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Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


About the Job

The University of Cincinnati Office of Admissions is seeking a strong, energetic leader in graduate admissions to lead the coordination of graduate enrollment processes at the University of Cincinnati. The successful candidate must enjoy working in a team environment, be detail-oriented, and can work strategically with all graduate programs to create clear and concise processes that ultimately lead to enrollment growth. The Associate Director will manage the overall admission process for all graduate programs at the University of Cincinnati.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to coordinating with graduate program faculty and staff to provide training and guidance on policies and system processes. Ensure compliance in admission policies and liaise with stakeholders including those outside graduate admissions (ie. Law, Medicine, Cincinnati Online, UC Central Marketing, and others. Collaboration will be a key for success in this role as coordination for admission processes happens centrally while admission decisions and recruitment are coordinated within the graduate academic program. This leader will also be essential in the review and advising on proposals for new recruitment initiatives and holistic admissions review.  

Job Overview

Provide leadership for the administration of student recruitment or retention program within admissions.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the direction of an admissions office or center with primary responsibilities for day to day operations and administrative management in which decisions and quality of execution have significant impact on internal and external relations.
  • Develop long-range plans and strategies to achieve unit, departmental and university goals for areas of responsibility, monitors and achieves established goals.
  • Recommend, implement, and interpret internal rules, policies, procedures, controls, and manage processes to advance service levels; develop and implement responsive service programs.
  • Attend meetings on behalf of the Director; consults with Director on major policy changes affecting other departments; authority to grant exceptions; may function as the Director in his/her absence, as required.
  • Develop, implement and monitor assigned budgets; authority for function budget, revenue, and expense planning and approving expenditure; delegated signature authority for programs or functions within department or center.
  • Monitor and coordinate staff development and training programs.
  • Compile data required for internal and external reports and assessments; interpret and disseminate information, provide advice, assist in development of advising materials, deliver presentations, ensure that all programs and services comply with university, state and federal regulations.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with departments/units regarding efforts that enrich the student experience.
  • Maintain and stay abreast of trends in student recruitment and retentions and academic programs requirements.
  • Serve on various university, division and departmental committees, represent the department at various state and national associations.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

  • Five (5) years of experience in admissions.
  • Previous supervisory experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Experience with Slate or other CRM software.  

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Salary Range

Salary Range for this position is $65,000 - $68,000, depending on the candidate's experience.

Application Process

A resume and cover letter are required in order to be considered for this position.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 69343 


Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

Date:  Aug 27, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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