Director of Admissions
Admissions - KADMS
Monday - Friday
Fort Kent ME
Statement of the Job:
The Director of Admissions provides strategic leadership and management for all aspects of a comprehensive admissions program to ensure achievement of UMFK's enrollment goals in a manner consistent with the university's mission and strategic plan. The director employs strong skills in leadership, communication, budget management, and program development in the planning, implementations and assessment of UMFK's recruitment processes and policies.
Primary responsibilities include the development and supervision of the admissions personnel; management and employment of data to inform planning and strategy; input into communication strategies including print and electronic media; management of a highly personalized application review process, including significant one-on -one contact with prospective students and their families; and participate in recruiting activities that could include travel.
This is a twelve-month, base budget, full-time fiscal year appointment, contingent upon successful performance.
Due to the nature of this position the employee will periodically work evenings, early mornings, weekends and holidays in addition to the regular work week. In consultation with the supervisor the employee with establish regular office hours and adjust the work schedule as appropriate.
Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the salary range is mid $60,000 to mid $70,000 plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America's Well Workplace Award and offers wellness programs.
Complete job description (https://umfk.hiretouch.com/uploads/521/file/DirectorofAdminissionsJDAugust2022.pdf)
About the University:
UMFK's mission is to nurture and engage a diversity of undergraduate learners and aspiring professionals through affordable, technologically-enhanced, and professionally-focused educational programs. The faculty, staff, and surrounding communities help students develop into engaged and productive citizens who appreciate the natural environment and cultural opportunities in the immediate area and across the globe.
Taught by full-time faculty, our average class size is 16 students to one faculty member. Our students come to us from throughout the United States as well as approximately 30 countries.
The great outdoor environment of the St. John Valley at the northern stretch of the Appalachian Mountains and forests of New England provides UMFK with abundant resources for learning and research, as well as easy access to the joys of outdoor sports and nature activities. The University and surrounding communities also play important roles in preserving, cultivating, and celebrating the Franco-American/Acadian culture in the St. John Valley and housing one of two Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes in the nation. UMFK is the only institution in the United States located at the center of the French culture of northern Maine, eastern New Brunswick, and western Québec, offering opportunities for students to study and live in a bilingual region.
- Bachelor's Degree.
- Five years of progressively responsible admissions experience, including supervisory experience.
- Access to transportation and ability to travel.
Work Environment: Seasonal travel will be required. Work is performed in a typical office environment. Work can be fast-paced in nature and the employee may find it necessary to alter work focus to meet demand. Effective communication with internal and external constituents is recurrent and essential to success.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position." You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and position will remain open until it is filled.
The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.
We are unable to consider applicants who need Visa Sponsorship.
Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found here (https://www.maine.edu/together/) .
The University of Maine [university name] is an EEO/AA institution and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 Boudreau Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Cover Letter, Resume/CV