data and activity.

Department Leadership and Management
  • Assist with effectively leading the enrollment team and build bandwidth by finding efficiencies via automation and/or streamlined business processes.
  • Evaluate technology needs and employ to facilitate the collection of data, meet the transactional expectations of students, and assist in managing the individual tasks in the office.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Vice President to support a team culture in which staff feel valued, communicate easily with each other and, are supported in their development as professionals.
  • Review and enforce all union contracts that pertain to staff.

Additional Functions
  • Maintain a strong campus presence, nurturing relationships with various University constituents for UC campus and Bristol campus, as needed.
  • Provide administrative, professional, or technical services, as needed, and in accordance with their expertise to any and every issue, project or program assigned by supervisor or supervisor's designee.
  • When you join Roger Williams University, you will have access to our outstanding benefit package including: Time off (20 vacation days per year accrued from date of hire, 15 paid holiday, and 15 paid sick days per year), Tuition Benefits, Generous 403(b) match, Professional Development Opportunities, Medical/Dental/Vision insurance offered, Wellness Incentive Program, access to Roger Williams athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and much more!*

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Multiple years of progressive, hands-on admissions and higher education experience.
  • Proficiency in managing data systems, data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation with the ability to convey and obtain information amongst a variety of audiences such as students, parents, alumni and staff.
  • Strong intercultural fluency and the ability to serve students from diverse backgrounds.
  • A commitment to, and experience with, breaking down barriers to education for individuals from disadvantaged and marginalized backgrounds.
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines and adept at shifting skills to accommodate changing priorities with the ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Proven ability to function independently under minimum supervision and take the lead in projects, as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
  • Available to work nights and weekends.
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally.
  • Valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree.
  • Prior experience in a lead admissions or advising role.
  • Fluency in Spanish or another non-English language a plus.

At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law. For information on our Non-discrimination policy, visit here.

RWU prohibits all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Complaints of Title IX sexual harassment should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at the contact information listed below. Details regarding the formal complaint process can be found here: Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and responded to promptly. TITLE IX COORDINATOR: Dr. Jen Stanley, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 / Phone Number: (401) 254-3123 /Email Address:

Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall between the minimum and midpoint salary ranges.

$51,653 - $62,212

Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references. In your cover letter/letter of interest, in addition to listing how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, please include information about how you would be able to contribute to RWU's diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.

All employees must submit a vaccination card or complete an exemption form (available upon request) in order to provide a clear and accurate picture of campus vaccine prevalence. Please be assured that RWU closely safeguards the confidentiality of employee medical information, including documentation or other confirmation of the COVID-19 vaccination.